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Sunday, May 25, 2014

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

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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