Fish and Chip Fridays in Tenerife

Friday is: Fish-shop FryDay, Fishy Friday, Friday Fish and Chips

  • Serving all your Chip Shop Specials
  • Cod and Chips Mushy Peas
  • Fish, Chips and Peas, tartare sauce, lemon wedge

The Colonial Bar and RestaurantThe Colonial Bar and Restaurant

Live sport coverage, great food, friendly atmosphere and entertainment 7 days. Just some of the reasons we’re Tenerife’s Number 1 venue for holidaymakers! If Soul and Motown’s your thing ...

Hair Of The DogHair Of The Dog

See the video: Becky and Alix from Leeds would like to welcome you to our family run bar on Sunset Bay. Join us for some great food and live acts.

Kerrito BurgersKerrito Burgers

Classic Home Made Burger delivered to you door or eat at Kerrito’s. Fish and Chips Friday. Fish and chips with beer battered cod. Comes with skin on fries, tartare sauce, ...

Fish and Chips Golf del SurFish and Chips Golf del Sur

Friday is Fish-shop FryDay at The Palms  Pool Bar and Restaurant – And It Doesn’t Get Any Better !!!!!! – Serving all your Chip Shop Favourites & much more from ...

The TreehouseThe Treehouse

Country Pub in Chayofa. Fresh homemade food. Sunday Lunch, Great food, live entertainment, well organized sports bar and restaurant.

The Waterfall Golf del SurThe Waterfall Golf del Sur

English bar and restaurant on the Golf, set in the beautiful complex of Las Adelfas 2. Sunday Lunch and Fish Fridays. Live action from the Premier League. Extensive breakfast menu ...

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips Fridays in Tenerife

Fish and Chips All Week

The Reef Chippy on The Golf

The Palms Chippy Las Americas

Weddings in Tenerife

Location: San Isidro

Phone: 690 08 32 26

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Despite the luxurious surroundings and the expense to travel, a wedding in Tenerife is more affordable, and has better value for the money, than a wedding in Northern Europe.​ Venue hire fees are very affordable, and their services more inexpensive, due to no VAT and low taxes. In other words, you receive the five star experience and much more value for the money.

And you will not only get an amazing wedding, you will pamper yourself with a relaxing holiday in our warm and sunny clime.​

As a full-service provider, I offer to take care of everything for my clients, from start to finish. Everything is included in the fixed wedding planner fee. I provide my expert advice, based on your vision and budget.

Wedding Organization in Costa Adeje

Can I buy a Facebook Group?

Facebook’s terms of service forbid selling or purchasing groups:

Do not attempt to or successfully sell, buy, or exchange site privileges, engagement, or product features, such as accounts, admin roles, permission to post, Pages, Groups, likes, etc.

Therefore, buying a FB group can get you into big big trouble!Don’t get scammed or your Facebook account banned.I have never, and would never, sell a Facebook Group. However I have made the mistake of trying to help people who have what I call ‘grey hat practices’, with disastrous results. When you get your account and groups taken down because of that association, you very quickly learn from your mistakes.Don’t misunderstand me, in todays climate people do what they have to to make a living, but likewise the people who buy those groups also have a living to make and being on the receiving end of a FB investigation is …. well finish that sentence yourself!If you have bought a group or paid to have a group ‘made’ for you with a fake membership, I will say this.

  1. Don’t plaster your business details all over the top. The group will slowly die as members realise the aim of the group has changed.
  2. If it’s a genuine group, keep the group functioning as it’s members are used to and advertise with posts.
  3. If it’s a new group, made to sell, get your new members in as quick as possible. FB removes non-contributing members at unspecified intervals.
  4. If your group survives and the ‘seller’ is no longer involved, then you are welcome to advertise here, assuming your group allows appropriate advertising.

Here are some comments from others on the topic.“Members leave your group in large numbers, you might not even break even before the group dies.”“They’d be buying something FB could nuke overnight w/o as much as the tiniest fkn care in the world.”“One wouldn’t buy it unless one could immediately harvest all the names and data in it before FB or the members found out. At the very least that would piss folks off no end.”“Selling a Facebook group without its members authorization is asking for a lawsuit.”Facebook bans the sale of community groups

Henry Cotton Technique – The Golf Swing

Henry Cotton on the Golf Swing

From Henry Cottons Book:

Cotton is golf’s ultimate ‘hands’ man, an unrepentant iconoclast who relentlessly insists: (a) that the ever-growing accent on body action is at best wrongheaded and at worst physically injurious and (b) that there is no way mechanically to program and fundamentalize the golf swing, at least insofar as the average mortal is concerned.

In proclaiming that the key to sound and long-lasting golf lies in the condition and actions of the hands, Cotton does not deny that other methods work – simply that the hands method, once mastered is the easiest, most effective, and longest lasting.

The only really adamant stance he takes is against the concept that the golf swing can be mechanically standardized – a position borne of his own failure to do just that after one of the greatest single efforts in history to accomplish such a goal.

Golf is an individual game and will ever be so, whilst human beings vary in physique. The thoroughness with which American golfers have analysed golf in an attempt to find ‘the secret’ has further convinced me there is no secret.

‘To watch a first-class field drive off must surely convince everyone that a golf ball can be hit in many ways.’
Later he also conceded that his original highly mechanistic approach to developing a putting stroke was one of the chief reasons he was so poor a performer on the greens, compared with his prowess at at reaching them.

Martin Roberts at Chio Golf Shop teaches the Henry Cotton Technique.

