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August 18, 2018 0 Comments
If you're wondering if Tenerife is windy, if Lanzarote or Fuerteventura are windier then Gran Canaria... this article is for you!

- Which is the least windy area in Tenerife?

  • The South-East area, Los Cristianos.

- Which is the least windy between Lanzarote and Fuerteventua?

  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the windiest islands in the Canary Islands.

- Which is the least windy area in Gran Canaria?

  • The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the South-West. Municipality of Mogàn.

Canaries: the less windy island

My readers often ask me about which is the least windy island in the Canary Islands. I understand them... Maybe they travel with children or they, like me, are bothered by the wind.
 All the Canary Islands are windy but there are areas/countries more sheltered by wind and with beaches suitable in every season especially in the winter months like December, January and February.
This is what we're going to find out in this article.


I'm not a lover of places too windy: the wind annoys me a lot. For this reason, during my trips to Canary Islands, I always stay in resort sheltered from the strong wind. A sea breeze is pleasant, and inevitable if you're on an island but I avoid the places where the wind raises the sand and gets into my eyes.
Let's start from the begin ...

Winter sun holidays in the canary islands

If your holiday in the Canaries is in the winter, and you are looking for the best place to sunbathe and swim in the sea, I suggest you to stay here:
  • Los Cristianos in Tenerife
  • Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria
Tenerife is windy especially on the west coast (Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz ...).
Las Vistas beach is also ideal for people traveling with children. The wind is minimal, except in bad weather days.
least windy resort tenerife
las vistas beach

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN TENERIFE for nightlife, singles, young couples

July 07, 2018 0 Comments


Beware! Follow my advice if you do not want to booking a hotel full of families with children, or retired people.
  1. Hotel Sol Tenerife: best for nightlife, close to restaurants, shops, pubs and night clubs.
  2. Apartamentos Playa Azul, 300 meters from the most popular beach: playa de Troya
  3. Palm beach Tenerife: if you want an ocean view room.
  4. Catalonia Oro Negro: Late check out? No problem, in this hotel you have the opportunity, on the day of check out, to leave your luggage and use a courtesy bathroom where you can take a shower before leaving.
  5. Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: only for adults, for those who do not want children in the hotel.

Cheap holidays to Tenerife:

So, if you want to have fun or  you're single and you want to meet boys and girls from all over Europe, the only area to stay is Playa de las Americas. If you are a homosexual, the best area is Playa del Ingles, in Gran Canaria.

most lively area in tenerife

Canary Islands are not like the Balearics
The Balearics are 2 hours away from the Canary Islands. It will take more time to reach the Canaries from any continental country in Europe. If you hate to stay on the plane over 4 hours think about it.
Formentera, another Balearic island, needs more time to be reached because it has not an airport, so you need to fly to Ibiza and than take a ferry.
So if you've already experienced a holiday in Ibiza, and you want to replicate, I'm sorry to say that it's not the same thing to go to the Canaries.
However... if you want to visit Tenerife, looking for best area for nightlife, where there are pubs, clubs and you can meet other young couples or singles, follow my advice to stay in the most lively area in ​​Tenerife.

Best area to stay in Tenerife

The best place in ​​Tenerife for entertainment is, doubtless, located in the south of the island.
You also considers that the South of Tenerife is very frequented by retired people looking for a sunny and mild weather, especially in winter.

The area of ​​Playa de las Americas with its beautiful beaches, with a favourable climate compared to the countries of the North, the numerous shops, shows and entertainment, makes it coveted by almost all tourists, not only young people looking for fun.

There are lots of accommodations in Playa Las Americas, and if you're in charge of choosing the apartment to spend the holidays with your friends, it's better that you choose the right area and the right hotel (otherwise they will get angry with you).
So... Follow my advice and you will make a great impression.
Below you will find a list of the structures in  the center of Tenerife nighlife.

