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.

Behind The Scenes at Reina Sofia Airport!

Updated 28 January: Adeje Ayuntamiento has itself now issued this report of the visit: A city in itself!The Adeje-based Focus group brought 40 foreign residents to Reina Sofia airport to see what goes on behind the scenesLast week Focus, a lobby group representing...

Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

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New Facilities in Cho-Parque La Reina

Cho-Parqe La Reina is to be the home of the first ever tanatorio-crematorio in south Tenerife. The new crematorium, inaugurated today, will offer a complete funerary service for all in the south without relatives and friends of the deceased forced to make the journey...

Cabildo Starts Work on Roads

Updated 9 January 2019: After last year’s rebranding exercise and the provision of institutional finance for the Atogo motor-racing circuito, the Tenerife Cabildo has today announced that the first works now under its control have been approved for tendering. The...

Unemployment Down

Updated 3 January 2019: After a couple of months with numbers rising, December’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a fall of 2,960 in those out of work, a drop of 1.41%. The New Year therefore saw 207,015 Canarians saying goodbye to 2018 without...

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The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE), but in Los Realejos it lasts just over a month from the end of April to the beginning of June, and the fireworks are what people come from far and wide to see. They have been granted National Tourist Interest status and are simply spectacular, long recognized as the best by far in Tenerife, and now officially one of the best in the whole of Spain.

The fireworks are staged as a competition between two streets – Calle El Medio Arriba and Calle El Sol – in Los Realejos for the best display, a tradition that started in 1770. The fireworks manufacturers Hermanos Toste themselves date back to 1788 and have a factory in Los Realejos, the only one in the Canaries. The displays are always broadcast live widely on social media (especially Los Realejos Ayuntamiento) from around 9.30pm, with the whole fireworks display lasting for around three hours. The following short video of 2011′s displays will hopefully give some idea of what to expect.

Source: Janet Anscombe

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 2 May: It’s the beginning of summer for many now that we’re in May so how better to celebrate the weekend than with the world-famous Los Realejos fireworks tomorrow Friday, and a Craft Beer Festival in Puertito de Güímar on Saturday? Also this weekend there is...

The famous Los Realejos fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, one part of Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on Friday, 3 May, draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta itself is part of the Fiestas de la Cruz held throughout Tenerife (see HERE),...

FICMEC 2019 in Garachico

Garachico will host FICMEC 2019, the Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias(International Environmental Film Festival of the Canaries), a celebration of films all focused in one way or another on the environment. This is the twentieth edition of the...

Feboda 2019

Feboda 2019 will be held between 25 and 27 October in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, a trade fair which will showcase everything to do with weddings and celebrations. It’s now a well-known annual event that brings more than a hundred businesses together displaying...

Santa Cruz food fair – Salon Gastronómico de Canarias 2019

Santa Cruz food fair – Salon Gastronómico de Canarias 2019

It has been a great success in the previous five years, and the sixth Salon Gastronómico de Canarias will be held between 21 and 23 May in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz, on the left at the first main junction on the TF4, the road from the TF1 to the auditorium. Even though the fair is designed for professionals in the food industry, it is also open to the general public, and there’ll be 150 or so stands, with cookery demonstrations, equipment displays, interactive sessions, cocktail making workshops, ham cutting classes, wine tasting, etc.

Some 10,000 are expected to attend the event, about which there is more information on the Recinto Ferial’s website HERE. There is also a dedicated website for GastroCanarias generally HERE. There are some photos that I took at last year’s Salon Gastronómico below: this food fair has everything from food trucks to top quality wines from the mainland made with grapes that were at one point almost extinct, and from cooking demonstrations and competitions to the occasional human-life-sized chicken … and if nothing else, they have paprika jam from Lanzarote that is sublime! THESE people know how to make jam!


Source Janet Anscombe 
https://www.janetanscombe.com/incidents/santa-cruz-food-fair-salon-gastronomico-de-canarias.html

Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas

The main day of this year’s Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas will be Sunday 1 September with the famous Romería Barquera – maritime romeria – including the procession of the religious statue from the church to the harbour and the fireworks with procession,...

Festival Jazz Roja 2019 in Los Cristianos 28-30 June

Arona Ayuntamiento has announced the lineup for the annual Festival Jazz Roja, which will be held in the Plaza de la Pescadora on the harbour promenade in Los Cristianos over the weekend 28-30 June. The open-air concerts with their starting times are detailed on the...

