Ocean-friendly trips will be an eye-opener

PROYECTO FarFalle, is an environmentally-friendly tourism company with a difference, here in Tenerife. It combines a boat trip out to sea from its Los Gigantes base, along with oceanographer Carmen Melendez, who founded the company. The trip raising awareness and a conscience, demonstrating the importance of conserving, caring for and respecting our environment, which is, […]

Poema del Mar – a fantastic, aquatic wonderland!

by Tara Scarlata IN the main port of Las Palmas, in Gran Canaria, there is an impressive building, which is very modern in design. The outside comes alive at night and is beautifully lit, which entices you to find out what is inside. Opened in winter 2017, it’s an amazing aquarium, full of ocean life […]

Spain’s oldest cave art is discovered at altitude

PREHISTORIC cave art has been found at the highest-known altitude in Spain, at 2,200 metres (7,218 feet) above sea-level. These are also the northern-most cave drawings ever discovered in the country, and unearthed inside two niches in the mountains of the Góriz Valley – part of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park in the […]

Canaries’ settlers came long before Europeans

THE Canary Islands today conjure images of holiday-makers, seeking all-year-round sun. But the islands actually have a long, interesting human history, which predates European settlers according to a new DNA study. The Spanish-owned archipelago, comprising the main islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro, sits off the north-west […]

Flybmi collapse strands hundreds of passengers

THE Flybmi airline blamed Brexit, after leaving hundreds of passengers stranded throughout Europe when the British regional airline ceased operations without warning last Saturday after going bankrupt. British Midland Regional Limited, the airline operating as Flybmi, made the announcement after filing for administration, the British version of bankruptcy, because of inflated fuel costs and uncertainty over Britain’s […]

How the Virgin Mary came to settle down in in Candelaria basilica

MOST countries have national shrines, but few of them can claim a beginning as unique, and a history as chequered, as the one in Candelaria. As everyone knows, it is named the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, and is a centre of devotion to the Virgin Mary. The origin reaches back for more than […]

Greetings! It’s great to be back!

LET me introduce myself: my name is Vanessa, and I am in my 20th year as a permanent, Tenerife resident. Quite a few years ago, my husband and I began our own business selling excursions, and this has grown into a fully-licensed travel agency. Over time, experience has taught me that the Spanish tour operators […]

A tour of discovery!

by Tara Scarlata MOST of you will have heard of Loro Parque, or maybe even visited. It’s a great day out for all ages, from 2 to 102, and everyone will find something they like! After visiting Loro many times over the last 15 years, this time we wanted to see a bit more. We […]

The sun sets on a magical trip!

By Tara Scarlata THE sunsets in Tenerife can be pretty spectacular, and, with La Gomera as a backdrop, they are a special experience that visitors to Tenerife can enjoy. To make it that little more magical, we set sail on the Mustcat Catamaran, for their first sunset trip of the season. We were warmly welcomed […]

Holidaying abroad? It’s Double Dutch to some!

BRITISH tourists are ditching the traditional phrasebook when abroad, preferring instead to translate the local language via their phones. Getting in a round seems to be a priority for holiday-makers, according to a new survey, which shows that 28% of Brits, on their most recent overseas holiday, learned how to order drinks in the local […]

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