Tenerife is a very popular holiday destination in the Canary Island and its many beaches are among the island's attractions for tourists. Many Tenerife beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a holiday destination but the north and south of the island are very different. Most tourists stay in Tenerife's south but they miss out on not seeing the north.
Tenerife has a great climate for growing herbs and the herb gardener will find that many culinary and medicinal herbs will do very well on the island. Some, such as fennel, can be found growing wild.
With its subtropical climate and varied countryside Tenerife has very many species of insects found on the island.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is an ideal location for growing succulents and cacti in the garden and not just as house or greenhouse plants. There are endemic species too.
Cacti and succulents are weird plant species that have evolved and adapted to store water and survive in difficult conditions. Many succulents get mistaken for cacti but there is a difference.
Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, is home to many butterflies and moths and many of these can be tempted into your home garden.
Barranco de Ruiz is a ravine in the north of Tenerife. It is very popular with walkers, has a recreation area at the bottom, and has been designated a Site of Scientific Interest.
Paragliding is very popular in Tenerife and there is a paragliding launch strip in La Corona above Icod el Alto. The views over the coast are amazing and you can see along to Puerto de la Cruz.
Many people would like to attract monarch butterflies to their gardens in Tenerife and now the Lalyflor Garden Center can help them do that because it is selling milkweed (Asclepias) plants.
On the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands many residents have reported being bitten by small black jumping spiders. These bites are said to be so serious they need urgent medical attention .
Tenerife farmers have had many problems and many have given up farming but the abandoned farmland could be used to cultivate Canary Island herbs that are native species so would be easier to grow.
Tenerife is a very popular destination for holiday-makers. It is one of the Canary Islands and is situated off the coast of North Africa which means it has a subtropical climate ideal for tourists.
Experienced hikers will be interested in the tunnel that leads between Cuevas Negras and the Barranco de los Cochinos. It has a water channel flowing in it but is a shortcut between the two ravines.
The fiesta held on St John's Eve is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Tenerife in the Canary Islands where it is known as Noche de San Juan. Bonfires, fireworks and beach parties.
The Robin Hood bar in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife is one of my favourite pubs in the area. It has wonderful and cheap food, a suntrap beer-garden and is a very friendly place to relax in.
Agua Garcia is a village in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is surrounded by forests and mountains that make it a paradise for those who love nature and getting away from it all.
The Teno Mountains in the northwest of Tenerife provide some spectacular scenery, unspoiled forests, remote locations and are a paradise for walkers and those who enjoy climbing mountains.
Forest fires in the Erjos area of Tenerife destroyed laurel forest where many rare species of plant grew and species of wildlife lived.
Forest fires are a major threat to the environment, people and island of Tenerife. The pine forests and evergreen laurel forests take years to recover form being burned down in a blaze-
A lecture by Tenerife Islander was given at the English Library about the Flora of Tenerife.
Cuevas Negras means "Black Caves" and is a very picturesque location in the Teno Mountains of Tenerife. It is a very tiny settlement with a few ruined and long-deserted houses and others that are occupied in the valley made by ravines with steep...
There are a great number of old threshing circles or "eras" in Tenerife. They are found in the countryside and farmland and often high on mountains too.
Chinamada is a tiny troglodyte village in the Anaga Mountains of Tenerife. It has around 30 houses in caves and a restaurant called La Cueva. It is the starting point for a walk to Punta del Hidalgo.
Niño Chácara are a brilliant rock band from Tenerife in the Canary Islands and amongst venues they have played at is the very popular El Risco in San Jose de los Llanos.
Figworts are herbs that attract bumblebees. The plants have medicinal properties.
There are news stories that get reported on in the mainstream media for Tenerife and the Canary Islands and other matters of local interest that slip through the net and fail to get much coverage.
Hara Davis is an astrologer who lives in Tenerife. She also works at the English Library in Puerto de la Cruz.
Erjos is a Tenerife village that is unusual because it has ponds and freshwater pools are not often found on the island. It has forests and mountains and is great for walking to Masca or Los Silos.
Playa de la Arena in Tenerife is a top quality beach. It was awarded Blue Flag status.
