Help the Adeje volunteer bomberos in their latest fundraiser

Help the Adeje volunteer bomberos in their latest fundraiser

Since the terrible fires in Gran Canaria, many people have been asking how they can help support the bomberos. The fire brigades in each island are part of an official association – the Consorcio – and in Tenerife that comprises the five professional and the nine volunteer stations, known as Parques. All are overseen by the island Cabildos and Canarian Government, and are coordinated by 112 Emergency Services.

Clearly the volunteer brigades rely on donations from the public and in this respect many hold charity events to raise funds. The latest one is by Adeje, and it’s on Saturday 5 October between 12 noon and 11pm at the Parque de Bomberos de Adeje which is near the Karting in Fañabe, virtually straight across the motorway from the Hiperdino.

 

Source: Janet Anscombe

Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz

Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz

The Plaza de Europa will be the focus of Puerto de la Cruz’ annual Oktoberfest on Friday 30 August and Sunday 1 September. The square and its surrounding streets will be full of stalls of beer and food, accompanied by live traditional German music and dancing.  It...

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

Annual Los Abrigos Beer Festival

It’s now a regular, and very successful, date in the Los Abrigos calendar since it started back in 2010, and this year’s Los Abrigos Beer Festival will be held on Saturday 24 August, as part of Granadilla’s Sansofé 2019. It will be held as usual in the Paseo Marítimo...

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

RFB Ballet de Moscú’s Swan Lake in Los Cristianos

The Ballet de Moscú is returning to Tenerife to present its production of Swan Lake next Tuesday 16 July in what is its 30th anniversary year. The video below will give a taste of this magical performance, which will be staged at 9pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in...

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Jadel in concert in El Médano this Friday

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the best-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s...

Annual Swim for Life at T3

Annual Swim for Life at T3

The annual Swim for Life event will be held on Sunday 22 September at Tenerife Top Training. The event is part of the overall ‘Walk for Life’ movement which has grown every year and now sees thousands taking part in a range of activities designed to raise awareness of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 20 June: A varied weekend this, starting today with the last couple of days of the International Festival of Latin Jazz and Ritmos del Mundo, both in Golf Costa Adeje  as part of the Summer Sounds of Adeje. Also already underway and continuing until Sunday is...

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

Summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids Friday 21 June

photos: Pirámides de Güímar.The Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host to summer solstice celebrations this Friday 21 June. Doors will open at 6.30pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting,...

Summer sounds in Adeje

Summer sounds in Adeje

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced a series of summer concerts with classical, contemporary and jazz just some of the sounds that will fill the air this summer.All of these concerts are taking place in the open air, in Golf Costa Adeje. As already advertised, Il Divo...

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Mary Poppins musical Supercalifragilistic in Los Cristianos next month

Mary Poppins musical Supercalifragilistic in Los Cristianos next month

The Mary Poppins musical Supercalifragilistic will be in Los Cristianos next month. The musical, in Spanish, will be performed in the Infanta Leonor Auditorium on Friday 20 September at 6pm. Tickets costing €12 are now available from TomaTicket HERE.

 

Source; Janet Anscombe

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

​   Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that the Ruta de la Tapa will be held between today and 3 November with 13 Los Gigantes establishments taking part. Tapas will be on offer at €2 each, drinks extra, in the following bars and restaurants: Bar Sangría;...

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Canarian health department Sanidad’s 2019-20 winter flu vaccination campaign has started, with vaccinations available from health centres from today. Sanidad says that it will not cease in its efforts to continue to increase the numbers covered by the vaccine,...

Thursday 15 August is a public holiday

Thursday 15 August is a public holiday

Just a reminder that this Thursday, 15 August, is a public holiday for Asunción (Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven), the fiestas patronales for the whole island, and the focal point of the celebrations is the veneration of the Virgin in Candelaria itself – see post HERE. Banks, and many offices and shops will be closed. For a full list of 2019′s public holidays, please see HERE.

Source: Janet Anscombe

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

​   Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that the Ruta de la Tapa will be held between today and 3 November with 13 Los Gigantes establishments taking part. Tapas will be on offer at €2 each, drinks extra, in the following bars and restaurants: Bar Sangría;...

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Canarian health department Sanidad’s 2019-20 winter flu vaccination campaign has started, with vaccinations available from health centres from today. Sanidad says that it will not cease in its efforts to continue to increase the numbers covered by the vaccine,...

