Hola From Tenerife

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get an (ir)regular ray of Tenerife sunshine in your inbox. Just enter your email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

Close

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

Please follow our facebook page for more updates >>

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Celebrating New Year in Puerto de la Cruz



Love this video from my friends Jack and Andy Montgomery, who show us snippets of the various aspects of party time in Puerto de la Cruz.

Now, I wouldn’t have noticed the presenter’s slight inebriation, until she mentioned it and likewise, if you live in the typical British “Dullsville”, you won’t have noticed that the celebrations in Puerto were apparently cutback from previous levels either.

Why I like it is that it provides a very concise and comprehensive sampler (in just over 4 minutes) of what to expect at most of the celebrations in Tenerife; be they New Year, Carnival street parties or many of the various other fiestas held all over the island throughout the year. Obviously, size varies according to budget – generally commensurate with the size of the town where the party is – and there may not always be a fun-fair, but otherwise the formula is similar: magnificent firework displays follow whatever event is being celebrated, then the masses dance all night in the open air (to an over-predominance of salsa and merengue and a bit of 1990’s house, if you’re spectacularly lucky!)

Where else in the world would you find anything remotely like it, all FREE, with a safe, friendly atmosphere and, where all are welcome, from kids to grannies?

New Year's Eve 2010, Puerto de la Cruz

No comments:

Tenerife Topics

Adeje Almond Flower Route April in Tenerife Arafo Arico Arona Auditorio de Tenerife August in Tenerife Buenavista del Norte Canarian Cuisine Canaries Day Candelaria Carnival Queen Santa Cruz Carnivals of the World Christmas in Tenerife Christopher Columbus Comparsas Corpus Christi COVID-19 Craft Fairs December in Tenerife Easter in Tenerife El Rosario El Sauzal El Tanque Epidemics in Tenerife Farmers Markets Fasnia February in Tenerife Fiestas El Palmar Garachico Granadilla de Abona Guía de Isora Güímar Icod de los Vinos January in Tenerife July in Tenerife June in Tenerife La Guancha La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Victoria Las Burras de Güímar Los Cristianos Los Cristianos Carnival Los Gigantes Los Gigantes Carnival Los Indianos Los Realejos Los Reyes Los Silos March in Tenerife May in Tenerife Municipal Holidays Municipalities Fiestas Nelson's Attack on Santa Cruz 25 Jul 1797 November in Tenerife October in Tenerife Public Holidays Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Romerías San Antonio Abad San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Juan de la Rambla San Miguel de Abona Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Themes Santa Úrsula Santiago del Teide September in Tenerife Simón Bolívar Tacoronte Tegueste Tenerife Carnival Dates Tenerife Disaster Tenerife Fire Tenerife Month by Month Tenerife Museums tenerife prostitution sex escorts Tenerife Rally Tenerife Weather Tenerife Wines Teno Rural Park This Is Tenerife (TIT) Traditional Fiestas Tropical Storm Delta Vilaflor