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Sweeten Your Life with Miel de Palma

Sweeten Your Life with Miel de Palma

There's a sweet, dark, smoky type of caramel that you'll find getting drizzled all over your Tenerife traditional desserts and adding a sweet finish to many of the island's more creative menus, and its name is Miel de Palma...

Ten Events For Tenerife’s Ten Years Of Walk For Life

Ten Events For Tenerife’s Ten Years Of Walk For Life

The emphasis is on fun and friendship, even though many will wear reminders of those they have lost, the overwhelming message is of hope and defiance as the proceeds help Spain’s AECC cancer charity to expand the prevention, treatment, and recovery rates.

How to Get Off the Beaten Track on Tenerife

How to Get Off the Beaten Track on Tenerife

Because much of the publicity relating to Tenerife tends to focus on the most popular holiday resorts, there can be a misconception that most of the island is a tourist resort when the reality is that, geographically speaking, only a small area consists of resorts.

Just Tenerife Desserts

Just Tenerife Desserts

You could fill an entire recipe book with the traditional postres or puddings, all of which use the same half dozen ingredients, give or take an addition or two...

Walking Amongst The Pines in Vilaflor

Walking Amongst The Pines in Vilaflor

At first glance the pine trees surrounding Vilaflor look tall, lush and defiant but it’s not easy looking that good. A walk arcing around the highest town in Spain revealed a running battle with nature’s excesses...

The Simple Task of Parking on Tenerife

The Simple Task of Parking on Tenerife

If you're willing to invest time negotiating one-way systems and exploring busy streets in the hope of finding a free (in both meanings of the word) parking space then you might get lucky. But life's too short. In Santa Cruz we always head straight to the car park beneath the bus station.

Always Respect the Ocean

Always Respect the Ocean

Last week a British holidaymaker tragically lost his life, swept off rocks in the Adeje area of Tenerife, so it’s important to explain some things about the ocean for those who aren’t as familiar with it as we are...

Terrific Tapas at Bodeguita Algarrobo, Puerto de la Cruz

Terrific Tapas at Bodeguita Algarrobo, Puerto de la Cruz

The menu is mainly Spanish and Canarian favourites which are given a creative makeover to provide the sort of tapas that wouldn't look out of place in the tapas bars of Madrid or Barcelona...

Getting Creative at the Mirador de Garachico Restaurant

Getting Creative at the Mirador de Garachico Restaurant

Stepping inside the Mirador de Garachico it immediately looks and feels different from its peers. This is confirmed by a menu which features dishes that have some of the usual local suspects (sea bass, cod, steaks, meatballs) but whose pairings stray from the normally good but unadventurous path.

Walking the Samarines Coastal Path Behind Candelaria Basilica

Walking the Samarines Coastal Path Behind Candelaria Basilica

On a day when even the statues were sweating I chose the Samarines coastal path. The hardest part was the steep steps at the back of Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias to curl up and around the back of the basilica...