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.

 

 

Playa Blanca Villa to Rent with Air Con

Villa Virginia: Playa Blanca Villa to Rent with Air Con

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Playa Blanca Villa to Rent with Air Con

A Playa Blanca villa to rent with air con in both bedrooms. The villa also has free wifi throughout the villa, a private heated pool and a pool table.

This Playa Blanca Villa to Rent with Air Con is situated in the Montana Roja area of the resort and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Both bedroom have air conditioning. There is free wifi internet access throughout the villa as well as a large Smart TV with satellite channels including ITV, BBC and Sky channels.

Outside the villa has a private heated pool and hot tub, both with night lighting. There is a solarium bed and a comfortable seating area. A separate covered terrace with an alfresco dining area is provided with a Canarian style barbeque.

Beaches in Playa Blanca

Playa Dorada

Playa Dorada

A popular beach in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

This beach is very popular with tourists as it is set in a bay and provides calm waters for swimmers and snorkellers. The honey-coloured sand is soft and the waters shallow which also makes it perfect for families with small children. There is a beach side promenade where you will fine ice cream shops, retaurants and play areas. Water sports are also available including banana rides, parascending and jet-skiing.

Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo

Another very nice beach in Playa Blanca.

Playa Flamingo is an attractive, safe and clean beach to the West of the resort of Playa Blanca. Although just outside of town, there are a number of restaurants and shops available. It is the nearest sandy beach to this villa, just a short car ride away. However, there are lifeguards on duty on this beach. The water is also gently shelving, so again great for families with young children.

 

 

Sea View Apartments to Rent in Tenerife

Andalucia 6 – One Bed: Sea View Apartments to Rent in Tenerife

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One of our sea view apartments to rent in Tenerife. The apartment is situated on the Andalucia complex. It has a very spacious balcony.

This one bedroom apartment on the Andalucia complex, is one of our sea view apartments to rent in Tenerife.

The lounge is furnished in a modern style with a large L-shaped sofa bed as well as satellite TV with English channels. There is also a ceiling fan.

In the bedroom there is a double bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes an oven, washing machine and a tall fridge/freezer.

There is a very large balcony with sea views, furnished with patio furniture including sun loungers.

Good restaurants in Costa Adeje

Poseidon

Poseidon

French restaurant in Costa Adeje.

This French restaurant comes very highly recommended. The two chefs are both award winners: Laura Neito and Jose Miguel Barrera. They use only the finest ingredients to create delicious dishes.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is very romantic. You can either eat inside in the stylish and elegant interior or if preferred you can dine on the terrace while enjoying the amazing sea views.

The restaurant is open from 7pm to 11pm Wednesday to Sunday.  Booking is recommended.

Portofino

Portofino

Italian restaurant in Costa Adeje.

This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and has a wide ranging menu including oven based pizzas and fresh pasta with delicious sauces.  There is also a live show each night where you can watch the chef cooking your food in front of you.

The portions are usually very generous so it is advisable to book in advance.  The restaurant scores 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.

It may also be interesting to know that if you are booked into the Bahia Principe Hotel, your reservation will include a certain number of dinners at the Portofino restaurant. Dress code applies: long trousers for the men and formal dresses for the ladies.

Sea Front Apartments to Rent in Corralejo

Vista Lobos 1 – Two Bed: Sea Front Apartments to Rent in Corralejo

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One of our sea front apartments to rent in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. The apartment is situated on the Vista Lobos complex and has two bedrooms.

This two bedroom apartment on Vista Lobos is one of our sea front apartments to rent in Corralejo.

The balcony enjoys amazing sea views as you can see from the photo on the left. The balcony is very spacious with various sets of patio furniture to relax on and enjoy the view.

The lounge is also very spacious with a large L-shaped sofa with a large flatscreen TV.

The 2 bedrooms both have 2 single beds.  The apartment also has a washing machine.

Betancuria

Betancuria

Former ancient capital of Fuerteventura.

Betancuria is the former ancient capital of Fuerteventura, which takes it’s name from Jean de Bethencourt a Norman conqueror who founded the city in 1405. As you can imagine there is an abundance of history to discover here.

The city is set in a picturesque valley next to a stream. The stream is dried up today, but flowed up to the 16th century. The position of the city was carefully planned to avoid attacks from pirates. But despite this there was a devastating pirate attack in 1593 by the pirate Jaban. Everything was destroyed including the church of Santa Maria, which was rebuilt in 1691.

Betancuria remained the capital in 1834. This was due to lack of arable land, which lead to people moving away from the city. The next capital was La Oliva, but later the honour was handed to Puerto de Cabras, known today as Puerto Rosario.

There is lots to see in Betancuria including traditional Canarian houses, churches and convents. We recommend a visit to the Casa Museo Arquebiologico, which can be found on the main street. The museum holds interesting and important archaeological finds including fertility idols. There is also an ancient cannon.

Next to the museum there is the Centro Insular de Artesania, where you can see traditional arts and crafts.

The church is open from 10am to 6pm. It has been fully restored and accepts visitors. It also has it’s own museum.

Don’t miss a visit to Casa Santa Maria where you can watch the locals, crafting hand made products, which are also for sale in the shop. There is also a good restaurant here.

Today Betancuria’s economy is totally based on tourist visitors.