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

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

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...

The Fuglies Through Fresh Eyes

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

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...

Dive right in!

Once of the best things you can do as a newcomer to Tenerife is to throw yourself into learning Spanish.

The longer you leave it, the more you will find that you can get by in English. That’s good but it is also a shame because your experience here will be all the richer for being able to speak the language.