It was in the summer of 1799 that the German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt formed an opinion of Tenerife as one of the most beautiful places he had seen. Today, Humboldt has been immortalised in bronze in the very spot where he stood[…]
Tenerife Magazine was in the beautiful old quarter of La Orotava to film the arrival of the Tres Reyes (Three Kings).
In La Orotava, as in many places on Tenerife, the Three Kings arrive on camels and this year Balthazar got a bit of a scare […]
There are petty bureaucrats and then there are petty bureaucrats. Belénes (traditional nativity scenes) are as much a part of Christmas on Tenerife as turrón and Feliz Navidad playing endlessly in every supermarket.
It’s his passion for preparing and presenting his dishes as an art form that has earned Lucas his reputation as a chef’s chef and one of the finest in the Canary Islands.
Nothing here is mass produced or frozen, every ingredient is freshly prepared by Lucas[…]
It might seem like an outrageous statement but that little bowl of gofio accompanying soups and stews such as puchero in some traditional Canarian restaurants was partly responsible for the birth of civilisation…
From the wide forest pista (path) of La Caldera a trail snakes up through the forest, ever higher until it reaches the ridge and the world below opens up at your feet. You can sit on flat rock chair, dangle your legs and tuck into egg butties in front of a wide screen vista that makes you glad to be alive.
Pinolere is one of the biggest and most enchanting craft fairs on Tenerife and is located on the slopes of a hill so steep that just getting from the car to the pavement requires steely thighs and a supply of oxygen.