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On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

The Ruta de Belénes in La Orotava has 26 belénes to visit, far too many to get round in a single visit. Luckily, six of the best are located close to each other within the old quarter...

A Closer Look at Hotel RIU Palace in Costa Adeje

A Closer Look at Hotel RIU Palace in Costa Adeje

The Riu Palace at the La Caleta end of Costa Adeje was a popular hotel before its 24 million Euro refurb over the spring and summer of 2015, now that popularity rating is set to rise even more.

A Sleigh Full Of December Events In Tenerife

A Sleigh Full Of December Events In Tenerife

Brace yourself for the hectic run in to the festive season, Tenerife will build the excitement steadily with a diverse range of events aimed at all tastes and ages...

Keeping Fit on Your Tenerife Holiday

Keeping Fit on Your Tenerife Holiday

You will spot dozens of residents sprinting or trudging their way along coastal promenades before work beckons. Others prefer doing laps of the curving beach of Las Vistas...

Sunset and Stars on Teide Tour

Sunset and Stars on Teide Tour

It's just after 5pm, the people around me are wearing fleeces and long trousers. The temperature is about 8C and dropping with the sun. A car pulls up and a man, woman, girl and boy get out to check if the cable car is still running. They are all wearing shorts and T-shirts. The family clearly haven't done any research into how the temperatures at altitude are significantly cooler than at the coast.

My Favourite Places to People Watch on Tenerife

My Favourite Places to People Watch on Tenerife

I don't know if it's a particularly British trait or if every other nationality enjoys it too but for me, people watching is a great way to relax, soak up the beauty of my surroundings and simply drift away...

Prado Museum Brings Madrid Art To Tenerife

Prado Museum Brings Madrid Art To Tenerife

Santa Cruz is fortunate that the Caja Canarias HQ in the capital has a steady stream of big exhibitions, the latest, Los Objetos Hablan (Objects Speak) brings 60 exhibits from the famous Prado Art Museum in Madrid...

Tenerife’s Migrants

Tenerife’s Migrants

Birds, whales, sportsmen in training, people convalescing from illness, and more, all arrive with autumn temperatures, some pass on, some linger until warmer times arrive...

Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

In over ten years I have never been able to quite get over that first surreal sighting of chestnuts roasting on a brazier around the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz in November.

Tenerife North Airport Gets a Food and Shopping Facelift

Tenerife North Airport Gets a Food and Shopping Facelift

Arriving at the airport at around 5.30am a few weeks ago, I had to shake myself fully awake to take in the transformation. Tenerife North airport just got a whole lot sleeker...