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Friday, May 30, 2014

30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day

Friday, 30 May is Día de Canarias, Canaries Day, a Canaries-wide public holiday in celebration of the anniversary of the first official Parliamentary session of the islands on 30 May 1983, some 10 months after the Canaries became an autonomous region of Spain in August 1982. The day is celebrated on all the islands with a wide range of cultural events and festivities, and shops and offices are generally closed.
30 May is Día de Canarias, Canaries Day

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guide to Nightlife in Puerto de la Cruz

It’s true El Puerto in the north of Tenerife isn’t a centre that’s ideal for young Brits looking for other young Brits and familiar bars playing familiar music. But neither is it sleepy town. Puerto de la Cruz boasts a diverse nightlife to suit varying tastes and age groups (although ageism in bars doesn’t exist here so you can go wherever takes your fancy without fear of a ‘look’). There’s certainly enough to draw hordes of young locals from the surrounding valley during the weekends.

Guide to Nightlife in Puerto de la Cruz

Stephen Hawking headlines STARMUS Festival

Acclaimed theoretical physicist to give a keynote presentation at Tenerife Auditorium, host venue for the international event 22-27 September.

Stephen Hawking headlines STARMUS Festival

Monday, May 26, 2014

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 26th May to 1st June 2014

Looks it will be an island of two halves. Sunshine and blue skies in the south and sunshine, cloud and some rain in the north. If it’s like last week, most of the rain will be light and fall in the night so it might not be quite as gloomy as it seems.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 26th May to 1st June 2014

Tenerife, Open all Hours


Fancy a burger at midnight or churros at 6.30am (highly unlikely)? No problem. There is nearly always somewhere to get something to eat and drink, no matter what time of night or morning it is.

Tenerife, Open all Hours

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Arona are in the shade again

Naturally, the lack of Blue Flags has angered local politicians representing the People’s Party (PP) and the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), who blame the Canary Coalition’s “mismanagement,” which saw the lifeguards go unpaid for around a year. And the sunbed fiasco, which has seen Los Cristianos beach bereft of beds for several months, hasn’t helped, either.

Arona are in the shade again

Ryanair’s new Wales link

RYANAIR has given our tourist trade another boost with the news that the Irish airline will be flying from Tenerife to Cardiff from October. This new Welsh route will begin on 30th October – and it is hoped the company will deliver over 15,000 customers a year to the Island. It’s a weekly service to begin with, and Ryanair says prices will start from just £39.99 for travel in November.

Ryanair’s new Wales link

Sunbeds are back on Los Cristianos beach

GOOD news for beach-goers. The sunbeds and umbrellas are back on Los Cristianos beach, after an absence of almost a year. The welcome news was announced by local councillor Antonio Sosa, and the beds started to arrive on Monday. They should be in place very soon, pending the signing of the agreement between Arona Town Hall and the company which now has the provision contract.

Sunbeds are back on Los Cristianos beach

Drink up – it’s tanfastic!

Harmonised H20 UV claims to provide holiday-makers with up to factor 30 protection, meaning sunbathers could be able to soak up the rays for longer without fear of getting burned. Once ingested, the product’s liquid molecules vibrate on the skin, cancelling out 97% of UVA and UVB rays, according to US company Osmosis Skincare. The liquid sunscreen, which claims to be the world’s first, is on sale now for £17.

Drink up – it’s tanfastic! | Canarian Weekly in Tenerife

La Laguna And Santa Cruz With Food And Drink For Company

Dorada, Mahou, ice cream and sausages, what a lucky stomach I have, my day out to La Laguna and Santa Cruz wasn’t meant to end in such a delightful mix of food and drink but I was overwhelmed with hospitality at the Salon Gastronomico in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz. It was just as well I had already enjoyed a lovely meal at the Rakaposhi Himalayan tapas bar in La Laguna otherwise I would have been considerably more squiffy than I was.

