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 9a.m.to 8p.m.at night which also has open doors until 8.p.m. on December 24.
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:
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. It just expanded in April 2018 to bigger premises about 150m down the road at corner/longuera and Calle Medio de la Costa,1.
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.
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.
Note that the 2017 fashion show will be at the same time on Saturday October, 14.
Again in 2017, the suburb's night time show was highly
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.
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...
Note that the fashion walk only started by 6h15 in the evening...
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.
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,13 - 38410 - La Longuera moved shop on August 01, 2018 opposite the road next to Bettenhaus Hammerer
Tel: +34 636469106
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. Occasionally, AgroKinesis also sells Protea flowers that are grown in Palo Blanco Los Realejos.
Address: Casa Lara Local 2 in La Longuera, Tel:617211605Business hours: 9a.m.-2.00p.m. and 4.30p.m.-8.p.m.Saturdays: Mornings until 1 p.m. Facebook: AgroKinesis
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.
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.
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
The following video shows a previous spectacle.
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.
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. Open every day, such as also on May 01 the National Spain holiday of the Worker when most other shops close around lunch time.
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.
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.
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€.
Improvement for new infrastructure had started in this busy connecting road on January 15, 2018. It's an important motorway of Tenerife North that leads to La Villa Alcampo, to Santa Cruz, La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos and the Castillo Castle that's portrayed above. Two days ago, works were coming to an end after almost six months.
More or less on schedule... Now, since today July 05 of 2018 this street has been opened for traffic again. A new slender Titsa bus tower stands already in front of Banco de Santander. A timetable may or may not be added. Hence Titsa 331, 353 and 354 will reover its old route via Calle el Castillo any moment from now. The 381 always went straight, instead. And now back to the business of this open Market zone.
You can even have text, pictures or photos printed of your own choice onto clothes, wood, metal, porcelain, you name it. Highly competitive prices for digital photo printing depend on quantities.
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.
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 has changed owners in November 2017. It now serves Tapas and is called Restaurante El Refugio Its street terrace looked inviting contrary to before and started to do very well. This has changed. Why? The owners changed to a dull blue and white decoration and turned it into a Cofradia for fresh seafood by the Fisherman guild. Unfortunately, most Northern tourists are not familiar with the term Cofradia. La Cofradia has closed and somebody from Madrid will open a new restaurant any moment. Tomatoes are his main themes.
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
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 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.
A couple of more closures in August 2018
The boutique Jordis of Italian clothes design has evacuated its premises end of August 2018. It was opposite the Shell service station and had many decades of business.
The Bar El Socio seems to have closed. It is opposite the Cafe Boutique Relieves.
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 and in Calle Valois Puerto de la Cruz, just after the Belair skyriser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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