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7 Reasons to Get Up Early on Your Tenerife Holiday

7 Reasons to Get Up Early on Your Tenerife Holiday

Even on holiday my internal alarm goes off around the same time, 7am, which, even in summer, means it’s barely light. The Canary Islands, close to the Tropic of Cancer, have more daylight in winter than the UK. In summer we get less, despite being in the same time zone. Midsummer sunrise is around 7 […]

Ten Panoramic Cafés on Tenerife

Ten Panoramic Cafés on Tenerife

Few things say “I've arrived on my holidays” better than drinking in a sun soaked view along with your morning shot of caffeine. These are just a few of my personal favourite places to get coffee with a view...

The Best Webcams on Tenerife

The Best Webcams on Tenerife

In Puerto de la Cruz, the Skyline webcam looks right down the nose of the harbour area, showing people enjoying the harbour beach (generally preferred by locals and not the town's main beach), drinking from the old fountain, selling fruit and lottery tickets.

Waves Of Tapas At The Willows

Waves Of Tapas At The Willows

Finding a good selection of the iconic Spanish snacks isn’t always easy in the southern holiday resorts of Tenerife so I had been looking forward to the one hour tapas sample menu...

Eating at Service Stations on Tenerife

Eating at Service Stations on Tenerife

It’s August 1992. I’ve just spent an evening eating, drinking, holding my breath and crying with locals as Spain storms to gold in the Olympic soccer final. In 5 years living in Tenerife I’ve never felt so much part of the community, and I’m in, of all places, a service station in Adeje, where we’d […]

Ten Favourite Fountains on Tenerife

Ten Favourite Fountains on Tenerife

From simple stone sculptures with a soothing tinkle, to all-singing, all-dancing, flashing lights extravaganzas, Tenerife has something of a fountain obsession. These are my personal favourites...

Noche en Blanco, White Nights on Tenerife

Noche en Blanco, White Nights on Tenerife

The wine was mostly local, whilst the tapas ranged from common pinchos (spiced pork kebabs) to sophisticated concoctions such as montaditos with goats' cheese and caramel onions served with a glass of cava. Both basic and chic tapas cost next to nothing.

Walking The Camino Real From Santiago Del Teide to Los Gigantes

Walking The Camino Real From Santiago Del Teide to Los Gigantes

The Santiago del Teide church bell tolled the hour and cockerels crowed on a distant farm, it seemed a world away from the busy main road a short distance away...

A Vegetarian Guide to the South of Tenerife

A Vegetarian Guide to the South of Tenerife

I began to look, on foot and online, for vegetarian restaurants. I was excited to find one in my home town of El Médano but reports from friends were so dire I didn’t even try it!

Tenerife for Fish and Seafood Fans

Tenerife for Fish and Seafood Fans

Every town by the coast has access to fresh fish which means no matter where you stay on Tenerife, you should have a choice of restaurants in which to get to eat the cast of characters that populate the surrounding waters.