La Laguna And Santa Cruz With Food And Drink For Company

Twentieth anniversary of Asociación San Juan, Adeje-based centre for the disabled

Councillor with responsibility for people with special needs, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, said that “the Asociación San Juan, along with the Los Olivos Centre for the Disabled are reference points for care and attention for people with different needs in the borough of Adeje and have contributed greatly to improving lives.”

Twentieth anniversary of Asociación San Juan, Adeje-based centre for the disabled

XXVI Feria del Libro – simultaneous book fair in Tenerife and Gran Canaria

It’s an annual event, and this year the 26th Book Fair is being held
simultaneously in Las Palmas and Santa Cruz between 28 May and 1 June.
The fair is organized by the Canarian Government and the Asociación de
Libreros de Tenerife y de Las Palmas, and this year’s theme is Leer te hace libre - Reading sets you free. In Tenerife, the fair will be held in Parque García Sanabria.

XXVI Feria del Libro – simultaneous book fair in Tenerife and Gran Canaria

Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine

The colourful cow doing its best Clint Eastwood
impression stops a lot of people in their tracks outside Taurus, the
latest addition to the Gourmet Land chain. Most are stabled at CC Americas Plaza in Playa de Las Americas, but this large restaurant is high above Los Cristianos in Oasis del Sur with great views over the new rooftop La Pepa food market, the old town and out to the ferry port.


Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine

Underground, Overground Wandering Three In Icod

Our trip was in a 180 metre downward plunging section with a guide and
plenty of informative information. We learnt at the visitors centre
about the different types of lava, this Tenerife natural wonder is of
the layered type where lava has cooled and solidified to sculpt bizarre
shapes and textures. Cueva del Viento (cave of the wind) is the biggest
set of volcanic tubes in Europe and the fifth longest in the world.

Underground, Overground Wandering Three In Icod

FICMEC 2014 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2014, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambental de Canarias
(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a
celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the
environment. The event is being held between 28 May and 1 June in the
former convent of San Francisco. The festival will have official
sections for cinematic fiction, documentary and animation, and will
include parallel and educational activities.

FICMEC 2014 in Garachico

Barclays Spain to be sidelined into “bad bank”

Barclays Bank has announced that it is sidelining its banking businesses in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal into a new “bad bank” as part of an international restructuring exercise. Spanish customers of the new financial entity will then be sold on to a purchasing bank, expected at this point to be Bankinter, and will be in the same position as many other banking clients who have found their original bank absorbed into another, as in the case, for example, of Caja Canarias and La Caixa, or Banesto and Santander.

Barclays Spain to be sidelined into “bad bank”

Tenerife’s History Highlights

I appreciate that most visitors who fly to Tenerife do
so mainly to enjoy its sun soaked beaches, its pampering hotels and its
fun filled days and nights. But it’s worth knowing that, beyond the beaches of Costa Adeje, the nightlife of Playa de Las Americas and the Lago Martianez swimming pools of Puerto de la Cruz, there’s an island with a fascinating history. Here’s a potted version of a very chequered past.


Tenerife’s History Highlights

Routes News - Norwegian expands its EU network

Norwegian is adding new routes between Warsaw and London Gatwick, Las
Palmas and Tenerife, as well as increased services from its new base at
Barcelona.

Due to launch on September 15, Norwegian’s Warsaw-Gatwick service will
be served six times a week, with Las Palmas and Tenerife having one
weekly departure and both commencing on October 28.

Routes News - Norwegian expands its EU network

Newcastle transfer news: Spanish forward about to sign?

Ayoze has been Tenerife’s stand out player in the Spanish second division this season, both for his goals and creativity, and with the forward now producing the goods on a regular basis, bigger clubs have started to take an interest in him. Still on an amateur contract worth only €600 a month, his buyout clause is a meagre €2m, something that is particularly attractive to Newcastle.

Newcastle transfer news: Spanish forward about to sign?

Paraglider causes outage by hitting Spanish cables

Spanish officials say a paraglider is recovering in the hospital after getting tangled in high-tension power cables that had to be shut down, causing a power outage on part of the Canary Island of Tenerife. The regional government says its emergency coordinating center received several alerts reporting a paraglider dangling from high-tension power lines near the beach of El Arenal.

