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 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 Puerto de la Cruz


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