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Easter on Tenerife, Religion and Dance Festivals

Easter on Tenerife, Religion and Dance Festivals

Anyone visiting Tenerife over Easter who hopes to see the Easter bunny may be in for a bit of a shock, the only Easter bunny they're likely to spot will be the one lying in a rich sauce on a plate beside some papas arrugadas...

Dolphin Watching in Los Gigantes

Dolphin Watching in Los Gigantes

No less than 28 species of whales and dolphins frequent these waters on their migratory routes and it's possible to spot minke, sperm and even killer whales if you're lucky. With a community of bottle nosed dolphins and one of pilot whales living in the waters too, you're almost guaranteed sightings on every trip.

Environmentally Friendly Holidays on Tenerife

Environmentally Friendly Holidays on Tenerife

It’s taken 14 years to turn a government challenge to architects into a reality but now the sunshine holiday island of Tenerife is leading the way in bioclimatic houses and renting them out as holiday homes so that people can live the green dream.

A Closer Look at the Barceló Santiago Hotel in Puerto Santiago

A Closer Look at the Barceló Santiago Hotel in Puerto Santiago

Service is genuinely friendly (loved the glass of cava on arrival), the food is good and the pool area will have you booking a room as soon as you see it. But the aces in the pack are the views - the Barceló Santiago's are exceptional.

Michael Bolton Concert in Tenerife

Michael Bolton Concert in Tenerife

Last week the identity of the latest in the line of stars to perform at Golf Costa Adeje was announced. And, sticking to a pattern of seemingly bringing stars who were all at a peak in the mid eighties, the next act to take to the Golf Costa Adeje stage will be Michael Bolton...

A Video Tour of Los Cristianos

A Video Tour of Los Cristianos

In the second of our Tenerife short video tours we head to the sunny south coast and to the former fishing village of Los Cristianos.

Chirche: A Living Museum for Tenerife

Chirche:  A Living Museum for Tenerife

All the villages and towns of Tenerife have their own fiesta (some have two or more, in fact), and each has its own distinct flavour. They usually include a procession, music, a mass and general merriment. The tiny village of Chirche ten minutes, vertically, from Guia de Isora, does things a little differently. They turn the entire village into a time machine and turn back the clock to the early days of the 20th century for just one weekend in the year.

What to do in Tenerife on a Rainy Day

What to do in Tenerife on a Rainy Day

Last week’s freaky weather demonstrated that although the default setting for Tenerife’s weather is hot and sunny, there are times when the golden orb in the sky takes a couple of days off. So what is there to do when lying on the beach in Playa de las Américas holds about as much appeal as […]

The Cable Car Ride up Mount Teide

The Cable Car Ride up Mount Teide

It’s a gulp-inducing sight, particularly if your head doesn’t generally respond well to the notion that there’s an abyss of space between your feet and terra firma...before you know it, you’re being hoisted at eight metres per second, suspended above the volcanic terrain and heading towards your Tenerife holiday high.

The Canaries in Miniature at Pueblo Chico

The Canaries in Miniature at Pueblo Chico

Two workmen are sitting on top of the old Arabic tiles on the church roof, enjoying a sandwich in the warm afternoon sun. The tiles which are waiting to replace the broken ones are doubling as seats as the workmen stretch their legs and turn their faces to the sun. It's a lunch break that's destined to last for a very long time.