Paraglider causes outage by hitting Spanish cables

Ex-Civil Guard Attacks Politicians With Hammer Whilst Shouting: "Foul-Smelling Communists"

Two men waving a hammer burst into a square in Santa Cruz de Tenerife where the closing European election rally organised by the Canary Islands branch of United Left (IUC) was taking place on Friday. The two attackers, reportedly a former Civil Guard officer and his son, threw chairs on the floor whilst shouting “foul-smelling communists” and “fascist, homophobic and chauvinist” slogans at those United Left members present.

Ex-Civil Guard Attacks Politicians With Hammer Whilst Shouting: "Foul-Smelling Communists"

Monday, May 19, 2014

More agile, and more fragile – Tráfico speed and safety controls start today to monitor motorbikes

Tráfico has announced an intensive vigilance campaign for motorbikes and mopeds. The campaign will last from today until 25 May, and will involve checkpoints to monitor helmet wearing, safety of vehicles, alcohol and drugs testing, and of course speeding.  The DGT says that to make the campaign as effective as possible, local and regional police forces will supplement Tráfico’s own Guardia Civil teams in order to monitor all types of roads.

More agile, and more fragile – Tráfico speed and safety controls start today to monitor motorbikes

Sunday, May 18, 2014

News Roundup (weekly)

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Canaries genuinely overflowing!

THE Canary Islands remain the rock-solid market leader when it comes to Easter breaks – and the latest tourism figures are the best on record. Official figures show that nearly one million foreign tourists enjoyed a break here last month. A total of 967,362 people passed through the checkpoints in April. That’s an increase of 22.95% over the same period last year, which translates into 180,548 more tourists.

Canaries genuinely overflowing!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Colourful and Exotic Arid Rock of Tenerife

If Tenerife is little more than an arid rock, then
it must be the most exotic, colourful and flower-filled arid rock on the
planet.


The Colourful and Exotic Arid Rock of Tenerife

Bathing at Las Teresitas “not advised” as warm weather brings jellyfish to popular beach

Anyone thinking of a weekend getaway to Las Teresitas, Tenerife’s popular pretty crescent-shaped white sand beach at San Andres, just north of Santa Cruz, will need to reconsider after the authorities advised bathers to avoid it yesterday due to jellyfish.

Bathing at Las Teresitas “not advised” as warm weather brings jellyfish to popular beach

Tenerife’s official public holidays for 2015

The government of the Canaries has announced the dates of public holidays for the islands for 2015.

- 1 January (Año Nuevo/New Year’s Day)
- 6 January (Epifanía del Señor/Epihany)
- 2 April  (Jueves Santo/Easter Thursday)
- 3 April (Viernes Santo/Easter Friday)
- 1 May (Fiesta del Trabajo/Workers’ Day)
- 30 May (Día de Canarias/Canarian Day)
- 15 August (Asunción de la Virgen/Assumption)
- 12 October (Fiesta Nacional de España/Spain Day)
- 2 November (Todos los Santos/All Saints Day)
- 8 December (Inmaculada Concepción/Immaculate Conception)
- 25 December (Natividad del Señor/Christmas Day)

The above dates are the public holidays for all the Canaries.

Each island also has an additional day of it’s own, which in Tenerife’s case is 2 February (Candlemass – the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple or Feast of the Purification of the Virgin) for the island’s patron saint’s day, the Virgen de la Candelaria, bringing the number of public holidays to 12.

Then, in addition to this, each municipality has a further 2 local days (details still to be advised), bringing the total up to 14. These latter vary greatly and, as Janet says, it’s all of these that make it seem as if the whole of Tenerife is constantly on holiday.

Via: Tenerife’s official public holidays for 2015

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ryanair announces return to Cardiff Airport

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced it will return to Cardiff Airport later this year with a new route to Tenerife. The new weekly service to and from the destination will start from 30
October and the airline hopes it will take around 15,000 passengers
each year.



