Mare Verde Studio in Tenerife

Mare Verde 83 – Studio: Mare Verde Studio in Tenerife

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This Mare Verde studio in Tenerife has been refurbished and includes a washing machine and walk-in shower.

This Mare Verde studio in Tenerife has been recently refurbished. It has a new sofa, new flat screen TV with over 100 channels in different languages and a new washing machine.

There is also a walk-in shower in the bathroom. The kitchen includes an oven, tall fridge/freezer and ceramic hob.

The bedroom area has a double bed and the living area also has a DVD player and music stereo.

The balcony has been furnished with a patio table and chairs as well as a clothes airer.

Monte Christo Italian Restaurant

Monte Christo

An Italian restaurant in Costa Adeje, Tenerife.

The Monte Christo restaurant is situated at the bottom of the Mare Verde complex, opposite the Bahia Princess hotel. It is open from 3pm to 11pm daily, apart from Mondays.

You won’t find any tacky waiters here, standing outside to drag you in – it has more class.

The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has free wifi. You can choose to eat inside or on the outside terrace.

On TripAdvisor the restaurant scores 4.5 out of 5 and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence. It comes 19th out of 172 restaurants in the Costa Adeje area.

The restaurant serves Italian cuisine and the food is said by many to be excellent, as well as the service and the atmosphere.

The menu includes some standard dishes, which are just extremely well done such as fillet steak, lots of pasta dishes and dishes with fresh fish, chicken coconut curry, prawn and avocado salad and homemade pizza bread.  The food is complemented with authentic chilli oil if desired and a homemade peach liqueur is offered to finish – a nice touch. The desserts and the wines are also very fine.

 

Studios for holiday rental on Santa Maria Tenerife

Santa Maria 73 – Studio: Studios for holiday rental on Santa Maria Tenerife

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Studios for holiday rental on Santa Maria Tenerife

One of our many studios for holiday rental on Santa Maria Tenerife. This apartment has been smartly refurbished and has an excellent sea view.

This is one of our studios for holiday rental on Santa Maria Tenerife. It has been beautifully refurbished in a styllish red and black theme.

The studio has fantastic sea views from the balcony, which has been furnished with a patio table and chairs.

Inside the studio has ceiling fans. There is a sofa with flat screen TV with satellite channels in the living area and a double bed in the sleeping area. The little kitchen has a microwave, 2-ring hob and a fridge. What more could you need for a relaxing holiday?

San Eugenio Shopping Centre

San Eugenio Shopping Centre

Shopping centre with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

The San Eugenio Shopping Centre is an open shopping centre laid out over 3 floors: ground, first and 2nd floors, plus n extra floor for 300 cars to park.

It includes a Mercadona which is open from 9am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays.

There is also a taxi rank, public toilets, lifts, parking, cash points, toilets and ramps for the disabled, pay phones and wifi internet access.

There are many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars including:

Sports Wear & Equipment:

  • Born Sport Padel
  • Olympia Sport

Restaurants

  • La Granja del Pollo de Adeje
  • Cafe Bar Beverley Hills
  • San Eugenio Cafe
  • Bar Restaurante Pizzeria Tiffany
  • Nawab Indian Tandoori
  • Subway
  • Southern Fried Chicken

Lawyers

  • Alberto de la Cruz
  • Silvia Wildpret Fernandez
  • Jose Escobedo

Notaries

  • Jose Y Molinillo Suarez
  • Roberto J Cutillas Morales

Estate Agents

  • WS Group
  • Property Alliance

Dentists

  • Family Dental Plaza
  • Dental Shark

Fashion

  • International Avenue
  • Premiere Boutique
  • Underwear & Co
  • Mango Outlet
  • Show Off

Jewellers

  • Nancy Jewellers
  • Touch
  • Time
  • Diamonds International

Banks

  • La Caixa
  • Banco Popular

Electronics

  • Mama Mia
  • Delta Electronics

 

Apartments to Rent on Marina Primavera Tenerife

Marina Primavera 13 – One Bed: Apartments to Rent on Marina Primavera Tenerife

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One of our apartments to rent on Marina Primavera Tenerife, with one bedroom. The apartment has been refurbished and is very modern in style.

One of our apartments to rent on Marina Primavera Tenerife, which has been fully refurbished to a high standard. The apartment has one bedroom with 2 single beds. The lounge has satellite TV and a DVD player.

The little kitchen includes an oven and ceramic hob.

The balcony has a patio table and chairs and enjoys sea views.

The complex is very well located close to restaurants, bars and the beachfront in the San Eugenio area of Costa Adeje.

