Island Connections Collaboration with Tenerife.buzz and Boogie Bunker Radio

Island Connections Collaboration with Tenerife.buzz and Boogie Bunker Radio

You heard us right, advertise across the WHOLE island of Tenerife. Tenerife.buzz and Boogie Bunker Radio are extremely excited to announce a new collaboration with Island Connections.

Island Connections provide daily news to the whole of Tenerife it is the islands’ biggest English language newspaper both on-line and off-line.

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Exciting New Developments to the Tenerife.buzz App

Exciting New Developments to the Tenerife.buzz App

Have you seen the Latest Developments to the App?

Since our BETA Launch of the Tenerife.buzz App we have been working tirelessly to create new opportunities with businesses across the island. This engagement has brought some further changes to the app that works for businesses, residents and tourists alike.

So, What’s New?

  • Fantastic new chat feature – instantly communicate with businesses!
  • Residents can now register your interest for cheap insurance.
  • You can now Drop a Pin to see your location on the map.
  • Flick quickly and easily between views – choose The Island Directory or Interactive Map
  • Weekly recommendations of the top places to eat, visit or take part in.

Download the App Now

If you have the app already installed we recommend uninstalling and reinstalling to ensure you have the latest version to use all features. You can find links to download the app here.

More to Follow…

We are not stopping here… Our aim is to Unite the Island and Welcome Visitors, what a better way than with a reward points system for your favorite haunts, plus property rentals across the island. More to follow on this soon, keep an eye on our social media channel for more announcements.

How Can Your Business Get Involved?

Please free to contact us to discuss any opportunities.

Thank You

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has download the app so far and provided us with feedback, if you would like to get in touch with any comments or feedback please use our contact form.

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The Tenerife.buzz App is Now in Store

The Tenerife.buzz App is Now in Store

We are pleased to announce that the Tenerife.buzz is now in both Apple and Android stores.

Simply search for Tenerife Buzz, alternatively click here for download links.

It’s impossible to miss anything whilst you’re in Tenerife with the Tenerife.Buzz app, do you want to find a restaurant for you and your partner to eat at? Our app can get you there! How about a money off voucher for that meal? Our app can give you one! But what about after? Maybe you want to go out dancing! Tenerife.Buzz can help you out, we can point you to the closest venue or even get you a ticket into the big beach party happening at sunset! So cool!

  • Find Deals
  • Purchase tickets
  • Find restaurants, stores, attractions and more
  • Get Directions
  • Get the most out of your stay

There is so much to see and do on the island and now we’ve made it so much easier for you to explore the whole island! No need to buy tickets in cash anymore save that for tips, it’s all digital now, quick, efficient and easy.

Tenerife.Buzz is so simple to use you can plan out your whole day before even eating your breakfast, it is a must have tool for anyone visiting Tenerife.

You can download the app now on ios and android

Please leave a review and tell us what you think!

A Breif History of the Santa Cruz Carnival Music

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The Pyramids of Güímar

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Loro Parque, Saviors of a Species

Loro Parque, Saviors of a Species

Photos: Loro Parque.

Updated 15 February 2019: We’ve been following this story for almost a couple of years now, and at last Loro Parque is able to say that it is extraordinarily proud that its success with Lear’s Macaw has not only brought the bird back from the brink of extinction but that the Fundación has been able to start its programme of release to the wild in Brazil. The video below, released by the park, shows how the birds started to be acclimatized to their new free environment before they even left Tenerife, living in a mock-up of their natural territory and being provided with the food – and the need to search for it – that they will have to find for themselves in Brazil. This gradual and supported reintroduction is known as  “soft release”, and is used to allow the birds to be as prepared as they can be for their life of freedom in their natural habitat, no longer at extreme species risk.The Lear’s Macaw is still “endangered” but it’s no longer on the brink of being lost for ever. No wonder Loro Parque is proud!

Updated 25 August 2018: After bringing the Lear’s macaw back from the brink, Loro Parque says that it’s delighted that the Foundation has managed not only to bring the species from “critically endangered” to “endangered” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List, but is also releasing six birds bred in Tenerife into the wild in Brazil. The birds have already left the island for the new life of freedom in a species success story that mirrors the Foundation’s work with the blue-throated macaw. The following video has been released by Loro Parque with an English text bar.

 

Original post 7 June 2017: Loro Parque Foundation has said that its breeding programme for Lear’s macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), an endangered species from north Brazil, continues to be successful, and that the Puerto de la Cruz facility is the the only zoological center in Europe to achieve this. LPF says that the Brazilian government first sent a pair of Lear’s macaws for reproduction to Loro Parque in 2006, and since then 30 have been hatched in Tenerife, nine of them already having been returned to Brazil.

