Veronicas Strip - The Nightlife Streets 1
By emanuel

Veronica’s Strip – The Best Nightlife in all of Tenerife

Don’t miss out on Veronica’s Strip when in Tenerife. This is the place to go if you want to enjoy a long night of partying

The night is falling over Tenerife, the streets get quiet and the cities fall asleep. Everywhere but here, in Playa de las Americas the city transforms into something else. The light from the sun is replaced by the light from thousands of neon signs with names of bars and clubs. And on top of them all sits 3 great neon signs that reads Veronica 1, Veronica 2 and Veronica 3. The street is called Veronica’s strip and it’s the go to place if you with to have a good night in Tenerife. There’s a lot of variety in the places you can choose to go to. There are calmer pubs for taking a couple of rounds of beer as well as nightclubs where you can party until early in the morning.

How does a night at Veronica’s Strip play out then? It’s always going to be a late night that’s for sure. It’s reasonable to arrive at Veronica’s at 22 or maybe 21 and go to a Pub. As you got a lot of options you can go to several different places depending of what you feel like. If your a football-fan you can go to Linekers Bar named after the legendary English football player Gary Lineker. He played in Leicester, Barcelona and the English national team during his long career. If you’re English and want to have a chat with your fellow countrymen, this is the place for you.

Veronicas Strip - The Nightlife Streets 2After you have visited one, or several, pubs it’s time to go to the real clubs. I would suggest that you first enter the clubs at 01  but preferably at 02 because this is when they truly come alive. Because these night clubs sure have a massive emphasis on the night part.  Tramps – the most popular club in all of Tenerife is located here. This club plays a lot of house and also R&B-music and sure lives up to it’s renown of being the number one club in Tenerife.  The clubs other part is called “cocos, the ultimate party bar“.  Here you can enjoy music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the early 00s. This part of the club is a place for generations to meet and enjoy an amazing night together.

Canary Wine - Shakespeares secret love. ADD Pictures
By emanuel

Canary Wine – Shakespeares Secret Love

Canary Wine, a renowned type of wine so popular that it has gotten immortalized in three of William Shakespears plays. But what is so special about Canary wine? And which ones are the best? We got all the answers for you! 

First a little history lesson: The Canary Islands were famous for its great sugar production in the 15th century. However, the sugar from the Canary Islands got less popular as production of sugar in South and Central America grew. The sugar from the Canary Islands was far more expensive and they couldn’t compete with the colonies in America. This led to a major increase in the production of wine as the islands needed a new product to trade with.

The success was a fact. Canary Wine became an infamous popular product not only in Spain but entire Europe. It became so famous that it was mentioned in not one, but three, of  William Shakespeares plays. Not surprising as in the 16th century millions of liters of wine was shipped to London from the Canary Islands. Tenerife became the central producers of the Canary Wine and 90% of the Vineyards were located here by the end of the 17th century.

Today the Canary Wine is still just as good. In Tenerife many of the vineyards is located on the slopes on mount Teide due to its fertile soil. There are several high quality wines that you should try when visiting the Canary Islands:

Suertes del Marqués is a producer that makes several different types of Wine. In their sortiment they have a red wine called 7 Fuentes 2015This red wine, i would say, is one of the best wines to try to get a good introduction to the vast catalouge of Canary Wines. If you feel inspired you can also try the red wine El Chibirique 2015 which is far more complex and very exciting to try for the wine-connoisseur. If you want a well tasting white wine and good value for your money i would recommend Bodegas Viñatigo 2017 which is a great and tasteful white wine with a price tag below €10.

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Eating frog legs
By emanuel

Eating frog legs

Tasca Bernie is a small restaurant in Costa del Silencio on Tenerife that serves authentic Spanish tapas with some modifications in options like mini burgers. It does not look like much from the street but it is truly a hidden gem foodwise. I would highly recommend eating there, and especially eating the frog legs for an exciting culinary experience. 

The frog legs caught my attention instantly when browsing the menu. Originally, I thought of them as some sort of joke but I later decided to order them. I asked the waiter what frog legs taste like and he said the classical phrase: “Tastes like chicken”. “Tastes like chicken” might be one of the most unoriginal food descriptions ever coined but it actually fit surprisingly very well to describe the taste. Chicken, but a little juicer meat with a slight fish character. Once you get over the fact that you’re eating a frog it was really delicious to be honest.

It was not only the frog legs that tasted well though. We ordered shrimp in garlic sauce, a small meat plate with barbeque sauce, a plate of sliced ham, and also a cheese plate with fruit as a desert. And let’s not forget the chicken nachos, my favorite dish out of all the once we ate. It had a magnificent composition of flavours. The cheesy nachos are given room while being complimented by the spicy flavour of the salsa and the jalapeños.

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In total our company of 3 ordered 6 dishes and about 3 pints of bear each. The meal didn’t cost more than €50 which is a lot of value for your money. All in all, it’s a restaurant that has high quality in all of their dishes. And I would sincerely recommend anyone who find themselves in Costa Del Silencio to swing by for a visit.

 

Here’s the adress if you get lost: Costa Del Silencio, José Antonio Tavio, 10, 38630 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spanien

And here’s the list of Excurions to do when you have a full stomach from eating frog legs!