When it comes to your Tenerife Holidays, don't miss out on the best parts of the island.
Real Tenerife Island Drives is about showing visitors to Tenerife that there's much more to this island than just the sun soaked beaches of the coastal developments. There's history, beauty, culture and tradition set in a landscape that varies from lava strewn crater, through pine coated forest and vine covered terraces to coastal banana plantations, rocky shores and fine sand, palm tree lined beaches.
Throw into the mix a culture where fiestas are as important as work and you'll find fireworks, traditional costumes, bullock-led carts, goat filled streets and an atmosphere of fun and celebration somewhere on the island just about every week of the year.
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There's so much going on – astronauts, pirates, tapas routes, music festivals and fiestas. Not to mention a giant from the world of science, Stephen Hawking, and two rock legends, Brian May and Rick Wakeman. If you want to know what's going on where, check our best of September's fiestas & festivals listings.
Tenerife’s countryside boasts an incredible variety of different terrains and scenery. With fascinating routes through dense forests, plunging ravines, ‘other worldly’ volcanic landscapes and unspoiled coastlines, Tenerife is a walker’s paradise. With year round sunshine to accompany you, why not check out some Tenerife flights and take to the hills. Discover the best of Tenerife’s great outdoors with our guides to the places to go walking and hiking on Tenerife.
The authors of Real Tenerife Island Drives are pleased to announce the publication of ‘The Real Tenerife - The Insiders' Guide to Tenerife’.
200 pages crammed with in-depth reviews of towns, villages, hotels, restaurants and bars as well as the island’s history, culture, traditions, food and drink, language, climate and an extensive calendar of fiestas. Ideal for quick visits, holidays, temporary residence and a whole lifetime of enjoying the best of what Tenerife has to offer.
Available from Amazon Kindle.
September - summer isn't quite at an end but the intensity of the August heat abates a little, making temperatures just that little bit more bearable for those involved in anything that involves any manual work on Tenerife. Which is just as well as this is the month of the vendimia; the wine harvest. In vineyards across the island, plump grapes will be plucked from gnarled vines and parties will be held to celebrate the harvest. Coincidentally or not, good timing as many winegrowing areas celebrate fiestas this month.
On Tenerife, the ratio of altitude (sea level to 3718 metres) to surface area (86km long, 56km wide) provides a multitude of micro-climates, and the volcanic make-up of the land offers unrivalled drama in its scenery.
With 'Island Drives' you can move through spectacular landscapes from snow to sunbathing in a half day journey.
Packed with information, anecdotes and stunning photographs, Island Drives is your key for unforgettable holidays in Tenerife.
All that's left now is to order your copy of Island Drives, book your Tenerife Holidays and prepare to discover a vibrant, fascinating and friendly island rich in history and culture.
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When it comes to reliable information about Tenerife, the team here at Island Drives are constantly travelling the island to parts that visitors and even most residents never see, trekking along goat trails in the mountains, treading the streets of every town and village, revelling at fiestas until dawn -all in the name of research.
In the About Tenerife pages we share some of our extensive personal knowledge of the island of Tenerife.
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