Contact: Martin for Golf Tuition 

Location: Chio, Guia de Isora. Tenerife

WhatsApp: 643 191 935

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Tenerife Golf Courses

Golf Club Hire

Pet Insurance in Tenerife

  • Help! My pet has gone missing! In the event of your pet going missing, Pet Insurance will help you find your pet, including the cost of locating your pet and accommodation.
  • In the event of an accident or illness. Pet Insurance provides your pet with the best veterinary care.
  • In the event of death, any expenses arising will be covered to help you during this difficult event.
  • Who will take care of my pet if I have to go into hospital? Don’t worry, your pet will not be neglected, and will enjoy a stay at a pet hotel. When you can’t watch your pet, Pet Insurance will take care of it as you would.

What happens if I don’t have pet insurance?

It’s sensible to be prepared for the financial costs if this should happen. If your pet has an ongoing, terminal or critical condition, you’ll have to pay for regular treatment and medication over your pet’s lifetime.

How much should I cover my dog for?

As a general rule, cover less than €5000 is likely to leave you with problems if your dog gets in a serious accident, and €8000 is the minimum most vets would consider to be fairly comprehensive.

An interesting article: Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?


Things to do in Tenerife

10 Fun Things to do in Tenerife

  1.  Jet Ski Safari 
  2.  Star Gazing at Night
  3.  El Medano Surfing
  4.  Learn to Paint
  5.  Whale and Dolphin Tour with Swim Stop
  6.  Walking Tours
  7.  Siam Park Waterpark
  8.  Learn to Dive
  9.  Take Spanish Lessons
  10. Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car

  • Recommended:  Night Skies Tenerife



 Jet Ski Safari 

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled aquatic adventure as we drive into the essentials of jet skiing! From mastering the controls to crucial safety tips, we ensure you are ready for a thrilling experience on the water. Get ready to explore the sensations of the dynamic water sport that is Jet Ski!

Ocean Jet Ski & Boat

 Star Gazing at Night

The peaks of the island, away from the light pollution of urban areas, are the best place to stargaze in Tenerife. Tenerife’s skies are graced with sever meteor showers throughout the year. Inside the Teide National Park in Las Cañadas in Tenerife you will find an extraordinary natural platform from where you can contemplate the skies.

Night Skies Tenerife offer a range of exciting and fun ways to explore our Universe from the mountains of Tenerife’s Teide National Park.

Night Skies Tenerife

 El Medano Surfing


Looking for the ultimate surfing experience? The beaches of El Medano are perfect to start catching waves or improve your technique. El Medano is a sunny but windy beach and reef break. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions.

Look no further than Ori Surf’s Surfing Week Pack in El Medano, Tenerife! Our pack includes THREE SURF COURSES, BOARD AND WETSUIT RENTAL

Ori Surf El Medano

 Learn to Paint

Join Cherries Attic on the Golf for art and craft activities every week. You can learn new skills, express your creativity and have fun with others. Workshops For Any Level, From Beginners to Advanced

Mountains in Water Colours at Cherries Attic

Website: Portrait Corner

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Whale and Dolphin Tour with Swim Stop

𝖳𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗂𝗌 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗆𝖺𝗇𝗒 𝗉𝖾𝗈𝗉𝗅𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖺𝖻𝗌𝗈𝗅𝗎𝗍𝖾 𝗁𝗂𝗀𝗁𝗅𝗂𝗀𝗁𝗍 𝗈𝖿 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗁𝗈𝗅𝗂𝖽𝖺𝗒𝗌!
Enjoy a 3 to 5-hour whale and dolphin watching excursion off the coast of Tenerife, including lunch and drinks. See pilot whales and other species.

For pre-booking Ocean Tours have some great discounts for the whole family,. 𝖥𝗋𝖾𝖾 𝖿𝗈𝗈𝖽 𝖻𝖺𝗋 & 𝗎𝗇𝗅𝗂𝗆𝗂𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝖽𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗄𝗌 included. Free hotel pickup.

 Walking Tours

Walk with Tenerife Guided Walks: Andy Tomkins otherwise known as ‘Andy Tenerife Walker’ and sometimes referred to as the Guanche of Tenerife, has 25 years experience of walking Tenerifes Great Outdoors!

Tenerife Guided Walks

Siam Park Waterpark 

Siam Park has become the best water park in the world according to Trip Advisor. The water park is one of the most amazing family experiences on the island and is themed around a tropical Thai paradise including temples, blissful relaxation or adrenaline-pumping thrills? It’s your choice – just dive in!

Get Your Siam Park Family Ticket

Spanish Dave Excursions

 Learn to Dive

Here at Granadilla Diving we guarantee to provide you with an exclusive introductory training session for your PADI Discover Scuba Dive. Whether it’s you taking the plunge on your own or you’re wanting to share the experience with your buddies, rest assured, you are going to be the only students in the water with our instructors receiving their undivided attention as we begin your scuba adventure. Let’s Get Wet!

For only an extra €25 you can add an extra dive and double the amount of fun!

Granadilla Diving

 Spanish Lessons

The easiest way to learn Spanish is by speaking and listening to Spanish daily, regardless of your learning status. Whether you are an ex-pat or visitor why not improve your Spanish with lessons here in Tenerife.

Spanish Lessons

Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car

Enjoy a guided tour of Teide National Park and Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. On a Mount Teide Tour with cable car return tickets with a digital audio guide of the trails, you’ll discover Teide National Park: the most visited national park in Europe. 

Excursion Providers

Fly with Clubs or Rent?

Golf Club Hire Tenerife

Contact Martin at Blue Sky Club Hire for a quote

Phone: 618 43 88 26

Fly with clubs or rent?

