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Gods And Mortals On The Teide Xtreme Triathlon

Fri, September 11th, 2015 - By Colin
Gods And Mortals On The Teide Xtreme Triathlon

A pre-breakfast beach stroll may set you up for another day of your Tenerife holiday but on Saturday 3 October a special breed of athletes will be chasing higher goals in the Teide Xtreme triathlon…



Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

Fri, August 28th, 2015 - By Colin
Thirty Years Of Pinolere Craft Fair

After 30 years of maintaining and promoting Canarian rural craft traditions, the annual Pinolere Craft Fair near La Orotava is celebrating its own milestone from 4 to 6 September – and everyone is invited…



Welcome to Summer, Sansofé in El Médano and Los Abrigos

Wed, August 5th, 2015 - By Linda
Welcome to Summer, Sansofé in El Médano and Los Abrigos

The word Sansofé is borrowed from the Guanche, the aboriginal Canary Islands inhabitants pre-Spanish conquest. A word it’s fun to whisper, even before you know its meaning, surely, it can only be something good – and it is. In the Guanche language it meant “you are welcome.”



French Connection In Nelson’s Santa Cruz Defeat

Mon, July 13th, 2015 - By Colin
French Connection In Nelson’s Santa Cruz Defeat

There’s an important but overlooked matter of honour to be addressed at this year’s 218th anniversary of Admiral Horatio Nelson’s failed attack on Santa Cruz…



There’s More to Tenerife’s Music Scene Than You Might Think

Fri, June 5th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
There’s More to Tenerife’s Music Scene Than You Might Think

It would be easy to believe entertainment on Tenerife consisted mainly of cabaret bars when there is a far greater choice of live music than many people realise.



Terracotta Army Of Peace In Santa Cruz

Fri, April 17th, 2015 - By Colin
Terracotta Army Of Peace In Santa Cruz

La Mujer de Terracota (Woman of Terracotta) is a “female army of peace” created by renowned sculptor Marian Heyerdahl that has reached across the world from the shadow of the iconic 210 BC Terracota Army created for Emperor of China Qin Shi Huang at Shaanxi province…



Easter Events in Tenerife

Mon, March 30th, 2015 - By Colin
Easter Events in Tenerife

School’s out for Easter. Families are heading to Tenerife and there’s plenty for all to do around the island. Live music and sport is aimed at all ages and the religious significance of Easter is brought to life in the most dramatic way…



Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Wed, March 4th, 2015 - By Colin
Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Mount Olympus will pull rank on Mount Teide from 6 to 16 March as Arona Carnaval celebrates an Olympus theme in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas…



Strike Up The Bands At The Arona Music Festival

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 - By Colin
Strike Up The Bands At The Arona Music Festival

There’s more than one soundtrack to life in Tenerife and it’s not just the big venues of Santa Cruz in the north that have the biggest musical ambitions. The Arona International Music Festival is tuning up for its sixth year with performances and artists’ workshops featuring the classical end of the spectrum.



Best Foot Forward for Tenerife’s Walking Festival

Wed, December 17th, 2014 - By Andrea Montgomery
Best Foot Forward for Tenerife’s Walking Festival

If our waxing lyrical about the island’s paths has tempted you, 2015 is the perfect time to dump the dithering, pick up some nice walking boots in the January sales and take part in the island’s first ever Walking Festival…