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Take the Potato Challenge on Tenerife

Take the Potato Challenge on Tenerife

I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't like potatoes. Notching up the different ways there is of eating potatoes on Tenerife should be a challenge that just about anyone would be willing to take on.

El Sauzal, the Little Town with the Big History

El Sauzal, the Little Town with the Big History

When the cruise season begins later this month, a steady stream of cruisers will be heading to the little town of El Sauzal on the north west coast whose history is nothing short of miraculous...

Gods And Mortals On The Teide Xtreme Triathlon

Gods And Mortals On The Teide Xtreme Triathlon

A pre-breakfast beach stroll may set you up for another day of your Tenerife holiday but on Saturday 3 October a special breed of athletes will be chasing higher goals in the Teide Xtreme triathlon...

Watching the Wildlife on Tenerife

Watching the Wildlife on Tenerife

Despite being close to the land of safaris, Tenerife and the Canary Islands aren't exactly blessed with an exotic array of wildlife. But there are some colourful creatures to be seen roaming free in Tenerife's countryside and even in some urban areas. These are some of the places where you can get close to Tenerife's non-human residents.

A Closer Look at Royal Garden Villas & Spa Hotel

A Closer Look at Royal Garden Villas & Spa Hotel

The perfect place for a luxurious, feng shui getaway. Thai-styled, romantic and deluxe villas set within intimate, jasmine-scented gardens with on-site gourmet dining and sumptuous spa facilities. The sort of place you'd like to sell your home and move permanently into...

Eat Drink And Dance At Dandi Bar & Lounge Café

Eat Drink And Dance At Dandi Bar & Lounge Café

Dandi is a bright new arrival on the scene that offers value for money food and drink all day before putting on a smart swagger for late night music to suit all moods...

A Tour of Tenerife’s White Elephants

A Tour of Tenerife’s White Elephants

Grand plans going wrong are not uncommon on Tenerife. There are quite a few examples of anti-attractions around the island. Some were doomed from the start, others should have been successful. These are some of the island's white elephants.

The Re-Branding of Tenerife

The Re-Branding of Tenerife

It began just over a decade ago with the announcement that the extensive planned coastal developments of the south coast were to be known in future as Costa Adeje. Four years ago it was the turn of Golf del Sur to get the re-branding treatment. Now it seems Tenerife's marketing departments have been at it again, and this time, it's El Médano that's in for the Mad Men treatment...

Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

After 30 years of maintaining and promoting Canarian rural craft traditions, the annual Pinolere Craft Fair near La Orotava is celebrating its own milestone from 4 to 6 September – and everyone is invited...

Ten Trips to Discover Authentic Tenerife

Ten Trips to Discover Authentic Tenerife

There's a way to get a taste of authentic Tenerife that mirrors journeys from coast to hill that locals have been making for centuries. It's cheap and what's more the experience will be a personal and unique one. Here are ten suggestions for swapping life at the beach for life in the hills for a day.