Visiting Tenerife

For many Europeans, Tenerife is hard to turn down. Dirt-cheap package deals and discount flights have made this the most popular of the Canary Islands (which are located closer to Africa than to their mother country—Spain). Hence Tenerife’s crowds, high-rise mega-resorts, seaside promenades, and round-the-clock parties. But this fun-loving island has nothing to apologize for. Tenerife may not be a sophisticated place, but for a quick tropical escape that’s easy on the wallet, it’s tough to beat.... Read More For many Europeans, Tenerife is hard to turn down. Dirt-cheap package deals and discount flights have made this the most popular of the Canary Islands (which are located closer to Africa than to their mother country—Spain). Hence Tenerife’s crowds, high-rise mega-resorts, seaside promenades, and round-the-clock parties. But this fun-loving island has nothing to apologize for. Tenerife may not be a sophisticated place, but for a quick tropical escape that’s easy on the wallet, it’s tough to beat.    Close

Stories and Tips Tenerife

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Los Silos

Written by Joy S on 23 Jan, 2013

On the way from Buenavista to Garachico, we decided, on the spur of the moment, to take a short detour and explore the tiny, little town of Los Silos. This was an inspired decision - it is so beautiful, so peaceful and one of…Read More


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Driving from Masca to Buenavista del Norte

Written by Joy S on 22 Jan, 2013

The drive out of Masca towards the town of Buenavista is a lot less stressful than the drive into the village. The road is still steep and winding, but much less so than the road which takes you down into Masca. Also it…Read More


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Los Gigantes and Puerto de la Cruz

Written by Joy S on 13 Jan, 2013

Two seaside towns that we as a family enjoyed visiting were Los Gigantes and Puerto de la Cruz. Los Gigantes is in the south of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is right up in the north, but both offer lots of family friendly…Read More


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La Orotava

Written by Joy S on 12 Jan, 2013

La Orotava is a beautiful little town in the north of the island - very close to the resort of Puerto de la Cruz. It kept both the adults and children in our party happy. It is an old, elegant and very sophisticated…Read More


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Mount Teide Cable Car

Written by Joy S on 11 Jan, 2013

It is well worth visiting the cable car station, even if you do not want to take the cable car to the top of Mount Teide. There is a great viewing platform over the surrounding area, they also have quite a nice cafe and…Read More


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Las Canadas Crater

Written by Joy S on 09 Jan, 2013

The Las Canadas crater is 17 kilometres wide and was created around 3.5 million years ago. It is a truly stunning place, very beautiful in a weird, out-of-this world kind of way and the absolute must-see place on Tenerife. We were so fascinated…Read More


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Lunar Landscape to Portillo

Written by Joy S on 08 Jan, 2013

If you continue driving along the TF24 past all the forests, suddenly the scenery really starts to change again and very dramatically this time. It becomes almost lunar as you begin to see remnants of millions of years of volcanic activity. It is…Read More


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Driving Through the Forests to Mount Teide

Written by Joy S on 07 Jan, 2013

When we left La Laguna, we followed the TF24 road up to Mount Teide. This is a wonderful road to drive along. It does wind up the mountain, but is nowhere near as bendy or twisty as a lot of the mountain roads…Read More


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La Laguna

Written by Joy S on 03 Jan, 2013

La Laguna is a beautiful city, well off the normal tourist track, but definitely worth a visit.It took us about 1.25 hours to drive here from our base in the south-west of Tenerife. It is motorway all the way and was an easy and…Read More


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Villa de Arico and Arico Nuevo

Written by Joy S on 23 Dec, 2012

Villa de Arico and Arico Nuevo are two little villages on the TF28, both are completely unspoilt and untouched by tourism, have a quiet, sleepy air about them, but are beautiful and well-worth stopping and spending half an hour in each strolling around.We came to…Read More


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