Apartment to Rent on Santa Maria

Santa Maria 103 – One Bed: Apartment to Rent on Santa Maria


apartment to rent on santa maria

A one bedroom apartment on the Santa Maria complex in the San Eugenio area of Tenerife. This apartment has a double balcony with sea view.

This one bedroom apartment to rent on Santa Maria is situated on the 3rd floor and enjoys sea and pool views. Patio doors from the lounge and bedroom lead to the large balcony south facing balcony, which is furnished with sun loungers and a patio table and chairs as well as a sun canopy.

The bedroom has 2 single beds and there is also a ceiling fan. The lounge has satellite TV with English channels. The bathroom has a bath with shower overhead, as well as a washing machine.

Loro Parque

Loro Parque

Large zoo on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife.

Loro Parque is a large zoo situated in Puerto de la Cruz in the North of Tenerife. There are many shows and displays to watch, the most memorable and spectacular of which is the orca/whale show. The dolphin and sea lion shows are also very popular. The park is home to many endangered species. You can visit the penguins who live on a huge man-made iceberg, the largest to be found outside of the Artic area. Loro Parque is also home to many other species such as sharks, tigers, chimps, gorillas, sea horses, piranhas, exotic fish, flamingos, tortoises, alligators, iguanas, otters, jaguars and pelicans. You should be on the look out for the many parrots which can be spotted as  you wander around the park. Infact, Loro Parque is famous for the parrots as Loro Parque in Spanish means “parrot park”. The Parque was first opened in 1972, when it concentrated on displaying parrots, but on a much smaller scale. Today the Parque has grown considerably and is home to over 4000 parrots, representing 350 species. Infact the Parque has the largest collection of parrots in the world, which makes it an important influence on the conservation of the species. There are also various restaurants and bars onsite for guests to enjoy. Opening hours are 08:30 until 18:45 daily.


Private Apartments Santa Maria Tenerife

Santa Maria 57 – Studio: Private Apartments Santa Maria Tenerife


private apartments santa maria tenerife

Holiday accommodation in Santa Maria complex in Costa Adeje Tenerife. Many with sea and pool views.

We are proud to announce that this ground floor studio on Santa Maria has just been refurbished with a new bathroom and a new kitchen. Click on the link above to see the new photos, which have been taking professionally.

The apartment has air conditioning as well as ceiling fans in the bedroom and living areas.

There is a new sofa bed and satellite TV with English channels.

Molina Blanco Restaurant

Molino Blanco

A special and highly recommended restaurant in Tenerife.

The Molina Blanco Restaurant is situated in San Eugenio Alto close to Aqualand. The word in Spanish means “white windmill”, which is just what you will find at the entrance to the restaurant.

For hundreds of years the staple food in the Canary Islands was gofio which is a flour which would have been milled in windmills such as the one at the Molino Blanco restaurant. Today few of these windmills survive.

It was relevant for Don Felipo, who founded the restaurant in the 1990s, as the windmill represents tradition in the Canaries.

The restaurant is consists of an indoor dining room and a garden terrace. But this is not just a restaurant, as it also offers a side order of entertainment, featuring live music in a romantic ambiance.

The top quality menu is made up of  a mixture of traditional Canarian and international dishes. The chef uses fresh seasonal produce including fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. The cuisine is traditional done really well, rather than being a challenging alternative to what our palates expect.

It isn’t too expensive either, with main courses averaging at 20 euros and starters for 12 euros. You can pay less than 100 euros for 3 courses and a bottle of wine for 2 people.




Beach Villa in Corralejo Fuerteventura

Villa Denise: Beach Villa in Corralejo Fuerteventura


beach villa in corralejo fuerteventura

A beautiful villa with three bedrooms right on Galera Beach in the resort of Corralejo, Fuerteventura. The villa has air conditioning and wireless internet access.

This beach villa in Corralejo Fuerteventura is available for holiday rental. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Enjoying all the modern conveniences, it has air conditioning and wireless internet access.

Out side there is a private heated pool with sun loungers and a sun parasol. A private gate leads directly to Galera Beach, which has incredibly soft white sand. It is also gently shelving so very calm and safe for families.

Aloe Vera Fuerteventura

Aloe Vera Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is said to produce the best aloe vera in the world, which is surprising when you think that the volcanic landscape isn’t good for growing plants in general.

Aloe Vera has incredible qualities and endless uses.  You can drink it, it can be used for perfume, for sun protection, to keep skin looking young, as shower gel or as shampoo.

