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La Longuera Road and Suburb of same name in RealejosLa Longuera Toscal

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. Mind the section Calle Castillo whose turn it is now while its traffic has been deviated until about August 2018 via Calle Gorvorana, as mentioned here.

Why are parking spaces vital?

More than 7000 residents live there. 

This is almost a 5th of all Los Realejos inhabitants.

Talking of parking mind much space for it at the Longuera/El Burgado Lidl above Hotel Maritim. By the way, December 25 and January 01 are the only days that this unique branch of the German/Spanish supermarket is closed.

Festive Cakes and pastries can still be bought on December 25 at Café Boutique Relieve near the Toscal petrol station from night which also has open doors until 8.p.m. on December 24.

Toscal-Longuera panorama by Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife SpainToscal-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:

  1. La Romantica I and La Romantica II the leaders for vacation property for short and long stays
  2.  Los Potreros with its villas, park like residential gardens and new apartment blocks
  3.  El Campo with its modern townhouses

Good business in Toscal Longuera. 2018

Not only the long standing Bettenhaus Hammerer that has now a big branch in Tenerife South is doing well but also the new-comer Agricultor farmer shop.

The farmer shop which doesn't exclusively sell its own produce is slowly becoming a real Tenerife market. It now has peak hours before lunch time after less than two years in business. 

The Casa del Agua of Gordejuela.

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. 

The Italian restaurant on the right would be easily overlooked. Needless to say, that's another business of La Longuera that's booming. Friends as well as my family and I have eaten many times at both places and we were always very happy with the food, although service at la Finca isn't that speedy. More about it later on.

Spanish Fashion shows Longuera Toscal of October 15, 2016.

Note that the 2017 fashion show will be at the same time on Saturday October, 14.

La Longuera news of fashion show 2017

Again in 2017, the suburb's night time show was highly interesting.  Much could also be learned  about local designers as well as a Cabildo government scheme that supports them.

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...

  1. What show? Live fashion show by yearly October street festival
  2. Time: From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  3. Where? Toscal Longuera  at the 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.

Indeed, many new shops, bars and agencies prove business confidence in Toscal Longuera.

German, English, French, Spanish IT Services Informatica Toscal.

Who attends you? Philipp Kaffke the owner

Business hours: Monday to Friday from 9.a.m.-2.p.m. (home service on demand)

Adress: Calle El Toscal,4  - 38410 - La Longuera
Tel: +34 636469106

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Organic food shop with produce from own farm

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.

Saturdays:  Mornings until 1 p.m.

Facebook: AgroKinesis

News for Toscal Longuera dog park.

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.

Another campaign by the same children.

About 35 bushes and trees at Toscal Longuera of Los Realejos had drawings by four year old children that reminded  to recycle.

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.

Burning Mr.Rascayu

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 Manualdades Craftworks RealejosEl Taller Craftworks Realejos

El Taller Manualidades Craftworks and tuition

  1. Contact: At Toscal Long Mile Road, 29 (Tel: 922 364236), 38410 Los Realejos /El-Taller-Manualidades
  2. Business of shop and workshop with classes for the public to learn unique craft making
  3. Sells: Haberdashery, handmade articles of wool and fabrics,such as crocheted bags, patchwork wall hangings, ornaments of fantasy and jewelry

  4. Note: Handmade folklore outfits which can also be hired for €20 only.
  5. Distinctions: Won prices, such as third and first price for best Fiesta
  6. de Mayo window decorations of Los Realejos
  7. Conclusion: A new pioneer for fun and creativity on the "Long mile Road".


Photo Gallery Longuera with more about El Taller and other enterprises.

IV Afternoon Fashion show October 2015.

  1. When? October 30 and 31 afternoon and at night
  2. By whom:  15 designers  and firms of the Orotava Valley 
  3. Showing what ? Clothes and shoes

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.

Realejos Zumba classes at low fees  now also at Longuera, 39. Hours: Twice weekly in the morning and afternoons. More information at 0034 + 658 636 626 or 676 277 295.

  1. "El Herbolario" has a wide range of products which include Tofu and also Crystals as well as other health services since 2017 
  2. Hanibal of the shop Josico of La Longuera with his amazing selection of stocks also sells an environment friendly organic product by Bayer that fights fleas and other tiny pests. He also stocks the American Greenies that are so good for dog teeth and gives them a sweet breath

New since October 2016 at number 38 of the long mile road to the right of Banco Santander.

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 that has become very popular.  It's one more Token of great courage and business confidence in La Longuera. 

Horno del Pan was under new management already after a couple of days of closure. By the way, it's unlikely to be a franchise.

Dori Tasca has been closed.

Dory Taska formerly Cafeteria 8 Millas next to Horno del Pan has moved out and gone elsewhere. When? By middle of June 2017. Now a middle size supermarket called Supermercado d'Paso has opened there.

 We would rather need a Mercadona. Above all, as Lidl down the road doesn't sell fresh fish...

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.

Cafeteria Bar Paraiso the first sports bar of this part of Los Realejos is still going reasonably strong.

The second hand shop Desvan at 28, La Longuera Road is like a treasure market which surprises with the rarest as well as most useful items. It sells your things on consignment, while you make the price. 

The last performance the ballet El Principito was scheduled for November 29, 2015 at 12.00 noon at the Casa de la Cultura of Los Realejos. The entrance fee was 3€.

