Cultural in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Carnaval

Channelling a true Carnaval spirit of exuberance and mayhem, Santa Cruz' own Carnaval is a nonstop, 24-hour party-orgy. Festivities generally kick off in early February and last about three weeks. Many of the...

Religious in La Orotava

Corpus Christi

Celebrated with extravagance in La Orotava (the date changes annually, but it’s always in June), when an intricately designed, colourful floral carpet (made from petals, leaves and branches) is laid on the...

Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz

Fiesta de los Cacharros

Held in Puerto de la Cruz (as well as Taganana and Icod de los Vinos), this is a quaint festival where children rush through the streets, dragging behind them a string of old pots, kettles, pans, car spares, tin...

Religious in La Laguna

Corpus Christi

Celebrated with gusto in La Laguna (and also La Orotava), where mammoth floral carpets, using tons of volcanic dirt, flower petals, leaves and branches, are used to painstakingly create intricate biblical scenes...

Religious in Garachico

Romería de San Roque

This is Garachico’s most important annual festival, when the town fills with pilgrims (and partygoers) from all over Tenerife. San Roque (St Roch), the town’s patron, was credited with saving the town from the...

Religious in Puerto de la Cruz

San Juan

Held on the eve of the saint’s day. Bonfires light the sky and, in a throwback to Guanche times, goats (and other animals) are dragged to the sea off Playa Jardín for a ritual bathing, in a practice that some...

Cultural in Masca

Fiesta de la Consolación

This festival takes place in the first week of December, when villagers wearing traditional dress bring out their timples (similar to ukuleles) and other instruments for an evening of Canarian music.

Wine in Northeast Tenerife

Cristo de los Dolores

Held on the first Sunday after 15 September, Cristo de los Dolores is a big autumn fiesta held in the town of Tacoronte, with harvest festivities and wine tasting.

Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz

Carnaval

Not to be outdone by Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz stages its own riotous Carnaval celebration each February.

Religious in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Día de la Cruz

This day is observed throughout Tenerife, but particularly in Santa Cruz (and Puerto de la Cruz), where crosses and chapels are beautifully decorated with flowers in celebration of the founding of the city.

Food & Drink in Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas & Costa Adeje

Canarian Food Fair

This week-long event in Los Cristianos showcases food and produce from all over the Canary Islands, with free tastings and an opportunity to purchase.