Diving in Tenerife

diving in Tenerife

Tenerife is a great place to try scuba diving!

There are many companies in Tenerife who offer scuba diving excursions and training. Tenerife Scuba is one such company, based in Las Galletas, who have been awarded the “Certificate of Excellence 2014” by TripAdvisor.

They operate a collection and drop off service from all the popular resorts, such as Costa Adeje, Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Golf del Sur.

A lot of diving companies are based in Las Galletas as it offers the best diving sites. These are very diverse with different difficulty levels. Some of the dive sites have caves and others dramatic volcanic rock formations. There are even some wrecks to explore off the Tenerife coastline. Or you can simply enjoy the abundant marine life, such as sting rays, moray eels, barracuda, angel sharks, octopus, cuttlefish and turtles. The dive sites are either accessed from the beach or by boat. Other diving sites can also be found in Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos.

It’s also possible to hire all the equipment necessary from wetsuits to cylinders and even cameras.

Studio to Rent on Santa Maria

Santa Maria 37 – Studio: Studio to Rent on Santa Maria

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A ground floor studio to rent on Santa Maria with air conditioning. There are 2 single beds and a sofa bed so the studio can sleep up to 4 people.

This studio to rent on Santa Maria is situated on the ground floor, which is great as you can just hop over the balcony railings onto the sun terrace surrounding the pool. The apartment has pool and sea views.

The studio can sleep 4 people as there are 2 single beds in the bedroom area and a double sofa bed.

The kitchen is small, but there is a large fridge/freezer. There is wifi internet access which comes via the hotel and also the owners have a washing machine in the bathroom.

Francesca al Mare

Francesca al Mar

Italian restaurant on beach front Playa Fanabe in Tenerife.

This Italian restaurant Francesca al Mare is situated on the beach front in Playa Fanabe, Costa Adeje, Tenerife. It therefore has great sea views. The restaurant is open every day apart from Mondays.

It is a family-run restaurant, which can seat up to 38 diners. The food is fresh and of a very high quality. The menu is small and simple, but that is often a good thing in the world of restaurants. Even the pasta is homemade. The menu includes a lot of pasta dishes, risottos, sirloin steak, seafood lasagne, carbonara, tuna carpaccio and for dessert the pannacota and tiramisu have both been highly recommended. You won’t find any chips here!

After you have paid the bill you will be offered a shot of limoncello – nice touch!

It is also very good value.  For 2 starters, 2 main courses and a bottle of wine you may pay less than 50 euros.

The restaurant has some very good reviews on Tripadvisor, scoring 5 our 5.

The restaurant was opened in 2014. The owner named the restaurant after his fiancee, Francesca. The chef, called Maria, used to cook in Francesca’s parents’ restaurant in Romania. Therefore she has a lot of experience in cooking Italian cuisine.

Three Bedroom Apartment to Rent in Costa Adeje

Oasis Fanabe 1 – Three Bed: Three Bedroom Apartment to Rent in Costa Adeje

A three bedroom apartment to rent in Costa Adeje with three bedrooms with wifi internet access and satellite TV. The complex is Oasis Fanabe.

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A three bedroom apartment to rent in Costa Adeje with three bedrooms with wifi internet access and satellite TV.

This three bedroom apartment to rent in Costa Adeje is located on the Oasis Fanabe complex. It is situated in the Torviscas Alto area close to the Gran Sur Commercial Centre with its supermarket, shops, retaurants, bars and cinema.

The best beach, Playa del Duque is only a 5 minute drive or a 15 minute walk.

The apartment is laid out over three floors with two double bedrooms and one twin room. There are two bathrooms and two balconies. The complex has 2 swimming pools, including a childrens’ pool.

Cozy Cafe

Cozy Cafe

Cafe restaurant in Torviscas, serving British cuisine.

A little home from home!  Cozy Cafe is a restaurant which specialises in British cuisine, making a lot of British tourists very happy!

They are to be congratulated as 99% of what you will find on the menu is homemade.  The menu includes large scones with jam and cream, quiche, deep filled apple pie, cream cakes, proper Tetley tea, Sunday roast, full English breakfast and a Scottish version as well. They also offer a taster glass of sangria when you pay the bill (perhaps the only non-British thing on the menu!).

Wednesday nights are special as it is barbeque night.

A lot of the customers are actually booked into hotels on an all inclusive basis, which seems to indicate that the food at this restaurant must be good! If you want to try it out the address is CC Pueblo Canario, between the Playa del Bobo beach and the San Eugenio church.

