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The Great Tenerife Tradition of Romerías

The Great Tenerife Tradition of Romerías

Plan a holiday to Tenerife outside of its winter high season and you'll find hotel prices considerably lower, golf course fees drastically reduced, endless sunny days where the temperatures hover around the 28°C mark and best of all, barely a week going by without some town or village holding its annual romería.

A Closer Look at the Arona Gran Hotel in Los Cristianos

A Closer Look at the Arona Gran Hotel in Los Cristianos

A friendly, comfortable, elegant hotel with beautiful grounds and fabulous views in an ideal location to enjoy peace and quiet within easy reach of Los Cristianos centre and beaches.

Five Wallet Friendly Activities for the Family on Tenerife

Five Wallet Friendly Activities for the Family on Tenerife

Being on a family holiday in Tenerife doesn't necessarily have to mean digging deep into the holiday funds in order to keep the little ones amused. Here are five suggestions how visitors can have a great time enjoying the best of what Tenerife has to offer without forking out great amounts of cash in the process

Alcalá – Unspoilt By Progress

Alcalá – Unspoilt By Progress

The good people of Alcalá, a quiet fishing village on the west coast of Tenerife must have braced themselves for the rampaging approach of change five years ago. A large modern apartment block at one end of the village and the giant 5 star luxury of Gran Melia’s Palacio de Isora on the old banana plantations at the other end were underway.

Eating Out on Tenerife

Eating Out on Tenerife

Eating al fresco on Tenerife is a national weekend pastime and the interior and north of the island is peppered with zonas recreativas, or picnic areas. Invariably set within the shade of an orchard or the pine forests, the main zones have [...]

Starmus Brings The Universe To Tenerife

Starmus Brings The Universe To Tenerife

Science fiction has blasted, beamed and projected us into every corner of space but the realities of science are even more amazing [...]

Swimming and Sunbathing in Puerto de la Cruz

Swimming and Sunbathing in Puerto de la Cruz

The landmark Costa Martiánez which occupies 50,000 square metres of coastline in the resort of Puerto de la Cruz is far more than just a swimming pool complex. From the moment you arrive at the fat, twisted trunk of César Manrique’s ‘Juguete del Viento’ wind toy, with its silver cones slowly carving circles in the sky [...]

Los Abrigos and Harbour Side Dining

Los Abrigos and Harbour Side Dining

The first place I ate out in Tenerife, twenty-four years ago, was the village of Los Abrigos. I was charmed by what was essentially still a harbour of fishing boats, although almost all of the properties overlooking it had been converted into restaurants.

Tenerife’s Pinnacle of Beauty

Tenerife’s Pinnacle of Beauty

Just as I thought that walking in Tenerife holds no surprises for me, I find a walk that leaves me goggle-eyed, like a child on a first trip to Disneyland, reducing my vocabulary to just two words, Wow and Awesome!

Santa Cruz the Sunshine City Break

Santa Cruz the Sunshine City Break

Tenerife is possibly the last place in Europe which comes to mind when you think about city breaks. It took a long time for the penny to drop for me, it happened whilst giving friends a whirlwind tour last year. They’d arrived on a cruise, and had only a few hours here [...]