It’s a birthday tradition for me to have a leisurely lunch at a restaurant I’ve not eaten in before and there was one particular place in Puerto de la Cruz that perked up my taste buds every time I passed it; the town’s Cofradía de Pescadores.
I’d overheard two men next to me in the bar talking about heading up to the upper La Orotava Valley to do some walking and, knowing that the European Ramblers’ Association had been on Tenerife recently, asked if they were members. They weren’t, they were just enthusiastic walkers exploring the north of Tenerife’s countryside. We got talking about Tenerife as a holiday location when the older man announced cheerily: “The south is for lager louts, the north for Saga louts.”
One of the things I love about New Year's Eve here is how dressed up everyone gets. From full highland dress to backless cocktail dresses and black ties, the crowd are dressed to kill. It's pretty much impossible to be over dressed [...]
At one stage I thought they were ganging up on me for my childhood indiscretions of keeping their relatives in jam jars, but it turned out these hordes of butterflies weren’t vengeful, just beautiful. The Mariposario del Drago in Icod de Los Vinos may be overshadowed by the famous dragon tree but the old, slightly worn façade gives little indication of the natural wonders that await inside.
A sunny seaside holiday resort without a beach is a bit like a sweet shop without any sweets, but that’s exactly the position that Tenerife’s south west resort of Los Gigantes has been in for more than a year.
We've been out and about in the picturesque little town of Garachico which was buried by a volcanic eruption in 1706 and rose from the lava to become one of Tenerife's most popular day trip destinations.
It’s enough to pop anyone’s cork, a 17th century farmhouse on the lip of the La Orotava valley with a wine cellar that would fuel endless after dinner discussions. Get your senses ready for a treat [...]
Having spent an extended weekend on Tenerife, our friends from the UK were heading back home on Monday with a suntan and a carrier bag stuffed with jumpers, coats, socks and boots for when they landed on Blighty's frozen shores.
The last time we were on any beach in Tenerife was for about an hour at the end of August when we took time out to stretch out on Playa del Duque. Despite being determined to clock up more beach time we’ve never quite managed it, but a couple of friends who’d swapped Britain’s icy grasp for Puerto de la Cruz this week persuaded us to swap the keyboard for a sun bed on Playa Jardín
It is an Italian restaurant where you can get either a light lunch or evening meal. The views from the terrace are lovely as it is directly over the sea and if you just wander in for a coffee, nobody rushes you or pushes you to try the food.