La Longuera the 'Long Mile Road' of lower Los Realejos is a
very long action packed street, as well as a suburb.
In 2013 about 500 of its businesses and service providers pleaded for better parking spaces at the town hall, as many customers and suppliers stayed away. This happened after a total revamp of the area.
Why are parking spaces vital?
More than 7000 residents live there. This is almost a 5th of all Los Realejos inhabitants.
Toscal-Longuera panorama by Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife Spain.
In fact, Toscal with its "Long mile Road suburb" had been a prime example of best Tenerife business infrastructure for decades until about 2009. It has been on the way to recovery since 2015.
It also has been serving the adjacent top residential and Tenerife holiday home areas since about 1970 , such as:
La Romantica I and La Romantica II the leaders for vacation property for short and long stays
Los Potreros with its villas, park like residential gardens and new apartment blocks
Indeed, just after 1903 Longuera Toscal made headlines with its Water House Casa del Agua all over the Canary Islands and Spain.
Click the photo and discover why the Casa del Agua de Gordejuela has become an attraction in Tenerife North.
Why some La Longuera business thrives.
A while ago in December 2016 before Christmas, we tried in vain to get a dinner table at La Finca Restaurant in C/Monturrio Rd. and C/El Castillo. Never mind Recession. Look at the welcoming entrance...Obviously, this place takes more than extra care for good food.
A group of Longuera boys seemed to plot something. This was before the shows started. Their faces are not shown on purpose.
La Longuera goes with the times.
These street fashion parades have stood the test of time more than
all other Tenerife business strategies over a period of almost 6 years.
More and more chairs are needed along its cat walk. Lately even a TV
screen has been added so passers-by can also watch from far. A real professional affair, indeed...
What show? Live fashion show by yearly October street festival
Time: From 10a.m. to 23p.m.
Where? Toscal Longuera open Centro Comercial
Note that the fashion walk only started by 6h15 in the evening...
Where rural Tenerife Los Realejos is not for GNSS
You find it by the Long Mile Road where least expected by Calle Piris.
This is a real country road and should not be recommended for normal cars. Why? Most of it has stones and rubble that can ruin a car's suspension.
GNSS route planners should only recommend Calle Piris of rural Tenerife for agricultural vehicles and walkers.
Comment: Philipp Kaffke K-Informatica is highly recommended
Closed from end of December until New Year didn't harm, its back in business with much demand
More fantastic news
AgroKinesis Alimentación Ecologica is a new enterprise in the suburb. It sells organic food and drink grown without fertilizers from its own farm. The Tenerife holiday home insider learned this amazing fact when she spoke to the owner on the day of inauguration on June 17, 2016.
Address: Casa Lara Local 2 in La Longuera, Tel:617211605
Business hours: 9a.m.-2.00p.m. and 4.30p.m.-8.p.m.
This latest of Tenerife dog parks has been declared official. An
area of about 1500 -2000 m2 has been safely fenced in for dogs. There is
even equipment for them to train and exercise. I have visited the place several times now. I am happy to report that I found it very clean. In fact, people
seem to appreciate it very much.
And, you know the most
amazing? This place came into being because the children of the town approached the mayor for it. The kids won.
So much to environmental education taught by very small school kids.
About 35 bushes and trees at Toscal Longuera of Los Realejos have
similar drawings now. The humble street art is mounted on poles. It's
sealed with plastic against rain. Some of the children are four years
Environmental education of children and adults by different strategies
This school campaign was followed by a the man with pig
head poster. A warning for a Euro 2000 fine or forced community labor
was clearly marked on it. This poster brought the real surprising success.
Mr Rascayú is the equivalent to the carnival Sardine. His last funeral took place in Los Realejos Alto at San Agustin on February 10, 2016. Next set on fire will be the Rascachusa a female version of it in 2017.
The following video shows a previous spectacle.
El Taller Craftworks Realejos
El Taller Manualidades Craftworks and tuition
Contact: At Toscal Long Mile Road, 29 (Tel: 922 364236),
38410 Los Realejos /El-Taller-Manualidades
Business of shop and workshop with classes for the public to learn unique craft making
Sells: Haberdashery, handmade articles of wool and fabrics,
such as crocheted bags, patchwork wall hangings,
ornaments of fantasy and jewelry.
Note: Handmade folklore outfits which can also be hired for €20 only.
Distinctions: Won prices, such as third and first price for best Fiesta
de Mayo window decorations of Los Realejos
Conclusion: A new pioneer for fun and creativity on the "Long mile Road".
