Follow us on social media:


The Coffee of Tenerife

The Barraquito as a coffee cocktail unique to the canary islands, Tenerife being it’s universal capital

The drink brings layers of sweetness and alcohol over the traditional and is best enjoyed after food as a replacement over dessert, but can also be consumed any other time which will perhaps probably inevitably happen once you’ve tasted it.

There are many slight variations of Barraquito depending on where you go and how well equipped they are to make it, but don’t worry! You’ll be able to get one pretty much anywhere that serves drinks on the island. Typically you will receive the drink presented in a glass directly without mixing, showing its very well distinguishable layers.

Traditionally a Barraquito is composed of the following ingredients: Condensed milk followed by licor 43 (a Spanish liquor made from citrus and fruit juices and flavoured with vanilla and other aromatic herbs and spices, for a total 43 different ingredients) The coffee comes next (typically espresso) And then topped with a frothy milk. Usually the drink is then decorated with a sprinkle of cinnamon and lemon peel, but can vary as many places like to put their own twist on it, just ask for a ‘house special Barraquito’ you wont be disappointed.

A Breif History of the Santa Cruz Carnival Music

Tenerife’s carnival dates back hundreds of years to the island’s earliest European settlement in the late 15th century.  The Carnival of Santa Cruz is the second most popular of its kind in the world after the Rio de Janeiro carnival in Brazil. The Spanish conquest in...

The Languages of Tenerife

The native language is Spanish. In the south English is spoken by everyone with German and Italian common too, but in the north, fluent English is spoken by fewer people. No big problem should be anticipated regarding communication, though. A good tip is to pronounce...

The Beautiful Garachico

If you’re looking for something off the tourist trail, head to to the Anaga Mountains in the north east of the island. Formed by a volcanic eruption 7-9 million years ago, this prehistoric mountain range is the oldest part of the island, and a trip here feels like...

The Awe-inspiring Punta de Teno,

This rugged, rocky headland ten kilometers from Buenavista is the most westerly point on the island and a great place to get away from the crowds and blow away the cobwebs with a bit of bracing sea air. Admire the active lighthouse perched precipitously on the rocks,...

The Pyramids of Güímar

The Pyramids of Güímar are six rectangular pyramid-shaped, terraced structures built from lava stone without the use of mortar. They are located in the district of Chacona, part of the town of Güímar on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. The...


Pin It on Pinterest