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Why Playa de San Marcos is one of Tenerife’s Best Beaches

Why Playa de San Marcos is one of Tenerife’s Best Beaches

You may have heard about Icod de los Vinos where the famous ancient Drago Milenario 1,000-year-old dragon tree grows, but how about Playa de San Marcos? This little beach is thought by many people, and I am one of them[...]

CD Tenerife, So Much More Than Just A Game

CD Tenerife, So Much More Than Just A Game

Game cancelled due to Air Traffic Controllers strike. Not something you would see on your usual football round up but for CD Tenerife it was a bizarre way to end a mini revival.

What is Christmas Like on Tenerife?

What is Christmas Like on Tenerife?

A bell clanged behind us and I jokingly said to Andy, ‘is that Santa Claus?’ before turning around to see a portly guy with a long beard and wearing a red suit, ringing a bell as he strode down the road. It was the first of December, there was snow on Mount Teide and Tenerife was gearing up for the festive season...

Thinking of Flying to Tenerife to Escape the Snow…?

Thinking of Flying to Tenerife to Escape the Snow…?

Anyone flying to Tenerife in the hopes of escaping the snow is going to be in for a bit of a shock. Looking out over the wings as their aircraft begins its descent, what they're most likely to see is...snow.

Whistling Up Traditions In Tenerife

Whistling Up Traditions In Tenerife

Even with the tourist industry thrusting Tenerife into the modern age, old traditions are alive and just below the surface. The phantom early morning whistler is a knife sharpening service...

The non-touristy tourist resort El Medano

The non-touristy tourist resort El Medano

This delightfully windy corner of the island is a big favourite of mine and although it does get tourists, it is very different from the resorts of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos further along the coast[...]

Puerto de la Cruz Goes for the Guinness Book of Records

Puerto de la Cruz Goes for the Guinness Book of Records

It seems that the youth of Puerto de la Cruz have even more reason to make as much noise as possible on the upcoming Eve of San Andrés (Saint Andrew's Day) as this year, the town is hoping to be able to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the longest cacharrera in the world.

Nightlife in Playa de la Arena

Nightlife in Playa de la Arena

With the sun dropping behind La Gomera on the horizon, creating a dazzling light show in the sky, we strolled along the promenade to the centre of the resort. Quite a few restaurants had been spruced up since my last visit...

On Top of the World in Tenerife

On Top of the World in Tenerife

Perhaps age should have instilled a bit more wisdom but fast forward thirteen years and having moved to live full time on the island, I once again found myself gasping for breath on the side of my volcanic nemesis as my heart pounded in my chest like a jackhammer.

Chestnuts and Wine, a Tenerife Tradition

Chestnuts and Wine, a Tenerife Tradition

It's November and the Fiesta of San Andrés (Saint Andrew's Day) approaches - time to roast the castañas (chestnuts) and crack open the season's new wine - a tasty Tenerife tradition[...]