Here’s what golfers have to say:

  1. If I had a standard package set of clubs I would 100% rent. It’s far easier, has less risk, and exposes me to new clubs that I can demo and that’s fun.
  2. Bringing your own clubs means travelling to and from airports with your suitcase AND golf clubs. That’s a lot of luggage
  3. My rule of thumb is 2 rounds or less rent, 3 rounds or more bring my own sticks.
  4. No risk of your own clubs getting lost or damaged in transit.
  5. If you rent you can: not worry, not carry through airport (etc), try something new, have an excuse for bad shots.
  6. Renting golf clubs gives you the chance to play top of the range sets from the best golf manufacturers in the business.
  7. I would rent. As a beginner. It’s good to experience new clubs and manufacturers. Until you start building your own set.
  8. If you have decided that renting your golf clubs is the right option for you, then be sure to find a quality rental service.
  9. Why would you go on a golf trip and not bring your golf clubs? It’s exceedingly rare that they actually get damaged on the flight
  10. Golf shops almost always carry rental clubs for players who don’t have them. Most rental clubs are relatively new and have decent technology.

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Henry Cotton Technique – The Golf SwingHenry Cotton Technique - The Golf Swing

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Chio Golf ShopChio Golf Shop

Details & contact for Martin Chio Golf Shop. We stock a great selection of metals, irons, putters, chippers, hybrids, specialty wedges, and bags. Open 9 till 9 seven days a week.

Blue Sky Golf Club RentalBlue Sky Golf Club Rental

Blue Sky Club Rental Tenerife – Specialists in delivering golf equipment direct to your accommodation whilst you are golfing abroad. First class golf equipment from top suppliers such as Taylor ...

Tenerife Golf Courses

Golf Club Hire

Planning a Kitchen

Planning Your Kitchen

The kitchen is  probably the most used room in the house. It is where the day starts and ends  and is generally a hive of activity when the family is at home.

It is therefore  very important that this room is well organised and the use of space is  carefully planned. This post is all about planning to make the room safe,  pleasant and relaxing to work in. It will also help to ensure that you have a  kitchen to be proud of and which will add value to your home. 

There are  three simple stages in kitchen planning.

The first is to carefully measure  your room and draw a plan of it, to scale, on the graph paper provided at the  back of this leaflet. Do wall plans as well as a floor plan.

The second is to  list the fitments you want and plan their positioning in the available space –  follow these simple guidelines to ensure that the kitchen you create is  practical and safe, as well as beautiful.

And the third is to visit your local  kitchen suppliers to choose the kitchen style you prefer, and enlist the aid of a Design  Consultant to answer any questions you may have about the planning, and to  process your order.

CCTV Surveys Save Time

Plumbers in Tenerife

How CCTV Surveys can save time and money when unblocking drains

There’s nothing more annoying than a blocked drain. Let’s face it, when you’re trying to have a shower and the water just won’t go down the drain it creates a really unpleasant experience, and in many cases it can leave you trying a whole host of different options before you find the right way to clear it and move on with what you were doing.

When I was younger I used to live with a girl who had long dark black hair – the same as mine – and we found that after every few weeks our shower drains would clog up with hair sending water straight back into our shower environment – not great. After using a mirage of supermarket products we would finally manage to clear it and by doing this every three weeks we would help to keep the drains clear.

Introducing the CCTV survey

Igara Plumbing

This small device is designed to work in the drainage system, identifying potential blockages and sending back information to a main receiver. CCTV surveys allow the user to utilise a GPS function to identify the exact area of the blockage and also to take any pictures that are needed to identify what the potential problem could be. In turn this enables workers to identify efficient methods of unblocking drains.

Another major benefit of a CCTV survey is that your ability to pinpoint the problem means that you can deal directly with that area. So rather than closing off an entire road or road area, you can in turn just close off an area which helps to keep traffic moving and prevent delays.

CCTV surveys are a great way to save time – by pinpointing the exact area of the problem you can deal with it directly rather than causing other unnecessary damage – and money as they enable you to work specifically at one point which saves additional drilling work, staff wages and various other costs. Overall if you are looking to get your drain unblocked quickly then they can be a great service to use to unblock your drainage system with minimal intervention required.

Self Catering Tenerife

Tenerife Self Catering

One persons view says it all.

We prefer self catering to any other board basis. We like it because we can come and go as we please and we love to eat out in different restraints every night and not be confined to 1 place. We don’t like the idea of having to be back for a certain time for tea or whatever.
We went bed and breakfast in August and breakfast was served until 10 am which i thought was reasonable but there were a few mornings when we would have liked to stay in bed a bit longer and a couple of times we did. You can still stay in hotels or aparthotels on a self catering basis so you still get a balcony with the views etc.
We just tend to buy some things in for snacks and maybe have breakfast in so buy bread, beans, bacon etc milk, tea bags things like that.


Tenerife Self Catering

Where to Book Self Catering

There are many places offering self catering in Tenerife but why not cut out the middleman and go to owners direct?


Bargain Holiday Group

Last Minute Holidays in Tenerife, most by owners direct.

This is the place to get a bargain self catering holiday.

One of Our Members


Canary Island Escapes

Private Holiday Apartments, rented by owners.

Canary Island Escapes (Pivate Holiday Rentals)

Well moderated  group with many longstanding members offering private accommodation, rented by owners. From studios and 1 bedroom apartments to luxurious villas. Over 20,000 members.

Many holidaymakers to Tenerife also find  S&J Tenerife Holiday Lettings group useful for private rentals


Here are a few:

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Tenerife Mall

Tenerife Mall

Siam Mall Tenerife

Health Fitness Beauty
Visit and discover the specialist Health Fitness Beauty establishments that one will find at the Américas Plaza Shopping Centre in Tenerife. If deciding on a day of shopping, the Américas Plaza Shopping Centre offers a great selection of stores offering the best products and beauty tips.

