Living in Tenerife

The British expats that already live in Tenerife all have their own tale to tell. Some have retired to enjoy a relaxing time in the sun, other arrive with young kids ready to start a new life. Many of the challenges they face are the same. The rigmarole of dealing with the city councils, getting registered at a clinic, opening a bank account and so on.

Other tasks or decisions are more personal. Should you send your kids to Spanish school? How to find a job? Why on earth is it so difficult to find an affordable long-term rent?

Getting a Taste for Tenerife Wine

  Meet Cho Juan (Sho Wahn) In Tenerife, a 'cho' is a wise old man, a village elder. Sadly, as in many things, the days of respecting the elderly for the experience they have to share and wisdom they have gathered over the years, have gone. Where once upon a time, the...

Tenerife Bus Service TITSA

Tenerife Bus Service TITSA   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...

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...

The Fuglies Through Fresh Eyes

In an article titled , "Unas esculturas de bañistas en Tenerife disfrutan permanentemente del buen clima" in Mundiario,  writer Francisco Puñal Suárez is tickled with the humorous nature of the water feature in Costa Del Silencio. He is delighted with the sculpture of...

Ten Reasons to Move to Tenerife

10 Reasons to Move to Tenerife After a Tenerife holiday many people wonder what it would be like to live here.  They start dreaming about buying a property and opening a little bar or retiring to enjoy their autumn years relaxing in the sun. Quite frequently it seems...

Tenerife Animal Shelters – Support the Local Animal Shelters

Given recent events, you would be forgiven for thinking Tenerife is a heartless and cruel place where all animals are concerned. We have all too regular reports of dog poisonings here, especially in the Costa Del Silencio area where some sick individual (or...

Tenerife Doctor’s Appointment and Electronic Prescriptions

I have posted about this before but just want to remind expat residents in Tenerife that there is a way to book your social security Tenerife doctor's appointment's online. Called Cita Previa it requires only that you have your social security on hand when you visit...

5 Common Mistakes Made by Home Buyers

  Searching for Property Online with No Clear Plan There is a lot of great property in Tenerife.  Many of the houses and apartments for sale right now look so fabulous in the photographs displayed on the estate agent website that it is easy to...

Complex Management by Committee

When people first move to Tenerife and rent in a complex or buy property which is contained within a complex, they can sometimes find that the community management is a little ... well ... complicated. Take my neighbour, for example.  When she and her husband moved...