Religious in La Orotava

Corpus Christi

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

Romería de San Roque

This is Garachico’s most important annual festival when the town fills with pilgrims (and partygoers) from throughout the island. San Roque (St Roch), the town’s patron, was credited with saving the town from the Bl…
Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz

Fiesta de los Cacharros

Held in Puerto de la Cruz (and Taganana), this is a quaint festival where children rush through the streets, dragging behind them a string of old pots, kettles, pans, car spares, tin cans – just about anything that …
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 are driven for a dip in the sea off Playa Jardín.
Cultural in Puerto de la Cruz


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