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Watching the Wildlife on Tenerife

Wed, September 9th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Watching the Wildlife on Tenerife

Despite being close to the land of safaris, Tenerife and the Canary Islands aren’t exactly blessed with an exotic array of wildlife. But there are some colourful creatures to be seen roaming free in Tenerife’s countryside and even in some urban areas. These are some of the places where you can get close to Tenerife’s non-human residents.



A Tour of Tenerife’s White Elephants

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
A Tour of Tenerife’s White Elephants

Grand plans going wrong are not uncommon on Tenerife. There are quite a few examples of anti-attractions around the island. Some were doomed from the start, others should have been successful. These are some of the island’s white elephants.



Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

Fri, August 28th, 2015 - By Colin
Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

After 30 years of maintaining and promoting Canarian rural craft traditions, the annual Pinolere Craft Fair near La Orotava is celebrating its own milestone from 4 to 6 September – and everyone is invited…



The Places in Between Los Cristianos and Vilaflor

Wed, August 19th, 2015 - By Linda
The Places in Between Los Cristianos and Vilaflor

This is not a long journey, about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how quickly you drive, but along the way you will find a world very different from the resorts you left behind, with many photo ops…



Top 10 Alternative Things to do on Tenerife

Mon, August 17th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Top 10 Alternative Things to do on Tenerife

If you’re someone who likes to avoid the crowds whilst still seeing some uniquely Tenerife attractions, here’s our alternative list of the top 10 things to do on Tenerife.



Welcome to Summer, Sansofé in El Médano and Los Abrigos

Wed, August 5th, 2015 - By Linda
Welcome to Summer, Sansofé in El Médano and Los Abrigos

The word Sansofé is borrowed from the Guanche, the aboriginal Canary Islands inhabitants pre-Spanish conquest. A word it’s fun to whisper, even before you know its meaning, surely, it can only be something good – and it is. In the Guanche language it meant “you are welcome.”



The New Singha Ride At Siam Park

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 - By Colin
The New Singha Ride At Siam Park

Anticipation always adds to the enjoyment of a special treat. That’s how it was seven years ago as Tenerife awaited the opening of Siam Park in Costa Adeje and I had that feeling again as I queued for the new Singha thrill ride…



Canarian Wrestling an Authentic Tenerife Experience

Mon, July 20th, 2015 - By Linda
Canarian Wrestling an Authentic Tenerife Experience

I’d seen it on TV, and been a bit nonplussed. Dare I say, it looked boring, even. That was until I was cajoled into going to watch a young friend who had just taken up the sport, and came away hoarse and on a high from the excitement…



Where To Watch Live Football In Tenerife

Wed, July 15th, 2015 - By Colin
Where To Watch Live Football In Tenerife

The days of gravel pitches and playground quality football are long gone in Tenerife. There is plenty of football to be seen and of a good standard. Grounds have had money lavished on them and boast well tended grass and strong floodlights. In many villages and small towns they are the hub of the community. […]



Volcanoes Explained In Santiago Del Teide Visitor Centre

Tue, July 7th, 2015 - By Colin
Volcanoes Explained In Santiago Del Teide Visitor Centre

Where better to put a free visitors centre devoted to volcanic eruptions than Santiago del Teide, the west coast town close to the path of Tenerife’s last big eruption in 1909?