Girls holiday to Tenerife

This is an email that I have received from some girls for an advice. I hope you can also clarify your doubts:
We are 3 young girls who want to spend a holiday in Tenerife in Playa de las Americas. Can you recommend a hotel with entertainments and pool?
Hello girls! If you are planning to stay in Playa de las Americas, you will not need a hotel with entertainments. Simply go out from the hotel and you will find pubs, music, shops, restaurants, karaoke... all the entertainments you want.
All hotels have a swimming pool and sometimes even private apartment residences have one in the complex.

Book one of these 4 hotel listed here ⇩⇩⇩. You will be fine.
Sol Tenerife:  in the downtown.

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Sol Tenerife pool
This hotel wins the position both for the proximity to sea and nightlife street.
It is big so you will also find families with children (that who have not read my post dedicated to "Tenerife with the children") in which I recommend less chaotic place.
Sol Tenerife is the top for those who want to stay at the centre of Tenerife's nightlife.

Apartamentos Playa Azul:  near the beach
Hotel 300 meters from the beach: with parking and wifi included.
Wide range of options with breakfast, half or full board.
There are also rooms equipped for guests with disabilities.

Palm beach Tenerife: ocean view
Situated in the same area of ​​the Tenerife Sol but more "chic".

Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: adults only
This is the option that I recommend for tourists who do not like to see children running around the pool or crying in the restaurant, in fact it is only accessible to adults: + 18.

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Updated Luglio 2018
Moira R.


June 24, 2018 0 Comments

where to stay in ibiza
where to stay in Ibiza

In this post, I reply to these question:

Are you thinking to make a holiday in Ibiza in the Balearic islands? Are you looking for tips on where to stay in Ibiza? Do you look for a quiet or cheap area? How expensive is it in Ibiza? Are you wondering which one is the best for you between Ibiza City, Playa d'En Bossa or Sant Antoni de Portmany? 
Due to my holidays in Ibiza, I will help you to clarify and choose the best area to stay in Ibiza, avoiding to turn your holiday into a nightmare.

Which is the best Canary Island to visit in February, March?

February 22, 2018 0 Comments
Which is the best Canary Island to visit in fall - winter? Which is the best Canary Island to visit in February, March, November or December?

In travel often around the Canary Islands. This January I went to Fuerteventura, last February I went in Lanzarote, a few years ago I went in Tenerife (Costa Adeje) but if I want to spend a warm winter I'll go in my apartment in Gran Canaria, in Puerto Rico. I can say with certainty that the countries that are located in the municipality of Mogan are the hottest in winter.
If you are looking for a place to sunbathe, swimming, I suggest you stay here.

Which is the best Canary Island to visit in winter?


1. Gran Canaria (southwest area),
2. Tenerife (southeast area),
3. Fuerteventura (Caleta de Fuste),
4. Lanzarote (Southern area: playa Blanca)

Best Canary island for a winter break

Gran Canaria

All the countries enclosed in the municipality of Mogán
( Ayuntamiento de Mogán en Gran Canaria).

Puerto Rico, in the south of the island, about half an hour’s drive from the airport.
There’s plenty to do in the town.

puerto rico gran canaria
municipality of Mogán

There are restaurants and bars: you can find your international dishes like Italian, Irish, Indian food. 

Info: Best Restaurants in Puerto Rico.
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There is the beautiful Amadores beach, which is probably the main reason that anyone would come to Puerto Rico, because it’s amazing. It’s ideal for families, or anyone who is not love strong wind. Puerto Rico have these great harbor walls and sea defenses that mean that the waves are tiny and the water is shallow.

best beach winter season in canaries

There are two harbors so you’ll see plenty of yachts and boats sailing off into the distance.

Puerto Rico has everything on its doorstep: lots of activities and facilities. And, it’s really cheap if you book an accommodation in advance.

For winter stays: If you do not book in advance, not only the price increase but will be very difficult find an accommodation in this area.

