Updated 31 January: The first month of 2019 is going out with a bang, with rain forecast for tomorrow and a yellow alert for costeros. This applies mainly to north Tenerife but already today we’re seeing skies clouding over throughout the island. The alert for costeros (“coastal phenomena” – wild and rough seas) is for Saturday and applies mainly in the metropolitan area and along the north coast. Next week itself should see the wind coming from the east again bringing back some calima with high gusts and higher temperatures than of late.

Updated 17 January 2019: Aemet is forecasting that we could see the first snows on 2019 on Teide in the next 24 or so hours as the calm African system we’ve had now for weeks finally gives way to the alisios from the north bringing cooler moister weather. This should mean rain, especially in the north, though at present this is not thought to be heavy. We all know how quickly these forecasts can develop, though. For the moment, therefore, the thing most of us are most likely to see is a white Teide!

Anaga Mountains

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 Ancient Drago Milenario Tree

No trip to Tenerife would be complete without a glimpse at the Drago Milenario (‘Dragon Tree’), the national symbol of the island. So-called because of its red resin, which looks like ‘dragon’s blood’ and is reputed to have numerous medicinal benefits, it has been...

Cheaper Rental Property Fail

Updated 7 February 2019: The Spanish Congress has failed to approve this legislation, and so all the law reverts to the previous measures. This means that there now will not be an increase in the period of residential rental contracts which will continue to be...

The First Ever Living at Sea Festival

Arona Ayuntamiento has announced the first ever “Sailing Living Fest” to be held at the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas’ sports harbour. It will be from 11am Tuesday and Wednesday 29 and 30 January, and it’s described as a pioneering festival dedicated to sailing. The...

Craft Beer Festival

Craft beer festivals are always popular and now another one has been announced for on Saturday 2 February. The usual range of artisan beers will be on offer from 1 to midnight in La Caleta.

Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that after nearly ten years in the planning, building is at long last starting on the new 5* touristic complex Cristal Building right at the top of Los Gigantes. The apartments will naturally have the most stunning of...

Routes For Teide Walkers Published

Updated 19 January: The programme of almond blossom walks in the Santiago del Teide foothills has now been unveiled and is as follows: Saturday 26 January: – 9am: General Route ALMENDROS EN FLORa. long walk, 5 hrs, high difficultyb. short walk, 4 hrs, medium...

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