Written with insight and passion by travel writers who, for 14 years, lived and worked on the island, travelling its length and breadth to research, photograph and record every aspect of island life, The Real Tenerife is a real insider guide.

This Tenerife guide is packed with information, tips and personal recommendations. Part One takes you into the heart of all things Tenerife – the extraordinary landscape that morphs from arid volcanic to lush sub-tropical; the fascinating history of a frontier island at the crossroads between old and new worlds; the abundant harvest of fish, seafood, tropical fruits, plump grapes and ancient potatoes that produce first-class gastronomy and award-winning wines; and not least, the language, customs, fiestas and costumes of its people.

Part Two is a comprehensive guide to every city, town, major village and hamlet on the island, giving an insight into its roots and personality, recommending places to stay and to eat, and highlighting the best of what to see and do. In the final section you’ll find useful insider tips including the authors’ favourite things to do on Tenerife and ways to make your holiday money go further. Along the way, you’ll uncover myriad surprises including ancient drago trees, mysterious pyramids and an abandoned leper colony.


Arguably the most comprehensive guide to Tenerife available in the English language.


The Real Tenerife

Fully Updated

November 2020

"Great book. Written with wit and humour. Bought it for my first trip to Tenerife and it gave me a fantastic insight in the life of the island."

purry_catsAmazon review

"Brilliant product, enjoyed the complete book and got lots of ideas about journeys."

Carl Anthony, HampshireAmazon reviewer

"Great conversational tone and insightful knowledge from someone who really knows the island."

Tim JasperAmazon reviewer

"It certainly does give you good advice and is quite humorous in places. It certainly gives plenty of ideas for places to visit and things to watch out for."

mayanguyAmazon reviewer
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