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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Is it Safe to Swim in the Sea in Tenerife?


Recently it seems as though there’s been tragedy after tragedy in Tenerife waters. The amount of incidents lately must pose the question ‘is the sea around Tenerife too dangerous for swimming?’ Accidents involving the sea aren’t uncommon on Tenerife. In the ten years we’ve lived between Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava we’ve come to treat the sound of helicopter blades approaching withtrepidation. It usually means there’s a forest fire or someone is in trouble at sea; a hazard faced by any community with strong links to the water that surrounds them.
Is it Safe to Swim in the Sea in Tenerife?

School grants available

There will be parents of children at school in Tenerife who are unaware
that grants are available to provide financial aid for school materials.
These are available under certain conditions for all parents on a local
authority padron, and those for the 2014-15 school year need to be
applied for now. 

School grants available

Canarian confectionary workshops in Adeje

Fancy learning how to make Canarian cakes and puddings? Adeje is holding a Taller de Repostería Tradicional Canaria -
traditional Canarian confectionary workshop – on 14 and 15 May at 5pm
in the Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA) in El Galeón.

Canarian confectionary workshops in Adeje

1st Festival Jazz Roja – Red Mountain Jazz Festival – May 2014 in El Médano

The Tenerife Cabildo has announced the first “Jazz Roja – Red Mountain
Jazz Festival”, a festival of Jazz, Blues, Soul and other genres, which
will take place in El Médano (Granadilla de Abona) between 12 and 18 May
2014.

1st Festival Jazz Roja – Red Mountain Jazz Festival – May 2014 in El Médano

Icing on the Cake, Review of Bravo! Mag Café Bistro at the Tenerife Auditorium

For years we’ve never understood why Tenerife’s eye-catching Auditorium
ignored those visitors who flocked to it during the hours of daylight.
Why it didn’t have a café to capitalise on the steady flow of traffic
was a mystery. But this is Tenerife where the blindingly obvious well… apparently isn’t.

Icing on the Cake, Review of Bravo! Mag Café Bistro at the Tenerife Auditorium

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Routes News - Star-struck

Following what Tenerife’s new president calls an “exceptional year” for
airlift expansion, it has its eye on higher spending visitors and
becoming a hub for Africa feeder flights, writes Debbie Ward.

Routes News - Star-struck

Tapas & Local Wine, Review of La Vinoteca in Puerto de la Cruz

Over the years a few cracking small restaurants have quietly appeared and then El Aderno, the king of Tenerife cake makers opened a café outlet that flourished. Amongst the decent, but run of the mill, crowdpleasers there are
imaginative and traditional tapas restaurants, an ecological Canarian
vegetarian restaurant and the wonderful La Vinoteca Wine Shop.



Tapas & Local Wine, Review of La Vinoteca in Puerto de la Cruz

Who Needs Gordon Ramsay?

The team at One Potato Two Potato TV are looking for Brits
who have followed their dreams, invested in a restaurant, hotel or
B&B on their paradise island of Tenerife and have found that,
despite all their hard work, the dream is crumbling into the reality of
financial crisis.

Who Needs Gordon Ramsay?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Los Cristianos’ Tarajales beach project approved by Costas but where’s the money?

The last real information was back in mid-2012, when Spain’s national
coast department approved the plans for the beach, and the money was to
be raised by “private finance” – if it could be.  Now, Diario de Avisos
is reporting that the renovation to playa de Los Tarajales and the
refurbishment of the paseo marítimo is just pending a new meeting
between the Dirección General de Costas, the Tenerife Cabildo, Arona
Ayuntamiento, and Spring Hoteles, the company which includes the Arona
Gran in its chain and which seems to have come up with the money to the
tune of some €9m.

Los Cristianos’ Tarajales beach project approved by Costas but where’s the money?

What NOT To Pack For Your Tenerife Holidays

With so many low cost flights, it’s easier than ever to pick up a bargain holiday to Tenerife.
But the costs of additional cases can soon add up. The best way to keep
your luggage weight as low as possible and so save on hidden costs, is
to pack only essentials such as medicines, your best holiday outfits and
those things you can’t get easily and cheaply when you get here. For
everything else – there’s a shop nearby. Here are my ‘what NOT to pack’
suggestions:


What NOT To Pack For Your Tenerife Holidays

What is a Romería on Tenerife?