An additional service offered, is they can make homemade birthday cakes to order. A couple of days notice is all that is required.

Tenerife Holiday Villa to Rent

Villa Roma: Tenerife Holiday Villa to Rent

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A Tenerife holiday villa to rent with six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The villa has a private solar heated pool with an automatic safety cover.

Welcome to our new Tenerife Holiday Villa to Rent, which is situated in the San Eugenio Alto area in Costa Adeje between Siam Park and Aqualand. The villa has six bedrooms and four bathrooms and can sleep up to 12 people. The villa has wifi internet access.

As you can see from the photo the villa has very good sea views. The private solar heated pool has an automatic pool cover for safety. A large covered area is available for alfresco dining with a Canarian-style barbeque.

Macizo de Anaga

Macizo de Anaga

A mountain range in the North East of Tenerife.

The Macizo de Anaga is a breathtakingly beautiful mountain range situated in the North Eastern part of Tenerife. It was formed by volcanic eruption over 7-9 million years ago and is therefore the oldest part of Tenerife. The highest point is Cruz de Taborno, which is 1024 metres high.  In 1987 the mountain range was awarded “natural park” status and re-evaluated as “rural park” in 1994. In 2015 it became a Biosphere Reserve as it has the largest number of endemic species.

It is a wild and remote area with humid and beautiful forests including Lauirisilva. Archaeological finds have been discovered here including the “Guanche Mummy San Andres”. According to the local folklore there is a place in the mountains “El Bailadero” where witches worked and would have been found dancing around bonfires.

The main villages in the area are Igueste de San Andres, Taganana and San Andres. There is a beautiful hiking trail which leads to the village of Tagana.  Be sure to visit the Church of the Snows here with it’s little chapel in front. There is a harbour where you can watch the rocks in the sea. They are thought of as natural monuments, as if carved by the erosion of the sea over so many years. There are several restaurants here as well where you can sample the local fish dishes.  There is even a black sand beach.

 

 

Club Atlantis Studio Apartments

Club Atlantis 4 – Studio: Club Atlantis Studio Apartments

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One of our Club Atlantis studio apartments which is available for rental. The studio has air conditioning and satellite TV.

This is one of our Club Atlantis studio apartments, which has air conditioning, as well as wifi internet access.

The living area consists of a comfortable sofa, armchair and a flat screen TV with satellite channels. There is also a DVD player.

The kitchen has a combi oven/microwave, a full fridge/freezer and a 2-ring hob, as well as all the expected crockery and cutlery that you would expect to find.

The bathroom has a shower cubicle.

Kabuki

Kabuki Restaurant

Michelin star restaurant in the Abama Hotel in Guia de Isora.

The Kabuki Restaurant is situated within the Abama Hotel in Guia de Isora and is open to non-residents. It is a highly recommended restaurant and has been awarded a Michelin star. The menu is a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine.

The chef is Daniel Franco, overseen by the Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz, who has several restaurants in Madrid, which are thought of by many as some of the best Japanese restaurants in Europe.

The menu includes Japanese sushi rolls, fried tofu, vinegared rice. Also, miso-marinated salmon with Canarian potatoes and mojo verde, with excellent sake to drink. Some other recommended dishes at this restaurant include salmon with avocado puree; cucumber and salmon maki; free range grilled chicken with teriyaki Yakimono, ginger and lime; truffle quail eggs; fatty tuna flamed with Dijon mustard and fried aubergine with miso sauce.

For pudding we can recommend Yuzu mousse with champagne jelly; Japanese churros with chocolate dipping sauce and Japanese cheesecake.

There is also a wine cellar with over 500 labels from around the world.

The restaurant is open every evening apart from Tuesdays between 7pm and 11pm and can seat up to 50 people.

 

Villa to Rent in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote

Villa Mirafondo: Villa to Rent in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote

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A villa to rent in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The villa has a private heated pool and jacuzzi as well as free wifi.

A beautiful villa to rent in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote, which is very well equipped including free wifi internet access and satellite TV with lots of channels.

Outside there is a private heated pool, jacuzzi and pool table, as well as an alfresco dining area and Canarian style barbeque.

There is one double bedroom and two twin rooms with two bathrooms, one with bath and shower overhead and the other with a walk-in shower.

Where to Eat in Lanzarote

La Tegala

La Tegala

A restaurant in Macher serving high end traditional Canarian cuisine.