Everyone loves butterflies and many species live in Tenerife. There are many ways you can help attract them into your garden.
Jungle Love is a pop-rock song by the Bard of Ely who was happy to find some artwork that was ideal for promoting it.
The Tenerife resort of Los Gigantes is famous in the Canary Islands for its gigantic cliffs that give it its name - "Gigantes" means Giants in Spanish - but it also has many other attractions. Los Gigantes has plenty of bars, restaurants, sports...
Do you like soul music? I do, and Tamla Motown too of course, so I was in for a real treat at Tenerife's Flicks Bar when Phil Gibson took to the stage. Phil is rapidly making a name for himself on the island as a top quality singer on the cabaret...
There are many species of very rare wild flowers found up on Mt Teide in Tenerife.
There is an English Library in the resort of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.
Tamaimo is a town in Tenerife surrounded by mountains that have plenty of footpaths that walkers can enjoy. On the top of one mountain is the Cross of the Missionaries.
Tamaimo is a town in the mountains of Tenerife in the southwest of the island. It is a popular place for hikers to begin walks.
Many people like to invest their money in buying properties in Tenerife and then letting them. Tenerife Property Investment specialises in "buy-to-let" properties and has a property finder service.
Tenerife suffered a winter drought in 2011 and 2012 but was this evidence of Global Warming or Climate Change? Weather extremes are becoming far more frequent.
Monica Biggs is a very talented artist who has been living in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and has painted scenes from around the island.
There is a yellow mountain by Amarilla bay in the south of Tenerife.
The spider known to science as Steatoda grossa is otherwise known as the False Black Widow and the Cupboard Spider. I have two here living predictably in a cupboard in my apartment here in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The female has been living...
Ice plant is a succulent that is common in Tenerife. It gets its name because of the tiny crystals that cover its leaves and stems.
El Medano is a coastal resort in the south of Tenerife and it is a very popular spot for windsurfers.
School excursions to local beaches to look for plastic were inspired by David de Rothschild's Plastiki.
Las Galletas was a fishing village but is swiftly turning into a resort in the south of Tenerife. Its name means "The Biscuits" but no one knows why.
There is a published 3-day itinerary for Tenerife available from Unanchor.com
Playa de San Marcos is the black sandy beach in the north of Tenerife just a few kilometres away from Icod de los Vinos which is famous in the Canary Islands for its 1,000-year-old Dragon Tree. San Marcos is a very popular spot for local people and...
Poetry is popular on Tenerife just like it is in many other places and Pat the Poet is well known in the Puerto de la Cruz area.
Manana is a song written and recorded by Steve Andrews aka the Bard of Ely. It was released on the DMMG Records independent label.
Los Cristianos is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. For many tourists it is their first choice.
Bark beetles are a serious pest that kill trees and destroy forests. The insects tunnel through the wood under the bark and spread diseases.
Tenerife is a very popular holiday destination with large numbers of tourists visiting the island each year. Many of these people book self-catering holidays in rented apartments.
I was very pleased to see that the Spanish HiperDino supermarket chain has taken a big step forward in combating the problem being caused by plastic, which is polluting the oceans of the world. HiperDino in Tenerife are now supplying large bright...
Many tourists come to the resort of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands without ever finding out about one of its hidden gems, namely the beach known as Playa Bollullo. It is a secluded black sand beach and only...
Why do visitors to Tenerife think so highly of the island? Holiday-maker Lindy Miller explains what she enjoys most about Tenerife.
La Caldera is at the end of a bus route that runs from Puerto de la Cruz down on the north-west coast of Tenerife and up through the pretty town of La Orotava and the misty mountain village of Aguamansa. It is well worth visiting but take a coat or...
Aloe vera is a well-known succulent used for its health-giving properties and in cosmetics. The gel from the plant is used in many commercial products.
Jazz is a very popular music genre in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Anna Rodriguez is one of the island's finest singers. She has recently released her debut album.
The Canary Pine tree (Pinus canariensis) is one of the Canary Island native trees that has medicinal properties and so it is often listed in books on herbs of the islands. Besides its uses in folk medicine, the tree is also used for its wood, and it...
