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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…



Signs of Spring on Tenerife

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Signs of Spring on Tenerife

By Tenerife standards it’s been a long and unusually cool winter in the Canary Islands. I know visitors are used to expats and locals telling them ‘it’s not usually like this’ when the weather isn’t behaving. But in this case it really isn’t usually like this.



Things to do on a Cloudy Day in the South of Tenerife

Wed, January 21st, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Things to do on a Cloudy Day in the South of Tenerife

The problem with coastal resorts developed with hot, sun-filled days in mind is what is there to do if the sun isn’t playing ball? How do you spend your time in somewhere like Playa de las Américas or the Costa Adeje resorts when it’s not warm enough to bask in the sun?



Swimming and Sunbathing all Year on Tenerife

Mon, January 5th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Swimming and Sunbathing all Year on Tenerife

Despite millions upon millions of people having arrived on Tenerife looking sheet of paper white and leaving with a far healthier golden complexion whatever month they visit, there are still lots of people who ask ‘can you sunbathe on Tenerife in… (add the month of your choice here)’.



Watching for Weather Alerts in Tenerife

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 - By Jack Montgomery
Watching for Weather Alerts in Tenerife

Many visitors get their weather forecasts from sources that reduce Tenerife to north and south. Most sources are like an abridged, woolly version of weather forecasting and don’t accurately reflect what’s happening in different locations on Tenerife.



The Best Webcams on Tenerife

Wed, October 15th, 2014 - By Jack Montgomery
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.



Ten Ways to Stay Cool on Tenerife in Summer

Fri, July 11th, 2014 - By Jack Montgomery
Ten Ways to Stay Cool on Tenerife in Summer

Why is Tenerife known for having one of the best climates in the world? Because it’s warm in winter and rarely gets oppressively hot in summer. Saying that, the other night we fled our back patio to seek a triangle of shade at the front of our house to get out of the sun. When it’s hot every day you sometimes have to escape the heat.



What to Wear on your Tenerife Holiday

Wed, April 16th, 2014 - By Linda
What to Wear on your Tenerife Holiday

Truth is, if you come in the summer months, and intend to lie on the beach all day, then you can pack as light as it gets but if you come in other seasons you need a bit more. So what do you need for your Tenerife holiday?



Be Safe and Stylish – Wear a Hat

Wed, January 29th, 2014 - By Linda
Be Safe and Stylish – Wear a Hat

We know to factor up when we hit the beach or pool, but living in South Tenerife, also makes you aware of the damage the sun can do to your hair or scalp – areas that burn easily. Can you stay safe and still look stylish?



Taking Tenerife’s Temperature

Wed, September 18th, 2013 - By Andrea Montgomery
Taking Tenerife’s Temperature

Why is it that the official temperatures given on weather stations rarely reflect the numbers you record on your patio? There’s more to getting a temperature reading than meets the eye.