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City Sophistication at Wishes Bar on Avenida de Las Americas

City Sophistication at Wishes Bar on Avenida de Las Americas

Anywhere which describes itself as a “Champagne–Sushi–Oyster Bar” arouses certain expectations I think, and Wishes certainly lived up to them as a lunch time venue...

The Queens of Tenerife

The Queens of Tenerife

The Miss World competition may have fallen from grace in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s but that's not the case in much of the rest of the world, and here in Tenerife, the beauty contest is alive and well...

Can You Recognise Tenerife from 1969?

Can You Recognise Tenerife from 1969?

A few years ago I came across a guidebook for Tenerife published in 1969 when parts of the island were unrecognisable compared to now and some popular resorts were things of the future.

Easter Events in Tenerife

Easter Events in Tenerife

School's out for Easter. Families are heading to Tenerife and there’s plenty for all to do around the island. Live music and sport is aimed at all ages and the religious significance of Easter is brought to life in the most dramatic way...

San Blas Environmental Reserve, South Tenerife’s Secret Valley

San Blas Environmental Reserve, South Tenerife’s Secret Valley

I've journeyed back to the formation of the Canary Islands, when volcanoes, spewing lava from the bowels of the earth, formed the ground on which I now stand...

A Closer Look at Hotel Alta Montaña

A Closer Look at Hotel Alta Montaña

A quirky and friendly little boutique, rural hotel set on a hill with expansive views to the south coast. The perfect base for lovers of quiet and tranquillity and for walkers who want to explore Vilaflor and Teide National Park.

Mega Bowl Sports Bar And Lounge Racks Up The Family Deals

Mega Bowl Sports Bar And Lounge Racks Up The Family Deals

Were those ten pins laughing at me? Well my first few bowls tickled them rather than send them scuttling but once into my rhythm I was knocking nine over regularly...

The Best Tenerife Resorts for Strolling Along the Promenade

The Best Tenerife Resorts for Strolling Along the Promenade

There is something about strolling along a seaside promenade with the sun on your face and the smell of the sea in the air that is hard to beat. It simply has an 'off the scale' feel good factor.

Chill Out At Montaña Amarilla

Chill Out At Montaña Amarilla

At the top of the rocks was a small bar that looked as if it had decided that being a garden shed was simply not in its blood and had bought itself a cane roof and relocated to the seaside...

Rancho De Nino, More Than Just a Restaurant

Rancho De Nino, More Than Just a Restaurant

We ordered a mixed grill for two, although we were three, and our platter, piled high with beef steaks, pork chops, chicken and sausages, was easily enough to feed four. Not only that, but, the papas arrugadas were possibly the best I've ever had...