Explore the historic towns of Tenerife over the next week and you’ll discover the island has gone all flower power with petals and seeds replacing tarmac and cobbles in the island’s oldest towns.
Much closer than the Caribbean, there are cheap flights available on a daily basis from across the UK so that friends and family can afford to join you on your special day. With sunshine, blue skies and sleeveless warmth almost guaranteed, Tenerife is a very attractive option for a dream, tropical wedding.
Anyone who enjoys browsing the local markets on Tenerife for bargains hasn’t seen anything until they’ve experienced the mega-market that is Exposaldo at the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz from the 9th to 13th May 2013.
Over the past few years Elton John, Simply Red, Alicia Keys, Jamiroquai, and Rod Stewart have all performed amazing gigs on Tenerife in Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas and Santa Cruz. But this year promises even bigger and better stars than the islands have ever seen before.
Arona may be one of the most commercially developed municipalities of Tenerife but head up inland from Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas or follow the coastal paths and you will discover another world.
Walking my dog along the seafront in El Médano it seems the whole world is in motion. Athletic girls in lycra, elderly gents in shellsuits, young bucks in shorts, they all seem to take their exercise seriously, and it’s no wonder…
The change of seasons on Tenerife doesn’t just affect the weather. As temperatures rise on Tenerife, they also rise in northern parts and the island loses many of its winter residents giving the island a bit of a limbo feel in relation to visitors after Easter.