Although it looks like a cactus, it is actually party of the Lily family, as is garlic. There are over 400 different varieties of Aloe Vera, but the variety with the magical qualities is ALOE VERA BARBADENSIS. It is happy growing in dry ground with little water, and likes lots of sunshine, making Fuerteventura a perfect place for it to flourish. 

It has been used throughout the ages. Alexander the Great used it for healing wounds from battles and Cleopatra is said to have used it as a beauty cream. Christopher Columbus is said to have stocked his ships with Aloe Vera plants before returning from the Canary Islands.

We can recommend a trip to the Aloe Vera Plant, if you are planning to visit Fuerteventura. It is situated in Tiscamanita, or the Aloe Vera Information Centre in Jandia. There are also Aloe Vera plants in the Valles de Ortega.


Apartment to Rent on Las Floritas Tenerife

Las Floritas 16 – Two Bed: Apartment to Rent on Las Floritas Tenerife


apartment to rent on Las Floritas Tenerife

A two bedroom apartment with pool view on the Las Floritas complex in the centre of Playa de las Americas, Tenerife.

This apartment to rent on Las Floritas Tenerife enjoys pool and sea views from the balcony.

It is comfortably furnished with a corner sofa, dining table and chairs and TV. There is also a DVD and CD player.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with an oven and a tall fridge/freezer.

There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The bathroom has a bath with shower overhead.

Pyramids of Guimar

Pyramids of Guimar

rectangular terrace pyramid structures made from lava stone with no mortar

The Pyramids of Guimar are situated in the Chacona area of the town of Guimar, which is 40km south of Santa Cruz. They are terrace structures made from lava stones which are placed together with no mortar. They are clever constructions as the single thing which holds the structure together is the perfect and neat way the stones of different shapes and sizes have been placed together, closely knit with no gaps, making the structure strong.

There is a great deal of controversy over the reason for their existence. Some say that after the Spanish conquest, Spaniards were clearing the land for agriculture and piled the stones they found to make these structures. Others say that they are copied from the Egyptian pyramids. But for me a more likely reason is that they were built by the ancient Guanches. There is a cave under one of the pyramids which is known to have been used by the Guanches. It is 8 metres long and remains have been found there including beads from a necklace, earthenware fragments and fish and goat bones. The Guanches inhabited the island between 680-1020AD. It is also interesting that the town of Guimar, before the Spanish conquest, was home to one of the Kings of Tenerife, thereby making Guimar the capital. One would suppose that the pyramids were used by the Guanches in worship, which would include dancing, singing, wrestling and other sports.


Villa to Rent in Playa Blanca Lanzarote

Villa Minnie: Villa to Rent in Playa Blanca Lanzarote


villa to rent in playa blanca lanzarote

A four bedroom detached villa near to the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. The villa has a private heated pool and free wifi internet access.

This villa to rent in Playa Blanca Lanzarote has four bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people. Each of the bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and the master bedroom also has it’s own dressing room.

Outside there is a private heated pool, surrounded by a large sun terrace with 8 sun loungers. There is also a covered terrace with patio table and chairs and a barbeque for alfresco dining.

The lounge is comfortably furnished with 3 large leather sofas and satellite TV. The kitchen is well equipped including a washing machine and dishwasher and a large dining table.

Chinijo Archipelago

La Graciosa

One of the islands of the Chinijo Archipelago in the Canary Islands.

The Chinijo Archipelago is situated in the North East of the Canaries and North of Lanzarote. It consists of the islands of La Graciosa, which is the largest of them, Alegranza, Montana Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.

The only populated island is La Graciosa, where 700 people live. It is a mile wide and you can walk around the island in a day. It belongs to the municipality of Teguise and forms part of the nature reserve Parque Natural del Archipelago Chinijo, which also includes Los Riscos de Famara, the rocky coastline in the North of Lanzarote.

Part of the attraction of the island is that there are no hotels and no roads, just sand or dirt tracks. This makes it ideal for hiking. You can also hire mountain bikes at the harbour or book safari island trips. There are plenty of long golden sandy beaches which are unspoilt and deserted. Playa de las Conchas is the most impressive of these on the North West coast, from where you have views of the other islands in the archipelago. The other islands can be reached by fishing boats but it is not allowed to land on them, because they form part of the Natural Park and are home to some endangered species. It is also home to rabbits and partridges who thrive on the islands.

