festivals & carnivals

The Art of Christmas in San Miguel

Wed, December 23rd, 2015 - By Colin
The Art of Christmas in San Miguel

The council (Ayuntamiento) of San Miguel de Abona have been brilliantly proactive, they have a competition for photos taken with a Christmas tree…



A Christmas Bonanza in Tenerife Hotels

Mon, December 14th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
A Christmas Bonanza in Tenerife Hotels

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…
And some of our favourite Tenerife hotels are planning to make it a celebration to remember…



Tasty Christmas Traditions on Tenerife

Fri, December 4th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
Tasty Christmas Traditions on Tenerife

Now that Black Friday has passed and it’s December I feel it’s okay to mention Christmas, not the consumerism frenzy of it all, but some of the tasty little traditions that you’ll encounter if you choose to swap snow for sunshine this festive season…



On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

Wed, December 2nd, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
On the Belen Trail in La Orotava

The Ruta de Belénes in La Orotava has 26 belénes to visit, far too many to get round in a single visit. Luckily, six of the best are located close to each other within the old quarter…



Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

Fri, November 13th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife

In over ten years I have never been able to quite get over that first surreal sighting of chestnuts roasting on a brazier around the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz in November.



Halloween Pumpkins on Tenerife

Mon, October 26th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
Halloween Pumpkins on Tenerife

Whilst the cold, dark nights and plunging temperatures of the UK are a far cry from the slightly cooler evenings and going dark by seven(ish) of Tenerife, the spirit of Halloween is alive and well, and the humble pumpkin takes centre stage…



Choosing the Right Fiesta on Tenerife

Wed, September 23rd, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Choosing the Right Fiesta on Tenerife

Fiestas come in many shapes, sizes and forms on Tenerife. Some are serious, some are frivolous, some are odd. The traditional fiestas have one thing in common, the community spirit on show is one of the things that makes experiencing them so compelling and often emotionally moving.



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.”



Midsummer, a Time for Beach Parties and Bonfires on Tenerife

Fri, June 19th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Midsummer, a Time for Beach Parties and Bonfires on Tenerife

Like most places, Midsummer celebrations on Tenerife have their roots in pagan rituals with Christian worship mixed in for good measure.



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.