Ryanair announces return to Cardiff Airport

Tenerife blue flag beaches for 2014

Another year passes, therefore, with no blue flag flying over Arona’s Las Vistas, Los Cristianos and El Camisón beaches, but Playa La Arena’s award makes it the 27th consecutive year that the beach has won the distinction.

Tenerife blue flag beaches for 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Getting To The Roots of Tenerife’s Most Popular Fiestas

With the summer season about to kick off and the Tegueste Romeria
already behind us, it’s a good time to take a look at three of the
island’s most popular fiestas and find out where they originated and
why.

Getting To The Roots of Tenerife’s Most Popular Fiestas

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Get away to Tenerife in June

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Jet2holidays have the following last minute departure for Tenerife, which they have allowed me offer you.

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, 3 star Jardin Caleta, 7 nights Bed & Breakfast departing from Blackpool on 13th June 2014.

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The vast majority of people who reviewed this hotel at TripAdvisor rated it as “very good.”

Tuesday the 13th in Tenerife

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In the cultures of Spain, Greece and some countries of Latin America, such as Argentina, Chile and Venezuela, Tuesday 13th is considered an unlucky day.

In Spanish there is an old saying, which goes, “On Tuesday, neither get married, nor embark on a journey, nor travel away from home.”

There are many people with a phobia to this day, not traveling anywhere because of superstition. It's also common that planes have no row 13 (it’s assumed that passengers wouldn't buy tickets for that row).

The phobia of this day is called Trezidavomartiofobia. [Tray-see-dav-O-marty-O-phobia.]

One explanation for the choice of the number 13 as being unlucky is because at the last supper. Twelve were the apostles of Jesus Christ ... and we all know it's supposed to just dinner ... right? They say that Judas is the traitor and what a coincidence ... he’s considered the number 13.


It is also said that was on a Tuesday when there was the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel.

The negative connotations applied to Tuesday 13th have no scientific basis, so it should be very clear that it’s just a myth, but are the same as the Friday the 13th in Anglo-Saxon cultures or Friday 17th in Italy.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

News Roundup (weekly)

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Friday, May 09, 2014

In the swing at the first El Médano jazz festival

THE first Red Mountain Jazz Festival (Jazz Roja), comprising Jazz, Blues and Soul, kicked off on Monday in El Médano. It continues through the weekend and is unique in that all the musicians live in the Canary Islands. In all, the 58 artistes will, between them, have performed in no fewer than 15 free-entry concerts by the Festival finale on Sunday night.

In the swing at the first El Médano jazz festival

Hard up? We own two homes!

CANARY Island families may be better off than official figures denote, because a whopping 11% of household owners have a second home! Figures out this week suggest that the advancement of the middle classes is faster than thought. According to an official report by Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2013, a total of 90,006 Canarian families have second homes – 10,000 more than in 2007.  The report, published by the Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC), shows that 11.23% of the total households (801,779) recorded in the archipelago have a second residency.

Hard up? We own two homes!

5m-euro facelift for Costa Adeje gets green light

ADEJE Council plans to spend over five million euros upgrading the Costa Adeje areas of Calles Valencia and Unterhaching and the Avenida Los Pueblos. The cost will be met jointly by the Council, the Cabildo, the Canaries’ Government and various private investors in the relevant zones. Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, Councillor for Works and Services, said these streets were set for a major upgrade in the coming months. 

5m-euro facelift for Costa Adeje gets green light

First heatwave of 2014 forecast for next week

Aemet has issued a forecast for the first real heatwave of 2014. From Sunday, a calima bringing temperatures of up to 37º could last for the whole week.
First heatwave of 2014 forecast for next week

NB: You may like it hot, but that's a temperature my brain would melt in, even after I'd spent 16 years on the island, so do please read ours or Janet's advice on staying safe in heatwaves in Tenerife

Summer Weather Warnings for Tenerife

Unaccustomed heat can affect anyone adversely, but poses a particular threat to special risk groups, such as; young children, old people, pregnant women and the chronically infirm. Stay in the shade, particularly between 11 am and 4 pm, drink plenty of water (avoid alcohol) and don't overdo the work or sports activities (as if you would?) The authorities often ask people to avoid going up into the mountains (because of the increased forest fire risk) and usually impose an outright ban on lighting barbecues and campfires in risk areas.