There is a world of difference between experiencing a romería and
simply re-hashing the official blurb which usually says things like
‘this is one of the oldest and most important fiestas in the Canary
Islands’… for all of them. So, for romería virgins, here are 10 things it might be useful to know.

What is a Romería on Tenerife?

Volcano Life Experience – the Teide national park’s new website for its range of activities

The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that the Teide national park has launched a new initiative with its own website for visitors to learn about and choose from the wide range of activities that are available. The national park is the most popular in Europe, attracting some three million visitors each year. The new Volcano Life Experience initiative is intended to offer information in a one-stop online portal – the first specialist one for Teide – to choose and prepare for the real experience.

Volcano Life Experience – the Teide national park’s new website for its range of activities

Two men, 18 and 48, drown off Tenerife beach

TWO men have drowned after falling into the sea off the Los Barqueros beach in Tenerife. 


Emergency services received a flood of calls after the accident in
the coastal town of Buenavista del Norte yesterday (Sunday), and
witnesses had already managed to pull one of the victims, an
18-year-old, out of the water by the time rescuers reached the scene. 

Two men, 18 and 48, drown off Tenerife beach

Currency exchange worker shot in legs during robbery in Playa de las Américas

Police are seeking a gunman who shot a 23-year-old currency exchange worker in the legs this morning in Playa de las Américas. The attack happened as the employee left the shop in Parque Santiago III and was heading for his car. He was shot twice, once in each leg, though it appears that three shots were fired.

Currency exchange worker shot in legs during robbery in Playa de las Américas

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 28th April to 4th May 2014

Generally it will be a warm and sunny week everywhere on Tenerife
with only the east seeing any substantial cloud. Even there the sun
will shine every day. With shade temperatures in the low to mid 20s, it
means that it will be hot in the sun, feeling more like upper 20s.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 28th April to 4th May 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

News Roundup (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fire on Naviera Arms ferry while sailing from Los Cristianos to La Gomera

Naviera Armas has said that the fire was caused by a
lorry on the ferry, and they have had to cancel all today’s departures
from Los Cristianos for La Gomera and La Palma, and tomorrow’s between
La Palma- La Gomera and Los Cristianos. Passengers booked on a ferry
tomorrow with destination Los Cristianos will be able to use their
tickets on the Benchijigua Express.

Fire on Naviera Arms ferry while sailing from Los Cristianos to La Gomera

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wine & Sex: The New Tupperware Party

wine&sex primavera(1)

Well, here’s something different for your dining pleasure in Tenerife … Bodegas Monje are holding their erotic dinner and wine-tasting, Wine & Sex Primavera event tomorrow night, Saturday, 26th April. (Booking, in Spanish only. Don’t worry if you’re a bit late for this one, these events, it seems, are held regularly.)

Address: Camino Cruz de Leandro, 36, 38360 El Sauzal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Phone:+34 922 58 50 27

Read more at Wine Searcher: A Spanish winery is taking wine pairing to a whole new level.

Crossing The Divide To Meet Mayor Fraga Of Adeje

Mr Fraga said he
had seen Adeje change from an agricultural zone to a major tourist
attraction over 30 years but always wanted to see Adeje create a modern
area built on the old traditional values. The statue of a Guanche
warrior, the original inhabitants of Tenerife, greets visitors to Adeje
town but the mayor pointed out that even when dealing with their
conquerors they realised the importance of communication and he hoped
the council could always reach out to all people choosing to live in
Adeje.


Crossing The Divide To Meet Mayor Fraga Of Adeje

“Feliz” – Adeje in a word as mayor Fraga gets to know non-Spanish press

Representatives of the English, Russian, German and Italian speaking
press attending the informal meeting, which was conducted in Spanish and
English, with newspapers, radio, magazines and online reporters
present. Mayor Fraga made a short presentation, introducing himself and
the borough, and outlined his ongoing campaign to embrace the
multi-culturalism that Adeje represents.

“Feliz” – Adeje in a word as mayor Fraga gets to know non-Spanish press

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wine festival in Tegueste this Saturday

To some people, of all the wines from Tenerife, the best are Denominación de Origen Tacoronte-Acentejo wines. And so they might well be interested in the Festival de los Sentidos Tacoronte-Acentejo in Tegueste from 7pm this Saturday, 26 April. As part of the Tegueste wine month programme, various bodegas in the comarca will be showing and offering tastings of their wines in the town’s C/. Prebendado Pacheco.