Whatever else people feel about Loro Parque, and there are always strong feelings about the Orca facility, and some people dislike the ideas of zoos altogether, their work with birds is exceptional, and when it comes to macaws and parrots, their acclimatization has been fundamental in order to achieve such a successful breeding programme. LPF says that the imitation of their natural habitat, the good climate and the food from the licuri palm tree – the same they feed on in Brazil – have been the keys of producing such good results.

Lear’s macaws suffer illegal trade with the capture of chicks, and mature birds are not protected and indeed are harrassed by agriculturalists. Their habitat is also increasingly degraded by the use of land for cattle, and by indiscriminate collection of leaves and fruits of the licuri palm.

Along with its work on the Blue Throated macaw, LPF has almost single-handedly brought these birds back from the brink of ‘critically endangered’ status. The Lear’s macaw is still categorized as a species under threat, but so far nearly €500,000 has been invested in the protection of the birds in their natural habitat through the Foundation in addition to work done in Puerto de la Cruz itself. The objective remains to situate the Lear’s macaw as an unmanaged species, reducing the threats it faces and restoring the wild population, as well as protecting the palm tree which is essential for the long-term recovery of the species.

 

 

A Breif History of the Santa Cruz Carnival Music

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The Languages of Tenerife

The native language is Spanish. In the south English is spoken by everyone with German and Italian common too, but in the north, fluent English is spoken by fewer people. No big problem should be anticipated regarding communication, though. A good tip is to pronounce...

The Beautiful Garachico

If you’re looking for something off the tourist trail, head to to the Anaga Mountains in the north east of the island. Formed by a volcanic eruption 7-9 million years ago, this prehistoric mountain range is the oldest part of the island, and a trip here feels like...

The Awe-inspiring Punta de Teno,

This rugged, rocky headland ten kilometers from Buenavista is the most westerly point on the island and a great place to get away from the crowds and blow away the cobwebs with a bit of bracing sea air. Admire the active lighthouse perched precipitously on the rocks,...

The Pyramids of Güímar

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Tenerife Business or Attraction Submit Your FREE Listing

Tenerife Business or Attraction Submit Your FREE Listing

Please use the form below to submit your listings to us while we get the Business Dashboard finalised.

Please enter your submission in English as we will be targeting UK tourists (first) you can use Google Translator to help with translations.

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Casting and Filming Opportunities in Tenerife

Casting and Filming Opportunities in Tenerife

Updated 11 January: Perhaps the same international series as mentioned yesterday, but this time Casting Canaries isn’t just seeking infants for filming in March, but girls and boys between 10 and 14 years of age. Parents should send an email toinfo@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, contact phone number, island of residence (can be Tenerife or Gran Canaria), date of birth, height and build, and level of English. Children preselected will be called for a precasting in person on 22 and 23 January (Tenerife).

Updated 10 January 2019: Casting Canarias is seeking to cast an infant for an international series. The child should be between three and nine months old, and be available for filming in March. Parents interested should send photos and the fulll names, contact phone number, island where they live, date of birth of the child and its height and build to info@castingcanarias.com. Parents of the children selected will be contacted by email to attend a casting in Santa Cruz on 22 and 23 January.

Updated 11 December 2018: Casting director Camilla Isola (IMDb HERE) is seeking a 17-19-year-old boy to play a part on an international film. Filming will take around 3-5 days in Tenerife, with dates to be confirmed, but the successful applicant must be able to speak English. Anyone who would like to apply (the part is a paid acting role) should send a photograph to isolacamilla@gmx.com: they will then be sent instructions on how to record a self-tape for consideration.

Below are previous casting calls – please check dates in the posts because the deadlines have probably passed.

Updated 8 November: Casting Canarias are seeking waitresses who know how to carry trays and platters like professional waiting staff. Applicants should be between 18 and 30, and should send an email urgently to eugenia@castingcanarias.com: the email should include a photo, full name, date of birth, phone number and contact email address, as well as shirt, trousers and shoe sizes.

Updated 26 October: Casting Canarias are seeking Latin-looking barmen and waiters (that is bar”men” not bar-“persons”) between 25 and 40 years of age to take part in shooting an international film. Those interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before this coming Monday 29 October: the email should include photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, height and build/size.

