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It’s Lights out for Smoking in Tenerife’s Bars and Cafés

It’s Lights out for Smoking in Tenerife’s Bars and Cafés

The people in the bar are outraged, some look close to tears as the news filters through. An old man with a face as wrinkled as the papas arrugadas he's tucking into shakes his head sadly; the disgust at what he's just heard evident in his expression. It's possibly the beginning of the end of an era...

What’s the Weather Going to be Like this Winter in Tenerife?

What’s the Weather Going to be Like this Winter in Tenerife?

It's been a hot summer on Tenerife. No let me rephrase that, it's been a blisteringly hot summer on Tenerife. It's felt as though there's been hot weather warnings nearly every week throughout summer. It's been so hot that 30C is starting to feel 'fresh'. But now summer's over and autumn is here, temperatures normally drop to a more skin friendly 25C or so for the next couple of months...normally.

The Closure of Masca Beach & Pleasure Cruises from Los Gigantes

The Closure of Masca Beach & Pleasure Cruises from Los Gigantes

The tragic rockfall in Los Gigantes last year which resulted in the deaths of two sunbathers has caused panic in town councils all over Tenerife. After the mayor of Santiago del Teide, where Los Gigantes is located, was accused of being negligent, mayors in municipalities across the island have closed beaches which had been identified as been potentially dangerous in case the same happens to them.

TEA, Where Art Stirs the Imagination

TEA, Where Art Stirs the Imagination

The TEA entrance hall opens up with a high ceiling and polished wood block floor leading to a tight spiral stairwell climbing to the three exhibition halls. Seasons of featured artists rotate in the halls so there are nearly always new paintings and sculptures to enjoy.

Eating Out in Puerto de la Cruz, A Foodie’s Heaven

Eating Out in Puerto de la Cruz, A Foodie’s Heaven

Call me slow on the uptake, but it's taken seven years for me to realise that the choice and quality of restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz make it one of the best places to stay on Tenerife for lovers of good food[...]

The Truth about the Weather in Tenerife

The Truth about the Weather in Tenerife

Many travel agents describe the south of Tenerife as being warm and dry and the north as cooler and wetter. It's not inaccurate, but it is misleading. The problem with describing the weather on Tenerife like this, is that it's comparing the north with the south of Tenerife rather than with other holiday destinations.

Top ten things to do in Tenerife

Top ten things to do in Tenerife

There are lots of excursions organised on Tenerife...but if you want to break free from the tour buses and discover some of the hidden delights that the island has to offer, here are my recommendations for fab things to do