Guests staying in comfort on Lanzarote can take day trips to Las Graciosa by taking a ferry from Orzola harbour. The ferries depart 3-4 times per day and the journey is around 30 minutes long. The ferry docks at Caleta de Sebo, which is where Jean de Bethencourt, the conquerer of Lanzarote, would have landed in the early 1400s. Most of the inhabitants live in Caleta de Sebo, which has a post office, bank, 2 supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. The rest of the inhabitants live further along the coast in Casas de Pedro Barba.


Apartments to Rent on Parque Royal Tenerife

Parque Royal 2 – One Bed: Apartments to Rent on Parque Royal Tenerife


apartments to rent on parque royal tenerife

These apartments to rent on Parque Royal Tenerife are very close to the beach. This particular apartment has been recently refurbished.

One of our apartments to rent on Parque Royal Tenerife, which has been recently refurbished with new furniture, including an L-shaped sofa bed in the lounge.

The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances, including a coffee maker, which is a nice touch.

The terrace is furnished with a patio table and chairs and enjoys a sea and pool view.

The bathroom has a shower cubicle and the washing machine is also located here. In the bedroom there are 2 single beds and a ceiling fan above.

Excursion to La Gomera

La Gomera

Canary Islands

La Gomera is the 2nd smallest island on the Canary Islands. It has a population of 24,000 people. The capital on the island is San Sebastian de La Gomera. It is also known as the Columbian island, because the explorer Christopher Columbus one stopped here for supplies.

Like Tenerife the Southern part of the island is known for it’s warmer weather. It reaches an average temperature of 22 degrees C all year round.

Since 1445 La Gomera was governed by Hernan Peraza I. His son Hernan Peraza the Younger was very cruel to the islanders, the Aborigines of La Gomera. Because of this there was a revolt, resulting in the violent death of Hernan Peraza the Younger. His wife Beatriz de Bobadilla, with the help of Pedro de Vera (Conquerer of Gran Canaria), put an end to the revolt, but she was also very cruel. She was married later to another important personality in the conquest of the Canaries, Alonso Fernández de Lugo. She also received Christopher Columbus on some of his visits to the island. She died in the court of Madrid in 1504.

In the 16th century, the island was attached by Dutch and British pirates. The worst of these raids was that of the Berbers which swept across the island.


Apartment to Rent on Lagos de Fanabe

Lagos de Fanabe 2 – One Bed: Apartment to Rent on Lagos de Fanabe


apartment to rent on lagos de fanabe

A one bedroom apartment with pool and sea view on the Lagos de Fanabe complex in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. The apartment has wifi internet access.

This one bedroom apartment to rent on Lagos de Fanabe has been recently refurbished and includes wifi internet access.

The balcony enjoys sea views and is furnished with a patio table and chairs with colourful and stylish cushions.

The comfortable living room has satellite TV with English channels.

There is a washing machine in the refurbished bathroom.

Click on the links above to read more about the apartment, see photos and check availability.

Abama Golf

Abama Golf

golf course In Tenerife

Abama Golf & Spa Resort is one of several golf courses in the South of Tenerife and also one of the newest as it was completed in 2005. As it is built on a cliff-top in Guia de Isora, it enjoys amazing ocean views. There is a beautiful un-spoilt beach at the bottom of the cliff, with a beach club serving freshly prepared food and cocktails. This is a truly luxury destination with 5 start accommodation ranging from hotel suites to luxury serviced apartments, all with free wifi. There are seven pools, including three which are reserved for adults only.The hotel offers Michelin star, world class dining. There are a total of 10 restaurants in the hotel serving a wide range of cuisines including tapas and seafood, Japanese, Argentinian and Italian food. The Lobby Bar is ideal for relaxing in the evening over a drink and listening occasionally to live music. The golf course itself is an 18 hole Par 72 course which is 6.271 metres long with 22 lake, white sand bunkers, 25,000 palm trees and waterfalls. The golf price includes buggies with GPS and fresh fruit and water is offered around the course. There are also seven tennis courts and guests can also book lessons. Children are also well catered for. There is a Childrens’ Club, which arranges activities including table tennis tournaments, jewellery making and talent shows.

Lanzarote Villa with Gated Pool

Villa Adelita: Lanzarote Villa with Gated Pool


lanzarote villa with gated pool

A three bedroom villa with private gated pool and jacuzzi. It is situated in the resort of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.

This Lanzarote villa with gated pool has three bedrooms and is situated in the Puerto del Carmen resort in Lanzarote, which is in walking distances of all the amenities including restaurants, shops and the beach.

