Tacao – Tenerife’s Own Craft Beer

Tacao – Tenerife’s Own Craft Beer

Tacao – Tenerife’s Own Craft Beer

Wherever I have wandered in the world, the best local beers were usually set up by German brewers. Take China’s TsingTao beer, for example. The very first pint of TsingTao was poured in 1904 and was the pride and joy of German Brewmasters, Wehle and Schuster.

In the Phillippines, the San Miguel beer may take its name from the San Miguel brewery in Barcelona, but it owes much of its success to German Brewmaster Ludwig Keine.

Inspired by a 1989 visit to Berlin after the fall of the wall, the founding team of Tacoa, opened their craft brewery in El Sauzal in 2001.

Tacoa beers are made from 100% natural ingredients using a traditional and artisanal process.

No additives such as injected gas, antioxidants or chemical stabilizers are used, not filtering or pasteurization processes.

Tacoa Beers

 

Tacoa offers several beers each with their own unique character. Their most popular is TACOA IPA, the initials standing for India Pale Ale. This, they say, is hoppy with floral and citric aromas.

There is a Golden Ale, and Porter, a deep black beer, as well as a Pale Ale and the low alcohol Surf Beer.

You will taste floral honey notes in locally named Tajinaste and El Teide beers.

If that sounds good to you then the best place to sample Tacoa’s beers for yourself is at their factory in El Sauzal.  Here you can enjoy beer and homemade and German dishes designed to go perfectly with the brewed beers.

 

Address
Carretera General del Norte 122
38360 El Sauzal

Phone
(+34) 922 564 173

Website:
Tacoa.com

Scuba Diving in Tenerife

Scuba Diving in Tenerife

SCUBA DIVING IN TENERIFE

Scuba diving in Tenerife is great fun and an experience that people come from all over the world to enjoy. You have the chance to see everything from shy angel sharks to friendly turtles, handsome fellows like this Tiger Moray eel, or the alien and delicate arrow crab. There are dive sites to suit scuba divers of every level of experience, from novices to experienced deep divers.

Explore shipwrecks, underwater caves and coral gardens, enjoy the thrill of being face to face with magnificent rays and the colourful denizens of Tenerife’s marine habitat.

All the dive sites are easily accessible and Tenerife has many diving clubs and centres to arrange scuba diving trips. You may even take Instructor courses here to qualify as a PADI instructor thus launching your own underwater career. If you fancy having a go – or even taking your own PADI certificate while you are here, then there’s only one thing to do – dive right in!

Scuba Diving in Adeje

OLA Diving Center

Avenida De Colón, Complejo Club Atlantis, local 4 Adeje, Email:diving@ola-aventura.com

Blue Bottom Diving

Avda. España s/n, C.C.Terranova Locales 201-202 Costa Adeje Email:info@bluebottomdiving.es

Moana Diving

Centro Comercial Puerto Deportivo Puerto Colón Costa Adeje. Email info@moana-diving.com

12dive PADI 5 Star Diving

Inside Isabel Hotel, Av. Moscú, 2, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email:  info@12dive.com

Blackstone Dive Centre

Calle Aljibe, 11, 38678 Armeñime, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: blackstonedivecenter@gmail.com

Tauchclub Ocean Trek

Calle Valencia S/N 38660 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: tauchschulteneriff@gmail.com

Travel Sub Dive Center

Calle Colón, s/n Escuela Nautica, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: info@divetravelsub.com

Scuba Diving in Arona

Costa  del Silencio

Tenerife Scuba

Calle Minerva, 2, Costa Del Silencio 38630 Arona, Email: info@tenerifescuba.com

El Fraile

Aquarius Dive Center

la, Calle las Lagunetas, 2 38632 Arona, El Fraile Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: aquarius.diving@gmail.com

Las Galletas

Scubayaci Diving Tenerife

Rambla Dionisio Gonzalez 14 Las Galletas 38631 E-mail: info@scubayaci.com

Ben Ten Diving

Calle Dionisio Gonzalez n23 apt12 Las Galletas 38631 Email: bentendiving@hotmail.com

CoralSub Diving

Coral-sub Diving Hotel Alborada Beach Club, Email: info@coralsub.com

Tenerife Dive

Calle Consuelo Alfonso Diaz-Flores, 12a, 38631 Las Galletas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: info@tenerifedive.com

