A Day in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Breakfast and shopping in Calle de Castillo in the morning, chill poolside in Parque Maritimo in heat of the afternoon followed by and evening entertainment in the Auditorium.

Going to Extremes

Tenerife is an obvious choice for adrenaline junkies who come here every year to go to extremes:  rock climbing, spelunking. windsurfing, kitesurfing, paragliding, fly boarding, scuba diving, quad biking and more…

Red mountain from Medano

Seriously dude, what's it like to live in Tenerife?

Not surprisingly, expat residents of Tenerife get asked this question A LOT. Of course, the answer varies depending on the circumstances of who you ask.

If you are thinking about living in Tenerife, whether  as a retiree, as a parent with young school-age children, or as a carefree single looking to work in bars and clubs for a  year or so, you will be interested in finding out different things about life on the island.

Let’s start with why 10 reasons why you might want to move to Tenerife in the first place.

hostels and budget accommodation in Tenerife

Is it still possible to find budget holiday accommodation in Tenerife?

Tenerife holidays were once seen as an affordable and reliable option for holidaymakers on a budget but lately, that’s been changing.

Flights are extortionate, costs for holiday apartments – even AirBnB – are through the roof and prices in bars and restaurants once you get here are rising too.

So, is it still possible to find cheap hostels and budget hotels in Tenerife?

That would be yes!

Tenerife bus in Medano

Tenerife Buses and the New TenMas+ Card

The Tenerife TITSA bus service is a cheap and convenient way to get round the island. There are bus stops at both airports with lines and connections that will take you anywhere you need to go. The older BONO card has been replaced with the new, refillable TenMas+ cards. What else do youwant to know about Tenerife bus services?

camera rip off in Tenerife

Tenerife Tourist Scams

A tale as old as time. None of the tourist scam articles on Tenerife are new. Sadly, it is the same old, same old as far as ripping off tourists on the island is concerned. The same dodgy camera shops too. Please read these before you buy camera equipment on the island.