Compact, well-planned and useful

This is my review of Tenerife Marco Polo Pocket Guide (Marco Polo Travel Guides) by Marco Polo.

Very attractive, colourful presentation, well-illustrated to whet one's enthusiasm, also clearly set out and readable, dividing the island into four areas: the more scenic northwest and northeast, versus the arid south-east and beach-orientated south-west. There is a useful pull-out map of the whole island, a road atlas at the end and street plans of the main towns of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz in the north. This compact guide also provides a suggested itinerary and possible tours, with online links for more detailed information, together with basic travel information e.g weather, emergency call number 112, dates of annual festivals and events and useful phrases in Spanish.

There is little on the history of the island, or on accommodation, but it seems that the aim is to "keep to the essentials" to create a guide which is easy to carry. It therefore serves both as an aid to initial holiday planning, and for quick reference en route.

This seems ideal for an initial visit to Tenerife and good value for money.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars

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