The strange looking Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) is one of several trees that grow in Tenerife that have medicinal properties which make them included in lists of herbs as well as trees. The Dragon Tree grows to a massive size with age and there is...
There are many species of Viper's Bugloss (Echium) found growing wild and in cultivation in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Many of them have tall and colourful flowering spikes and are very pretty wild flowers. Some of the endemic species are...
Menta Poleo is a popular herbal tea on Tenerife made from the Canary Island mint which is an endemic species found growing there.
Rockroses are shrubs with pretty flowers. Some species are medicinal herbs. There are endemic species growing on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Tenerife has an amazingly varied endemic flora including some plants that are parasitic.
The Prickly Pear cacti are all species in the Opuntia family,and although they look like native plants of the Canary Islands they did not originate there. Prickly Pear cacti all bear edible fruit, just like their name suggests, however, you must be...
Sow thistles can grow to be massive plants in Tenerife and the Canary Islands and they can look like huge dandelions.
The British Herb Robert is found on Tenerife with its relation the Canary Island Geranium.
Datura stramonium is also known as thornapple and Devil's weed. It is a poisonous herb that cam cause hallucinations.
Houseleeks are a group of curious succulent plants that often grow, as their name suggests, on walls and roofs of houses. Other species grow on cliffs, rocky ground and mountainsides, and there are many types that can be found in Tenerife and the...
Teide Figwort is a medicinal herb found in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is named after Mt Teide the highest mountain in Spain.
Heather grows in the form of a tree in the Canary Islands. There is a species of Tree Heather that grows in the islands.
The Sorrel or Vinagrera is a medicinal herb found in Tenerife and all the other Canary Islands. This endemic plant gets its Spanish name from its acidic taste like vinegar.
Canary Island Giant Fennel is a very tall wild flower that can be found in Tenerife. It is similar looking to ordinary Fennel but much bigger and its flowers are a brighter yellow.
"Lavender's blue" goes the old rhyme but I always think it is more of a purple-blue or lilac, however, whatever colour its flowers are it is certainly a very well known herb. Lavender is so popular because of its powerful scent and gets used to make...
Canary Wormwood (Artemesia canariensis) is an aromatic herb found on Tenerife and the other Canary Islands that is very aptly named "Incienso" in Spanish. This moniker fits the plant well because its bruised foliage gives off a strong smell that...
Tenerife just like so many places in the world has a bountiful supply of wild foods that are easily gathered and come at no cost. The island is full of plants, many of which are regarded as weeds, that are both good to eat and have health-giving and...
Many people are looking for the elixir of life and how to live to a very old age and in Tenerife there are many who have succeeded.
Visit Exotic Flora of the Canary Islands is an excellent book by Juan Alberto Rodriguez Pérez all about the tropical and sub-tropical species of plants found on Tenerife and the other Canary Islands. It is the second book in a two-book series...
Native Flora of the Canary Islands is an excellent guidebook for identifying endemic wild plants you will find in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It is small enough to go in a large pocket or handbag
Cornical is also known as Silk Vine and is an unusual endemic wild flower found growing in coastal areas and very dry semi-desert parts of Tenerife. It is also a medicinal herb.
Fennel is a very popular herb both for use in the kitchen and for medicinal purposes. It is common in Tenerife.
The island of Tenerife has been chosen to be the setting for much of the action for a new Hollywood film being made now. Clash of the Titans was filmed here in 2009 and now the film crews and stars will be returning to make the sequel. This is...
For removals to and from Tenerife Go Worldwide Moving and Storage S. L. is a business that can help.
Walking is a very popular activity in Tenerife. Tenerife Outdoors provides guided walking holidays and day-hikes for both private groups and individuals and is run by a very experienced guide.
David Parkes ran Tenerife Outdoors and is an experienced hill-walking guide. He often takes people out exploring the mountains and forests of Tenerife and up Mt Teide the highest mountain in Spain.
Paloma Beach Apartments are in the popular resort of Los Cristianos in Tenerife. Many tourists are choosing self-catering holidays and renting apartments on the island.
Barranco de Badajoz is a ravine in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and it is said to be haunted and a place where much paranormal activity has been reported.