Las Americas

Wannadive Tenerife

CC.Compostela Beach Paseo Tarajal Local Email: info@wannadivingtenerife.com

Excel Scuba Diving Tenerife

Edificio El Dorado, Av. Santiago Puig, 4, Email: info@excel-scuba.com

Aqua-Marina

Paseo Verode, s/n, 38660 Playa de la Américas Email: info@aqua-marina.com

Los Cristianos

Big Fish Diving Center

Calle Jesus Dominguez Grillo 19 local 2 Email: info@bigfishtenerife.com

Sa Caleta Tenerife

Calle Finlanda, Edifico Atlántico, local C. Email: info@sacaletatenerife.com

Diving Atlantis

Paseo Maritimo 17, loc. 13 Tenerife, Los Cristianos 38650 Email: office@divingatlantis.com

Giedre & Enrique Diving

Scuba Diving El Rosario

Scubanana Dive Centre

Puerto Deportivo de Radazul, No. 4, 38109 El Rosario, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Email: Info@BuceoIslasCanarias.com

Atlantis Freediving

Local 4A, Edificio Jardin Del Mar Avenida Maritima 25, Tabaiba Baja El Rosario 38190 Email: freedivingtenerife@gmail.com

Deep Ocean Diver 3.0

C/. Juan Sebastian El Cano Centro Comercial Radazul, local 2. Radazul Bajo Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38109 Email: info@deepoceandiver.es

SeaDive Centre

SeaDive Centre Avda de Colon S/N Frente al Pto. Deportivo; Edificio Botavara Radazul Bajo E-Mail: seadiveclub2@gmail.com

Apnea Canarias, Freediving Center

Local nave, Puerto Deportivo de Radazul Radazul Bajo -38109 (El Rosario) Tenerife /Canary Islands/Spain

Email: tenerife@apneacanarias.com

Scuba Diving in Granadilla de Abono

Club y Escuela de Buceo "Ecological Divers"

Calle la Marea 5, 38618 Los Abrigos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: info@ecological-divers.com

MedanoDive

Plaza Galicia, Local 8,
Avenida Magallanes, 38612, El Medano,

Email:  info@medanodive.com

Dive Center OCEAN FRIENDS

C/ La Ballena, nº 17 Los Abrigos Email: info@oceanfriendsdiving.com

Amarilla Divers

Calle La Ballena 1, Local 1, 38639 Los Abrigos, Email: info@amarilladivers.com

Scuba Diving Guia de Isora

Diveria, Alcalá

Diveria
Calle la Plaza, 12
38686 Alcalá

Email:info@diveria.net

DIVERIA DIVING CENTER

Calle la Plaza, 12 38686 Alcalá Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Email: info@diveria.net

Scuba Diving in Puerto de la Cruz

Teide Divers

Calle Corbeta Edificio Los Organos, Local 1 Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife 38400 Email: jackie.teidedivers@gmail.com

Dive Centre ATLANTIK,

Hotel MARITIM
Camino El Burgado 1
Puerto de la Cruz

Email:info@scubacanarias.com

XWANDER

Carretera Botánico 20,
38400 Puerto de la Cruz,

Email: info@xwander.com

Scuba Diving in San Miguel de Abono

GooDiving

Avenida José Miguel Galván Bello, 113,Urb. Terrazas de La Paz, 38639 Golf del Sur, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Email: goodiving@mail.com

Scuba Diving Santa Cruz

Scubatec Canarias

Calle Papagayo, Nº 4 – Tincer Santa Cruz de Tenerife 38108

Email: info@scubatec.es

Diving Blue Tenerife

Calle el Queque, 8, 38107
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Email: divingbluetenerife@gmail.com

Tiburón Libre

C/Callao de Lima, 44 CP, 38002
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Email: jmp@tiburonlibre.com

Buceo Deep Ocean Diver

Centro Comercial Radazul,
local 2, Calle Juan Sebastián El Cano,
38109 Radazul,

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Email: info@deepoceandiver.es

Scuba Diving in Santiago del Tiede (including Los Gigantes)

SEASCUBA Padi 5* Dive Resort

seascubatenerife@gmail.comAvenida Maritima, Local 5,
38683 Santiago del Teide,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Email: seascubatenerife@gmail.com

Espiritu Diving PADI Dive Center

Jardines del Mar B1, Calle Caleta del Jurado, 38683 Puerto de Santiago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

 Email: info@divingspirit.es

Los Gigantes Diving Centre

 Calle Poblado Marinero, s/n, 38683 Los Gigantes,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Email: divinglosgigantes@gmail.com

Tenerife Bus Service TITSA

Tenerife Bus Service TITSA

Tenerife Buses, Accessibility and the Ten+ Mas Card

Tenerife bus

Overall, the TITSA Tenerife bus service is pretty good. It offers a cheap and cheerful way to get round the island, especially for those tourists who want to see the ‘real Tenerife’ as opposed to ‘tour bus Tenerife’.

