Category Archives: Living on Tenerife

Life in General on the Island

Head to the hills, Vilaflor – Tenerife

Close to the south of Tenerife is the quaint village of Vilaflor. Surrounded by pine forests it is the highest village in Spain, located at 1,500 meters above sea level. It has been a long time since we last visited but the … Continue reading

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The dreaded Calima

Recently I tried to explain the weather tourists were seeing on the webcams wasn’t just cloud but a Calima. This isn´t the first time this discussion has taken place on TripAdvisor, earlier this year a visitor insisted the weather was … Continue reading

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Nelson and the Battle of Santa Cruz

On the 220th anniversary of the Gesta, which took place on July 25, 1797 the recreation of the battle, will once again be held in Santa Cruz on 21, 22 and 23 July 2017. It is organized by the Historical Cultural … Continue reading

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Sit at the Mafia table

“La Mafia se sienta a la Mesa” Opens Restaurant in Santa Cruz. I was so pleased to learn that La Mafia has opened in Tenerife as when on a short break to Saville we ate in one of their restaurants … Continue reading

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Healthcare in the Canary Islands

I have said on several occasions that the healthcare, particularly in Tenerife, is excellent. Below is a chart showing you how to access the system as a permanent resident of Spain. Follow the flowchart to find out which situation matches … Continue reading

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