Feb
05
2012
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What’s it like to touch a chimpanzee?

touching-chimpanzeeChimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans, in terms of the similarity of their DNA. Although thousands of chimpanzees are held in captivity around the world, the public is rarely able to interact closely with them. However, at Tenerife’s Monkey Park (in the Canary Islands) it’s possible to touch a chimpanzee. At Monkey Park [more...]

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Jan
11
2012
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How do you make a beach?

teresitas-beachTo build a beach: Choose a crescent-shaped bay that is generally sheltered from the most extreme weather Make sure it has a stunning scenic backdrop Build an offshore breakwater, a jetty, and a marina Ship in four million bags of sand from the Sahara Desert, and spread them out Build beach facilities such as changerooms, [more...]

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Nov
26
2011
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How can Mt Teide be climbed from sea level?

teideOne of the most satisfying ways to climb a mountain is from sea level, which gives a sense of the whole mountain rather than just the part above the car park. Tenerife’s Mt Teide, 3718 meters (12198 feet), is close to the coast which makes it perhaps the most easily accessible really high mountain. The [more...]

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Jan
26
2010
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How do you get around Tenerife by bus?

Photo by Secret Tenerife - CC-BYTourists to the Canary Island of Tenerife often hire a car, but that’s not necessary unless you’re staying in an out-of-the-way tourist enclave. Tenerife’s buses are cheap, convenient and efficient—and there’s a tram too. Services are frequent and regular. There are at least two services an hour between major centres such as Santa Cruz, the [more...]

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