THINGS TO DO starting from Puerto Rico

. Relaxing in Playa de Amadores or Anfi del Mar,
. Do water sports in Playa de Puerto Rico,
. Take the ferry to go to the famous street market of Mogan or Arguineguín,
. Play golf at nearby Tauro,
. Walking in the dunes of Maspalomas (15 km far away),
. A walk (Trekking or Nordic walking) or a bike ride along the paths of the mountain
- Visit the island's hinterland with its typical villages in the Canarian style.

Stay in Puerto rico-Amadores area if you are looking for:
  • A Great location for winter season. 
  • Amazing beach. 
  • Family and children friendly. 
  • Relaxing and easy going.

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Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.


January 14, 2018 0 Comments

  • Least windy beach of Fuerteventura: Caleta de Fuste beach is sheltered from the wind. 
  • Best months to stay in Fuerteventura: end of September, October, first day of November.

Are you looking for the less windy beaches of Fuerteventura, where there are no high waves for your next holidays? In this article we talk about which is the the least windy country among Corralejo, Costa Calma, Caleta de fuste or Jandia. It is really hard to predict if wind will affect your holiday but we can try to do an average about the less and windier months.

best beaches in Fuerteventura


October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Best area to stay  in Tenerife: Better Tenerife South or North? 
Are you planning a vacation in Tenerife? Are you wondering where to sleep, what to see, where to go, what are the warmer beaches. If you can swim in the winter or if the sea water is cold? Is there wind in Tenerife? Where is best place for nightlife? Where to stay with children?

tenerife beach
Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos


Today I will write an article to help you to choose the best places to take a holiday in Tenerife for everyone's need.

If you do not know the island, it will be very useful to read these tips to avoid staying in a windy, isolated place and avoid compromising your holiday. In addition, you will find a very comprehensive list of the best Tenerife accommodations for every need. Recommendations based on my experiences and reviews from other travelers.

  1. The most popular hotels in Tenerife,
  2. Nightlife lovers (Tenerife nightlife where to go),
  3. Best place for families and children,
  4. Best place for winter holidays in Tenerife,
  5. Best place for summer holidays,
I visited Tenerife several times and my favorite place is Los Cristianos.

I love its: 
  • beach (Las Vistas), 
  • dry and sunny weather, 
  • coastal path, 
  • wide range of shops, 
  • pleasantness...
Unfortunately this zone is very requested. There aren't many hotels and resorts then in the neighboring Playa de Las Americas, and the prices are a little bit more expensive.

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Las Vistas beach 

The South East part of Tenerife is ideal for holidays in winter.  Most people prefer to stay in Playa de Las Americas as it is a lively area full of shops, pubs, restaurants... others people prefer luxurious accommodations, starred resorts so prefer stay in Adeje. Costa adeje is a city on the coast, a few miles from Los Cristianos, easily reached by bus or on foot for those who love long walks. (See a map below).

The most popular hotels in Tenerife are:

⇨  Aparthotel Columbus : Playa de las Americas
⇨  Tigotan Lovers & Friends Playa de las Américas - Adults Only:  Playa de las Americas
⇨  Gran Oasis Resort:  Playa de las Americas. Luxury hotel.
⇨  Boutique Hotel H10 Big Sur  - Adults Only - beach hotel, Los Cristianos. 
⇨  Club Tenerife : Los Cristianos.
⇨  Flamingo Beach Mate : Adeje.

Tenerife where to go

Playa del las Americas is frequented by young people and is the center of the Tenerife nightlife with lots of pubs and discos.
If you don't find an accommodation in Los Cristianos (it is hard to find an accommodation at short notice, especially in winter), you can move to Costa Adeje. All these cities are connected from a long coastline.

Adeje is quieter then Playa de las Americas. It is indicated for families and retired people.