The suburbs youngest dancers of La Barca.

Toscal Longuera carnival.

All the elderly fondly remember El Bicho the popular Mr. Silverio who was even sold as a toy for some time. The ideal poster for the 2016 carnival theme of the toys(yuguetes)...

Tickets for the Gran Fiesta Puretas Halloween of October 31, 2015 sold at the Libreria Romantica. €6 includes drink.

La Longuera party supply store.

Carnival Toys Gallardo and Playa Bebé supply shop at number 20 Monturrio Road beside the Titsa bus stop of the Longuera Marsan 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, 22 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  Restaurante El Refugio has opened there end of November 2017. Its street terrace looks inviting contrary to before.

Vimeo of Long Mile Road 16

Vimeo closed down in April 2017. It had provided physiotherapy, massage Vital, beauty treatments and has been replaced by a hairdresser called Carol Peluqueria y Estética.

Opencel at Casa Lasa Tel. 922 36 59 83
Opencel Novelty skin repairs, manicure, pedicure

Other useful services of the suburb.

  1. The big Orange Video Center open at night in Casa Lasa
  2. El Pepito bar and Bistro next to Casa Lasa
  3. Fruteria Rodriguez Produce and food almos a convenience store at number 7
  4. Florist Osiana for flowers and ornamental gifts at number 

Two so called Guachinches Modernos in the Longuera Long mile road.

Mi Guachinche Casa Pedro opposite Casa Lara almost got me excited and made me waste my time. Why? It uses misleading strategies of business-front advertisement that classifies it as a proper Guachinche. 

Guachinche El Pino beside Hotel Panoramica Gardens shouldn't use the term Guachinche either, as its substantial menu is displayed outside the door and it doesn't qualify as one by its other criteria. (At least being true so far). Both restaurants are popular with locals but not to my family's and my taste, for what we have experienced and or heard so far.  

More services and shops of the most Northwesterly suburb of Los Realejos.

  1. El Millenium bar and Bistro at number 15
  2. Carniceria Rendón the fresh meat Butchery  Tel:922 362111 opposite Casa Lasa
  3. Aquaisec Dry cleaner at nr.22, Tel. 22 365139 Opposite Casa Lasa
  4. Puertas Concal Doors made to measure Tel.922 362369 opposite Casa Lasa
  5. Pet shop Pluto Tel.922 362823 opposite Casa Lasa
  6. Caprice Hairdresser Evelyn opposite Casa Lasa
  7. Bar Bistro La Longuera C/Longuera,61
  8. Supermercado Eco Sol a fairly large convenience shop of a chain of 5 supermarkets,  all open all day including week-ends and until 9 p.m. at night with low prices at number 21
  9. Shen Hua Bazar, "Long Mile Rd., 25 Closed down in April 2017
  10. Second hand shop Desvan at number 28
  11. Ocho Onzas frozen food supply at number 28
  12. Clothes and shoe shop made in Murcia Spain at number 23
  13. Mens barber at number 38
  14. Hardware store at number 42
  15. Gestoria at Number 44
  16. Real estate agency and Architect studio Atlantico in the corner house, 44 by the Santander Bank 
  17. Gallardo Juguetes toys and agency at C/Monturrio,20 Toscal
  18. Shop Pescanarias for fishing equipment at La Longuera 18 opened on December 2015 and closed end of November 2017 to go to another island

About La Longuera's pets

  1. Two German and English speaking vets at Clinica Veterinaria corner C/ Monturrio and C/Castillo,21 - Tel: 922 363215 for  Dog vaccines for vital heartworm disease as detailed here
  2. Spaces for dog roaming at Calle Jasmin (unofficial large empty grounds above the ocean)
  3. A dog paradise for outings at upper Los Potreros with stunning views of la Orotova valley at the 'Mirador' by the ruin of the ancient  Hacienda La Gorvorana

La Longuera street fair to boost business

More than once a year, a vibrant Longuera fun fair and market take place with fashion as well as puppet shows for the kids and live music for street dancing.

3 banks in Longuera.

  1. Banco de Bilbao BBV
  2. Banco de Santander where English, German and Spanish is spoken.
  3. La Caixa Hola Bank which has additional business hours on Thursday afternoons

News 2013 for closure of Ramon's shoe repairs

Ramón's service has been closed because of illness after 20 years of service. He had many holiday home customers.
Mind shoe repair stalls at both the hypermarkets Alcampo.

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  a Los Realejos conveniene shop that's only closed twice a year sells besides groceries here.

Bar la Barca of Realejos.

More about the night bar Bistro La Barca of Achim and Ricardo at Toscal Realejos at C/Monturrio 12, Tel.0034 637 930 here.
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

Courtesy Messrs D Boeke

The new TF 316 for less traffic congestion.

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.

  1. Doña Rafaela Dorta helper of the Longuera poor a historical example of woman empowerment of 1930.  She was also in charge of political meetings for Spain's first socialist mayor Florencio Sosa Acevedo of Puerto de la Cruz.
  2. La Cordejuela steam engine house built in the early XX by a British engineer to pump water for the surrounding banana plantation
  3. 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

Sun views from Toscal Longuera.

The most phenomenal is the Punta del Sol "eternal" Tenerife sun over this section of the coast Costa de Acentejo.

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.

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