It was Easter last year when Tenerife Magazine headed to the Hotel JardÃn Tropical to find out what keeps 40% of guests returning year after year and what one lucky winner of our competition can expect.
Last week Tenerife Magazine shone a spotlight on the quiet chef whose culinary skills have taken him to the final of the Concurso Cocinero del Año 2012 in Barcelona last week. Today we're very proud to report that Juan Carlos Padrón was declared runner up to Chef of the Year 2012...
Occupying a small, unassuming corner behind the plaza in Los Gigantes is Restaurant El Rincón de Juan Carlos where you can eat some of Spain's finest gastronomy. And that's not just my opinion, that's official.
As we emerge from the stifling heat of late summer and the first rains of the autumn feed the earth, turning brown to green and filling the air with the promise of new growth, it’s the perfect time to head into the hills of Santiago del Teide and visit the delightful Erjos Pools.
Why this way?
With so much at stake, who's opinion is it that we're trusting and how can we be sure that they would know a good restaurant if it walked up to them and introduced itself? It got us thinking...when it comes to restaurant reviews, does Tripadvisor really know its onions?
Now summer is officially on us and before the thermometer loses its head entirely, it's the ideal time to explore Tenerife's east coast. Around Puertitio de GÃ¼Ãmar the default setting is sun and ...
Banana plants, palm trees, laurel, bougainvillea, frangipani, hibiscus... like Alice in Wonderland after a swig of the 'Drink Me' bottle, they all grow at an alarming rate in Puerto de la Cruz giving it a lush, tropical identity that separates it from the south of Tenerife by more than just distance.
Just over fifty years ago Los Cristianos was still a small fishing village, then a Swedish broadcaster suffering from MS found its climate had curative effects, shared his discovery with the world and the rest, as they say, is history
Some tapas dishes such as ensaladilla (Russian salad) and boquerónes (pickled anchovies) are fairly universally evident on menus throughout Spain, but every region has its own specialities based on local ingredients and the Canary Islands are no exception. These are the most popular Tenerife tapas[...]
This is a hotel that knows how to make its guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive at reception. While the smiling Nancy goes through the details of my booking and the hotel's facilities at my disposal, a chilled glass of cava appears [...]