La Tegala is a fine restaurant situated in the village of Macher just above Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. The chef is German Blanco who has created a formidable menu which specialises in high end traditional Canarian cuisine. The restaurant enjoys amazing views towards Fuerteventura. Particularly recommended are any of the fish dishes, suckling pig, creamy squid rice of the lobster, apple and avocado salad. The main courses start from around 20 euros. Bear in mind that the restaurant is close all Sundays and on Monday lunchtimes. It is also best to book a table in advance. Cards are accepted.

The menu changes several times a year so regulars will never tire of the selection of dishes on offer. The chef believes in slow cooking to preserve all the flavours of the ingredients and to make the food richer in vitamins and proteins.

As you walk into the restaurant you are greeted by a modern bar, with a large mural above, by the local artists Juan Gopar. There is an air conditioned dining room with panoramic views which can seat up to 40 people. Two further private rooms can be booked which can seat up to 12 people each.

The restaurant was first opened in 2006 by the owner Antonio Hernandez. It took 4 years to complete the building and renovations of the restaurant and to fulfill his dreams for the site. La Tegala in ancient Canarian language means “vantage point” or “height”, usually in defensive or religious terms, but quite apt given the panoramic views.

Holiday Gite on South Coast of Brittany

Maison Rosie: Holiday Gite on South Coast of Brittany

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Holiday Gite on South Coast of Brittany

A four bedroom holiday gite on South coast of Brittany in the small harbour town of Sainte-Marine, close to Benodet.

Maison Rosie is a four bedroom Holiday Gite on South Coast of Brittany in France. The nearest large coastal town is Benodet. The gite is situated in the picturesque harbour town of Sainte-Marine. It is within easy walking distance of several restaurants and bars at the port as well as a completely unspoilt, white sandy beach. There is also a small supermarket within walking distance, so you can walk out in the morning for your breakfast croissants.

Beach

Beach at Sainte-Marine

South facing beach stretching for 4km with white sand.

This beach is only a 5 minute walk from the gite. It is south facing and great for sun-bathing and swimming. During September it is very secluded, almost like using your own private beach. But in the peak Summer season it is busier with water sports, childrens’ clubs and beach games. The dunes behind are home to many species of birds.

Sainte-Marine itself is a picturesque fishing village. Up until the early 20th century, the fishing industry thrived with over 300 fishermen. However, today there are only 6 working fishing boats, which fish for spider crabs, prawns and sea bass.

Cafe du Port

Cafe du Port

Situated at the water’s edge of port of Sainte-Marine.

The restaurant Le Cafe du Port is situated at the water’s edge of the port of Sainte-Marine with views across the water towards the larger coastal town of Benodet.

The restaurant specialises in seafood including langoustines and lobsters.

The vegetarian starter is also highly recommended.

It is advisable to book a table however. If you are eating here during high season it is lovely to eat outside, but it can get a bit chilly in the evenings during September. Shawls are provided, but inevitably, the tables inside are in high demand, so book early.

 

 

Apartments to Rent in Las Americas

Playa Honda 2 – One Bed: Apartments to Rent in Las Americas

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Apartments to Rent in Las Americas

One of our apartments to rent in Las Americas with one bedroom, sleeping 2 people. The apartment has been fully refurbished.

One of our apartments to rent in Las Americas on the Playa Honda complex. The apartment has been fully refurbished.

It is on the 3rd floor and enjoys garden views. There is also a sun lounger on the balcony.

The bedroom has a double bed and the lounge includes a large sofa and satellite TV with English channels.

The ensuite bathroom includes a shower.

4 x 4 Camel Safari

Camel Park

Situated near Chayofa, North of Los Cristianos.

This excursions starts off in the village of Vilaflor, which is the highest village on the island. The village is surrounded by pine forrests and the economy is still based on agriculture, mainly wine and potatotes. There is a medieval church and lots of white washed houses. Vilaflor was the location of the first hotel in Tenerife, a rural hotel which is ideal for couples seeking a romantic secluded break.

On this excursion you can visit Mount Teide next, the famous volcano which is over 12,000 feet high. The higher you go, the more the amount of greenery deceases, until you end up in a barren landscape (which have been used for a lot of films for this reason). The whole area is now part of a National Park, which means that it is protected from development.

Finally, the excursion finishes with a visit to a Camel Park where you can experience a ride on the back of a camel. The climate in Tenerife is very suitable for camels, as it is very desert like. In the past the camel was used in Tenerife for the transport of people and cargo as well as for tilling the land. This Camel Park was the first camel breeding centre, beginning with 15 camels on a banana farm in Guaza in 1988 and ending up with 60 camels by 1993. There are also many farm animals to see here including ducks, donkeys, goats and hens.