Our Travels

Wine Tasting In Tenerife

Having asked for wine recommendations before setting off to Tenerife, we were pleased to find 4 of them to taste during our stay. The first was a bottle of Tajinaste Blanco Afrutado from Bodegas Tajinaste at La Concepción in Santa Cruz. Bodegas Tajinaste vines are situated in the Valle de La Orotava in Tenerife and made from 100% Listán Blanco. Denominación de Origen Valle de La Orotava Appearance: Clean and bright, yellow in colour with a green tinge Aromas: Tropical…

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Bodeguita Algarrobo, Puerto del la Cruz

This was recommend to us by our friends Jack and Andy, who we met there for lunch. The location was perfect as we were staying in Hotel Botanico, right across the road. It’s a small restaurant, but offers both indoor and outdoor tables. The decor is modern, clean and light – the place feels a cut above the usual tapas bar. . They have a big range of daily specials, and as a group we opted to go for a…

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La Esquina del Parque, Santa Cruz

We might like staying in nice hotels but we do love eating like a local, and you can’t get better value than a menú del día when visiting Spain. As we were too early to check into the Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz we stepped out of the hotel to find somewhere conveniently close for lunch. The obvious choice was the Cocina Urbana, directly opposite the hotel, however we wandered through the beautiful Parque García Sanabria and couldn’t help…

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La Villa de Aguimes, Gran Canaria

Agüimes is a beautiful traditional example of a municipal town in the Canary Islands, and only a short drive from Gran Canaria’s airport. The parish church of San Sebastian is an obvious landmark to aim for when approaching the town of Agüimes, the historic centre was clearly signposted and we found a parking space easily. The Parroquial de San Sebastían was built in three phases, the first of which started in 1796 and the third ended in 1940. Gothic, Neo-Classical…

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Guayadeque, Gran Canaria

I was absolutely fascinated by the valley of Guayadeque. Guayadeque is a ravine or barranco as they’re called in Spanish, situated between the towns of Agüimes and Ingenio. What’s special about this particular place is the variety of cave dwellings along the route, which have been transformed into houses and restaurants. Sadly on this occasion, we didn’t spend any time out of the car, as it was only the second point of interest along our rural tour of Gran Canaria.…

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Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria

It was our first time to the holiday resort of Playa del Inglés in the south of Gran Canaria. We didn’t know what to expect and after only a short stay we can quite honestly say, it’s not for us. That’s not that we wouldn’t stay there again, in fact we’re already planning a second stay at the Bohemia Suites & Spa Hotel. Playa del Inglés beach is fabulous and it’s easy to see why thousands of Brits flock to…

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Tejeda, Gran Canaria

We couldn’t have found a more beautiful spot for lunch if we had planned it, Tejeda is stunning. We seemed to have spent an eternity climbing up the twisting road to reach the highest point of Gran Canaria, known as the Pico de las Nieves at 1949 metres. There’s no denying it was a marvellous view and a beautifully clear day too, we could see for miles, Mount Teide was visible on the neighbouring island of Tenerife. Our tummies rumbling,…

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Our Travels

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