Photo Gallery Longuera with more about El Taller and other enterprises
Longuera Taperia one of few in Tenerife with proper Spanish Tapas Pintxos has closed. It is now below the Rhuen Thai Restaurant of Hotel Puerto Plaza in Puerto de la Cruz. Unfortunately, this is too much out of the way for the Tenerife holiday home insider to go on promoting it.
Pedro Rodriguez (Dios) Postres famous chef of outstanding desserts for special restaurants and Hotels operates by most brilliant methods from his workshop on the Long Mile Road, 84. Tuition event on October 23, 2015 for a fee of € 60. More info in his Facebook. Booking is essential.
"El Herbolario" has a wide range of products which include Tofu and also Crystals as well as other health services since 2017
Josico of La Longuera with its amazing selection of stocks also sells an environment friendly organic product by Bayer that fights fleas and other tiny pests. He also sells the American Greenies that are so good for dog teeth and gives them a sweet breath.
The Molino del Pan in Toscal only stocked best types of bread, pastries and the like before. It was sold.
Now, it's an absolute excellent Take Away Shop and Café of German/Austrian style. It's one more Token of great courage and business confidence in La Longuera.
The IT Shop and Locutorio has closed its doors. Its business has been moved to Santa Ursula. This is a bid sad, as some kids used to love to go there to play games on a computer. Others without smart phones liked the private telephone cabins to do overseas calls at reasonable rates. Also smartphone help was provided with much applause.
After three unsuccessful IT shops a convenience store.
On first of November 2015, Fashion for China moved to the abandoned premises of la Gran Dama, a few houses down the road beside the Farmacia (Pharmacy) and has now a space that looks five times as big as before. Another vote of confidence for better Longuera business.
A new China Restaurant has opened opposite. Depicted are lists of interesting menus for couples as well as for groups or families of three.
The Chinese restaurant of La Longuera had no chance. Blame Fast food which is more popular with locals while it doesn't help when quality deteriorates. A so called Tapas place called El Tapeo is opening there now. Not the right place by the looks of it...
On August, 29, 2014, the branch of Lidl Toscal Longuera (there is a Toscal in the Tenerife capital) opened its doors for convenient Tenerife shopping by the traffic circle above Hotel Maritim, Las Dehesas, Camino el Burgado s/n and Longuera of 38400 Los Realejos. See what Lidl sells besides groceries here.
The night Bar Bistro La Barca of Achim and Ricardo is very special. It's an insider place of Toscal Realejos at C/Monturrio 12, Tel.0034 637 930 that is not only getting best marks by gays. It's indeed, one of a kind for happy entertaining, a few delicious dishes, good drinks and cocktails as well as happy guests.
Hot tip: Open Christmas Eve after 10 at night as well as on Christmas day and on New year after 1.a.m.after midnight.
Longuera Central map for easily getting everywhere
This road TF 316 also called Carretera El Burgado comes from Hotel Maritim and was properly finished by 2014. It runs almost straight up from the Lidl round-about towards the TF 320 the old La Vera Road. More and more heavy trucks seem to use it. So the financial expense will have been worth it. The new bypass motorway will diminish La Longuera traffic substantially.
Longuera business and work in the XX century
Venta Luisa a Longuera family business which may have lasted until the Fifties of XX. It had the greatest choice of products in the entire region and sold anything from clothes to the latest household products.
El Almirez Take away food Spanish cuisine. Tel:686 749910 has been opened in 2016 in La Longuera,60.Open in from 11a.m. to 20.30 weekdays and until 8p.m.Sundays.Wednesdays closed. Food also made on suggestion for Holidays.
Doña Rafaela Dorta a historical example of woman empowerment around 1930 and mediator for Toscal Longuera's poor farm workers. Rafaela Dorta also in charge of political meetings for Spain's first socialist mayor Florencio Sosa Acevedo of Puerto de la Cruz.
La Cordejuela steam engine house built in the early XX by a British engineer to pump water for the surrounding banana plantations
Construction of the holiday home suburbs Romantica 2 and 1 to attract foreigners to help the region's economy made headlines in the 2nd half of XX
La Montana del fraile also known as la Montaneta de los los frailes, as it can be seen from Toscal La Longuera. The distance is only about 2 km. Get there by taxi for €6 in 2016. Another 600m take you to the volcanic mountain's top. Walking back is easy as most is downhill or on level road.