Top 10 Malls in Tenerife

1. Siam Mall
The supermarket is also really modern and stocked with everything you could want, a fresh sushi counter, amazing meat. Is Primor open in Siam Mall yet? Opening in August 2024

2. Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque
Beautiful clean and appealing shopping Center very upmarket with a great selection of shops would recommend you visit

3. La Villa Centro Comercial
It has a huge alcampo where you can find many different foods and the clothes shops are so great!

4. La Milla De Oro
The golden mile area is my favourite whether staying in hotel or apartment, and have stayed here the most. Good…

5. Centro Comercial Meridiano
Just your normal shopping centre with food court on top level doing all the normal get fat quickly food,, plenty of…

6. Centro Comercial The Duke Shops
Great selection of shops and bars and if you visit you have to try Prime 400° Steak House, best tasting burger I have…

7. Centro Comercial El Mirador
Just stayed up the promenade from here at the RIU hotel, pleasant small shopping complex only had time for a quick look…

8. Passarella Oasis Centro Comercial
Nice clean great supermarket very nice great place to visit for shopping and restaurants around the complex

9. Centro Comercial Parque Santiago 3
First time we have stayed at Las America’s. We usually like Costa Adeje but the cost was ridiculous at the time. We…

10. Centro Comercial Gran Sur
Also has a few coffee shops, clothing and a cinema. Taxi rank outside near McDonald’s. Underground car park and outside…

ITV in Tenerife (MOT)

Tenerife ITV

Applus Iteuve ITV Book in English

Need an ITV Precheck?

  1. Inspection Request
    When you arrive at your Applus+ Iteuve station, you must go to the offices with the vehicle documentation, where our staff will be happy to assist you in your vehicle inspection.
  2. Polluting Emissions
    We will measure pollutant emission levels, as well as noise in the case of motorcycles and mopeds to ensure that the established limits are not exceeded.
  3. Outside
    We check that the windshield wipers and washers work correctly, and the condition of the doors and their mechanisms guarantee their opening and closing. It is also checked that the glasses are appropriately approved and without breaks that affect the visual field, and that the number of rear-view mirrors are necessary and are in good condition and their fixings are optimal.
  4. Inside
    We check that the seats are appropriate and perfectly anchored to the body, and have the regulatory seat belts with special attention to their operation and fixing and anchoring systems and, if child restraint systems are fitted, they are appropriate.
  5. Lighting and signaling
    The regloscope will allow us to review the state of conservation and adjustment of the vehicle’s lights to allow safe night driving.
  6. Suspension
    Using the suspension bench we will check the effectiveness, condition and balance of the suspensions with the vehicle running.
  7. Brakes and Steering
    Using the phenometer we will check the balance of the brakes.
  8. Clearance detector plates
    We will simulate the movements of the vehicle while stationary. This way we can check the level of wear in systems such as suspension, steering or braking.
  9. Pit Inspection
    The pit allows us to inspect your vehicle’s axles, frame, brakes, steering and suspension in detail.
  10. End of inspection
    Once the inspection is completed, we will discuss the results with you. If it has been a success, you will be given the report and the MOT sticker. If there are serious or very serious defects, we will tell you what they are, what repairs are necessary and when you should return.

 Does your vehicle need a Pre ITV check-up?

Get Your ITV Precheck at Revs Motors

If your vehicle is due for its ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos), Revs Motors has you covered with quick and convenient Pre ITV service. Go to your ITV with the peace of mind knowing all will go well.
You can count on us at Revs Motors for your auto repairs Tenerife South area.

We provide top notch maintenance service for all types of vehicles.
We are certified to service and repair the following makes:

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • Fiat
  • Land Rover
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Porsche
  • Renault
  • Saab
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Volkswagon


Inter-Island Removals Tenerife

Tenerife – Inter Island Removals

Ferries run between the islands daily, with frequent services between the closer ones like Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Ferry companies include Fred Olsen that also has services between La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro with a transfer in Tenerife and between Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

If you are undertaking a large house removal to or from Tenerife then a dedicated removal services will suit you best. An affordable stress-free and worry-free moving service.

Clive Blackburn Removals

Local and Inter- Island Removals


  • Inter – island: Fred Olsen ferries
  • Door to door service (hire full van)
  • Loading items (2 men) incl in price
  • Ferry ticket (return): paid by customer
  • Licensed transporter (receipts available)
  • Renault master l2 h2 11 cubic meters

Phone: +34 609 591 455

Facebook Page: Clive Blackburn Removals

Selecting the right electrician

Electrical problems are a common occurrence for homeowners in Tenerife with older wiring found in many homes. However, due to safety concerns and the complexity of electrical systems, doing repairs on your own is not a good idea. Professionals in residential electrical work often focus on a wide range of areas. Some sole electricians often focus on one specialty, while larger electrical companies focus on a variety of areas. 

What to Look for When Choosing an Electrician

  • Proper licensing/certification
  • Experience/expertise
  • Reputation/reviews
  • Proper insurance
  • Sound safety measures
  • Good communication
  • Professional attitude
  • Detailed estimates

Call today to book in your Test & Inspection

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What exactly is a “Boletin”?

A boletin is an electrical installation certificate for low voltage, or “Certificado de Instalación Eléctrica de baja tension”, most commonly referred to simply as a “boletin”. Your electrician should be able to tell you when and if you require a new boletin.

For properties built after 2002 a boletin can usually be issued without the need for any upgrade to the electrical installation. For properties built before 2002 work is usually required to bring the electrical installation up to the current standard of the Spanish electrical regulations.

More info from Endesa


Peruvian Recipes

Jump to Recipes

Ceviche-N1 Peruvian Restaurant

Peruvian Food Recipes – Traditional and modern Peruvian cuisine recipes from easy to chef level. Try one of these delicious recipes!

