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An Unspoilt Beach and a Mountain to Climb

An Unspoilt Beach and a Mountain to Climb

Anyone who has flown into Tenerife from the UK has seen Montaña Roja. It’s the volcanic mound which juts into the Atlantic right opposite the southern airport. The mountain is named for the colour of the rock which exposure and time have muted to deep burgundy. When the sun sets, catching the mountain in its final glow, the red glows.

Rock Story, A Musical Journey At Exit Palace

Rock Story, A Musical Journey At Exit Palace

Music that stands the test of time, music that unites several generations, that’s what you get from a night out at Rock Story at Exit Palace in the heart of Playa de Las Americas.

When is Carnival on Tenerife?

When is Carnival on Tenerife?

When you search for dates for carnival on Tenerife, normally Santa Cruz grabs all the carnival limelight; however, the chances are that where ever you are staying on Tenerife there is going to be some sort of carnival celebrations taking place in March

Tenerife’s ‘Alternative’ Resort of El Médano

Tenerife’s ‘Alternative’ Resort of El Médano

There must be hundreds of places on this fascinating island that tempt one to live there. Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas have wonderful beaches and bus connections to anywhere on the island; Santa Cruz has all the delights of city life mostly without the associated stress; without even stopping to think about it, ten picturesque inland villages spring to mind. But I choose to live in El Médano.

The Best of Tenerife Carnival 2011

The Best of Tenerife Carnival 2011

Put succinctly, the High Heels Marathon involves some 200 or more men dressed in outrageous costumes, including heels that make the threat of succumbing to altitude as great a possibility as that of succumbing to the copious amounts of beer consumed during the event, negotiating cobbled streets and various obstacles with pantomime difficulty [...]

The hills are alive with the sound …..

The hills are alive with the sound …..

For lovers of live music as opposed to those who are happy with karaoke I would strongly recommend you take a trip out to the Clubhouse restaurant and bar which used to be called the Tajinaste. It is just a few short kilometres outside of Los Gigantes up in the mountains and it is here you will hear great Blues, traditional Flamenco, solid Rock and even Folk music depending which night of the week you visit.

The Best Area for Live Music Bars in Playa de las Américas

The Best Area for Live Music Bars in Playa de las Américas

Playa de las Américas is often referred to as the nightlife capital of Tenerife for holidaymakers. A stroll along its twinkling avenues after dark when the ears are serenaded by a medley of Rod Stewart, Sam Cooke, Robbie Williams, Diana Ross, the Kings of Leon, Black Eyed Peas and Oasis soon illustrates why.

Wet Goats and Wine at the Fiesta of San Abad

Wet Goats and Wine at the Fiesta of San Abad

Sunday dawned wet, cold (well, by Tenerife standards anyway) and miserable – not exactly ideal for trudging up into the northern hills of La Matanza, not far from Puerto de la Cruz, for the San Abad blessing of the livestock and agricultural fair [...]

Places to Stroll on Tenerife

Places to Stroll on Tenerife

When I immigrated to Tenerife, my dad came every Christmastime, and when I was working he hopped on a bus and explored the island. Now he’s 87, his capacity to get about has diminished. So when he came this Christmas the challenge was to find places within a pleasant drive which offered a short, interesting walk and a good cup of coffee at the end. These were the places we came up with.

Five Restaurants for Valentine’s Day on Tenerife

Five Restaurants for Valentine’s Day on Tenerife

What makes a restaurant special for Valentine's Day? Is it the food, the location, the ambience? Here are my five recommendations of Tenerife restaurants, in easy reach of the most popular resorts, for a romantic Valentine's day meal.