It has a gated pool and jacuzzi and the lower terrace with plenty of sun loungers. The upper terrace has a covered area for alfresco dining with a table and chairs and a barbeque.

There is satellite TV in the living room as well as all three of the bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms including an ensuite bathroom. The villa has all the mod cons including a dishwasher and washing machine.

History of Lanzarote

Juan de Bethencourt

Norman knight who broke his lance on arriving on the island, declaring “Lanza rota” – meaning broken lance.

Lanzarote may have been named after a Genoese sailor called Lancelotto, who landed on the island in 1312. Or some say that it was down to the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt who broke his lance on arriving on the island and declared “Lanza rota”, meaning broken lance. Alternatively, it could be due to the French nobleman, Lancelot, who came tot he island on one of Bethencourt’s expeditions.

The most important expedition in the history of Lanzarote was ordered by King Alfonso IV of Portugal. The sailors on this expedition counted 13 islands in the Canaries. There were 7 major islands: Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. Then they also counted 6 minor islands: Alegranza, Montana Clara, La Graciosa, Roque del Oeste, Roque de Este and Lobos. The sailors were greeted by the local Guanches graciously, but sadly in the years to follow there were many private raids.

Villa in Corralejo for Rent

Villa in Corralejo for Rent / Villa Sonia

A three bedroom villa in Corralejo for rent with private pool. The villa has wifi internet access and satellite TV.


villa in corralejo for rent

A three bedroom villa with private pool in the Corralejo resort in Fuerteventura. The villa has wifi internet access and satellite TV.

A spacious, luxury villa in Corralejo for rent. It is very well located, being only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Corralejo and a 15 minute walk from the famous Flag beach.

There are three bedrooms, two with double beds and one twin room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. There is a 2nd family bathroom.

The living room is spacious and modern in style with a comfortable L-shaped sofa, satellite TV including English channels and a dining table and chairs.

The villa has wifi internet access.

Outside there is a private pool and a garden with sun loungers. A pagoda provides partial shade for a seating area and there is an upper terrace with spectacular views.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped and includes extra touches such as a juicer, blender and coffee maker. There is also a washing machine and dishwasher.

History of Fuerteventura

Guize and Ayose

Statues of the 2 Kings Guize and Ayose

The island of Fuerteventura was first inhabited by a primitive pagan people, before the invasion of the Europeans. These people were called ‘Mohorero’, coming from the word ‘mahos’ which is the goatskin shoe which the people wore. The Mohoreros are said to have come originally from North Africa.

A wall divided the island into 2 kingdoms. In the North Maxorata was ruled by Guize and in the South Jandia by Ayose. Both were advised by two priestesses Tamonante and Tibiabin.

The Mohoreros used to live in underground dwellings and caves. They lived on cheese, milk, goat’s meat, fish, shellfish and golfio which is made from toasted barley flour and is still on sale in supermarkets today. They were a spiritual people, who used the mountains for pagan ceremonies and rituals.

Large Villa for Rent in Costa Adeje

Villa Shiraz: Large Villa for Rent in Costa Adeje


large villa for rent in costa adeje

A large villa with size bedrooms which can sleep up to 11 or 12 people in the Costa Adeje area of Tenerife. It has air conditioning and wifi internet access.

Villa Shiraz is a large villa for rent in Costa Adeje which can sleep 11 or 12 people. There are 6 bedrooms including a family bedroom with a double bed and 2 single beds.

This luxury villa has air conditioning, as well as wifi internet access.  There is also satellite TV including English channels.

Outside there is  a private heated pool surrounded by plenty of sun loungers. The villa enjoys amazing sea views and has electric gates and shutters on the windows. It has been recently refurbished and includes all the mod cons which you would expect to find in a luxury self catering villa, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Tenerife History

Mount Teide

Volcano on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife was originally formed from three separate islands 3 million years ago. The island was finally born after the Teide volcano melted them altogether. The last eruption of the volcano took place near Santiago del Teide in 1909.

Spain conquered Tenerife over 500 years ago.The name of the Spanish conquerer was Alonso Fernandez de Lugo. In 1484 he landed in Santa Cruz, which was called Anaza at the time. De Lugo had been ordered by the Spanish king to suppress the last of the natives (Guanches). But the Guanches were very brave and courageous. There was a battle an 2000 Spanish soldiers died, and De Lugo was seriously injured. The town where this took place has been renamed La Matanza ever since, which means “massacre” in Spanish. However, despite this victory, in 1495 the Guanches succombed to the plague, which finally lead to Tenerife being conquered by the Spanish crown.