Alcalá’s famous fireworks for fiestas patronales on 15 August

Alcalá’s famous fireworks for fiestas patronales on 15 August

Apart from being the patron saint of Tenerife and of the town of Candelaria itself, the Virgen de Candelaria is also the patron saint of Alcalá on the west coast, and every August, not only is there a major fiesta actually in Candelaria (see HERE), but there is also a fireworks display during Alcalá’s own fiestas patronales that has become known as the place to see fireworks in south Tenerife. The fireworks are organized by the Los Realejos Toste brothers who have put on the exhibition, involving hundreds of kilos of gunpowder, for over 80 years. The display is acknowledged as the best on the island after only the famous Los Realejos competition itself.

The fireworks display is part of the fiestas’ main religious day, which always falls on 15 August. The day starts around 10am with a procession carrying the venerated image of the Virgen to the harbour, a flotilla of boats sailing along the coastine between Playa San Juan and Puerto de Santiago for much of the afternoon, and finally, the fireworks at midnight which always last for at least twenty minutes and often over half an hour. There is always a huge crowd of many thousands, with a considerable number sailing into the little bay in the evening in order to see the fireworks from the sea: there’s an increasing trend too for chartered boat trip tickets being sold for the event. For non-locals, Guía de Isora ayuntamiento always asks people to share cars, or to get to the town by taxi or bus, to avoid traffic congestion as much as possible because the whole area is always packed.

Immediately below is a short video which should give an idea of how incredible this firework display is, and below that, a 20 minute video from Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento of the full display from 2017.

Source: Janet Anscombe
Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

​   Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that the Ruta de la Tapa will be held between today and 3 November with 13 Los Gigantes establishments taking part. Tapas will be on offer at €2 each, drinks extra, in the following bars and restaurants: Bar Sangría;...

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Canarian health department Sanidad’s 2019-20 winter flu vaccination campaign has started, with vaccinations available from health centres from today. Sanidad says that it will not cease in its efforts to continue to increase the numbers covered by the vaccine,...

Los Corazones de Tejina

Los Corazones de Tejina

Photo: Turismo Tenerife.

In a similar vein to the Los Realejos fireworks in May, another Tenerife town has a competition between streets. During this month, three huge hearts – each one 12 metres tall and not far off the weight of a small car – will be the centrepiece of a competition between El Pico, Calle Arriba and Calle Abajo, streets in Tejina, a quaint little town in La Laguna municipality. Los corazones de Tejina – the hearts of Tejina – are created from natural products including wood, flowers, fruit, and even bread, and are part of the town’s fiesta of San Bartolomé.

Tenerife Turismo says that the festival is a unique event in Tenerife, with Tejina filled with music, flowers, smaller hearts, a fair, competitions, traditional food and dancing. The main events, though, are the romeria, fireworks and the raising and procession of the hearts through the town over the weekend culminating in Sunday 1 September. This is one of the most colourful and dramatic traditions in Tenerife, and certainly one that’s very old, and it has been declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest.

Source: Janet Anscombe
Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

​   Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that the Ruta de la Tapa will be held between today and 3 November with 13 Los Gigantes establishments taking part. Tapas will be on offer at €2 each, drinks extra, in the following bars and restaurants: Bar Sangría;...

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Canarian health department Sanidad’s 2019-20 winter flu vaccination campaign has started, with vaccinations available from health centres from today. Sanidad says that it will not cease in its efforts to continue to increase the numbers covered by the vaccine,...

Las Galletas’ celebrates San Casiano fiesta

Las Galletas’ celebrates San Casiano fiesta

Las Galletas is shortly to start its fiesta in honour of San Casiano, the town’s second major fiesta of each year in addition to its Virgen del Carmen celebrations in July. The August fiesta will again see the town taken over by the festivities, especially the Rambla area, and the shops will remain open late into the evening until the music takes over into the early hours. The fiesta starts on Thursday 22 August but the final day, Sunday 25th, is the main day centred around the harbour, with the embarkation of the virgin’s statue followed by fireworks.

 

Source: Janet Anscombe

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

Two meteor showers visible from Tenerife in November

There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Tuesday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a quarter moon, so viewing is pretty good...

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

Winter is coming … and the annual crimewave with it

It’s that time of year again, where pickpockets and muggers follow the elderly and the winter sun seekers to Tenerife. Each year, the main tourist areas in the south become territory for these predators, and the National Police in Playa de las Américas always increase...

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

Ruta de la Tapa in Los Gigantes from today to Sunday

​   Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that the Ruta de la Tapa will be held between today and 3 November with 13 Los Gigantes establishments taking part. Tapas will be on offer at €2 each, drinks extra, in the following bars and restaurants: Bar Sangría;...

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Winter flu vaccination campaign 2019-2020

Canarian health department Sanidad’s 2019-20 winter flu vaccination campaign has started, with vaccinations available from health centres from today. Sanidad says that it will not cease in its efforts to continue to increase the numbers covered by the vaccine,...

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