Full and complete original version of West Side Story comes to Santa Cruz auditorium in July

Full and complete original version of West Side Story comes to Santa Cruz auditorium in July

The classic Broadway musical West Side Story is coming to the Santa Cruz auditorium between 4 and 6 July, the Cabildo has announced. There will be five performances of the original and complete version of the tragic love story – a modern Romeo and Juliet – against the backdrop of the gang culture of the New York Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks: the first performance will be on the 4th at 8.30pm, while there will be two performances at 6pm and 10pm on the 5th and 6th. Tickets are available from the auditorium box office between 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday (except fiestas), online at www.auditoriodetenerife.com or by phone to 902 317 327. The video below will hopefully give a flavour of what’s in store in case anyone still doesn’t know the stage or film production! 

 

Source Janet Anscombe
https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/full-and-complete-original-version-of-west-side-story-comes-to-santa-cruz-auditorium-in-july.html

 

Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas

The main day of this year’s Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas will be Sunday 1 September with the famous Romería Barquera – maritime romeria – including the procession of the religious statue from the church to the harbour and the fireworks with procession,...

Festival Jazz Roja 2019 in Los Cristianos 28-30 June

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The Languages of Tenerife

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 a soft ‘c’ as an ‘s’ instead of ‘th’. So gracias is pronounced ‘gras-yahs’ not ‘grath-yahs’ or ‘grasth-yahs’.

 

The official language of Tenerife is Spanish, but the accent is comparable to South America, as is mainland Spain. You will find that most locals speak English, especially in popular tourist destinations. It’s always fun to try talking to locals in their own language. Even if it is basic, trying to do this is polite.

 

In the Canary Islands, you speak Spanish in the Canary Islands in the Canary Islands. This variant is very similar to Caribbean Spanish and is characterized by the omission of the consonant and the inhalation or nose. The Portuguese strongly influenced the language and dialect heard today due to the historical efforts to colonize the canary islands. Even Tenerife’s unique and delicious world famous drink the barraquito has portuguese roots.

 

A language that is unique to the canary islands that you might unknowingly hear during your visit to Tenerife is Silbo, a whistling language from the island of  La Gomera (viewable from anywhere on the southwest coast of Tenerife, like Costa Adaje) Using Silbo is a very effective way to communicate with people 5 km away before pulling out the phone and also when stuck in traffic it can be very convenient. It is sometimes referred to as the Spanish “whistle” and it is worth noting that the name “silbo” is accompanied by the automatic word “silbar”. This means “tweeting in Spanish”.

Anaga Mountains

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The Ancient Drago Milenario Tree

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Cheaper Rental Property Fail

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The First Ever Living at Sea Festival

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Craft Beer Festival

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Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

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Routes For Teide Walkers Published

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The Beautiful Garachico

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 stepping back in time to another world. There’s even a village (El Bailadero) named after a coven of witches rumored to have danced around fires there. Hike from Benijo to the Roques de Anaga, two rocky outcrops in the sea with geological and ecological importance, or try and find the elusive Roque de Bermejo boat community, only accessible by a three-hour hike.

Anaga Mountains

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 Ancient Drago Milenario Tree

No trip to Tenerife would be complete without a glimpse at the Drago Milenario (‘Dragon Tree’), the national symbol of the island. So-called because of its red resin, which looks like ‘dragon’s blood’ and is reputed to have numerous medicinal benefits, it has been...

Cheaper Rental Property Fail

Updated 7 February 2019: The Spanish Congress has failed to approve this legislation, and so all the law reverts to the previous measures. This means that there now will not be an increase in the period of residential rental contracts which will continue to be...

The First Ever Living at Sea Festival

Arona Ayuntamiento has announced the first ever “Sailing Living Fest” to be held at the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas’ sports harbour. It will be from 11am Tuesday and Wednesday 29 and 30 January, and it’s described as a pioneering festival dedicated to sailing. The...

Craft Beer Festival

Craft beer festivals are always popular and now another one has been announced for on Saturday 2 February. The usual range of artisan beers will be on offer from 1 to midnight in La Caleta.

Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento has announced that after nearly ten years in the planning, building is at long last starting on the new 5* touristic complex Cristal Building right at the top of Los Gigantes. The apartments will naturally have the most stunning of...

Routes For Teide Walkers Published

Updated 19 January: The programme of almond blossom walks in the Santiago del Teide foothills has now been unveiled and is as follows: Saturday 26 January: – 9am: General Route ALMENDROS EN FLORa. long walk, 5 hrs, high difficultyb. short walk, 4 hrs, medium...

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