Top Choice Sports in Península de Jandía

Windsurfing World Championship

For 10 hyperactive days each July (and sometimes into early August), the drowsy Fuerteventura calm is shattered by daytime action and frantic nightlife as Playa de la Barca hosts a leg of the Windsurfing World Champ…
Saint’s Day in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

This 'Feast Day of Our Lady of the Snows' is the island’s principal fiesta. Don’t miss the parade of giants and ‘fat heads’ (fanciful, squat characters with exceptionally large heads), though the high point is the D…
Religious in El Hierro

Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes

El Hierro's fiesta par excellence, the 'Descent of the Virgin' has been held every four years since 1745 (next in 2021, 2025 etc). Most of the island’s population gathers to witness or join a procession parading a s…
Religious in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Bajada de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Every five years (2023, 2028 etc) the island celebrates its patron saint with a flotilla of fishing boats escorting a statue of the Virgin Mary southwards from the chapel at Puntallana to San Sebastián's Iglesia de …
Fiesta in La Restinga

Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen

La Restinga’s patron saint is celebrated on the weekend closest to 16 July: a town dance and dinner on Saturday, and a religious boat procession on Sunday, plus live music, theatre, dancing, a fishing competition an…
Carnival in Santa Cruz de la Palma


This is a riotous two-week celebration with music, dancing and drinking, including that infamous crazy night of talcum-powder throwing mayhem, known as Día de Los Indianos.
Fiesta in Valverde

Fiestas de la Concepción

Concerts, fireworks and cultural acts build over a couple of weeks into Valverde’s major festival on 8 December, which honours the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción with religious celebrations and a big town party.
Religious in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Día de San Juan

St John’s Day fills Playa de la Cueva with bonfires, music performances and DJ sets to celebrate the summer solstice.
Kite in Corralejo

International Kite Festival

Held every year on La Playa del Burro for kite enthusiasts from around the world with an amazing variety of kites in all shapes and forms.
Fiesta in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Fiestas Colombinas

A week of street parties, music and cultural events in San Sebastián celebrating Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas.