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El Teatro Will Float Your Boat At Los Cristianos Port

El Teatro Will Float Your Boat At Los Cristianos Port

If you think of the Los Cristianos ferry port as the sea faring equivalent of an airport, you might avoid it for fear of steep prices and plastic food. Newly reopened as El Teatro Bar, Cafeteria Bar now offers a different delicious, imaginative, and filling menu each day for a mere €5.50...

Strolling around Fishing Harbours in Tenerife’s Resorts

Strolling around Fishing Harbours in Tenerife’s Resorts

There are some places where an early morning stroll around a sunny Tenerife harbour bustling with fishers of men are going about their daily business evokes the sort of emotions you'd find wandering about a fishing village in the Aegean.

Culinary Delights at La Bodega de San Miguel

Culinary Delights at La Bodega de San Miguel

The restaurant clearly has a liking for wrapping things in pastry. Chicken, vegetables and pork all finding themselves on the menu in a pastry overcoat. No stranger to the attractions of puff pastry, Jack ordered the hojaldre de cerdo, pork in pastry...

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

A craving for cake and coffee years ago meant a drive to Los Gigantes, now it seems that every street corner or previously abandoned nook boasts a panaderia...

Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Mount Olympus will pull rank on Mount Teide from 6 to 16 March as Arona Carnaval celebrates an Olympus theme in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas...

Signs of Spring on Tenerife

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.

Spend a Night With the Stars in Teide National Park

Spend a Night With the Stars in Teide National Park

A month or so ago, I spent a night in the Teide Parador and it turned out to be so much more than I could have imagined. So what makes spending the night in Las Cañadas so different from simply visiting Teide National Park?

A Chill Out Surprise at Bahia Beach Bar, Palm Mar

A Chill Out Surprise at Bahia Beach Bar, Palm Mar

The Bahia Beach Bar is no beach bum chiringuito. Its Asian inspired décor, sitting on a small area of specially imported, white sand reeks of what the Spanish call “relax.”

How to Eat Local on Tenerife by Eating Familiar Food

How to Eat Local on Tenerife by Eating Familiar Food

There's a way to impress folks back home by telling them that you tried lots of authentic local dishes on Tenerife without ever having to set foot outside of your culinary comfort zone.

Does All Inclusive on Tenerife Offer Good Value for Money

Does All Inclusive on Tenerife Offer Good Value for Money

My research took me to six hotels in total, four of them five star hotels and two of them four stars, and it blew some of my assumptions and previously held beliefs about all-inclusive, right out of the water...