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fried Beef)

Lomo Saltado is made with ingredients and techniques that reflect the mix of cultures that contributed to its existence. It’s an example of chifa cooking, a term that describes the Chinese-Peruvian hybrid cuisine created by Chinese immigrants who moved to South America more than a century ago, as well as the restaurants where Peruvian food is served.


2 cups boneless/skinless chicken thighs
5 eggs scrambled and then roughly chopped
2 1/2 cups cold cooked white rice
1/2 cup onions diced small
2 garlic cloves minced
1 whole red bell pepper diced 
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions plus the white parts
salt and pepper for taste
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Soy sauce mix

Full Recipe

Peruvian Picarones

Picarones are a traditional dessert from Peru. Similar to donuts and very common throughout Latin America, picarones are prepared with sweet potato and pumpkin in Peru. They are accompanied by a spiced honey or molasses.


1 pound sweet potatoes
1 pound pumpkin
2 teaspoons aniseed
1 tablespoons sugar
1 ¾ tablespoons active dry yeast
1pound all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil for frying
4 cups chancaca syrup

For the syrup:
2 chancaca pieces
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves, 1 fig leaf
2 star anise
pineapple peels
1 orange, whole


Peel the sweet potatoes and cut in medium sized squares. Peel and chop the pumpkin. Put in a heavy saucepan with the aniseed, add water to cover, and cook over medium high heat until soft. Drain, reserving the water, and process in the food processor or mash the sweet potatoes and pumpkin to form a soft puree.

Cool the water to lukewarm. In a bowl put one cup cooking water and the sugar; add the active dry yeast, stirring until dissolved. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes in a warm place, until it forms a sponge.

Put the potato and pumpkin puree in a large bowl; add the activated yeast. Add the flour, and mixing with your hands add ½ cup of the cooking water, until the dough is no longer sticky, and feels soft and silky. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest in a warm and quiet place, until double or triple in volume, at least two hours.

When the dough is ready, heat a good amount of oil in a big saucepan to deep-fry the picarones.
This is a fundamental step and requires skill and training. With practice, you will get there. Have a bowl with cold water nearby; with one wet hand, take a portion of dough, and quickly try to make a ring shape with your thumb while you put it in the hot oil. With a long wooden stick, turn the picarones around (you can use a kitchen fork to do this).Serve drenched with syrup.
For the syrup:
Chop chancaca and put in a saucepan with cinnamon sticks, cloves, fig leaf, star anise, pineapple peels, and orange. Cover with water and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the chancaca is dissolved and forms a thick syrup. Strain discarding the solids, cool to room temperature, and put in a jar to have it ready to pour over picarones. You can substitute chancaca with molasses syrup or muscovado sugar.

Peruvian Style Fried Rice

Arroz Chaufa is Peruvian’s version of Chinese fried rice. It is influenced by the large amount of Chinese immigrants to Peru. Peru’s fried rice version consists of rice, sweet peppers, green onions, onions, garlic, soy sauce, scrambled eggs chicken and a dash of sesame oil, ginger and cumin.


1 pound (450g) beef tenderloin, skirt steak
1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
1 medium (8-ounce/225g) red onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
4 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 fresh or frozen ají amarillo chile pepper 
2 medium plum tomatoes cut into 3/4-inch-thick wedges
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon  soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems
Freshly ground black pepper
French fries, for serving
Cooked long-grain rice, for serving

Full Recipe

FatHarryPotter recommends Ceviche N1 Peruvian Restaurant

JUST what San Blas needs!!!!

This is precisely the type of restaurant that San Blas needed. The food is incredible and the service great. Don’t be fooled by the cheap deep fried offerings nearby. If you want amazing flavor and great food then try this place. I promise you’ll love it

Sunday Lunch at The Palms


Sunday Lunch at Palms Pool Bar

We asked members of San Blas, Golf del Sur Community Group what was the best place for Sunday lunch.

In joint 1st place was Sunday Lunch at The Palms

Location: Golf del Sur, Av JM Galvan Bello 38639

Tel: 632 94 10 52 (WhatsApp)

Facebook Page: Palms Pool Bar

Katie H wrote: Amazing food and staff! A group of 10 of us stayed at the palms for my 40th birthday and had breakfast, lunch and cocktails all day, everyday. Chris, Becky and Paul were so lovely and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help us. The food was amazing. Can’t wait to return! Xxx.”

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Malamajal recommends The Palms Pool Bar GDS:
” Sunday roast is not to be missed. Chris and Beckie made us feel so welcome and catered for my disability and special diet. If you are in the area (or even if you aren’t) I high recommend the Palms.”

Palms Pool Bar Golf del Sur

Palms Pool Bar Golf del Sur




Sunday Lunch in Tenerife

Jet Ski Tenerife FAQ

Tenerife Jet skiing

Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled aquatic adventure as we drive into the essentials of jet skiing! From mastering the controls to crucial safety tips, we ensure you are ready for a thrilling experience on the water. Get ready to explore the sensations of the dynamic water sport that is Jet Ski!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you do jet skis in Tenerife?

Jet Ski is a great way to spend time as it is fun, active, and unique, and it is a great way to experience our beautiful Tenerife island from the water as well.

How much is it to hire jet skis in Tenerife?

Typically it will cost around 80 euros for a 1 hour Jet Ski Safari. Coffee and/or Tea. Soft Drinks. Wet Suit(Neoprene). Life jacket. Monitor (Guide/Instructor).

Do you need a license to drive a jet ski in Tenerife?

With no experience or driving license required, you can drive your Jet Ski. Fun and easy to drive, you can go as fast or slow as you like, depending on your speed preference, and you will also discover different places along the southern coastline of Tenerife. Jet Ski is a real adrenaline-fueled adventure.