Premier Rentals Tenerife is a holiday hire company that can supply all sorts of equipment that holiday-makers might need.
If you are looking for property to rent or buy in the Canary Islands, or for cheap holidays, then Pete Bennett may be able to help.
Canary Island sage is one of many endemic herbs that grow in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. It has medicinal properties and has been used in the traditional folk medicine of the islands.
Balm of Gilead is one of many medicinal herbs found on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It has been used in traditional folk medicine. Balm of Gilead grows in woods.
Orobal is one of the most important medicinal herbs found in the Canary Islands. It is sometimes called the Canary Islands Ginseng because of all its herbal properties.
Milk Thistle is a herb often found growing in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is used in herbal medicine and is good for the liver. It is considered to be under the protection of the Virgin Mary.
Of the herbs and endemic plants found in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the Palo de Sangre is one of the most beautiful. In English its name means "Stick of Blood" and this refers its red stems.
Mañana is a pop song by the Bard of Ely. It was released by DMMG Records. It also got through to the semi-finals of the YouBloom Song Contest judged by Bob Geldof and a team of music professionals.
A selection of the best beaches in Tenerife which is a holiday destination in the Canary Islands? 20 of the most popular beaches in the north and the south of the island.
The Garra rufa is a small fish that is fast becoming a new craze because it can be used to clean human feet.
Many foreigners come to Tenerife and the Canary Islands thinking it will be easy to get work there. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as one would think. This article explains how to find a job on the island.
Most people do their shopping at supermarkets here in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and I am no exception to this. I have got used to the range of what is on offer here and in any case, I like to eat local and regional foods. Some British people...
The Assassin Bug is also known as the Masked Hunter and this second name makes reference to its behaviour because it is a predatory species that eats other insects. It can bite humans too.
Every July the Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen is celebrated in Tenerife. For Catholics she is a patron saint and protector of fishermen and sailors. Statues of the Virgen del Carmen, as she is called in Spanish, are taken out for boat trips around...
The Poinsettia is a very popular house-plant that is grown for its bright red bracts that look like large petals. It also is associated with the festive season in mid-winter.
Punta de Teno is a very remote part of Tenerife that you get to by road on the only road that goes there from Buenavista. Punta de Teno marks where the north and south divide. It has a lighthouse.
La Victoria (The Victory) and La Matanza (The Massacre) are two towns up in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Tenerife’s subtropical climate is ideal for many species of palm tree. These tall and graceful trees add an exotic flavour to the island’s landscapes, parks, gardens and beach fronts where they are planted. Tenerife has its own endemic species...
The Spanish word "Caleta" mean a coastal hamlet or a little cove when translated into English and not surprisingly there are more than one such place on the island of Tenerife. The best-known La Caleta is a tiny seaside village in the south of the...
Alcalá has been a fishing village on the south-west coast of Tenerife but it is fast developing into a popular Canary Islands resort. Alcalá is right between Playa de San Juan on the one side and Playa la Arena and Los Gigantes on the other. The...
Noche de San Juan or St John's Night is a massive midsummer celebration in Tenerife and the Canary Islands when bonfires are lit and beach parties happen. Fireworks are another part of S John's Eve.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands has a lot of very interesting rock formations as well as islets known in Spanish as "roques."
Icod de los Vinos is a popular town to visit because of its famous 1,000-year-old dragon tree but it also has butterfly gardens known as the Mariposario del Drago.
The resort of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands has the very popular El Botánico botanical gardens but the Sitio Litre Orchid Gardens are well worth a visit too. Famous people, including the writer Agatha Christie...
Loro Parque is a very popular Parrot Park in the Punta Brava suburb of the resort of Puerto de la Cruz.
David Icke is famous for being an outspoken conspiracy theorist and one of his most bizarre claims is that the world is run by alien shape-shifting reptilians in the bodies of very powerful humans.
Montaña de Taco is a strange looking volcanic cone mountain on the coast of the western part of Tenerife known as the Isla Baja ("Low Island). It apparently has a large reservoir inside its crater. I can see the mountain down the coast from where...
