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?

Tenerife Health – Candelaria Hospital – Know Before You Go!

  > Living in Tenerife > Health, Hospitals, Medicine If you are in the social health system in Tenerife, chances are that at some point you or a loved one may be shipped off to Candelaria to mend broken bones, jump start a failing heart or give birth to a bouncing new...

Tenerife Flat Share – Bargain Flat Share in Playa San Juan

Newcomers are often at a loss of where to find cheap, long-term accommodation in Tenerife.  Even the B & B's charge an exorbitant amount for a single room if you look at the charges over a month. Flat sharing is always a good idea when you are looking to save on rent...

Good Luck with El Gordo!

Good Luck with El Gordo Wherever you are in Tenerife on the 22nd of December, you will most likely be within earshot of a radio. If you have a good ear for Spanish you'll hear five figure numbers being sung out by one child followed by another singing 'Mil Eeeeuro'....

Finding Bargain Tenerife Property for Sale

I have lived in the same house in Tenerife for ten years now. Every so often I take an inkling to move to a finca or find a bargain Tenerife property with a great garden or an extra bedroom. I spend the next few days sighing over all the great Tenerife properties that...

Tenerife Property Bargains – Sur y Sol – Los Cristianos

What could be better than owning your own holiday apartment in Los Cristianos? Getting it for a knock down price in a location that you are practically guaranteed rental income is better. Better still, even after all the expenses are paid (the mortgage, community fees...

Tenerife Entertainers – Crazy After all these Years

One of the things that keeps tourists coming back to Tenerife is the high quality of entertainment on the island. I am not talking about the thrill of barreling down the Tower of Power at Siam Park kind of entertainment either. I mean the singers, comediennes, dj's,...

Why Buy a Business in Tenerife?

John worked for fifteen years in the post office.  Now he runs his own bar in Tenerife. Teresa runs her own gift shop in Tenerife.  She worked for Tesco when she was in the UK. Kevin and Mary both worked in the Civil Service, but now they are proud restaurant owners...

Do You Have to Learn Spanish to Learn Spanish?

I bumped into a Spanish friend that I haven't seen recently and she had a good laugh at me as I mangled all the Spanish I had learned since I saw her last.  I told her I had been taking adult Spanish lessons at the Cutural Centre before the school broke up and said...

Forget the Football, What About the Finiquito?

Okay, we all know there has to be some major belt tightening and the German government have made it clear that they don't think that Spain is going to remain solvent for more than the next five minutes, but was it really necessary to slip the latest labour reforms in...