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Romantic South Tenerife

Romantic South Tenerife

Think Tenerife is all lively beaches and hectic nightlife? Prefer somewhere more romantic? One of the things I love about living here is having the best of both worlds. Tenerife is full of romance – if you know where to look...

Some Tips About Driving on Tenerife

Some Tips About Driving on Tenerife

Depending on who you talk to, driving on Tenerife is an absolute joy or a descent into a world of madmen and women. Having seven years experience of driving all over Tenerife on a weekly basis, from its busiest four lane motorway to winding one lane, dirt track affairs, I fall into the ‘it’s a joy’ camp…but with a few reservations.

Candelaria: The Town at the Heart of the Island

Candelaria: The Town at the Heart of the Island

The other day I was in Candelaria which lies alongside the resort of Las Caletillas, only fifteen minutes from the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz, but often overlooked by visitors.

A Closer Look at the Isabel Family Hotel in Costa Adeje

A Closer Look at the Isabel Family Hotel in Costa Adeje

An affordable family hotel in the heart of Costa Adeje with lots of Canarian character, masses of facilities, excellent food and friendly, professional service. It was late August when I took an impromptu weekend at the Hotel Isabel in Costa Adeje [...]

Is Loro Parque Really a Tenerife Must-See?

Is Loro Parque Really a Tenerife Must-See?

Sited in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and an hour and a half's drive from the popular resorts of Playa de Las Américas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje, is Loro Parque really worth the trip?

Does Siam Park Live up to its Hype as Tenerife’s Most Exciting Attraction?

Does Siam Park Live up to its Hype as Tenerife’s Most Exciting Attraction?

The Tower of Power may be enough to make the heart pound and the knees tremble looking at it from the safety of terra firma. But standing on the edge of its water shoot, looking 28 vertical metres straight down into a pool of piranha fish I can assure you is much, much more terrifying.

The Contrasting Towns of Arona and Adeje

The Contrasting Towns of Arona and Adeje

Everyone knows where Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are. They are the best-known resorts in Tenerife. You may have noticed that they are part of Adeje or Arona. So did you stop to wonder where Arona or Adeje were? Both towns are worth a visit if you think of spending a day seeing more of the island but don’t want to go too far.

Is Parque García Sanabria in Santa Cruz the Best Park in the World?

Is Parque García Sanabria in Santa Cruz the Best Park in the World?

For three years it lay hidden behind a steel blockade; a secret to the outside world. I’d heard stories from people who claimed they'd been inside, that treasures lay within and their tales only fuelled my desire to explore [...]

A Video Tour of Puerto de la Cruz

A Video Tour of Puerto de la Cruz

In the first of a series in which we'll be taking short video tours of Tenerife's best known resorts, we begin in what was Tenerife's original resort, Puerto de la Cruz on the north coast of the island.

Tenerife Top Training, the Athletic Sphere

Tenerife Top Training, the Athletic Sphere

Jumpers for goals sounds pretty basic, but only a few years ago gravel pitches were fairly common in Tenerife. Things have moved forward and the biggest leap of all is the all purpose sports complex Tenerife Top Training in La Caleta where science is brought to bear on sporting endeavour.