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Discover Amarilla Bay in Costa del Silencio

Discover Amarilla Bay in Costa del Silencio

Yellow Mountain is a great place to explore, if you climb up it there is a wonderful view out to sea, looking back inland and all over Costa del Silencio in the direction of Las Galletas. There is also a coastal path that leads [...]

Strolling the Geranium Walk in Playa de las Américas

Strolling the Geranium Walk in Playa de las Américas

Coastal walks along promenades are usually pleasantly easy strolls right? Not in the case of what is commonly known as the geranium walk which runs all the way from La Caleta in Costa Adeje to Los Cristianos in Arona.

Carnival is Coming

Carnival is Coming

Carnival signals the start of Lent when Catholics prepare for 46 days of fasting and prayer by using up all their dairy produce and meat and having one last, mad party to sustain them until after the sombre observances of Easter. In Britain that means pancakes; in Tenerife it means eight straight days of non-stop madness [...]

A Day on the Beach at Las Teresitas

A Day on the Beach at Las Teresitas

Las Teresitas is a golden, crescent shaped beach backed by gently wafting palm trees and the dramatic Anaga Mountains and bordering a turquoise lagoon. In short it's a tropical paradise.

Canarian Restaurants on Tenerife, Great Value and Surprisingly Familiar Food

Canarian Restaurants on Tenerife, Great Value and Surprisingly Familiar Food

Sometimes perceptions about the local cuisine in foreign climes can involve visions of odd looking critters that still have their eyeballs attached and whose tentacles sprawl across the plate unappealingly...

It’s Almond Blossom Time in Tenerife

It’s Almond Blossom Time in Tenerife

Whether it's fiestas, cultural events or seasonal displays, you can pretty much guarantee that there'll be something spectacular to see or do every month of the year on Tenerife. And for me, once the Three Kings have delivered their gifts, January is all about the almond blossom.

Not Just A Plaza, A Window On The Heart Of Adeje

Not Just A Plaza, A Window On The Heart Of Adeje

Show me a fence with a hole in it and I will press my beady eye up against it and have a good gawp. Sadly even after the official inauguration of the newly revamped Plaza de España in September 2010, gawping and squinting were the only ways to witness the work of architect Fernando Martín Menis for several months.

The Drago Milenario Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos

The Drago Milenario Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos

It's not that often that a tree becomes world famous or becomes recognised as a symbol of an island but an ancient dragon tree in Icod de los Vinos has done both. The “Drago Milenario” that stands proudly in its own little park in the Tenerife town of Icod is rumoured to be [...]

Tenerife Nightlife La Orotava Style

Tenerife Nightlife La Orotava Style

Twice in the last week we’ve driven up to La Orotava, Tenerife’s most aristocratic town, after dark and both times have been completely seduced by the town’s transformation when the sun goes down...

Tenerife’s Top Ten Resorts

Tenerife’s Top Ten Resorts

There's no such thing as a truly independent recommendation when it comes to which of Tenerife's resorts is right for you. Everyone has their prejudices, whether they admit it or not. And when it comes to being biased, I'm no different – but at least I'm up front about it and my credentials are good - I know all the resorts inside out. So here is my completely personal account of Tenerife's top 10 resorts for holidaymakers.