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A Whistle-stop Tour of Santa Cruz

A Whistle-stop Tour of Santa Cruz

You've got a couple of hours to kill whilst passing through Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz. It's not enough time to explore the city in full, but it's too much time to kill with a cup of coffee in the bus station.

La Marea: Los Abrigos Best Kept Secret

La Marea: Los Abrigos Best Kept Secret

Regular readers of the blog will know that all of us are big fans of the fishing village of Los Abrigos. Along with Tajao and La Caleta, it's one of the south of the island's “musts” for lovers of the fresh fish and seafood in which the island specializes.

My Favourite Tenerife Hotel Breakfasts

My Favourite Tenerife Hotel Breakfasts

Whether you're a fresh fruit fan, a cereal cruncher or a bacon buff, kicking the day off with a good breakfast is an essential part of the Tenerife holiday experience. These are some of the breakfast buffet choices that have stood out for me...

My Favourite Places for Eating Out in Puerto de la Cruz

My Favourite Places for Eating Out in Puerto de la Cruz

Whenever we eat out, which is a lot as eating out on Tenerife isn't an expensive business, we generally like to try restaurants where we haven't eaten before. Generally, but not always. There are favourite places we return to again and again, especially when we have friends or family visiting and we want a guaranteed good experience. These are my top spots for eating out in Puerto de la Cruz.

Changes to Tenerife Bus Services from July 2015

Changes to Tenerife Bus Services from July 2015

As of 25 July 2015, the green Titsa bus service is introducing 16 new routes, changes to 14 more, and a few number alterations on old favourites...

Canarian Wrestling an Authentic Tenerife Experience

Canarian Wrestling an Authentic Tenerife Experience

I'd seen it on TV, and been a bit nonplussed. Dare I say, it looked boring, even. That was until I was cajoled into going to watch a young friend who had just taken up the sport, and came away hoarse and on a high from the excitement...

A Closer Look at Hotel Rural San Miguel

A Closer Look at Hotel Rural San Miguel

A fabulous rural hotel, hidden away in the heart of San Miguel but still in easy driving distance of El Médano and the southern resorts...

Where To Watch Live Football In Tenerife

Where To Watch Live Football In Tenerife

The days of gravel pitches and playground quality football are long gone in Tenerife. There is plenty of football to be seen and of a good standard. Grounds have had money lavished on them and boast well tended grass and strong floodlights. In many villages and small towns they are the hub of the community. […]

French Connection In Nelson’s Santa Cruz Defeat

French Connection In Nelson’s Santa Cruz Defeat

There’s an important but overlooked matter of honour to be addressed at this year's 218th anniversary of Admiral Horatio Nelson’s failed attack on Santa Cruz...

Ten More Popular Questions About Tenerife

Ten More Popular Questions About Tenerife

Travel forums are wonderful things, real holidaymakers answer real questions about their favourite destinations. Most of the time the information provided is invaluable. Most, but not always. I've seen misinformation relating to all the following questions on various advisory sites