Climbing for the Children, Teide 2011

On the 9th and 10th September 2011, 15 climbers from Switzerland, France and Spain will walk away from the surfers and sunbathers at El Socorro Beach in Los Realejos and will begin a climb and every step they take will give a child a chance to live a life outside of hunger and despair.

An Elegant Point of View at the Humboldt Mirador

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[...]

By |February 24th, 2011|Landmarks, Newsletter|3 Comments

Following in the Footsteps of Britain’s Victorian Explorers on Tenerife: Part 2

He was keen to scale the peak even though it was March and he'd been advised that at this time "˜furious winds threaten to sweep away intruders like dry leaves' ...

By |February 16th, 2011|History, Landmarks, Newsletter|0 Comments

Holding the Fort in Tenerife

It has always struck me that, for an island which for much of its history has held such a strategically important position on the world trade map, there are precious few castles on Tenerife, save for those that plop out of buckets and have flags stuck in them until the tide comes and washes them away[...]

By |January 25th, 2011|History, Landmarks, Museums, Newsletter|0 Comments

Tenerife From The Air Is Picture Perfect

So there we are standing in the dewy Golf Costa Adeje grass at 9am waving up at a helium filled zeppelin, it's the only way to start the day. Being Tenerife the sky was clear blue and the sun was already knocking out plenty of heat [...]

By |January 21st, 2011|Landmarks|0 Comments

Top Ten-erife Sculptures

From a perfect set of buttocks or an octopus tentacle escaping from a basket, to being a bath time voyeur "“ these are my top Tenerife stone people.

By |November 8th, 2010|Landmarks, Newsletter, Top 10's|7 Comments

Hermano Pedro, the Goatherd who Changed the World

Born in 1626 in Chasna, now Vilaflor, the first half of Hermano Pedro's life was spent herding goats between Vilaflor and an isolated cave near El Médano.

By |September 30th, 2010|History, Landmarks|2 Comments

A Volcano on the Doorstep ““ Mount Teide; a Curse or a Gift?

Mention volcanoes and what do many people visualise? Possibly an angry mountain spewing out rivers of molten lava and turning the skies black with billowing clouds of gloomy smoke[...]

By |May 21st, 2010|Events, Landmarks|1 Comment

Teatro Guimera

Some people have got a lot of face, well you might think that when you’re on the Santa Cruz tram. A few stops out of the main bus station, and you are confronted by this very theatrical looking mask. The plain looking angular building behind it gives few clues, but it is Teatro Guimera, scene […]

By |November 5th, 2009|Landmarks, Tenerife Uncovered|0 Comments

Rasca Lighthouse

A candy-striped beacon as you gaze out to Palm Mar from Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos. This is the newer 167 foot lighthouse, added in 1978, and fully automatic. A smaller squat building next door, is the 1898 original, perched on an outdrop of Malpais de Rasca. The stone for the original was quarried from […]

By |October 29th, 2009|Landmarks, Tenerife Uncovered|0 Comments