towns & resorts

Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

Fri, November 13th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

In over ten years I have never been able to quite get over that first surreal sighting of chestnuts roasting on a brazier around the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz in November.



The Places In Between: Costa Adeje to Santiago del Teide

Fri, November 6th, 2015 - By Linda
The Places In Between: Costa Adeje to Santiago del Teide

During daylight hours a stillness hangs over all, so you can stroll around the narrow streets, at least one of which is only just wide enough for a car to pass through, and nod in greeting to the good old guys gathered to play dominoes outside the bar…



The British Sausage is not just Flavour of the Week in Tenerife

Fri, October 30th, 2015 - By Colin
The British Sausage is not just Flavour of the Week in Tenerife

Don’t underestimate them, don’t dismiss them as all one flavour, and above all don’t prick them. It’s not just British holiday makers that are sizzling in Tenerife. Just ahead of British Sausage Week (2nd to 8th November) I visited the British Sausage & Burger Company in Adeje to learn how the good old banger has […]



A Closer Look at Hotel Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve

Wed, October 28th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
A Closer Look at Hotel Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve

The Sandos San Blas Nature Reserve has a quite unique personality. The appearance is part colonial, part Mexican hacienda; its rooms and pools flowing down the hill towards the coast. It’s a design I really like. It looks and feels like the five star hotel it is, yet prices make it more accessible to a wider range of people.



Finding the Quiet Spots in Resorts on Tenerife

Fri, October 9th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Finding the Quiet Spots in Resorts on Tenerife

If you feel the need to escape and find a spot where the hotels and apartments magically disappear you don’t always have to hire a car or jump on a bus to head to Tenerife’s people-free hinterland. There are serene areas of natural beauty right in the heart of (or at least off to one side) many of Tenerife’s resorts.



Two Faced Tenerife

Wed, September 30th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
Two Faced Tenerife

Instead of going back to the same resort year on year, why not split your week or fortnight in half and get twice the Tenerife? Here are my suggestions for a two faced Tenerife holiday…



Choosing the Right Fiesta on Tenerife

Wed, September 23rd, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Choosing the Right Fiesta on Tenerife

Fiestas come in many shapes, sizes and forms on Tenerife. Some are serious, some are frivolous, some are odd. The traditional fiestas have one thing in common, the community spirit on show is one of the things that makes experiencing them so compelling and often emotionally moving.



El Sauzal, the Little Town with the Big History

Mon, September 14th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
El Sauzal, the Little Town with the Big History

When the cruise season begins later this month, a steady stream of cruisers will be heading to the little town of El Sauzal on the north west coast whose history is nothing short of miraculous…



The Re-Branding of Tenerife

Mon, August 31st, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
The Re-Branding of Tenerife

It began just over a decade ago with the announcement that the extensive planned coastal developments of the south coast were to be known in future as Costa Adeje. Four years ago it was the turn of Golf del Sur to get the re-branding treatment. Now it seems Tenerife’s marketing departments have been at it again, and this time, it’s El Médano that’s in for the Mad Men treatment…



Ten Trips to Discover Authentic Tenerife

Wed, August 26th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Ten Trips to Discover Authentic Tenerife

There’s a way to get a taste of authentic Tenerife that mirrors journeys from coast to hill that locals have been making for centuries. It’s cheap and what’s more the experience will be a personal and unique one. Here are ten suggestions for swapping life at the beach for life in the hills for a day.