• The Best Climate in the World

    If you are not already aware, the Canary Islands enjoy one of the best climates in the world – without exception. They are to Europe, what the Caribbean Islands are to the U.S.A. – but with mild tropical winters, no extremes of temperature, no hurricanes, no monsoons, no unbearable humidity and no dangerous animals, snakes […]

    The Best Climate in the World
  • Buying the Property

    Once you have decided on a property, it is necessary to place a deposit of 10% to secure the purchase. Therefore, you need to have your finance already in place before you start to look around for property to buy. We recommend that you open a bank account in Tenerife before your visit (we can […]

    Buying the Property
  • Why Choose Tenerife?

    Tenerife is diverse and beautiful, and offers something to suit all tastes, from areas of outstanding natural beauty to lively resort areas. There are many reasons for choosing Tenerife for your home abroad. Below are just a few; you can probably think of many more! CLIMATE The weather in the south of Tenerife is the […]

    Why Choose Tenerife?
  • Playa San Juan

    Firstly, let’s give a brief description of Playa San Juan, where our beach apartment is situated. The AA Tenerife Guide describes Playa San Juan as a “hidden gem”. This tranquil resort with its pretty marina and long seafront promenade, still has a little fishing fleet. You can sit in a promenade cafe with a beer […]

    Playa San Juan
  • Bungalow at the Costa Blanca for rent

    We are letting our holiday house in Villamartin close to Torrevieja, 50 km south of Alicante to non-smoking people. We rent it out privately and directly without commission fee. The holiday flat is about 65qm in size and is situated in a maintained park settlement. There is a front-terrace (to have breakfast e.g.). For the […]

    Bungalow at the Costa Blanca for rent

The Best Climate in the World

If you are not already aware, the Canary Islands enjoy one of the best climates in the world – without exception.

They are to Europe, what the Caribbean Islands are to the U.S.A. – but with mild tropical winters, no extremes of temperature, no hurricanes, no monsoons, no unbearable humidity and no dangerous animals, snakes or insects.

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Just the perfect climate all year round.

Tenerife, lying off the coast of North African, is known as the Island of ‘Eternal Spring’, it is the largest and the most popular of the Canaries. Warmed by the gulf stream, sun worshippers are refreshed by the Atlantic breezes. Resorts in the South enjoy the highest temperatures with superb beaches of dark sands mixed with the golden sands of the Sahara. The South is dominated by the main features of Las Americas and Los Christianos.

Las Americas

Famous for its excellent sunshine record, long fine sandy beaches and sensational nightlife including discos and a casino, Playas de Las Americas has shops and a wide range of bars and restaurants to cater for every taste. Canarian palms stretch out along the broad streets and the main sandy beach is well protected by breakwaters that permit safe bathing, windsurfing and various other water sports. There is an 18 hole golf course and also the famous Octopus water park.

Los Christianos

Often the family choice for it’s well kept sandy beach and distinctly cosmopolitan atmosphere. There are plenty of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants lining the pedestrian walkways. The resort retains the feel of its once fishing village industry.

Walking

Tenerife is very popular with walkers who wish to ‘get away from it all’. Masca in the South West being one of the most beautiful unspoilt areas with various walks such as the Masca gorge where you can take the boat back to Los Gigantes, (but pleae note, this particular walk should only be attempted by experienced walkers with the correct equipment) or the wonderful ridge walks to the unspoilt Teno Alto or to the other side with breathtaking views over Masca.

Adeje is very popular with the ‘Barranco Del Inferno Walk’, a lovely shaded walk about 8 kilometres long which is reasonably easy going, even for those without experience. Don’t forget to stop at the famous ‘Oasis Chicken Bar’ for lunch or supper on the way home though. How about a very different kind of walk thrpugh ‘The Moon Landscape’ set in Las Canidas and the wonderful Oratava valley.

Deep Sea Fishing

A number of deep sea fishing trips to catch shark,tuna or dorada leave daily from Los Christianos. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a trip underwater in ‘The Yellow Submarine’ or just view the fish from the glass bottomed catamaran. Visit the Los Christianos Diving Centre and discover the wonders of marine life, you may also have a night life adventure too – if you wish.

Nightlife

Tenerife has nightlife to suit everyone from the traditional bars and restaurants in and around Los Christianos to the all night beat of bars, clubs and discos in Las Americas. If you’re feeling lucky.. you can also try the casino or watch one of the spectacular floor shows on offer.

Adventure

How about a spot of Rafting Biking – 22 miles from the volcano to the sea – all downhill! Karting at the Karting Club Tenerife International Circuit. Jeep Safari – Quad Safari… it goes on and on doesn’t it?

Gourmet Cuisine

You will be spoilt for choice on this gourmet island – whether you prefer traditional Canarian of Spanish, you will some of the best steaks that you ever have tasted here in Tenerife. Something more International? Try Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian, French, Argentinian, Peruvian or good old English fish and chips. Whatever your taste, Tenerife can cater for it.

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Buying the Property

Once you have decided on a property, it is necessary to place a deposit of 10% to secure the purchase. Therefore, you need to have your finance already in place before you start to look around for property to buy.

We recommend that you open a bank account in Tenerife before your visit (we can do this on your behalf), and sign the appropriate authority in the UK to transfer funds before you need them. We will be happy to introduce you to a bank where the management and staff speak good English – after all, in matters of finance, it is important that there are no misunderstandings.

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Deposits may be paid by banker’s draft or in cash. Alternatively, you may be able to use your credit card, but you need to tell your card issuer in advance that you wish to make a large withdrawal, or there may be delays while authorisation is obtained.

