The Real Tenerife

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The most comprehensive guide to Tenerife’s resorts, towns and villages available in the English language, written with insight and passion by travel writers who live on the island and have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn (all in the name of research). In short, exploring the Tenerife that visitors and even most residents never see…the Tenerife which lies beyond the holiday brochures.
Now they are sharing all that knowledge with everyone who wants to find the ‘real’ Tenerife.

Much more than just a tourist guide, The Real Tenerife gives you an insiders’ view of this surprising, beautiful and diverse Spanish island which lies off the coast of Africa.
Inside you will discover: hidden treasures beyond the tourist hotspots; a brief look into Tenerife’s fascinating history; detailed descriptions of towns and villages across the island including recommendations on where to stay, where to eat and what to see and do; personal photographs from the authors’ travels; an insight into Tenerife’s culture and celebrations; tips on when, where and how to enjoy the island’s fiestas.

Previously published as Going Native in Tenerife

About Andrea and Jack Montgomery
In 2003 Andrea and Jack Montgomery swapped their lives in Manchester for the north of Tenerife. Since then they’ve been writing about the Tenerife that lies beyond the brochures. They’ve watched sunrise from the summit of Mount Teide and bathed in midsummer waters at midnight; belted out This Sex is on Fire in bars in Playa de las Américas and cried to Ave Maria at fishermen’s fiestas; downed too many mojitos in Cuban salsa bars and shared vino del pais from goatskin bottles with caballeros in the mountains; slept in palatial hotels and under canvas all on their lonesome in the pine forest; cross-dressed at carnaval and been spellbound at silent, religious parades; battled Atlantic rollers and floated in the rock pools at Garachico, trekked through ravines to remote hamlets and followed tapas trails through Tenerife’s capital.

They continue to experience the parts of Tenerife that many travel writers don’t reach. As well as writing about Tenerife, they chronicle their travels worldwide for their Buzz Trips website and are specialists in the Canary Islands which has resulted in two travel guidebooks and contributions to DK Guides and Frommer’s. They are Tenerife and Canary Islands destination experts for leading UK Slow travel company, Inntravel, and Andrea is Tenerife destination expert for The Telegraph. Jack and Andrea also write hiking guides that sell to over 30 countries around the World and their travel articles and photographs have been published in The Telegraph, The Independent, Ling, Traveller Magazine, Thomas Cook, Easy Jet, Escapades, Club 18-30 as well as various Spanish publications and online travel sites such as Cosmos and Monarch.