Wine festival in Tegueste this Saturday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Which Tenerife Resort Has The Best Beaches?

What does a good beach look like to you? Does it
have to have sun loungers and parasols for hire? Do you want to be
within a barefoot stroll of restaurants, shops and bars? Is it a
deal-breaker if you can’t swim from it? Would you prefer it to be
bustling with lots of people-watching opportunities, or quiet so you can
imagine you’re all alone?


Which Tenerife Resort Has The Best Beaches?

Tapas in the City, Review of Mirador de la Noria in Santa Cruz

Noria has some of the most picturesque streets in the capital with the one that runs from the Iglesia de la Concepción all the way to the bridge beside the TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) being the pick of the bunch. Here, amongst the pastel coloured cottages and palm trees is a thriving café society where individualistic bar/restaurants cater for a post work crowd and shoppers during late afternoon before transforming into lively venues for night owls after it gets dark.

Tapas in the City, Review of Mirador de la Noria in Santa Cruz

The famous Los Realejos Toste brothers’ fireworks competition fireworks 3 May

Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, a fiesta in Los
Realejos draws people from around the island and even further afield.
The Exaltación de la Santa Cruz (Día de la Cruz) is known for providing
the best fireworks display in Tenerife, and indeed, one of the ten best
in the whole of Spain.

The famous Los Realejos Toste brothers’ fireworks competition fireworks 3 May

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hero of Tenerife double death

Life is precious, no one knows that better than Adam Cramer, he took
his three children on holiday to Playa Paraiso, Tenerife to recover four
months after having a five kilo tumour removed from his abdomen. So when he saw a young girl in a family group swept into the sea by a
big wave he dived in to save her. A young boy and two adults from
related familes were saved as well but two female British doctors died.



Hero of Tenerife double death

Where to See the Colourful Displays of El Día de la Cruz

Given that almost all of the displays are in the shape of a cross, and that the Spanish word for cross is cruz, you can probably guess that May 3rd is El Día de la Cruz
or the Day of the Holy Cross. There is another festival of the cross,
in September, but the May festival is far more important in Tenerife.


Where to See the Colourful Displays of El Día de la Cruz

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced an artisan fair in the Plaza del Llano in Alcalá on Friday, 30 May.

Alcalá Feria de Artesanía 30 May

Books, flowers, signatures and workshops, all part of the XII Adeje Book Fair 25-26 April

Adeje Ayuntamiento’s departments of libraries and economic development have organised the XII Book and Flower trade fair which will also see a number of book signings, theatrical presentations, and flower sales points. The fair takes place on 25 and 26 April in the car park of the Municipal School of Music and Dance (EMMA).

Books, flowers, signatures and workshops, all part of the XII Adeje Book Fair 25-26 April

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 21st to 27th April 2014

It looks like it will be a warm and sunny week most places on Tenerife.
There might be some serious cloud on a couple of afternoons but most of
the rest of the time should see only the light and fluffy variety.
There will probably be light April showers in parts at some point during
the week but nothing to write home about. There appears there will be
quite a hike in temperature in the crater at the weekend, something that
isn’t reflected yet for the forecast for the coast. Again the mountain
seems to be doing its own thing. Vamos a ver as they say.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 21st to 27th April 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Torture in Tenerife – is this really the image we want to give as we go “up-market”?

From posts I’ve made in the past regular readers will know me to be a great fan of Loro Parque. I admire beyond measure their environmental programmes, and am beyond words for the wonderful work they’ve done with birds, especially in saving species from extinction. All this, however, is now in danger, with the clamour about the Orcas in captivity – and especially the free-born Morgan - increasing to the point, in my opinion, where it cannot be ignored.

Torture in Tenerife – is this really the image we want to give as we go “up-market”?

Tenerife Says It With Flowers On Good Friday

Guia de Isora was to be my easter treat, the Pascua Florida featured 16 flower sculptures around the town centre created by local and mainland artists. The white crosses of the Light Cavalry made a bold introduction as I left the main road and headed up towards the church plaza and tight surrounding back streets.