If in doubt, don't. For medical attention, call 112.

More: Staying safe in Tenerife heatwaves

Exposaldo 2014 in Santa Cruz 8-12 May

Exposaldo 2014 starts today, the biggest summer event for bargain hunters, with clearance products, discounted offers, and many other attractions including cooking demonstrations and live music in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz. There is even a creche so that parents can enjoy the sales and activities knowing their children are safely looked after.
Exposaldo 2014 in Santa Cruz 8-12 May

Maritime sector bids to create 20,000 jobs

THE Canaries’ Maritime Cluster, comprising more than 50 companies and government agencies, is aiming to double its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). That’s the market value of all officially-recognised goods and services produced within a country in a year). The group is keen to move up, from 6% to 12% by 2020, meaning it would the number of employees to 40,000 workers in the sector.
Maritime sector bids to create 20,000 jobs

Foreigners on the march

AROUND 10% of the Canary Islands’ foreign population have departed in the last two years. And their absence has contributed to the archipelago’s general population drop, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE). The number of foreigners registered to vote has dropped by 16,000 since January 2013, although the NIE says that as many as 34,000 have actually left the Islands.
Foreigners on the march

Foreign tourists put Canaries in top spot

FOREIGN visitors to the Canary Islands in the first quarter of 2014 have topped a Tourist Movement table. The Islands welcomed more than 3.1 million visitors, up 10.6% on 2013, and accounted for a mammoth 31% of all foreigners going to Spain between January and March. The figures come from the Survey of Tourist Movement Frontera (Frontur), by the Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism.
 Foreign tourists put Canaries in top spot

Cheeky cable thieves go back for seconds!

ELECTRICAL cable worth more than 100,000 euros has been stolen from the Adeje area in the last two weeks. The thieves have even returned to the scene of one robbery and helped themselves again, and Municipal Services Councillor Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, has asked locals to be vigilant. “These thefts are difficult to police,” he said. “We are asking neighbours and residents who see any suspicious activity by people near or at street installations to phone the local police on 922 74 72 06 or the emergency nnumber 112.
Cheeky cable thieves go back for seconds!

Spain pensioners are in the money

THERE are strong signs that Spain is slowly getting back on its feet after the credit crunch. And it seems that some of this goodwill is finding its way into the pockets of pensioners. According to official figures released this week, the Social Security handed out eight billion euros in pensions this month, which was 3.3% more than in the same period last year.
Spain pensioners are in the money

South airport must be upgraded to boost the economy, says Mayor

GRANADILLA Mayor Jaime González Cejas has stressed the need for major improvements at the South’s Reina Sofia airport to help boost the economy. But he believes that the Cabildo and Canary Island Government are both content to keep it on the back-burner. Cejas feels the airport needs “significant” investment to improve its services because, he says: “It is a fundamental element for the development of tourism on the Island.
South airport must be upgraded to boost the economy, says Mayor

Surprise, surprise, South Hospital delayed – again!

IT’S the news nobody in the South wanted to hear… but everybody was probably expecting it just the same. The opening of the new hospital at El Mojon has been delayed for the umpteenth time, despite recent promises from the Cabildo.

Surprise, surprise, South Hospital delayed – again!

A Whale of a Row

THE controversy over the welfare and long-term future of a young killer whale has intensified to such a level that the owner of the world-famous Loro Parque has issued a rare, public statement. In the 1,000-word open letter, the hugely-respected Wolfgang Kiessling sought to set the record straight on the accusations from environmental groups, such as the Free Morgan Foundation.

