The Canarian island of Tenerife has it all – an Atlantic culture, sub tropical climate, beautiful scenery, excellent all year round weather an average temperature of 23 degrees, two international Airports and unbeatable accommodation. Tenerife is conveniently located within a four-hour flight from the UK with daily flights all year.
Tenerife is “open for golf tourism” 365 days of the year. The Island hosts nine great golf courses, many with first-class hotel facilities to keep you entertained, challenged and wanting to return. Each location has its own unique charm, style and terrain, all with a tranquil feel and exceptional views. In the North of the island is the picturesque Buenavista Golf Club, the familial La Rosaleda and the elitist Real Club de Golf.
The South provides oases like Golf del Sur, Amarilla Golf with their unique black vulcanic sand bunkers and Las Américas, all three are located close to the International Airport.
Further west but conveniently located are the scenic Golf Costa Adeje, the five star Ritz Carlton Golf & Spa Resort of Abama as well as the nine hole practice course of Los Palos.
Whether you want to improve your technique or practice your short game, learn how to play golf from the scratch or just avoid the UK winter – Tenerife it’s golf courses & hospitality are the perfect places to visit for a Gastro Golf experience.
The cuisine of the Canary Islands combines traditional Spanish recipes with African and Latin American influences. Tenerife has a great fishing tradition, both in terms of quality and variety of fish caught in its waters and the fish recipes prepared in homes and restaurants
If you are a fish lover you will be delighted in the Canary Islands. Among the most typical regional recipes are the Caldereta and Sancocho Canario, salted fish in a “mojo” red or green sauce is the most classic accompaniment to Tenerife gastronomy.
Traditional Canarian Food
From the ancestral traditional cuisine to the most modern and creative, Tenerife has a wide range of eateries and culinary offerings. An exceptionally high level of professionalism in food preparation, recipes that blend different cultures and quality local produce make Tenerife a prime dining destination.
One of the best-known traditional dishes from Tenerife are the Papas Arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), made of potatoes boiled in salted water, served with two delicious “mojos” (sauces): the mojo picón (spicy sauce) and the mojo verde (green sauce).
The most typical dessert is “bienmesabe”, a mixture of honey, almond cream, eggs and rum, but you’ll also find a wide choice of tropical fruits, like mangoes and paw paw. “Platanos Fritos”, fried bananas, are also worth tasting, as is the local goat cheese. Discover the purest flavours on the island. There are special varieties of honey such as Tower of Jewels Honey, an endemic flower in the Canary Islands, and Teide Broom Honey, made at an altitude of over 1,500m.
The Tapas concept is one of the most delicious Spanish contributions to international gastronomy. The Tapa can be presented in several ways: as a pincho (with a stick), as a mini-dish of a traditional recipe, as a canapé, etc.
A typically Spanish gastronomy event “Tapas Routes” takes place in most of Tenerife’s municipalities at different times of the year. Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés create their own individual style of inexpensive tapas that are best eaten with the odd glass of wine or beer! The restaurants compete for the best Tapas award on the Island and are very popular with the local public and visitors.