Tenerife Says It With Flowers On Good Friday

News Roundup (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Things You Need to Know About Black Sand Beaches on Tenerife

Whenever you read an article that talks about Tenerife’s beaches being some of the most beautiful in Europe, you can bet the author hasn’t spent a lot of time with the sand between their toes on the island. They’re not even the most beautiful on the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura all have beaches that are more impressive. However, the island does boast better beaches than its western neighbours of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Things You Need to Know About Black Sand Beaches on Tenerife

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our Top Ten Favourite Beaches on Tenerife

We’ve visited beaches all around Tenerife’s coastline, from the ones
everyone knows about to coves that require three hours of trekking to
get there. But we’re as subjective as the next person. We prefer beaches
with a distinct personality that aren’t backed by hotels and which
don’t have row upon row of sunbeds lined across them.

Our Top Ten Favourite Beaches on Tenerife

Adeje annual Easter enactment of “the greatest story every told”: the Passion of Jesus Christ



Adeje Council’s Culture department will once again present “the greatest
story ever told” – the Passion of Jesus Christ – tomorrow, Good Friday,
18 April. The annual Easter passion play reenacting the last days and
death of Jesus of Nazareth, the Pasión, will once again be
staged in Calle Grande and will be broadcast live throughout Spain on
TVE in the Canaries and on La2 nationally.

Adeje annual Easter enactment of “the greatest story every told”: the Passion of Jesus Christ



You can download Adeje's Easter Program in English (PDF) and at the following link, you can learn more about the Easter 2014 municipal programmes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter on Tenerife, the Sound of Silence

Nowadays, many of us consider Easter as a time for pigging out on our
favourite chocolate eggs; however, in Tenerife, Semana Santa (Holy Week)
is still one of the most important weeks on the religious calendar; a
time for reverence and for demonstrating devoutness.

Easter on Tenerife, the Sound of Silence

What to Wear on your Tenerife Holiday

Truth is, if you come in the summer months, and
intend to lie on the beach all day, then you can pack as light as it
gets, swimwear, shorts, T-shirts and sandals will take you almost
anywhere, but if you come in other seasons you need a bit more. Although
perhaps some of the enormous suitcases I’ve seen trundling around Reina Sofia airport are a bit excessive! So what do you need for your Tenerife holiday?


What to Wear on your Tenerife Holiday

Walking Routes to Suit Everyone in Teide National Park

We like forests and green valleys so when we get the opportunity to go walking on Tenerife
we tend to opt for Anaga, Teno or the upper La Orotava Valley as first
choices, forgetting that possibly the most magical of landscapes has
barely a tree to its name.

Walking Routes to Suit Everyone in Teide National Park

Monday, April 14, 2014

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 14th to 20th April 2014

It’s a mixed bag for Easter week on Tenerife.
The week will start on a sunny note but clouds will roll in from
Tuesday afternoon bring the chance of April showers. The south and south
west look as though they will have more clouds than the north and east
where the chance of showers is more likely. The situation at the coast
improves again by Easter weekend with plenty of sunny spells forecast,
although inclement weather involving very strong winds on El Teide’s
slopes makes us wonder if it’ll be a re-run of this week. Temperatures
on the coast will drop a couple of degrees but it will still feel very
warm in the sunshine.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 14th to 20th April 2014

Where To Buy Organic Produce on Tenerife

The Gobierno de Canarias (Canary Islands
Government) announced this week that there would be an additional 1.52
million Euros of subsidies available to continue to support 691 farmers
and livestock rearers across the Canary Islands who are committed to
moving to organic methods of production.


Where To Buy Organic Produce on Tenerife

Arona Jazz Festival 2014

The VII Arona Jazz Festival 2014 will take place in Los Cristianos’
Church Square at 9pm on Saturday, 3 May. Participants will
include A-Trio Raider and Big Band Jazz Tamos, both offering a range of
styles including Latin, Swing, Bossa, as well as Bop, Fusion, Dizieland
and Metalica.

Arona Jazz Festival 2014

Tijoco dairy wins Tenerife’s best cheese award

Recently Tenerife’s cheese producers met during the III Pinolere Fair in
the Parque Etnográfico de Pinolere in La Orotava, and the winner,
named best Tenerife cheese 2014, was Adeje cheese maker Montesdeoca,
whose one-year-cured mature cheese was chosen for the award. The dairy
is a family business, and Daniel Montesdeoca said that “this is an
important award for us as it is the result of hard work and effort. 

Tijoco dairy wins Tenerife’s best cheese award

Tenerife leads tourism employment for March....