El Duque beach, like most popular beaches  of Tenerife, is located in the south of the island. This beach is surrounded by luxury hotels and elite restaurants. The area is more exclusive than Las Americas. Usually there are more retirees or people looking for accommodation of a certain level. The most prestigious hotels are here.

where to go to Tenerife
El Duque beach

Which is the best place for families and children?

Tenerife is good for a holiday with children. There are equipped sandy beaches and calm sea.
The best place to stay is Adeje and Los Cristianos, more calm and relaxing then Playa de las Americas.
The hotels and residences are quieter. There are a lot of rental apartments in this area.

Best Tenerife families apartment with children: 

Tenerife nightlife.

Which is the best place for young people? 

Playa de las Americas IS the centre of the nightlife. Big and cheap hotels, pubs, discos...
Las Americas is very frequented by young people. They come from several part of Europe above all from UK and Ireland.

Playa de las Americas is recommended for:
  • Young people,
  • Single looking for new friends,
  • Who are looking for entertainment and nightlife,
  • Who wants to stay in the most popular area.

Best Tenerife for young and nightlife:

2. Hotel is 300 meters from the beach (playa las Vistas) with parking and wifi included. A choice of various options with breakfast, half or full board.
Rooms / Facilities also equipped for disabled guests.
3. Sol Tenerife: best position.

Which is the best place for winter holidays in Tenerife? 

The south of Tenerife (Los Cristianos, Playa del las Americas and Costa Adeje) is warmer, sunniest and less windy part of the island.
The sea is calm and there are beautiful equipped sandy beaches. The most popular is Las Vistas beach (rent a beach umbrella and sunbeds is cheap. Showers and toilette are free). It is also accessible to disabled persons.

Tip: Stay here until evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Los Cristianos is recommended for those who spend a holiday in Tenerife in winter because it is the hottest and sunniest area. If I went back to Tenerife I would not have doubts and I'd look for an apartment in this area.

Which is the best place for summer holidays?

I prefer in every season the southern part of Tenerife but in the summer season, the weather is good everywhere so you can visit or stay in the north of Tenerife: Santa Cruz or Puerto de la Cruz are best chooses. Puerto de la cruz has a little black beach, a beautiful historical center, lots of shops and the famous Lake Martianez. 

tenerife best area
Lago Martianez

Lake Martianez is a huge pool. It is composed by different swimming pools with salt water, volcanic rocks and palm trees overlooking the ocean. They are not heated, so I suggest you to take a bath only in the summer time.

Recommended norther area: for
  • Short stays,
  • Itinerant travelers,
  • who want to stay in a tourist area butclose to smaller countries,
  • Who is not bothered by the wind.
⇨ Apartments in the center.  Adults only. Just 50 meters from Playa de San Telmo. 
⇨ Sol Puerto Playa opposite the black beach of Puerto de la Cruz. 

Tenerife has a wide range of activities, so it is suitable for different tastes and needs. 
Enjoy in Tenerife!

Rent a car and discover Tenerife!

Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.


October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Holidays in the Canary Islands in winter: Which is the warmest canary island in December? Best Canary Island to visit during Christmas & New Year 2018
Which is the hottest Canary Island? Which Canary Island has the best weather in January?

best canaries in december

Last year I stayed in December in Gran Canaria, departing before Christmas to celebrate New Year in Liguria, Italy.
There were 30 degrees in Puerto Rico area: stay in the beach was amazing!

Temperature Canary Islands in winter

In general, the Canary Islands have a mild climate all year but not all the 7 islands are so warm.

For those who want to spend the last day of the year in the beach, sunbathing, I would exclude, for climatic reasons, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Better stay in summer-spring.

Which is the Best Canary Island to visit during Christmas & New Year?

Which Canary Island has the best weather in January?

  • South of Tenerife 
  • Southwest of Gran Canaria. 

I'm talking about classic sea ​​life because to visit the islands, do a tour, it's okay any season.