The buses are (usually) clean and in good condition and you’ll see far less of the local colour than I used to see in my native Glasgow on a Saturday night ( that is a good thing).

Getting from A to B can require a bit of planning and Sundays and holidays reduce services considerably but the nifty TITSA app can tell you in plenty of time when a bus is due so you can always nip to a cafe near the parada for a cold drink while you wait.

 

Questions about Tenerife Buses

Are buses in Tenerife accessible?

In general, yes. There are buses that lower themselves, buses with electric ramps and buses with hydraulic lifts as you see in the video below. All have some designated area for seating for those with restricted mobility. Some have bays in which a wheelchair can be positioned securely. All sightseeing buses in Santa Cruz are accessible and the Tranvia tram in the capital – run by a different company – was the first Spanish public transport system to be certified for universal accessibility in all its services, passengers’ transport, information and sale of tickets.

The reason for saying ‘in general’ is simply because there are buses of all ages on the roads. The intention is certainly for there to be full accessibility on public transport but I would perhaps check with the TITSA company itself if this is the case on more rural routes before setting off on an adventure.

 How do we get from XXX to XXX

We often get asked what bus to take from xxx to xxx but can’t really answer that question. TITSA updates their services from time to time, adding a route here or lopping off a few stops there. The best thing to do prior to a journey is to check with the TITSA website where you will find a couple of tools to help you plan your route.

You’ll see the Plan a Journey box (pictured on the right) on the TITSA homepage. If you know the local council (ayuntamiento) of the place you want to go you are off and running.

Fill in the fields and you’ll be taken to a Google map showing your route and bus times.

 

As a happy little bonus, this search will also show you the bus line number you will be waiting for and the approximate time to destination.

One thing it doesn’t tell you though is the number of the bus stop. This is a good thing to know because if you know the number of the parada you can judge how much time you have to get to the stop before the next bus by using the Proxima Guagua link or app on your mobile.

How Do I Know the Bus Stop Number?

If you know the bus stop number of where you are plus where you need to go you can find out when your next bus is due, estimated time to destination and what line you need to be on.

Each bus stop has a green stand which shows the parada number, as well as the bus lines that stop there and the bus stops along the route.

The parada stand in the image is the El Medano terminus. It’s number is 7272 and the smaller numbers underneath are the bus lines that serve this location.

Tenerife Bus Fares

 Line  To <> From Fare Discount
 111 Costa Adeje <> Santa Cruz €9.45 €6.25
 482 Vilaflor <> Los Cristianos €3.05 €2.10
 477 Los Cristianos <> Los Gigantes €4.65 €3.05

 

Discounted Travel with Tenmas Card on TITSA Buses

TITSA offers a confusing array of discount options including University tickets, family tickets and monthly tickets. The good old Bono Bus ticket which saw considerable savings loaded on to a paper ticket has been replaced by a credit card size rechargeable card that can be topped up online or at many places around Tenerife.

The Ten+ Travel Card can be used on all bus routes except Teide and Teno. The plastic card itself can be purchased online or at various outlets around the island for €2 plus a €5 minimum credit amount.

How to Use Tenmas card

As you enter the bus or tram, touch the card to the validating box until you see a green light. On buses you must remember to do the same on the way off the bus or your card will be debited for the cost of the entire route and not for the number of stops you have travelled. As you connect the card on the way off the bus, you can also see how much credit is left on the card.

Different Kinds of Tenmas Cards

Basic Tenmas Card – purchased for €2 and chargeable in increments of €5 up to €100 or for a monthly €50 ticket. This card also covers multi-person use and university discounted tickets.

Personalised Tenmas Card – purchased for €5 and used for the following:

  • Monthly Youth Discount 35€
  • Elderly and Disabled Council 12€
  • Elderly and Disabled Santa Cruz 7€
  • Monthly Discount Metropolitan Area 45€
  • Weekly Youth DIscount Metropolitan Area 12€

This card is personalised with your photo and is only available through commercial offices of TITSA and Tranvia

 

TITSA Interchanges and Bus Stops

There are several interchanges where many routes come together allowing for ongoing and extended journeys. Whether you are a tourist or Tenerife resident, making use of the TITSA Intercambios will open up the island to you. These are also the laces to find TITA information centres and but BONO cards.