The number of new contracts signed within the tourism industry in
Tenerife in March stood at 8,514 which a 66.1% increase over the same
period in 2013. This figure puts Tenerife at the top of the recruitment
list for the islands in March. The data comes from the Canary Employment
Observatory (Obecan), and was analysed by the research department of
Tourism Tenerife. 

Canarian Weekly - Tenerife leads tourism employment for March....

Las Americas casino staff jobs “safe” until at least 2018

The Tenerife Cabildo is expected to unveil the specifications for the
sale of shares in the Casino in Playa de las Americas in the next few
days. The privatisation of the island’s other two casinos (in Santa Cruz
and Puerto de la Cruz) are expected to follow.

Canarian Weekly - Las Americas casino staff jobs “safe” until at...

Canary Island Gross Domestic Product per capita well below average

Despite falling way below the average GDP per capita, the Canaries were
by no means at the bottom of the list; Extremadura propped up the list
with GDP per capita of 15,026€, just below Melilla (16,426€), Andalucia
(16,666€), Castilla-La Mancha (17,780€), Murcia (17,901€), Ceuta
(18,771€) and then the Canary Islands (18,873€).

Canarian Weekly - Canary Island Gross Domestic Product per capita..

School dining halls to remain open at Easter and Christmas

The Canary Islands' Government launched an initiative to combat poverty
and social exclusion last year, and due to its success, the Language
Immersion Project is to be extended into Christmas and Easter holidays,
including the opening of school dining halls. The scheme is to be run by
the Education Department and the regional department for Social Policy,
and will be aided by the Red Cross.

Canarian Weekly - School dining halls to remain open at Easter and...

Bumper Easter expected for the Canaries

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bad weather spell worse than forecast

After a wet day and a very wild night, with frighteningly strong gusts of wind, and with more rain threatened for later today, this is how Teide looks this morning from La Orotava! The coming week will be unsettled, but no more real rain is expected until next Saturday.

Bad weather spell worse than forecast

News Roundup (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Walking on Tenerife

It’s almost as if Mother Nature had a calendar – one
that you cross days off and take note of full moon dates, Bank Holidays
and the occasional solar eclipse. Because for the past three years, to
the day, as the clocks have gone forward to herald the arrival of
Spring, so the weather has made a fundamental shift. Air temperatures
have risen, sunshine hours have rallied strength and the earth has burst
into song right on cue.


Easter Walking on Tenerife

Two women in hospital with burns and man arrested after north Tenerife bar attack

The Guardia Civil has arrested a 67-year-old El Rosario man for attempted murder after spraying two women with petrol and setting fire to them in a bar on the Tejina road in Tacoronte. The two women, said to be the man’s 49-year-old ex-partner and her 22-year-old daughter, are the bar’s owners, and were at work shortly after 11pm last night when the man appeared. 

Two women in hospital with burns and man arrested after north Tenerife bar attack

Busy Easter week for all tastes!

It’s a busy Easter week in south Tenerife with events catering for all
tastes … literally catering, in the case of Los Cristianos, with the
Canarian Food fair in the harbour area on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, since yesterday and until tomorrow, the town is also hosting the Book Fair, and later today, a talk in the auditorium as part of the Thor Heyerdahl centenary commemorative celebrations.

Busy Easter week for all tastes!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lorry collision at Arico leaves one driver dead

An horrendous collision between two lorries on the southbound TF1 at Arico just after 7 this morning left one driver dead and the other injured. Bomberos were called to the incident and had to cut both drivers free, but when paramedics were then able to get access to the men, they were unable to help one of them, being able only to confirm his death at the scene. The other driver was transferred to Hospitén Sur with head injuries where his condition is said not to be serious.

Lorry collision at Arico leaves one driver dead

Los Gigantes Carnaval 2015

03-19-2004 04;21;27pm
Los Gigates Carnaval 1995
Here’s a rare opportunity to plan ahead, thanks to the Department of Tourism at the Town Hall of Santiago del Teide, who  confirmed to me this morning, by email, that the dates for Carnaval in Los Gigantes in 2015 will be from 27th February to 2nd March.

Their email confirms what my own research suggested, from which, I believe we can extrapolate the dates for future years also. I obtained this information in response to a request from a reader, but it may be of interest to others too, so here goes.

Researching online, I aimed to find the dates of the Los Gigantes Carnaval over the last few years to see if there was a pattern. I found that, whilst the start date has been moved forward sometimes to incorporate additional events, the core four final days of the event does form a regular pattern and thus, we can use the final day of their carnaval as a reference point.

