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Get ready for Carnaval 2020 in Tenerife

It’s February in Tenerife again, which can mean only one thing. Carnaval is on its way! This year’s theme is ‘the 1950’s’, which should throw up some interesting fancy dress costumes. As always, donning fancy dress for Carnaval is ‘de rigeur’, unless you want to stand out like a sore thumb and look like a…

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New Tourist Project approved for ‘El Mojon’ in Los Cristianos

‘El Mojon’, an undeveloped area of approximately 1 million square metres, has finally received long-awaited planning permission for a huge tourist development project. Located on the hillside between Los Cristianos and the TF1 motorway, the ambitious project is a joint collaboration between Spring Hotels (owner of the Arona Gran, Vulcano & Bitacora hotels) and Inversiones…

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Tenerife braces itself for another Calima this week!

Residents of Tenerife are once again bracing themselves for another Calima, a suspension of dust and sand that is carried on the wind from the Sahara Desert out across the Atlantic. Tenerife and the other Canary Islands are more often than not in its direct line of fire. According to weather agency AEMA ( Agencia…

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Tax Increases in the Canary Islands from 1st January 2020 – Are you affected?

Tax increases in Tenerife from 1st January 2020 (IGIC,  Inheritance Tax,  Income Tax)   As they say, nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. Clearly unwilling to alter that preconception, the Canarian Government have once again imposed various tax hikes and variations upon the Canary Islands. IGIC IGIC (Impuesto General Indirecto Canario) is…

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On the La Palma Cigar Trail

Article first written: 20th September 2016 – Regrettably, in 2019 Antonio decided to sell Finca Tabaquera El Sitio and close the business permanently. His world reknowned cigars will be sadly missed. No quest for the world’s best cigars is complete without a trip to the little island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain….

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Do Christmas in Tenerife the Canarian Way!

Every culture that celebrates Christmas has its deep-rooted traditions and customs. And no more so than the proud Canarian people. When anyone asks us what plans we have for Christmas, most of us will think about family and friends, food and fun, gatherings and gifts. But how do Canarians do things differently? Blessed by pleasant…

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