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Monday, April 23, 2018

A walk through the El Palmar Valley from Buenavista to Masca



Enjoy the spectacular, rugged scenery of this less visited area of Tenerife the slow way with a 4 hour walk (condensed into a 14 minute video) from Buenavista del Norte to Masca. Commentary is in German, but I think we can all understand wunderschon (beautiful).

Teneriffa Wandern 3 - Buenavista - El Palmar - Masca

Friday, April 20, 2018

Something for the weekend: The Beatles in Tenerife May 1963



Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr spent their holidays in Tenerife between 29 April and 9 May 1963, just after recording their first album, LP Please, Please Me and La Orotava is celebrating the 55th anniversary with an exhibition creatively entitled Los Beatles en Tenerife, which will include photos, records, objects and original paintings and drawings.

The exhibition is at the Casa de la Cultura de San Agustín, C/ San Agustín, Nº 2, La Orotava (see map), from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, between 20 April and 20 May 2018.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 21 April 2018, from 8pm in the patio of the same Casa de la Cultura de San Agustín, will be a Beatles concert with the group Alma de Goma (Rubber Soul). Entrance is free and the first 100 attendees will be entered into a raffle for a package containing a DVD, 2 CDs, a book and 8 exclusive photographs of the Beatles in Spain.



55 Aniversario de los Beatles en La Orotava
THE BEATLES IN TENERIFE MAY 1963

Something for the weekend: The Camino del Hermano Pedro



Saturday 21 April 2018 sees the 13th annual walk, or pilgrimage known as the The Camino del Hermano Pedro from Vialflor to the cave used by Hermano Pedro, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur a simple goatherd who became a saint and missionary in Guatemala. Known as the "St. Francis of Assisi of the Americas", he is the first saint native to the Canary Islands, is also considered the first saint of Guatemala and Central America.  

XII Ruta Camino del Hermano Pedro

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cooperative Market of Our Lady of Africa Santa Cruz



Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Cooperative Market of Our Lady of Africa; he market, fresh fish market, fruits, flowers spices and herbs, also known as La Recova, in Santa Cruz, which this year celebrates it's 75th anniversary.

This is one of my favourite places to visit in the capital and is open from Monday to Saturday from 6am to 2pm and on every Sunday of the year from 7am to 2pm. 

SANTA CRUZ TENERIFE - MERCADO LA RECOVA


Friday, April 13, 2018

Something for the weekend: Urban Culture Festival in Los Cristianos


From the 12 to 24 April, Los Cristianos is hosting an Urban Culture Festival with street art, poetry, music, story telling, caricaturists, cultural workshops and a tapas route. 

El ARN Festival Cultura Urbana, una descarga de arte y ocio en Los Cristianos



Monday, April 09, 2018

Ride through the El Palmar Valley



Take an exhilarating ride through the El Palmar Valley, passing through Las Portelas and on to Masca. Stunning views and snake-like roads, it's a fantastic time of year to visit this area with all the Spring flowers.

Tenerife: Las Portales - Masca


Friday, April 06, 2018

Something for the weekend: Rallysprint Atogo



This weekend, on Saturday 7 April 2018, we have an event on the Tenerife Rally Calendar 2018, the 13th Rallysprint Atogo, which takes place in the hills above Tenerife Sur Airport. This map [PDF] shows where the roads will be closed. More information from the Rallysprint Atogo website. Here are highlights from last year's event, Rallysprint Atogo 2017

Also the Las Galletas Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 8 April.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Tenerife Fiestas in April 2018

Romeria Tegueste Photo: By MOISÉS PÉREZ [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Easter having been early, April is fairly quiet in Tenerife this year, with no public holidays falling during the month. There are just the following Municipal Public Holidays:

On Monday, 23rd April 2018, Vilaflor is celebrating the Festivity of Hermano Pedro (Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur) who was born in the town in 1626, became a missionary in Guatemala and was canonised as the "first Canarian and Guatemalan saint" in 2002.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018 the towns of Icod de los Vinos and Tegueste celebrate the Festivity of San Marcos Evangelista (St. Mark the Evangelist).

While there will be local events in honour of the Saint in Vilaflor and fiestas taking place in Icod, the biggest celebration of the month then is the Romería de San Marcos in Tegueste, which takes place on the last Sunday in April each year, thus 29 April 2018.

The popular pilgrimage itself is what makes these somewhat profane fiestas striking. It is a procession of floats decorated with the natural produce of the countryside, carts, folklore groups from all the Islands, flocks of livestock, yoked oxen, dancers, etc. all accompanied by crowds of people in traditional dress. [Todo Tenerife]

April is Wine Month in Tegueste

As if wine needs it's very own month! One of the first events in Tegueste's wine month is the Ruta del Vino y la Tapa (Wine and Tapas Route), from 2 to 25 April and in which 20 bars and restaurants in the town are taking part. There are also special tourist events, as well as a Craft Fair in the Farmers' Market of Tegueste on 21 and 22 April.

Abril, mes del Vino

Domingo de Resurrección (Resurrection Sunday) in Tenerife



The celebration of Easter or Resurrection Sunday, this is from the processions taking place in La Laguna, Tenerife, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Procesión del Cristo Resucitado en La Laguna

Friday, March 30, 2018

Viernes Santo (Good Friday) in Tenerife





The two main events that may be of interest in Tenerife on Viernes Santo (Good Friday) are the processions, including the Procesión Magna in La Laguna and the Representación de la Pasión (Passion Play) or Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in Adeje.

La Pasión de Adeje 2018

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