towns & resorts

Five Things to Instagram on Tenerife

Thu, January 28th, 2016 - By Jack Montgomery
Five Things to Instagram on Tenerife

For newbies and old Instagram hands alike, here are suggestions for five things with a Tenerife flavour which are ideal subjects for an Instagram photo.



Do You Need to Hire a Car if Staying in Puerto de la Cruz?

Thu, January 21st, 2016 - By Jack Montgomery
Do You Need to Hire a Car if Staying in Puerto de la Cruz?

Do I need to hire a car if I’m staying in Puerto de la Cruz? It’s a question which is regularly asked by people planning on visiting Tenerife. Not just about Puerto de la Cruz, but about all the resorts. In this case we’re looking specifically at Puerto de la Cruz



Winter is Coming on Tenerife

Fri, January 15th, 2016 - By Jack Montgomery
Winter is Coming on Tenerife

On the first weekend in January we booked into the Hotel Bouganville Playa in Costa Adeje, arriving at the hotel’s reception at the same time as a group of holidaymakers who’s just flown in from Scotland. By the time we dumped our stuff in our room and headed to the pool, whilst I was wearing a polo shirt, long trousers and socks, everyone else was in swimwear…



Resorts on the Rise on Tenerife in 2016

Thu, January 7th, 2016 - By Jack Montgomery
Resorts on the Rise on Tenerife in 2016

On an island visited by millions each year there’s not really going to be any new resorts as such. But there are constant developments, renovations, hotel changes and new initiatives which mean that places can change their personality and rise phoenix like from their outdated ashes.



Better Than Ever, Tenerife’s Great Northern Resort of Puerto de la Cruz

Thu, December 31st, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Better Than Ever, Tenerife’s Great Northern Resort of Puerto de la Cruz

I read a report in a Tenerife English language rag about declining tourist figures in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife’s main tourist resort. As the date I read this was 28 December I wondered if it was a ‘fake’ news story, especially as the report contradicted official statistics. 28 December is Día de los Inocentes, the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day.



The Best Beaches on Tenerife For You

Sat, December 26th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
The Best Beaches on Tenerife For You

To point someone in the direction of a beach that would suit it’s important to know what their personal preferences are. Some people like resort beaches with facilities, bars and restaurants galore, other like their beaches remote and wild. Like choosing which Tenerife resort would suit someone, it’s horses for courses.



A Visit to the Iberoamerican Art Museum in La Orotava

Mon, December 21st, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
A Visit to the Iberoamerican Art Museum in La Orotava

Far from being stuffy or boring, the displays are bright, colourful and fascinating, and the building itself is one of La Orotava’s finest…



On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

The Ruta de Belénes in La Orotava has 26 belénes to visit, far too many to get round in a single visit. Luckily, six of the best are located close to each other within the old quarter…



A Closer Look at Hotel RIU Palace in Costa Adeje

Mon, November 30th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
A Closer Look at Hotel RIU Palace in Costa Adeje

The Riu Palace at the La Caleta end of Costa Adeje was a popular hotel before its 24 million Euro refurb over the spring and summer of 2015, now that popularity rating is set to rise even more.



My Favourite Places to People Watch on Tenerife

Fri, November 20th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
My Favourite Places to People Watch on Tenerife

I don’t know if it’s a particularly British trait or if every other nationality enjoys it too but for me, people watching is a great way to relax, soak up the beauty of my surroundings and simply drift away…