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 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 Puerto de la Cruz


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