How old do you have to be to ride a jetski in Tenerife?

The minimum age for the jet ski single drivers is 16 years old. The minimum age for the jet ski double drivers is 18 years old. The minimum age for passengers is 6 years old. Minors (drivers and passengers) must have authorization from their parents.

Are you seeking excitement?  Plunge into the world of jet skis, banana boat rides, and more. Experience the rush of the waves while cherishing the ocean’s beauty. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with us, where the ocean’s mysteries become your playground and create lasting memories.

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Bingo Golf del Sur

Palms Pool Bar Golf

Location: Golf del Sur, Av JM Galvan Bello 38639

Tel: 632 94 10 52 (WhatsApp)

Facebook Page: Palms Pool Bar

The Original Fun Bingo on The Golf del Sur is back, with a Large Bonus Pot up for grabs
  • From 4pm (Saturday and Wednesday)
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  • We hope to see you all soon
Chris recommends The Palms Pool Bar GDS:
“Fantastic place to visit great food staff friendly and awesome entertainment love it there”

Palms Pool Bar Golf del Sur



Community Insurance Tenerife

Chris Ross – Community Insurance – Highly Recommended

Do I need a private home in­sur­ance policy if I have Com­munity In­sur­ance?

Yes, they are com­pletely un­re­lated. One will provide cover for your home and con­tents and the other provides cov­ers for your com­munity/com­munal areas. 

Advantages of Community Insurance

– Cover the risks that jeopardize the habitability and comfort which all communities must provide to their owners and families.
– Flexibility to adapt to each community´s needs.
– Possibility of insuring community furniture.

Plus all these benefits
– Legal protection/claims for damages.
– The option to lower the premium with excess.
– Automatic adjustment of insured sums and premiums.
– Coverage of the proportional amount of property co-owned with another community


Co-living Etiquette

Rented Room Accommodation – Shared Housing

Co Living, house share, rent a room

There is nothing more frustrating than when something that is obvious to you, appears to be bad manners (or an unfair shirking of house duties) is ignored or misunderstood, leaving you to clean up the mess and solve interpersonal disputes. Being old and sometimes grumpy I often wonder what my mother would think of some tenants manners.

However, times have changed and busy lives encourages us to be thoughtless sometimes.

Make Efforts to be part of the Household

In a shared house  are encouraged to make efforts to connect with each other. Any living arrangements work better when tenants try to interact and help one another. 

Keep your Room clean and tidy

It is the tenant’s responsibility to keep his or her room neat, tidy, and organised. Alternatively, once the weekly household chores are divvied up, one tenant may be paid to clean for another or pay a cleaner from outside to do it.

Communal Space

Do your part in keeping the communal space neat and clean by placing things back to where they belong and in the same condition. A simple gesture such as wiping down the dining table after use is common courtesy. Smoking in co-living premises is not allowed, except for the designated smoking outdoor areas.

Responsible Lifestyle

Leading a sustainable lifestyle is essential and even the smallest of unthinking actions can mount up. Switch off appliances, lights and fans when not in use.

Noise Levels

Common areas are designed for tenants to enjoy and interact with one another. Avoid screaming or blasting music in the common area, especially during the evening and at night.

Co Living, house share, rent a roomRefrigerator Space

If you don’t want your food to be eaten by someone else, keep to your allocated space in the fridge. Clear stale food promptly and make sure everything is wrapped.

Laundry Times

Schedule your laundry day. Avoid disturbing people at antisocial times. Remove dried clothes promptly. No one likes to constantly see washing drying!

Communal Expenses

Many any argument started like the old Ben Elton sketch. ‘It was only a bit of shampoo’; ‘Yes but it was MY shampoo’. As soon as possible agree a kitty for  communal expenses and who responsibility it is to fetch them. This is part of the allocation of household duties.



Co-Living Getting Your Deposit Back

Tenerife Room for rentLong Term Rooms for RentApartment Rent from Private Owners


Long term contracts are unlikely to be given with house share arrangements for several very good reasons, but that’s another topic and a thorny one at that. Some owners may choose to provide cleaning services and other benefits but it’s largely down to ‘you get what you pay for‘.

Here are the principals I adhere to myself when renting a room, considered usual for most decent landlords. You cannot consider them in any way a ‘contract’ unless your landlord specifically states this. It’s simply booking a room for a given period of time (please don’t ask for a year, we cannot do it and it’s unlikely others will!). If you need an empadron check with your landlord before moving in.

On arrival, your booking is subject to a trial period of 2 weeks. If you are unable to get on with other people in the house, you will be asked to find elsewhere. Reasonable time is always allowed for this rare event, provided that the reasons are not extreme, for example theft or aggression.


1 months rent is the usual  security deposit. If no damages are found when you leave, the deposit is refunded 1 week after your official leaving date. Invoices confirming your expected leaving date are available when you move in. If you need your deposit refunded on the day of leaving you must arrange to have your room inspected 1 week before leaving and again on the day the deposit is returned.

Official Leaving Date

An example is easiest:

You take the room for 2 months on the 1st Jan so your official leaving date is 1st Mar. Your deposit would be returned 8th Mar, all being well. Remember that unless you discuss this, someone may well arrive to take your room 1st Mar

  1. You decide  to stay longer – your new date is 1 month from the day you eventually give notice, unless other arrangement have been made
  2. If you decide to move in with your mate 2 weeks into the booking, your leaving date is still 1st Mar. You will have paid for Jan but Feb will be deducted from your deposit, ie no refund.
  3. You get an apartment mid Feb and leave without notice. In this scenario you will have already paid for February so your deposit will be returned 8th Mar, 1 week after your official leaving date. If for some reason you didn’t pay Feb, your deposit now covers that.