  • Santa Cruz  Interchange(Main Hall and Upper Floor)
  • La Laguna Interchange
  • Puerto de la Cruz Main Stop
  • Los Cristianos Main Stop
  • Costa Adeje Station
  • La Orotave Station
  • Icod Station

Bus Hopping from A to B

The Tenerife bus service, much as we all love to moan about it, is actually very good in that there are very few corners of the island that it will not get you to. One of our favourites spots to go for a few days is Casa Teresa in Afur. It is literally at the end of a long windy road down from the hills in Anaga Rural Park. There are no local shops just one little cantina, a few houses and a lot of goats.

Even there, in the middle of nowhere, there is a regular bus service. The driver usually stops in for a chinwag with Jose who runs the little bar while tired hikers  get ready for their journey back to their hotels.

For tourists, hopping on a guagua to get you from Adeje to Buenavista is a lot more interesting than hailing a hermetically sealed taxi. Granted, you may get the occasional amusingly-bonkers-but-friendly taxi-driver but people watching on the bus is a lot more fun.

Should I buy a BONO card?

No. BONO has been phased out and replaced by the Tenmas card. See above.

 

Getting to:

Siam Park

Free Shuttle

Los Cristianos: C.C. Pasarela &  Hotel Sol Arona
Las Américas: C.C. Presidente, Best Tenerife and Llanos de Troya.
Costa Adeje. C.C. El Duque, Fañabé Plaza and Ocean Park.

Bus lines: 471, 467, 111,
Get off at San Eugenio Bus Stop

Tenerife cabLE Car

From Puerto de la Cruz: 348

From South (Las Americas & Los Cristianos:  342

Club Marino, Costa Del Silencio

Club Marino, Costa Del Silencio

Club Marino,

Costa Del Silencio
Club Marino at the top end of Costa del Silencio is a 3 star family hotel. The average rates for a standard room fall in the region of  $39 – $63 per night.
There are supermarkets, bars and restaurants nearby and Club Marino is a standard pick up spot for the many tour buses that may take you out for the day or evening.
Just around the corner from Club Marino is the iconic Yellow Mountain, Montaña Amarilla of Costa Del Silencio.  More a bump than a mountain, those who like walking will find several trails to follow that lead down to the sea or up to spectacular views from the top. After walking round Yellow Mountain, you can grab a cold beer at the little chiringuito that has sprouted up in the area.

Check room prices and availability for Club Marino, Costa del Silencio

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Onsite Diving Operator
  • Fitness Centre
Club Marino
Calle Minerva, 2
38630 Costa del Silencio
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Spain

Our apartment was spotless, very well equipped, staff very friendly and helpful. Ate a few times in the restaurant, food was very good and reasonably priced. The boiler was OK when we were there and the pool was lovely. We will definitely be going back here.

See Review on TripAdvisor

Carol T

Herne Bay, UK

Tenerife Morning Clouds

Tenerife Morning Clouds

Tenerife morning clouds can be quite dramatic as the rising sun catches them. Holidaymakers have nothing to worry about though as the clouds usually burn off in an hour or so and they can look forward to another glorious day on the ‘reef.

As it happens, today the forecast is for a sunny day with a temperature of around 29°C at 3 o’clock, cooling to 20°C by 9 in the evening.

So, if your plans for today including, sunbathing, lazing by the pool or a leisurely stroll along the front – you have a fine day for it.

Tenerife Flight Delays and Cancellations

Tenerife Flight Delays and Cancellations

Tenerife Flight Delays

Whether you are flying out of Tenerife or heading to the airport to collect arriving friends and family, it really is a PITA to get there only to discover that there has been a flight delay.

Before you leave for the airport, check out the website for the latest updates to arrival and departure times for Reina Sofia Airport in Tenerife Sur or Tenerife North Airport (formerly known as Los Rodeos).

The Aena website displays the latest information received by Aena and you are reminded on the website to check details with the flight operators themselves.

Airline numbers are:
Adria Airways : 932 466 777
Aer Lingus: 902 502 737
Aeroflot: 900 901 528
Air Berlin: 902 333 335
Air Europa : 902 401 501
Air Nostrum : 901 111 500
Binter Canarias : 902 391 392
Canary Fly : 674 848 604
Evelop : 971 448 000
Finnair : 901 888 126
Iberia Express : 901 200 424
 Iberia : 901 111 500
 Norwegian Air : 902 848 080
 Privilege Style : 971 607 280
 Royal Air Maroc : 902 210 010
 Ryanair : 00 44 871 2460011
 Vueling Airlines : 902 808 005

 

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