festivals & carnivals

Going Off the Beaten Track in Tegueste

Wed, May 13th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Going Off the Beaten Track in Tegueste

Despite, its proximity to La Laguna, Tegueste sits in the centre of a sunny, rural valley. It’s a pretty location. It’s also wine country and there are some fabulous wines to be had in the area, like those from the El Lomo Bodega.



The Queens of Tenerife

Fri, April 3rd, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
The Queens of Tenerife

The Miss World competition may have fallen from grace in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s but that’s not the case in much of the rest of the world, and here in Tenerife, the beauty contest is alive and well…



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…



Choosing a Fancy Dress outfit for Carnival on Tenerife

Fri, February 6th, 2015 - By Jack Montgomery
Choosing a Fancy Dress outfit for Carnival on Tenerife

As a general rule, you don’t wear fancy dress costume to watch parades. The time to really go to town with the costume is for the carnival street parties. You don’t have to dress up, but if you don’t you’ll end up feeling like someone wearing a shell suit at a party where every one else is in DJs and glitzy cocktail dresses.



Where and When to Watch a Carnival Parade on Tenerife

Wed, February 4th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
Where and When to Watch a Carnival Parade on Tenerife

Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos bring some of the glamour of carnival directly to your resort with parades and parties some time after the north has hung up its false boobs for another year…



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.



Tenerife Public Holidays 2015

Wed, January 7th, 2015 - By Andrea Montgomery
Tenerife Public Holidays 2015

With no less than 14 National, island-wide and local festivals a year, not to mention the multitudes of local Patron Saints days, keeping on top of the festival calendar is a constant challenge…



The Best New Year’s Eve Firework Displays on Tenerife

Fri, December 5th, 2014 - By Jack Montgomery
The Best New Year’s Eve Firework Displays on Tenerife

On 31 December, revellers have to go out of their way, or never leave whatever bar they’ve ensconced themselves in, to avoid seeing spectacular pyrotechnic action on Tenerife.



Is Tourism Killing Traditions in The South of Tenerife?

Fri, November 21st, 2014 - By Linda
Is Tourism Killing Traditions in The South of Tenerife?

In the 1960s as tourism rapidly became the main industry, countless numbers of people left the countryside to work in the new resorts. Abandoned terraces and barren hillsides can still be seen…



Riding the Boards for the November Fiesta of San Andrés

Wed, November 19th, 2014 - By Andrea Montgomery
Riding the Boards for the November Fiesta of San Andrés

The action takes place over the evenings of 29th and 30th November where Calle Antonio Gonzalez Glez meets Calle San Agustín and where a large mound of tyres at the bottom of the street and several Red Cross vans standing by will denote that you’ve arrived at the right place…