This is the final Monday, when Los Gigantes traditionally hold their Burial of the Sardine and this has consistently fallen 13 days after Shrove Tuesday.

The “any year” program for Los Gigantes Carnaval events follows (roughly) the following format: 
  • Friday: Election of the Queen, Infant and/or Adult. 
  • Saturday: Kid’s activities
  • Sunday: Main parade from 5pm.
  • Monday: Burial of the Sardine from 9pm.
Each night is generally followed by some sort of party, with music and dancing in the open air.

The dates of Los Gigantes Carnaval for the next few years, therefore we can estimate (2015’s is confirmed), provided they follow the same pattern, to be:



For subsequent years, just remember that the start of the four main carnaval days in Los Gigantes is, therefore, generally on the Friday, nine days after Shrove Tuesday and you can find a full list of the dates of those in our main Santa Cruz carnaval dates entry, which runs to 2050.

Carnaval being pretty sacrosanct, it’s fairly unlikely that this pattern will ever be significantly changed, but I do have to add that any changes will be outside of my control. Thus, use this information as a guide, but where it is crucial (affects flight bookings, etc.), it is your responsibility to double check nearer the time. In the case of Los Gigantes, you can reach the Tourism Department on +34 922 860348 or via their website: http://www.santiagodelteide.org

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tapas and Gastronomic Routes on Tenerife in 2014

Local councils are notoriously bad at getting
publicity about tapas routes on Tenerife out to the masses until the
last minute. Even then it’s usually in Spanish and if you don’t know
where to look, the chances are you won’t know a fraction of the great
things that are going on. This year is different. This year we know when and where some tapas
and gastronomic routes will be taking place. So for all you foodies out
there, here’s the heads up for some delicious sounding gastronomic
routes taking place on Tenerife during the rest of 2014.






Tapas and Gastronomic Routes on Tenerife in 2014

British man in Candelaria hospital after brain haemorrhage caused by beating by fellow Briton

A British man has been in Candelaria hospital since last Friday with serious injuries apparently acquired after a beating he received from a fellow Briton in Playa de Las Américas. Officers of the Canarian police assisted the victim who had suffered a brain haemorrhage as the result of the attack. His attacker was also arrested and has been transferred to the jurisdiction of the National Police. Enquiries are continuing, and meanwhile the injured man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

British man in Candelaria hospital after brain haemorrhage caused by beating by fellow Briton

Tenerife Casinos’ 3 million Euro losses in 2013

While the futures of Tenerife casino workers hang in the balance, a
document leaked to the press indicates that the casinos posted annual
losses of three million Euro in 2013, with only the Casino Playa de las
Americas making a profit (as previously published).

Tenerife Casinos’ 3 million Euro losses in 2013

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Father dives into rough seas to save drowning teenager in Tenerife

A father who saved the life of a teenager caught in a freak wave that killed two of her friends feels “humbled and heartbroken”. Adam Cramer, of Glenmere Avenue, Mill Hill, saved the life of the girl, but did not realise two other members of the group she was holidaying with had been killed attempting to save her from rough seas off Playa Paraiso in Tenerife. 

Father dives into rough seas to save drowning teenager in Tenerife

Monday, April 07, 2014

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 7th to 13th April 2014

The weather forecast shows a sunny and warm week on all coasts on Tenerife with only a few clouds about, except for Saturday which could see more cloud than sun. Temperatures should also rise during the week to reach a perfect springtime mid 20s. There’s a slight chance of rain over the weekend. Although all looks good on the coast, signs from the mountain suggest that the weather at the weekend might not be as perfect as it seems.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 7th to 13th April 2014

Prepare For The Power Of The Passion In Adeje

You will never forget Easter in Tenerife if you experience the drama, the raw emotion, and the spiritual inspiration of The Passion in Adeje town. Good Friday 18 April will draw well over 20,000 people to see the crucifixion of Christ played out on the main street of the inland historic seat of Costa Adeje.

Prepare For The Power Of The Passion In Adeje

Two British women die in Tenerife after being 'dragged into the sea by a wave'

Two British women have drowned in the sea during a holiday on the Spanish island of Tenerife.
Police say consultant obstetrician Uma Ramalingam, 42, and
relative Barathi Ravikumar, a GP, were "dragged into the sea by a wave"
on Sunday at Playa Paraiso, in the island's south-west.