Deposit Deductions

  • As above, non paid rent for the booked period
  • Obviously any damages, including things like nails in walls to hang pictures, damaged/dirty bed linen.
  • Pillows, duvets, towels and bed linen are not provided. In practice, tenants usually leave behind what’s there and there will be a  set in your room. If you change these things and take them with you when you go, you must replace them with items of the same quality if you have not kept the originals.
  • If you have unknowingly stained the mattress (people often lie on the bed while waiting for laundry without the proper mattress protection) you must get the mattress cleaned before inspection day otherwise the cost of cleaning it will be deducted. Sweat and sun tan oil are very difficult stains to remove. If it’s stained beyond cleaning the replacement costs will also be deducted from your deposit.
  • If you have painted your room (with permission I hope) you must return it to its original color before inspection day.
  • Smoking (It’s a biggie!) If you have smoked in your room your deposit will be forfeit. There are no exceptions. The room has to be repainted, all bedding replaced etc.. It may be nothing to you but to a non smoker it’s huge!

Please remember that timescales on deposit refunds 99 time out of a 100 can be sorted to suit both parties if discussed well in advance. Problems arise when someone thinks, wrongly, that they are due a certain amount and that’s not the case.

So read before you arrive and you can avoid any pitfalls. Clean, tidy and as it was, with the booking term completed, there will be no worries.

Again, these are my personal methods of ensuring no  misunderstandings and of course, your co-living situation may be different. That said, I hope it’s given you some pitfalls to avoid and ask any questions BEFORE you move in, not on the day you realise you need your deposit back!

Puerto de la Cruz Boat Trips

Folks, I am going to blaspheme now BUT Puerto de la Cruz is not the best place for a boat trip.

If you are hardcore about your boat trips and enjoy the more choppy weather in the North, well that great, but if you need relaxation on your boat trips then Puerto del la Cruz may not be for you.

That said, many boat trip operators pick you up early morning in Puerto de la Cruz and transport you to Las Americas to pick up the boat. They may give you a couple of hours free time before the trip , which can last from 3 to 4 hours .

Boat Trips Tenerife

Private Holiday Rentals Group

Most people on this list are active members of Facebook group Holiday Bargains

Holiday Rental

We do not vet members or ask for tax or company details.  Our sole effort is to keep you financially safe on Facebook as far as we are able to.  The people on this list have been active group members without complaint for some time.  Many will post on other groups or even have groups of their own which you may see on their individual pages.

Holiday Rentals

Finding the right boarding kennel

Tenerife Kennel

Finding the right boarding kennel

How to choose the right boarding kennel for your dog? Many owners are afraid to leave their dog in a kennel. Of course a stay in a kennel is a change for the dog and initially you may worry that your dog won’t feel at home. But if you choose the right kennel for your dog, after the first days of conditioning they will have fun and have the idea that they are “on vacation”.

How long does the dog to settle in the kennel ? It is very difficult to generalize. Some dogs are comfortable from day one and others take longer. Perhaps the first day they don’t much want to eat or play. However, if the kennel is good they  very rapidly accustomed to the daily routine, the lunch, the play, cleaning, etc.

It is a good idea to visit the kennel where you think you may board your dog at least once before taking the final decision. This will let you know the people who work with the dogs, facilities that they have at the kennel, its operation and the level of hygiene, etc.

If you remain convinced that you made a good choice, you will feel more relaxed when you leave your dog.  Just remember, Tenerife is not a big island, even North Tenerife to South Tenerife is quite a manageable distance to find the right kennel.

Life Insurance – is it Necessary?

The worst mistake of all, of course, is to not have any life insurance. If this is you, it’s something that you need to rectify as soon as possible. The worst possible scenario is being alone in Tenerife dealing with the death of a loved one with financial problems and no life insurance.

Tenerife Life Insurance

Chris Ross – Life Insurance – Highly Recommended

When to take out life insurance? There is no exact age when you might need life insurance . Typically, you might start thinking about life cover when:

  • You take out a mortgage. Could your partner pay the mortgage if you were to pass away? Life insurance could ease this worry, and options like decreasing life insurance could be attractive if you want your payout to roughly decrease in line with your repayment mortgage.
  • You have children. Given the cost of childcare, after-school clubs and feeding a family, parents are arguably the main contenders for who should get life insurance.
  • You’re in a long-term relationship. It can be tricky to decide when to take out life insurance, but one trigger for getting life insurance could be once you have a partner who depends on you financially, which may be less likely in the early days of a relationship.
  • Before you retire. You really should take a life insurance policy long before this. The older you get, the more expensive it is and frequently life cover is refused due to medical issues as we age.
  • Moving abroad. Essential. Make sure your loved ones don’t have a financial crisis should you pass before them.
  • You may also want to consider joint life insurance.

Chris offers the following types of insurance:

Tenerife Health Insurance

Choosing the best health insurance for expats can be difficult. There are many insurance options to choose from and not all plans may suit your lifestyle, especially for those who have left it a little late in life.

Health insurance might be low priority when you move to Tenerife but there is a massive risk of getting ill abroad and it pays to be prepared. 

After taking the huge step of relocating to a new country, it’s important to ensure all aspects of your new life are secure, particularly when it comes to organising your expat health insurance. Ensuring that you and your family can access healthcare abroad is one of the first things you should organise – because no one can predict when an emergency or health issue might arise.

Find out what customer support is available – very important for your health insurance plan. Some insurers offer 24/7 support for their customers and also offer support in multiple languages. Be sure to do some research before you buy so you are aware of what to expect as you never know when a medical emergency may happen.

Above all, seek professional guidance from a reputable insurance broker who actually cares about their clients and can offer you a full service. AND please don’t forget about life insurance.No one wants to think about a partner passing but it’s very much worse with financial problems if you are left alone in Tenerife.

