At the time, we were convinced that property investment in Tenerife was the best that Europe had to offer. We wanted to semi retire on the biggest of all Canary Islands. Everything looked perfect for our dream. Meantime we hadn't even met a man like Claude who could have convinced us even more with his advice for retiring to his beloved Tenerife Spain.
Does all that sound like something too good to be true?
It's not. Why?
Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Herodotus, Homer and the Portuguese poet Camoes knew about Tenerife of the Fortunate Islands. Also, king Juba II of the Berber kingdom Numidia and Magrheb was aware of its all year round gentle climate. He gathered this knowledge via his naval discovery tours, way back in 40 A.D.
In fact, the climate of Tenerife which all the mentioned celebrities praised didn't change. Tenerife is as blessed, as in those days.
Your holiday home in fascinating Macaronesia
Hence, the Macaronesian geography is the clue in this miracle for the ideal holiday home in Tenerife. The warm and welcoming people of this region play another big role. They have learned to enjoy every day. A most turbulent past where pirates were a constant threat taught them to do so, also.
Mind 1 or 2 degrees difference in Celsius temperature between the southern and northern holiday home in Tenerife, while La Laguna may even be more cloudy and cool, occasionally. However, notice that many areas of Puerto de la Cruz are in lowlands and therefore warmer. Besides, most prefer a bit of altitude to sleep better at night without artificial cooling. Mind the two sides to a coin. Why? The more exposed south gets more strong wind, too. You can research this for yourself by way of Tenerife maps, here.
Intriguing Tenerife history
The guide of the holiday home in Tenerife reveals much of the island's past, where even Los Realejos made history of Spain. There are pyramids on Tenerife's East and Westcoast and mummies but, no sensational treasures which were unearthed, so far. It also tells about the black Madonna of Candelaria, which also has become important for Canary Islands tourism, Guanche astronomy and their fertility goddess Chaxiraxi. Encounter sculpture souvenirs of her on sale here...
Entertaining fun is almost a motto which surrounds the holiday home in Tenerife. Find it everywhere, on seashores, in towns and off the beaten track.
Not to forget is fishing in Tenerife which is more relaxing than entertaining and, which is not without hazards.
Tenerife things to do which are less known
By the way, turn your holiday haven on the biggest Canary Island into a base for your intellectual and academic fulfillment. Just in case, this was one of your goals for retirement. Tenerife general sciences, such as astronomy, volcanology, geology and biology leave much scope for research. The Museum of Man and Nature of Santa Cruz which is almost as intriguing as that of the island's military glory is one of the main best museums of Tenerife.
By the way, the Santa Cruz attack by admiral Nelson features most prominently in the biggest entrance free capital museum of Tenerife.
Discover all about Local Spain architecture, Tenerife art, crafts, music, folk dance, general folklore and culture. The holiday home in Tenerife insider guide recommends hotels, restaurants and bars. Encounter detailed information with many photos via the navigation bar on your left of this web.
News on automatic residence for non Europeans who buy property at a value of €160000
Many Links with international real estate themes and local property reviews which is all listed in detail with minor topics in the page on real estate in Tenerife jargons.
Spain news on wealth tax abolition and Spanish government measures to help save money to fight recession.
A few selected Tenerife apartments are recommended for rental and or for sale. These objects which are fully renovated and equipped as retirement or holiday homes are well known to the webmaster of this homepage. They are also accessible by the pictures in the column on your right.
The Almanach Real estate in Tenerife is a guide with translated Spanish property jargons with pictures. All of this may help you to understand the variety of homes on the biggest of all Canary Islands.
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Click here to discover what happened during our holiday home hunt of Easter 1997.
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