Tenerife is where bananas, grapes, tomatoes and potatoes are grown in the Canary Islands, many visitors to the island would say, and indeed they are, but many other fruit and vegetables are cultivated there too. It is easy to see why bananas would...
Los Rodeos is the name of the airport for the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is also known as Tenerife North.
Aguamansa is a unique village in the north of Tenerife with cloud forests right next to it and a trout farm. Fish from the farm are on the menu in local restaurants and it is possible to visit the place too and see the tanks that house the trout. ...
Las Aguas meaning "The Waters" is a seaside hamlet in Tenerife's north, just outside of San Juan de la Rambla.
El Tanque is in the northwest of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is in the Teno part of the island.
Monarch butterflies are very well known because of their incredible migration in America but they live in Tenerife in the Canary Islands too
Guia de Isora is a popular town in the south of Tenerife that was named after a Guanche girl.
Tenerife has very little naturally occurring freshwater habitats but nevertheless has an interesting fauna of freshwater creatures, including fish, frogs and dragonflies.
Santo Domingo is a village in the north of Tenerife. It has a small beach and its own pyramid. It is near San Juan de la Rambla.
Tierra del Trigo means land of wheat and is a mountain village in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is popular with extreme cyclists.
Many people like to forage for edible wild mushrooms but it is very important to know which ones are safe to eat and which are not because they are poisonous.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a real paradise for botanists and naturalists because it has several areas of laurel forest, or “laurisilva” as it is commonly known, and these woods are some of the only ones left in the world. They have...
Valle de Arriba is a village in a valley just outside Santiago del Teide. It is surrounded by mountains and very picturesque.
Many people do not realise what a serious danger thrown away plastic has become to marine life and to being the worst pollutant of the oceans. Plastic bags, bottles, tops, toys and other items are filling the seas with rubbish that is not...
El Guincho is a village between Garachico and Icod de los Vinos in the northwest of Tenerife. It looks out over the sea and the many banana plantations. Guincho means Osprey in Spanish.
Playa Jardin means the "Garden Beach" and is a very popular beach in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.
UFOs have been reported from Punta del Hidalgo in Tenerife. It is also popular with hikers.
A great part of the beauty of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is created by the amazing wealth of exotic plant species that grow on the island. There are, however, many common ones that are definitely the "femme fatales" of the vegetable kingdom.
Dracunculus canariensis is an unusual wild flower in the Arum family that is found growing in Tenerife, although it is a rare plant.
The Teno peninsula and mountain range provide some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the island of Tenerife.Situated in the extreme Northwest of the island much of the countryside is unspoiled because of the small population of people living...
Cytinus hypocistis is a strange parasitic flower found in Tenerife where its host plant is the rockrose.
The Museum of Nature and Man is in the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz and is a great place to visit on a rainy day.
Ensign Wasps are small black insects that look a bit like spiders with wings. They do not sting but are useful because they kill cockroaches.
What is the weather likely to be like in Tenerife? It depends on what part of the island you are in. Tenerife North is very different to the south of Tenerife.
Tenerife has very little in the way of naturally occurring fresh water habitats or natural wetlands so the island only has one endemic species of freshwater fish. Other species have been introduced.
Taborno is a remote hamlet in the north of Tenerife in the Anaga Mountains. It is known for its rocky pinnacle of stone that looks out over the valleys and forests.
El Risco, or the Eco Bar, as it is also known, is surrounded by forests and mountains at the top of a hill in the village of San José de los Llanos in Tenerife north. Hidden away, and off the beaten track as it may be, it is a very popular bar and...
The volcanic island of Tenerife has very few natural sources of freshwater and its streams usually run dry in the hot weather. Wildlife that depend on water have to make do with reservoirs, irrigation tanks and ponds in gardens and parks. However,...
Costa del Silencio is a popular resort area in the south of Tenerife. It means the "Coast of Silence" though this is not a good name anymore due to the flights to and from the nearby airport.
You don't hear much about ghosts or haunted houses in Tenerife. There are no reports in the news of spirits of the dead being seen by fearful residents, and no stories about poltergeist activity either here in the Canary Islands. Despite...
