Thirty plus degrees in November on Tenerife. It’s the sort of temperatures that should have chilled-to-the-bone Brits frantically booking their escape from the dreich and dreary weather (if you’re not Scottish that means dismal, grey, drizzly etc).
My friend Kevin is diabetic and as a result has had both legs amputated. Going on holiday for him is a major planning project. The airlines need so much information weeks ahead of his flight and even then get it wrong. The hotels have to have specially adapted rooms so he can freely move around with his wheelchair...
There’s nothing I like more than standing on my balcony at night to admire the wealth of heavenly bodies, sadly since the court injunction I now have to divert my gaze up to the skies. Luckily for me Tenerife offers a window on the heavens that few other destinations can match[...]
The sharp eyed amongst you will have noticed the proliferation of what appears to be the Scottish National flag on Tenerife. It's to be seen fluttering outside the south airport, standing guard at the entrance to Island Government buildings and emblazoned [...]
A swarm of multi coloured lycra bees flashing past you on a mountain road might put you off cycling in Tenerife but that’s just one extreme. Sports teams often train on the rugged high altitude terrain here but it can just as easily be a gentle family activity.
Admittedly the Tenerife pyramids are very small in comparison with the famous Giza Pyramids, and you won’t find the Canary Island’s answer to the Sphinx here, but if it’s pyramids you fancy seeing then the Ethnographic Park in Güímar is where you´ll find them.
Tenerife’s soil is rich in minerals and well drained which makes it great for growing potatoes; but the island gets very little rainfall...Over the centuries, the islanders have learned how to deal with this issue rather ingeniously[...]
For travellers it’s all easy on the pocket, any trip is a mere 1.30 euros or 2.45 return with reductions if you use a Bono multi trip ticket (also taken on the TITSA bus system). Ticket machines at every stop means no cash is needed on board but inspectors do check and hand out 400 euro fines to free-loaders, so make sure you punch your Bono card in the reader on board.
It’s not only tourists but also a few ex-pats who despite living here years have never been to some of the greatest natural attractions the island has to offer. For some this is based on the belief that once you are travelling inland the roads are scary...
Have you ever wondered where those in the travel business go for their holidays? A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Chris and Alan, two of the Directors of sunshine.co.uk who were holidaying with their families in their travel site’s most popular resort - Tenerife[...]