A Whale of a Row

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Which Tenerife Resort Is Best For Restaurants

Anyone who has been holidaying on Tenerife for the past decade or more cannot have failed to notice the changes in its dining scene. Led by the kitchens of its deluxe hotels and one or two restaurants whose standards have always been light years ahead of the competition, the island is seeing more and better restaurants opening up every month.
Which Tenerife Resort Is Best For Restaurants

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Preserving Tenerife's Precious Potatoes

Anyone who has ever eaten at a restaurant on Tenerife cannot fail to have tried the island’s best loved gastronomic tradition of papas arrugadas con mojo. Most visitors fall in love with these tasty little numbers and sometimes request them over chips, thus sending a popular stereotype temporarily reeling. But beyond their addictive tastiness, these island delicacies are not only specialities, they’re also very special.

Preserving Tenerife's Precious Potatoes

Monday, May 05, 2014

Should You Come to Tenerife in Shoulder Season?

Actually, shoulder season is probably a misnomer when used about the Canary Islands. In less fortunate places it’s the time between high and low seasons, high season being the busiest, and low season meaning when the weather isn’t so good. In Tenerife, however, winter is high season, and summer is simply a different kind of high season. However, there are months between the seasons when even Playa de las Americas is on the tranquil side.
Should You Come to Tenerife in Shoulder Season?

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 5th to 11th May 2014

Generally it will be another warm and sunny week everywhere on Tenerife with the north and east seeing some cloud in the afternoons if it’s like last week. There is the possibility of light showers in places. Temperatures start the week in the low to mid 20s before rising to close to the 30C mark for the weekend.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 5th to 11th May 2014

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in May 2014

May on Tenerife is one of the quietest months in tourist terms. In some places, like Puerto de la Cruz, some restaurants and bars take a few weeks holiday until tourist numbers start to rise again with the arrival of the Spanish mainlanders towards the end of June. Ironically, considering it’s a quiet month in tourism terms, it’s also the Mes de Canarias which means that there is loads of events put on for the locals… which in turn means that there are treats in store for the discerning visitor who wants to experience the real Tenerife.

The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in May 2014

Adeje’s Feria del Saldo, 15 June

Adeje’s Feria del Saldo 2014 will be held on 15 June between 10am and
9pm in the car park of the Adeje Music School in Las Torres … on the
fountain roundabout near Mercadona. This is an annual market for local
businesses to offer at sale prices all the stock they wish to liquidate,
or ends of lines, and so on. The organizers hope that it will help
local commerce, and it will certainly see quite a few bargains for
shoppers.

Adeje’s Feria del Saldo, 15 June

Alfombras de Sal in Adeje for Corpus Christi

An annual spectacle that should not be missed tales place in the main
street of Adeje for the religious festival of Corpus Christi. This year
it will be on the weekend of 21 and 22 June. Some 3,500 kilos of
vibrantly coloured salt will be used to create alfombras de sal (carpets of salt) throughout Calle Grande and Calle Corpus in the old part of the town. 

Alfombras de Sal in Adeje for Corpus Christi

Red Mountain Jazz Festival, El Medano 12-19th May 2014

El Médano is aiming to become the Jazz capital of the Canary Islands and its ongoing mission gets a massive boost this month with the staging of the first Red Mountain Jazz Festival – Jazz Roja - 12th – 19th May 2014. Already home to the Canary Islands’ largest online radio broadcaster Qfm 94.3 who specialise in Jazz, Blues, Soul, Ethnic and non-mainstream music genres, the free festival will feature more than 50 Jazz, Blues and Soul artists from across the Canary Islands performing in 15 concerts over the course of a week.

Red Mountain Jazz Festival, El Medano 12-19th May 2014

Gourmet Burgers, Review of Gulliver Café Bar in Puerto de la Cruz

There was no messing with humming and hawing over what we wanted; two
Texas burgers and a couple of cañas were ordered almost before the
waitress had time to open her mouth. After that it was a case of being tortured as the aroma of sizzling
bacon and beefiness teased us from the kitchen.

Gourmet Burgers, Review of Gulliver Café Bar in Puerto de la Cruz

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