Why do I see so few penthouses in Tenerife North? What has the azotea got to do with it?

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Where are the penthouses in Tenerife North? I had assured you that luxury real estate in Tenerife exists in my previous page called luxury apartments in Tenerife. I was even going into detail about one. Nevertheless, my curiosity keeps on pestering because there could be so many more penthouses, all over Tenerife, by the way. Just now again, my eyes had been wandering over the rooftop scene below and, beyond my penthouse in Tenerife North by Puerto Cruz.

A few rooftop apartments for me to see...

However, they are so few compared with the numerous Azoteas that I spot.

Azoteas versus penthouses in TenerifeAzoteas versus penthouses in Tenerife North

And what about the South of the island? Oh, there seems to be more hope in that regard, indeed. At least on paper or on the screen...

My mind keeps on nagging: "Lack of penthouses in Tenerife North!"

Should we all move to the South? How many rooftop apartments are there really in the South, would be another question. One should not be mislead by offers, mind you...

For rent, oh, for rent you will find many, for sure..

So, the market for penthouses in Tenerife must be there in the South which would surely also apply to the North.

Please, look again at a similar photo below.

Azoteas in TenerifeAzoteas in Tenerife

It has more light. Tell me where you see penthouses in Tenerife North in that particular suburb of mine...

If I had the right glasses I perhaps would discover many Azoteas with washing moving in the breeze.

I would see people, cats and dogs.

My friend Cesar said that he would own binoculars if he was me.

Oh, sure, typical guy!

"Oh really", I answered, "but, not me..." He laughed. He always does.

Tenerife custom and culture

Let me get serious again. You know, one could really say that the Azotea is part of custom and, culture and Tenerife.

Le Corbusier would agree with me that the Azotea helps the social aspect, as it helps to keep in touch with neighbors.

Tenerife Spanish socializing

The Azotea which stands in the way of the penthouse in Tenerife North and, South is an absolute option for better socializing.

The azotea prevents loneliness, indeed. Aren't we all getting older?

You do meet others on top of an Azotea. You don't have to plan it. Apart from the ability to peg up your whet socks and, undies the Azotea lets you place your sun lounger there, grow your own special herb. Please, don't take it too far... Drugs do get prosecuted in Tenerife, ha...

By the way, sun loungers are sometimes being provided on Azoteas.
When that happens, the Azotea who prevents those extra penthouses in Tenerife North and South is then promoted to luxury solarium, ha. Solariums are a great marketing feature for the letting of holiday homes in Tenerife... Of course, more penthouses in Tenerife North or, South would stand in the way, unless they are let out or for sale.

Our penthouses Tenerife castles to burn our rear sides

Mind, every coin has two sites... Just figure, if there were more penthouses in Tenerife North and, South more people would be tempted to burn their backsides painfully red. Right? Do I hear that that is everybody's own business? Sure, sure, our penthouses in Tenerife North or, South are our own private castles. So is the balcony that goes with it. Just figure, you get skin cancer on your bum. No more seducing that handsome Latino...

But, live and, let live, is my motto. So, I am all for luxury apartments and, penthouses, for a private holiday home under the Tenerife sky. The sun is definitely laughing more often than in the more Northern regions.

Traditional costume TenerifeTraditional costume Tenerife

You might be lucky to get invited to an Azotea Tenderete Fiesta in a rural area. This is folklore singsong with music made with typical Canary instruments. People are dressed in traditional costumes. Wine and food is normally served. I's great fun.
A lot happens on Azoteas. So, lets forgive our hosts which are the gracious Tinerfeños that they don't make more way on their Azoteas for penthouses in the north or south of their island. .

Around the bend from my building there's this Azotea. Can you believe it, one with a pigeon loft on top. Double click on it, you will get a better view of the loft, right next to the pink wall.

I call it the pigeon penthouse in Tenerife North.

Why penthouse? Well, pigeon houses in gardens are the norm.

