“The long-maligned Canary island is now home to eco- villages, trendy bars and tributes to its favourite artistic son.” says Paul Tierney

“Things get off to a good start. A young surfer dude named Josh greets me at the airport armed with chilled cava. He drives me the short distance north along the west coast to Finca de Arrieta, a plot of 15 yurts, villas and traditional cottages just yards from a natural beach. Part hipster, part hippie, it’s cool community living under a canopy of stars — a place where couples, families and wannabe surfers all converge to take a deep breath. For the extra-stressed there’s also Molly, a donkey on call for therapeutic petting duties. Think The Good Life goes glamping. And not a straw hat in sight.”