Updated 25 September: This is a busy time for filming in the Canaries, including two international movies. And in addition to the calls put out yesterday for black children, English-speaking girls, Latin-looking youngsters between 2 and 16, Casting Canarias are also today looking for teenagers between 14 and 18: being legal minors, again parents must apply for them, and should also apply before midday this Thursday 27 September by sending an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking black children between 5 and 10 years of age as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife.  Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking English-speaking girls between 4 and 6 years of age to be cast as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife. Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are looking for youngsters between the ages of 2 and 16 and who have “latin features” for an international film being shot in Tenerife. Anyone who looks particularly Mexican will be advantaged. Since the casting is for minors, applicants’ parents will have to apply for them, and should send details (photos, full name, date of birth, height and build, contact phone numberI) to info@castingcanarias.com. Those pre-selected will be contacted by email to attend a casting in person in Santa Cruz on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 13 September: Casting Canarias has issued an urgent call for a woman who knows how to do yoga for an advert to be filmed between 25 and 29 September. Must be 25 to 35 years old. Anyone interested should send photos, name and phone number to eugenia@castingcanarias.com by 5pm tomorrow, Friday 14 September.

Updated 6 June: Casting Canarias is looking for women between 25 and 30 years of age and between Spanish sizes 40 and 48 for a publicity campaign filming on 13 and 14 June. Applicants should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com today, Wednesday 6 June, including photos, full name, contact phone number, date of birth, height and size.

Updated 3 May: Casting Canarias is looking for black and mixed-race men and women between 18 and 40 years of age, and women of any colour between 18 and 35 years of age and from 1.68m to 1.72m tall, for an international publicity campaign. Applicants must be available between 16 and 19 May. Anyone interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before midday tomorrow Friday 4 May, and include photos, full name, contact phone number, height and size.

Updated 27 February: Casting Canarias is looking for grey-haired men between 50 and 70 for an advertising slot to be filmed between 5 and 8 March. Applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com by 8pm tomorrow, 28 February, with subject matter “CANOSO”. The email should include photos, full name, and a contact phone number.

Updated 23 February: Arona Ayuntamiento is holding a casting for the first Tenerife Fashion Weekend on 18 May. Auditions are being held today at 4pm in the agency Olé Group at calle Suárez Guerra 40 (6º izquierda) in Santa Cruz (between Plaza Weyler and Plaza del Principe).

Updated 17 February (3): Casting Canarias is looking for women who do yoga, or at least who can pose upside down easily, for a publicity spot between 1 and 6 March. Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with YOGA as the subject matter. The email should include photos, a demo video, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February (2): Casting Canarias is looking for young men who look like urban skaters for an advertising filming between 1 and 6 March. I don’t know what they envisage but the image they provide is on the left (click to enlarge). They say applicants should not be heavily tattoeed, and should be between 25 and 28 years of age. Those interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with SKATE as the subject matter. The email should include photos, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February: Casting Canarias is looking for (specifically) medium sized dogs for an advertising filming on 3 and 4 March. Small and large dogs need not apply! Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject PERRO: the email should include photos of the dog, name of owner, and a contact phone number.

Updated 8 January 2018: Casting Canarias is looking for contemporary and ballet dancers between 18 and 30 for an advertising filming in Tenerife between 14 and 16 January. Those who fit the criteria should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Bailarina”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

The company is also seeking women who are acrobatic and/or jugglers for another advertising slot filming at the same time. Applicants should be between 20 and 40 years of age, and should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Acróbatas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Finally, Casting Canarias is seeking slim women aged between 40 and 50 to film an advertising slot. Again it will take place between 14 and 16 January, and applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “mujeres delgadas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Updated 19 May 2017: Casting Canarias is looking for female runners between 18 and 35 with athletic bodies for a publicity campaign being organized by an international sports brand. The casting is being called in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma, and those interested should send face and whole body photos plus contact phone numbers and the island in which they reside to running@castingcanarias.com. Those who are pre-selected will be called to an audition next week, between 22 and 24 May.

Updated 23 February: Jet2holidays are looking for various extras for a new advert due to be filmed in Tenerife next month. The companies says that they will need various background extras (possibly 20) and three slim girls between 25 and 35 years old to be Jet2 reps. They will provide the uniforms, and although the rep parts are not speaking roles they involve slightly more work than the normal background extras.

Filming will take place between 6 and 15 March, and will involve ten-hour days with an hour lunch break, and the majority of it will be in Playa Paraiso near the Hard Rock Hotel. Anyone interested, please don’t contact me! Get in touch with Sally, Chief Productions, email fuertefacilitator@hotmail.com, and include a photo with your email.

Original post 6 February 2017: After posting individual castings separately, I will now be gathering them into one post.

Casting Canarias is looking for elderly residents, over 65, who can play grandparents in a national spot being filmed here this month. Anyone interested should send photos and contact details by email as soon as possible to info@castingcanarias.com. Those selected will be called to assist an actual audition in the next few days

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