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El Médano’s Lesser Known Beaches

El Médano’s Lesser Known Beaches

On a high summer weekend there is no guarantee that you will find quiet on any Canary Islands beach, but these lesser known ones in El Médano may be as close as you can get...

Nature At Sea Level With Over Keel Kayak Tenerife

Nature At Sea Level With Over Keel Kayak Tenerife

You can’t beat getting up close to nature and the new Over Keel Kayak excursion adds a three dimensional depth to a leisurely paddle out from Los Cristianos beach to the foot of Guaza Mountain...

Fly Direct From Britain to North Tenerife

Fly Direct From Britain to North Tenerife

Direct flights from London touching down at Los Rodeos in La Laguna are going to make life easier for British visitors who want to experience the parts of Tenerife where most Canarios have set up home since the conquest just over five centuries ago.

What You Can Expect From A Rural Hotel on Tenerife

What You Can Expect From A Rural Hotel on Tenerife

Good quality rural hotels are springing up all over the island and offer a real alternative to the accepted face of Tenerife tourism. But when you book rural accommodation, what are you likely to find?

Bushido, a Stylish, Friendly Approach to Gourmet Dining

Bushido, a Stylish, Friendly Approach to Gourmet Dining

The service matches the décor, in that it has that almost-impossibe-to-achieve combination of efficiency and friendliness. Not only are the Bushido staff friendly, but also knowledgeable about each dish and wine on the menu...

Terracotta Army Of Peace In Santa Cruz

Terracotta Army Of Peace In Santa Cruz

La Mujer de Terracota (Woman of Terracotta) is a “female army of peace” created by renowned sculptor Marian Heyerdahl that has reached across the world from the shadow of the iconic 210 BC Terracota Army created for Emperor of China Qin Shi Huang at Shaanxi province...

Does Hard Rock Tenerife Measure Up

Does Hard Rock Tenerife Measure Up

Hard Rock now has many imitators around the world, including here. “So, how does the Tenerife version compare to them and other HRCs around the world?” I wondered...

Elegant Dining in a Picturesque Plaza at El Patio

Elegant Dining in a Picturesque Plaza at El Patio

The small menu at El Patio features a selection of tapas and main courses, all of which are based on traditional Canarian recipes but are given a creative makeover, both in ingredients and in presentation...

The Tenerife Resorts with the Best Views

The Tenerife Resorts with the Best Views

If you've got sunshine, a beach and the sea then you've got a resort with a good view. However, there are some Tenerife resorts with little 'extras' that make the view a little bit more special.

Tuck In At Harriet’s Tea Room in Los Cristianos

Tuck In At Harriet’s Tea Room in Los Cristianos

The book-like menu had a page and a half of specialist teas like apple and pear green tea, blackcurrant and vanilla, or Darjeeling, but our minds were already straying to the home made cakes...