Spend a warm holiday in Tenerife or Gran Canaria is a great idea because, if you are European...
  1. There is no need to change money (Euro), 
  2. No jet lag.
  3. Convenience: Easy to reach by frequent low cost air flights company like Ryanair. Fair prices.


The best area to spend New Year in Gran Canaria is in the southwestern countries of the island for the simple reason that, due to its geography, this area remains protected by winds. For this reason it is warmer, the sun burns, is not mitigated by the wind.

I do not say it because I have an apartment for rent in Gran Canaria: I have no reason to promote it in winter because is fully booked, the period is very required.

To try what I say is just go to sites like and see the availability of a hotel or apartment for Christmas in the Puerto Rico, Arguineguin or Playa de Amadores area, and note that there are actually less accommodation available than other part of the Island.

Here I selected the best accommodations for you to spend a New Year's Eve on the beach.

⇨  APARTHOTEL IN PUERTO RICO:  Rio Piedras. Good value for money. Ideal for winter stays, for family with children, for sea life in every season of the year.

⇨  AMADORES HOLIDAYS: spectacular views of the ocean and Tenerife. Close to the famous beach Amadores, great for autumn-winter stays. Ideal for couples. Romantic sunset. Various facilities: sauna, gym...

⇨  ADULTS ONLY APARTMENTS: Only for adults guests (no children) in Puerto Rico near the harbor.

⇨  HOLIDAY VILLAGE At Mogán Playa: Beautiful resort located in the hottest and no windy part of the island: Puerto de Mogan. Small but pretty beach surrounded by shops. A village made up of white houses with colorful flowers on the balconies. Intimate, full of restaurants, ideal for couples or for families with children.


The New Year's Eve of  Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas is a good alternative if you do not find an accommodation in the southwest area of Gran Canaria. The beach is long but often windy and colder than Puerto Rico, Amadores and Puerto de Mogan.

If you stay in Maspalomas you can get to best beaches for winter holiday by bus or car: only 10-15 km away. The beach with a large and convenient free parking is Playa de Amadores.

TO KNOW: I would point out that it is still difficult to find cheap apartments the last second in New Year's Eve because half Europe is wintering here. Italians prefer hotels but British, Norwegian, Finnish... prefer to stay in the apartments and they organize holidays with a wide advance.

Best Tenerife for nightlife and beach

⇨ 1. Cheap apartments in the center near the beach (Playa la Troya). Ideal for young people looking for nightlife.

⇨ 2. Hotel 300 meters from the beach (playa las Vistas) with parking and wifi included. Choice of options with breakfast, half or full board. Rooms / facilities also equipped for disabled guests.

Where is best to go on holiday in January?

I've been renting my house for the last three years in Gran Canaria: tourists booking my flat in advance (even 1 year in advance).
I'm always available to help my readers look for accommodation in Canary Islands, but, I noticed in the last years, it is getting harder to find something available in Tenerife and Gran Canaria in winter. I think the reason is the insecurity to travel to Egypt: another destination for winter holidays.

Best area Tenerife in winter

⇨ 1. Spacious family apartments with heated pool in Los Cristianos just a few minutes walk from the beach and the center. Maximum 6 beds. Ideal for large families or groups of friends.

⇨ 2. Residence Apartments with Pool in Los Cristianos with Parking and Wifi Included. Quiet location but close to downtown and the beach. Ideal for those who do not want to rent a car during the holiday. Sheltered and warm area in winter.

Which is the hottest Canary Island?

If you've already seen Gran Canaria, or looking for an island with more footprint in the nightlife, the southeast of Tenerife is the area for you.

Which is the Best Tenerife area during Christmas & New Year?

  1. Los Cristianos, 
  2. Playa de Las Americas,
  3. Costa Adeje.

The most popular beach to sunbath and swimming is Las Vistas and the nearby playa de Los Cristianos. I advice you to stay not far from this area: see map.

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Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.