 Penthouse for pigeons in Tenerife

One of the wild pigeons here, a tiny feathered, ordinary chap, had been courting Susi, the Jaco(breed name), a beautiful, big, red beaked silver-gray and, white coated parrot girl of a neighbor of mine. The courting pigeon was lucky, he could convince Susi to escape from her owner. She got away for the third time.

You see the blue fence, that's the penthouse veranda, where red beaked Susi had been trained to talk. Can you make out the bird boxes hanging on the rails?

Penthouse in Tenerife NorthPenthouse in Tenerife North.

Now you may discover them both, pigeon and, parrot sometimes high up in the sky, happier than kids, for their wings.

Birds don't care about Azoteas. They wouldn't be concerned about penthouses in Tenerife North.

But I tell you, Susi, was sitting on mine.

Penthouses in Tenerife come handy for a stopover of a bird.

Yet, she was looking at me so suspiciously.

When the owner came to fetch her, she flew off.

He had begged me for a bowl of water to whet her wings. Not a chance...

Behind my holiday home in Tenerife is another would be/could be penthouse, one with an aviary hidden under a canopy...
At least the shaded birds chirp merrily when the sun comes up.
They indeed, sing me out of my sleep..

That's Tenerife for you, not much different when it comes to Azoteas than many a country in South America.

The Azotea must be a very old Pueblo Indian custom. But, hardly anybody climbs them with ladders any more.

Does anybody know if Azoteas are still existing in Egypt? Do they have penthouses like in Tenerife north?

You know, sometimes, you even see dogs on rooftops, all alone.

In penthouses in Tenerife North our two legged friends are, of course, also steady companions. But, there they are enjoying the human touch.

Yes, some Azoteas are big like one I know in La Orotava. I could only give you a glimpse of the view of the balcony on the last floor.

That Azotea reminds me of a roof top in Manhattan, just like in the movies. You sure know...

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of that Azotea, only one from the balcony below.

Here is the view:

Azoteas, Spanish shindels, perhaps penthouses in La Orotava.Azoteas, Spanish shindels, perhaps penthouses in La Orotava.

I know Germans that grow what they are calling bio veggies on an Azotea in Tenerife. What is that? Bio-veggies are organically grown veggies.

I wonder, if they would also do it on penthouses in Tenerife North.

They use makeshift containers, built just for that..

One day, I'll describe how they do it.

So, what about the future? Is there hope for more rooftop apartments in Tenerife North?

Yes, there is. The government of the ecologically vulnerable island of Tenerife is taking steps.

Steps? What steps? Steps to save it...

Steps to improve it with more quality housing instead of infrastructure killing sky bunkers for masses of tourists...

5 star hotels will be the exception.

Easier loans for constructors are proving already that something is being done. There is hope.

Elite holiday homes and penthouses in Tenerife north.

Prestige holiday homes and penthouses are under construction.  Some penthouses are coming up.  Hurry, you might get your cut if you looked at off plan apartments in North and South. I wish that I could afford it. What an investment! Investment for the sake of the island and, for holidays in the sun.  Vacations that are heavenly blessed by a great climate that's more than good weather, all year round.

And very convenient Tenerife travel.

Azoteas and penthouses in Tenerife north or South may be reached with cheap flights from almost everywhere in Europe.

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I might have an update on Azoteas and, penthouses in Tenerife. Don't tell me enough is enough... ha...

By the way, there are many green parrots which live in the tall palm trees of Plaza del Charco in Puerto de la Cruz. A lady I know puts peanuts for them on her balcony. May be, a parrot couple escaped from Loro Park in the past.

What is the alternative to a penthouse in Tenerife North or South?


The alternative is this: Please, go from penthouses in Tenerife north to townhouse in la Orotava.


Friends of mine who spent their whole life working in the north of Europe bought such a place in 1997. They turned its patio into a luxury indoor patio. Besides, the old place also has a small Azotea on the roof. With all that living in style is of course virtually granted. The lady was born in a Canary Island. That, of course, helps to find the right helpers for renovating at a good price.


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