Because of its subtropical climate Tenerife is an ideal place for cacti to grow in the Canary Islands. However, it doesn't have any native species, although it does have many endemic succulents and one of these is often mistaken for a cactus. ...
Travelling by bus is one of the best and cheapest ways to get around Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The green TITSA buses go to all parts of the island and a Bono gives you 50% discount on fares.
Tenerife in the Canary Islands has many resident and migratory species of birds that can be seen there.
Tenerife is a Spanish island but it has a large pecentage of ex-pats from the UK and English speakers both visiting and living on the island. Because of this there are a number of popular media available for the English-speaking public. Tenerife...
Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife in the Canary Islands and is famous for its carnival.
Playa de San Juan is a resort on the southwest coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Tenerife Lifeline is a book that aims to give you all the information you need for living on Tenerife and is a very useful book for residents and visitors to the island.
It comes as somewhat of a surprise to find, that although the island of Tenerife has a sub-tropical Canary Islands climate with forests and rocky semi-desert ground that would be ideal for snakes, that there are no species of this type of reptile to...
Tenerife in the Canary Islands has several species of hawk moth that live and breed on the island, and, with the exception of the Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), all of them are very big insects. The Death's Head Hawk Moth...
A 2 bedroom apartment is on sale in Amarilla Bay in the south of Tenerife, near the Costa del Silencio popular resort area.
Candelaria is a Tenerife town famous for its basilica and Black Madonna.
If you are looking to rent a rural retreat in Tenerife's north then Finca Alternativa might be just what you are looking for. There is a cottage that sleeps four for short or long-term rental.
Tenerife is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Canary Islands.
Masca is a mountain village in Tenerife that was cut off from the rest of the island for many years until a road was built to it. It was known as the "forgotten village" but is a tourist location now.
El Medano is a resort town on the south coast of Tenerife. It is also a place where wind-surfers gather. It has long sandy beaches.
UFOs or flying saucers are mysterious craft that are reported worldwide and thought to be spacecraft piloted by alien beings. There have been many such UFO reports in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Tenerife is a wonderful place in the Canary Islands for anyone interested in botany or herbalism because there is an incredible wealth of medicinal herbs that grow wild on the island. There are endemic species like the Canary Island Sowthistles...
La Laguna is a city in the north of Tenerife and is where the university for the Canary Islands is located. La Laguna has many historic buildings, churches and bookshops too to cater for the students.
Las Galletas is a charming Canary Islands fishing village on the coast of the extreme south of Tenerife. Las Galletas has a marina and more than one beach and over the years has become increasingly popular with tourists. It is next to the...
La Orotava is a Tenerife town with many historic buildings. It is very popular with tourists.
Playa de San Marcos is near Icod de los Vinos and is tiny seaside village with a black sand beach and sheltered by cliffs. It has been considered as one of the best beaches in Tenerife.
Puerto de la Cruz is a tourist resort in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is very different to the resorts in the south of the island.
Garachico is a coastal town in the northwest of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It survived a volcanic eruption many years ago and is popular with tourists today. It has a marina and saltwater pools.
Icod de los Vinos is a city in the northwest of Tenerife in the Canary Islands that is world-famous for its ancient Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco). It is said that the tree, known in Spanish as "Drago Milenario", is between 1,000 and 3,000 years old,...
Playa de las Américas is the main holiday resort in the south of Tenerife. This part of the island is where you can expect the best weather making it a popular choice for holiday-makers who come to the Canary Islands. Playa de las Américas,...
On Tenerife and some of the other Canary Islands the butterfly you are most likely to notice is the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). It is a large butterfly with orange-red wings veined with black and is a magnificent sight to behold as it...
American author Gordon Kennedy has a book about the Guanches entitled The White Indians of Nivaria.
The word "pyramid" usually brings to mind Egypt but in actuality pyramids are found all over the world. There are many on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, although many a holidaymaker there never get to see them. There is a real mystery about the...
Mt Teide is the highest mountain in Tenerife and in the Canary Islands and mainland Spain.
Los Gigantes is a Tenerife holiday resort famous for its giant cliffs. It is on the southwest coast of the island and has its own marina.
Las Teresitas is a long sandy beach in Tenerife and is often said to be the best beach on the island.