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Enjoy National Picnic Week on Tenerife

Enjoy National Picnic Week on Tenerife

The Canary Islands are just as much a nation of picnic lovers as the Brits are and so, in recognition of National Picnic Week, here's a quick run down on how to get into the picnic spirit while on your Tenerife holiday...

Anaga, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Last

Anaga, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Last

The announcement that Anaga in the north east of Tenerife will finally be awarded UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status is long overdue. Every other Canary Island except Tenerife (until now) can boast Biosphere status.

Try a Taste of Ostrich in Tenerife

Try a Taste of Ostrich in Tenerife

Want a very different eating experience, in a setting which is both quirky yet traditional? This is what I found in south Tenerife, close to Reina Sofia airport last week. Not only that, but I am talking healthy eating, as a bonus!

A Closer Look at Hotel La Quinta Roja in Garachcio

A Closer Look at Hotel La Quinta Roja in Garachcio

Possibly the friendliest hotel on Tenerife which, coupled with its perfect location, traditional style, good taste and comfort, makes it the sort of hotel you want to return to at every opportunity...

There’s More to Tenerife’s Music Scene Than You Might Think

There’s More to Tenerife’s Music Scene Than You Might Think

It would be easy to believe entertainment on Tenerife consisted mainly of cabaret bars when there is a far greater choice of live music than many people realise.

Siam Mall, the New Beast in the Tenerife Retail Jungle

Siam Mall, the New Beast in the Tenerife Retail Jungle

Like Siam Park water kingdom next door, the 30,500 square metre Siam Mall commercial centre is loud and proud. The vaulted wooden roof that greets you, the dancing fountains that run the length of the ground floor, and the statues of gods and mystic animals all let you know that this is a major investment in Costa Adeje.

Tour A Banana Plantation at Finca Las Margaritas

Tour A Banana Plantation at Finca Las Margaritas

As we entered the seemingly endless, green groves we learned that they are in fact not a tree, as many think, but a giant herb, and that from planting the fledgling grasses to harvesting ripe bananas it's a five year process...

Five Ways to Try Gofio on Tenerife

Five Ways to Try Gofio on Tenerife

We've written about gofio before but if you want to go local and try some you need to know what to look for. Gofio flavoured dishes can be an acquired taste. I've learnt from past experience not to start gofio virgins on the hard stuff, but to ease them in.

Top Tips For Avoiding The Holiday Crowds on Tenerife

Top Tips For Avoiding The Holiday Crowds on Tenerife

With this week's mid-term holidays in mind, here are some top tips for family fun on Tenerife without having to spend half your holiday standing in lines...

Swimming With Turtles In Tenerife Waters

Swimming With Turtles In Tenerife Waters

With the right guidance and knowledge it’s possible to see nature up close and at its best in Tenerife. Flyover have opened the door for experienced and novice divers to interact with huge turtles at the beautiful cove of El Puertito in Costa Adeje with snorkel or scuba gear...