Two British women die in Tenerife after being 'dragged into the sea by a wave

Foreign Office providing consular assistance to families

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in April 2014

Spring is in the air and everything hots up; from the weather to what’s happening in the streets. There are absolutely loads of events on Tenerife during April, ranging from religious fiestas to harvest festivals and classical concerts to jazz and ballet. Foodies are totally spoilt in Tenerife this month with at least  four tapas and gastronomic routes to get your teeth into.

The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in April 2014

News Roundup (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

From Out Of Africa To Out Of Arona

One day you’re the big fish and a few hours later you’re a pile of ashes on the beach, so ended the Arona Carnaval 2014. Bursting with tradition and colour the theme of Africa was more in the drum rhythms than the costumes but as always the commitment to the cause was admirable, it takes a lot of stamina, or dancing juice, to keep the party spirit bubbling.

From Out Of Africa To Out Of Arona

Thursday, April 03, 2014

ALMONEDA. ANTIQUE, VINTAGE AND COLLECTOR’S VI FAIR

Volandera Cara A 10x20Come visit the Fair ! Organised by the Colectivo Almonedas de Tenerife in collaboration with the Town Hall of San Miguel de Abona.
When?: Between 15th to 20th of April.
Tues and Wed /15th and 16th Open afternoons from 4pm until 9pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday/ 17th, 19th and 20th Open from 12noon until 9pm
Where? : at the Museum of History, Casa El Capitan in San Miguel de Abona in the South of Tenerife. All donations at entrance in aid of local charities: Cruz Roja and Cáritas
The Almonedas de Tenerife group is delighted to announce their next fair to be held over the Easter week in the South of Tenerife in San Miguel de Abona. There will be a variety of stalls exhibiting and selling all sorts of antiques, vintage and collector’s items: textiles, porcelain, furniture, glass, photographical items, bric-a-brac, paintings in oil, watercolours, sculpture, vintage clothes handbags and accessories, postcards, rustic decorative pieces … come and see!
The group is made up of a potpourri of professionals of different nationalities that trade on the island, including furniture restorers, and this is a chance to see some of them in a wonderful setting such as the Museum of History in San Miguel de Abona.
Almonedas de Tenerife work to encourage restoring, recycling, and reusing in order to do our bit for the environment: vintage furniture and antiques are all about this. We also like to help others less fortunate than ourselves and at this fair all donations received at the entrance to the museum will go to the local Red Cross and Cáritas, both organisations are providing help to families in need. Volunteers from both charities will be on site informing on their activities and manning the workshops for the kids.
These workshops are set up to keep the younger visitors entertained whilst the parents browse the fair and museum exhibits, onsite café service, “Tobingo” the ecological merry go-round will be providing rides, there will be music, old time minute photographer Michi Rodriguez will be taking pictures as they used to be, and informative brief talks will be given on items displayed.
The old main streets of San Miguel de Abona were recognized by the government and given special historical status last year BIC (Bien de Interés Cultural). Come stroll the old part of town and enjoy a day out, up and away from the coast of Tenerife – you won’t be disappointed!
Volandera Cara B 10x20
How To Get There
By car on the motorway TF1 and going towards Los Cristianos, take Exit 24 and follow sign to San Miguel. (Don’t go under the bridge) Take first exit on the roundabout and then straight up the hill all the way. You will see sign posts to Casa El Capitan as you get closer. Free parking along the main road above and below the Museum.
More Info
http://almonedasdetenerife.blogspot.com or almonedasdetenerife@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Easter Family Fun in South Tenerife

As Easter is late this year and you have endured a long, wet winter, feel free to enjoy as many of the great family fun Tenerife attractions as possible during the first big holiday break of the year. Here’s a round-up of the biggest and best. All these are open on the bank holidays as well as weekends unless specified.

Easter Family Fun in South Tenerife

Thor Heyerdahl centenary commemorative conference in Los Cristianos this month

The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that Los Cristianos will be home this month to a conference organized by Guimar Pyramids as part of the celebration of the centenary of the birth of the famous Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, founder of Pirámides de Güímar. The Parque Etnográfico has designed a programme of activities in commemoration  of the anniversary, in collaboration with the Norwegian embassy in Spain.

Thor Heyerdahl centenary commemorative conference in Los Cristianos this month
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