Internet Providers in Tenerife

Chris Ross – Tenerife Insurance – Highly Recommended

Since moving to Tenerife, I have tried 5 different internet providers.  Quite honestly, a good mobile service gives you some pretty neat alternative choices for your internet providers.

This is my personal opinion of them but good or bad, the contact details are listed below.

Find the right internet provider

Thor Telecom I will not recommend because they owe me over €200 for a parking fine from when they rented my car.  Dating back to 23rd March before they returned the car without notice, not even having the courtesy of telling me, let alone paying it, I have contacted them several times but despite promises, it remains unpaid.

Throstur Ingvar Steinthorsson no longer replies to my messages.  I leave it to you as to whether you want to trust a company that behaves like this.

  • Thor Telecom  Not Trustworthy
  • AirFibre  Very poor customer service
  • Chris Ross     *** Recommended ***
  • Direct Telecom  Sometimes good, sometimes bad
  • Movistar  Solid but not the best choice
  • Fiberspeed excellent value for money



  • AirFibre
  • Tel: 922 985 455
  • Location:  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Web:


  • Chris Ross
  • Tel: 922 735 672
  • Location: Las Chafiras
  • Web:
  • Facebook:  Chris Ross



Are Motor Bikes Dangerous?

Insurance for Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles are undeniably dangerous, especially when pitted against a car or truck in a collision. Motorbikes can look impressive on the open road and for thousands in Tenerife they’re the chosen mode of getting about the island. Unfortunately for their riders, bikes are considerably more dangerous than passenger vehicles. When motorcycles crash, riders get hurt.

Clearly, everyone thinks or hopes it will never happen to them. However it’s vital to consider the possibility  and take a quality bike insurance and don’t forget life cover. Surprising, insurance companies rarely load life cover if you ride a bike. 

Just How Dangerous are Motorbikes?

Motorbike Accident Statistics

With improvements in motorbike safety gear improving every year, bikers are now better protected than ever before. With improved qualifications, training, and various awareness campaigns the number of fatalities in the UK fell from 585 in 2004 to 285 in 2020. That’s a pretty impressive drop.

According to the statistics, the number of non-fatal but serious and slight motorcycle traffic collisions has also dropped significantly in the last 20 years.

So Why Are Motorbikes Thought To Be So Dangerous?

Riding a motorcycle or scooter is considered more dangerous than driving a car simply because you are more exposed, are not protected by the shell of a car or an airbag, plus you are not strapped in with a seat-belt and, supposedly only two wheels compared to four, makes them less stable.

Fish and Chips Golf del Sur

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips at Palms Pool Bar

Location: Golf del Sur, Av JM Galvan Bello 38639

Tel: 632 94 10 52 (WhatsApp)

Facebook Page: Palms Pool Bar

Friday is Fish-shop FryDay at The Palms  Pool Bar and Restaurant
And It Doesn’t Get Any Better !!!!!!
  • Serving all your Chip Shop Favourites & much more from 5pm
  • At 7-30pm Live On Stage (Ask about entertainment)
  • To Book Call or WhatsApp
Chris recommends The Palms Pool Bar GDS:
“Fantastic place to visit great food staff friendly and awesome entertainment love it there”

Palms Pool Bar Golf del Sur



Health Care Abroad

Health Care in Tenerife

One of the most difficult decisions that many face having moved to Tenerife, is when your partner needs medical or day to day care.  If the decision to seek  professional help is also in your own best interest, then the guilt can be overwhelming.

Facing age related issues or a progressive illness like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, your partner still has to deal with their declining health whether you continue functioning as their sole caregiver or choose to bring in outside help.

What many fail to accept is that this is a decision that is really hard to make on your own. Finances are also an issue that is going to weigh heavily. Often, well before you accept the need to make a decision, you will be faced with concerns about how it will all work financially if one of you goes into residential care. This can be very unsettling but it isn’t an uncommon situation.

There are options other than a full time nursing facility and if you plan in advance you should consider insurance of some kind that can help with finances. In addition, take advice on the benefits of paying into the local health care system before the need arises.

Above all, don’t try and face it alone.


Location: Adeje

Phone: 664 89 80 74

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Co-Living House Share

Roomfor Rent House Share

Tenerife CoLiving

Renting a Room Co-Living

Los Abrigos Room to LetLos Abrigos Room to Let

Los Abrigos Rooms to Let from €300 monthly. Shared house close to sea and harbour. Bills, wifi included. Los Abrigos Habitaciones en Alquiler desde 300€ mensuales. Casa compartida ...

Granadilla Room to LetGranadilla Room to Let

Granadilla Rooms to Let €290 monthly. Shared house in Granadilla Town. Alquiler de habitaciones en Granadilla 290 € mensuales. Casa compartida en Granadilla Pueblo.

Nina – Charco del PinoNina - Charco del Pino

Details & contacts for Ninas Room in South Tenerife. Please mention you found Ninas Room on Tenerife Pages under Co-Living House Share. List your Room Rental Business for free under ...

Rafael – La TejitaRafael - La Tejita

Details & contacts for Rafaels Room in South Tenerife. Please mention you found Rafaels Room on Tenerife Pages under Co-Living House Share. List your Room Rental Business for free under ...

Co-Living House ShareCo-Living House Share

Coliving is a modern form of shared housing where you live with like-minded people while still having some privacy. You have your own bedroom but the rest is a communal ...

Santa Cruz ColivingSanta Cruz Coliving

Perfect for digital nomads! 5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms. Fastest Internet on the Island: 1GB!!! Fully equipped: washing machine, fridge, oven, Nespresso, complete kitchenware, filtered water, Smart TV.