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Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

‘Travel Man: 48 hours in Tenerife’ airs this evening (March 27) at 8.30pm on Channel 4. Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty…

The only way is… Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel!

The only way is… Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel! A luxury 5 star beachfront property in Tenerife has been chosen as the base for TOWIE cast…

Playa Blanca ballerina wins scholarship

Big news for a little girl this week as an 8-year-old Playa Blanca ballerina has won a sholarship at a dance school in Ireland.…

Adeje council condemns dog fighting

Following on the news that has emerged this week of the existence of illegal dog fighting taking place in Güímar, this council wishes to express…

PSOE seeks 75 per cent subsidy on flights

A representative from La Gomera PSOE (Socialist Party) has asked the Spanish government to increase the 50 per cent subsidy for air travel that certain…

Garachico port improvements

A group of Tenerife businessmen have put forward a set of Garachico port improvements to build missing facilities including commercial and service buildings.…

Lanzarote Feria de Tapas a success again

Lanzarote Feria de Tapas a success again

Councillor for Tourism in Arrecife in Lanzarote, Rafael Juan González, has declared the Lanzarote  Feria…

La Palma island popular with TV crews in March 2017

La Palma island popular with TV crews in March 2017

Television crews from three channels are proving La Palma island popular. One Spanish, one Dutch…

San Sebastian Carnival 2017

San Sebastian Carnival 2017

San Sebastian Carnival 2017 on La Gomera in the Canary Islands is already in full…

Maspalomas carnival 2017

Maspalomas carnival 2017

Later this week, Maspalomas carnival 2017 starts in the town of its namesake in Gran…

Corralejo harbour goes digital

Corralejo harbour goes digital

Corralejo harbour has firmly entered the diigital age with a brand new infopoint for visitors.…

Carnival in Valverde in El Hierro

Carnival in Valverde in El Hierro

The ayuntamiento has unveiled the poster for the carnival in Valverde in El Hierro, Canary…

International Women’s Day in Almeria

International Women’s Day in Almeria

Join the Dames in Spain and celebrate International Women’s Day in Almeria by heading to…

Food and Drink in Spain / Easy Spanish Recipes View all

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Here we bring you our favourite recipes from the Canary Islands. All the recipes are suitable for vegetarians, and some for…

Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Plato Alpujarreño is a Spanish recipe that has many variations, just as paella does. Almost the Alpujarran version of the British…

Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

A really really simple yet tasty dish, this pasta with vanilla and parmesan recipe is adapted from one by Ferran Adriá,…

Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

If you are anything like me… you’ll always make a beeline for olives at a party. This Spanish recipe features these…

Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

This year I needed to lose a bit of weight… so went on a bit of a hardcore diet resolution kick for  a while. I cut out bread, rice, pasta,…

Artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham

Artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham

It’s always nice to have a bit of posh nosh and this “artichokes with quail eggs and Spanish cured ham” recipe is one to whip out when you want to…

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10k followers on Facebook

10k followers on Facebook

We have just reached 10k followers on Facebook – thank you to you all! We love Facebook and it is our pleasure to keep bringing…

We’re not lucky to live in Spain

America First. Spain Second! VIDEO

And the winner of the Spain Buddy 2016 travel photography competition is….

Celebrity Features View all

Learning Spanish View all

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

A couple of weeks ago we posed this question to readers of our website “How good…

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Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Having recently been introduced to the Revolut card and app we can’t sing its praises highly…

Paperwork in Spain View all

No excuses for benefit fraud

No excuses for benefit fraud

A Briton who lived in Mazarrón, in southwest Spain, and claimed that being penniless and homeless…

Latest holiday rental View all

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

Our lovely townhouse is in the village of Palomares, on the Costa Almeria. The area is…