On acceptance of your offer, you will need to sign a purchase contract and pay the deposit. This contract will state the terms and conditions of the purchase, and specify the date for the completion of the transaction (normally 4 to 6 weeks). At this point, you must pay the balance of the purchase price (90%). It is very important to make certain that you have ready funds available for this date, as you will forfeit your deposit if you are not able to complete the purchase.

You will need to select and instruct a lawyer to act on your behalf. We can introduce you to a lawyer, should you require, who is an expert in Spanish and Canarian property law and speaks fluent English. If you are not resident in Tenerife , it is advisable to give your lawyer power of attorney to act for you, as this can save a lot of complications in the progress of the purchase.

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Why Choose Tenerife?

Tenerife is diverse and beautiful, and offers something to suit all tastes, from areas of outstanding natural beauty to lively resort areas. There are many reasons for choosing Tenerife for your home abroad. Below are just a few; you can probably think of many more!

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  • CLIMATE The weather in the south of Tenerife is the best in Europe , warm and sunny all the year round. There are no extremes of heat or cold, so the climate is always comfortable.
  • COST OF LIVING This is a duty free island, where you will find that everyday living is a lot cheaper than in the U.K. Taxation, such as VAT, is lower even than in mainland Spain .
  • TRAVEL Tenerife is only about 4 hours’ flying time from the UK and the majority of European airports. This means that it is very accessible to tourists from all areas of Europe and Scandinavia. You will want a good travel agent who can provide excursions all over the island.
  • AMENITIES Everything that you need for everyday living is available in Tenerife , including doctors, hospitals, dentists, schools, and supermarkets (with British products!). Public transport is cheap, efficient, and air-conditioned.
  • INVESTMENT Property values here have been rising year on year for some time, typically about 15% per annum, depending on area.
  • RENTALS Good weather all the year round means a 52-week season for holiday letting. This produces maximum yield from a rental investment – much better than most other holiday resorts.

SOME USEFUL FACTS

  • Quietest, most peaceful areas are about 500 – 1000m back from the coastline.
  • Maximum sun is between the airport and Los Gigantes.
  • Superb coastal views normally come from the top of hills.
  • Residential communities are usually quieter than holiday complexes.
  • There are as many people wanting to rent property in quieter areas as there are wanting the front line properties.
  • Golf locations as well as beaches are very popular with holidaymakers.
  • New or recent developments can represent good value for money.
  • One and two bedroom apartments are most popular for rental.

Playa San Juan

Firstly, let’s give a brief description of Playa San Juan, where our beach apartment is situated. The AA Tenerife Guide describes Playa San Juan as a “hidden gem”.

This tranquil resort with its pretty marina and long seafront promenade, still has a little fishing fleet. You can sit in a promenade cafe with a beer or coffee and watch the small boats depart in the morning and return in the afternoon laden with fresh fish, served up in the local restaurants.

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This area is considered as one of the best for swimming, diving and snorkelling and the 2 diving schools in the resort organise trips for beginners and experienced divers alike. There are two fabulous beaches, one sandy (right outside our apartment!) and one rocky and a new coastal walkway offers magnificent views over the marina and neighbouring islands. The landscape around Playa San Juan is verdant due to the acres of banana plantations and Mount Teide is clearly visible.

Playa San Juan has a good selection of quality restaurants and cafes, several banks, shops and chemists. It’s a perfect base to explore the best that Tenerife has to offer. A bus comes along every half an hour so car hire is not essential. The beautifully designed 18 hole championship golf course at Abama (opening Spring 2016) is 2 miles away.

Bungalow at the Costa Blanca for rent

We are letting our holiday house in Villamartin close to Torrevieja, 50 km south of Alicante to non-smoking people. We rent it out privately and directly without commission fee.

The holiday flat is about 65qm in size and is situated in a maintained park settlement. There is a front-terrace (to have breakfast e.g.). For the evening sun there is a terrasse at the rear of the property and on the flat roof you can have your sundowner. Car parking in closed area.

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Front side of the villa

Inside the house there is a lounge, dinette, 2 bedrooms, shower and kitchen. The villa in Spain is completely equipped with laundry and furniture. The apartment has television (ASTRA dish), aircon in the living room / dinette and master bedroom, ceiling fans in bedrooms and lounge. Heating facilities (gas and electric). See groud-plan. There is internet access via Wifi: Tickets available in advance. Also telefone (VoIP) can be made available.

Your vacation for max. two adults with two children in a pleasant and quiet environment, about 4 km to the beach, 250 m to a commercial pool.

Rent is Euro 230 to 295 per week for two persons according to season. Long term rent exceeding four weeks is negotiable.

If you are interested to rent, look at the booking calendar.
Saturday is the preferred change over day. Minimum stay is for one week. Winter stay is possible.

TEMPLE BAR – A Pub recommended by Guinness

Temple Bar is a new contemporary Irish Bar in San Eugenio. Sister pub to The Irish Fiddler, this fabulous, upmarket bar has been opened for just a year and a half and has already established itself as one of Tenerife’s leading Irish Pubs. Using the finest materials and authentic bric-a-brac combined with the experience of owners Gerry & Noeline Murphy, the result is a stylish, vibrant bar that appeals predominantly to younger clientele.

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The comfortable surroundings have captured the spirit of Ireland and it has already earned the accolade of a Guinness recommended Official Irish Pub.

Temple Bar opens daily from 9am serving an all day breakfast, freshly-made sandwiches and snacks. The bar is fully air-conditioned and equipped with facilities for the handicapped. There is also a large open air terrace where you can enjoy the best Irish food, drinks and music.

Showing all GAA, football and other major sporting events on a giant screen with surround sound and several tvs for all your sporting requirements.

There is live music nightly with the Rogue Traders a fantastic two piece band from Galway who combine traditional Irish music with a mix of everything else! Join Liam and Mike for a night you won´t forget in a hurry.

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