Dear friends, how long is it since we last traveled to the wonderful land of the Canaries? Today we remember Tenerife, home of the Carnival!
The end of winter and the passing from the cold and dark season to brighter and warmer days has been celebrated with great feasts throughout Europe ever since the beginning of history. The tradition of the Carnival in its common acceptation was born in Medieval Europe. With its ancestral roots, the tradition has lived on and today we celebrate a version – albeit modern – of the Carnival.
The Canaries are an idyllic place under the sun and every European – if not every inhabitant of this beautiful Earth – should visit at least once in a lifetime. So today we thought we’d open once again a passage to the secret Tenerife Island.
Since the scented and sunny month of June is already here and the rain in Spain is scarcer than ever, today we thought we’d open a passage to the secret Tenerife Island.
Summer is here! It’s final and we’re loving the warmth and the sun and the fact that the season for going to Spain for the seaside. Let’s spend the best June 2016 in Tenerife.
To say that many people travel to Spain is the understatement of the decade. Rain or shine, virtually the entire world wants to come to the sunny, warm hispanic plains of Cervantes and Picasso. But did you know the Canary Islands were so awesome?
Dearest Spain fans (and we know you are many). Winter is over and we all know what that means, right?
How about traveling to an exotic island in low season? What’s going on in the Canaries in November 2015?
With weather averages around 20 degrees Celsius, we say it’s definitely warm enough for a holiday in the Canary Islands, even though summer is long gone by now. But apart from going to the beach and sightseeing, there are also a few exciting events to attend this November. Here are a few of them:
If the Westerners (especially the Americans) end October with the colorful and spooky Halloween, in Tenerife the 1st of November is the day we celebrate All Saints’ Day (or Dia de Todos los Santos). It is the moment for the living to remember and honor all the hollow, but also to celebrate life.
Also from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2015, you are invited to go fly a kite in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. The Kite Festival has been held every year in November since 1987. The sky will fill with color and the atmosphere with excitement as over 100 people will come enjoy the island wind and launch their kites up in the air.
Finally, November ends with a celebration that combines spirituality and good cheer. On the 29th of November, Tenerife celebrates the feast of San Andres. Puerto de la Cruz celebrates both the religious feast and a campy wine market that features all the local wineries that come to exhibit their best, sweetest and wines. There are many kiosks open serving more than beverages: the scent of warm sardines, cheeses and sweets fills the air.
Do you feel like having a holiday? Take care to book local transportation in advance. Even during low season, the island can look like a maze and getting around can be a bit confusing. A Tenerife airport transfer would be more than welcome.
When there seems to be no hope for warmth and happiness and summer starts feeling like a distant memory, you immediately plan a trip to someplace exotic and beautiful… like the wonderful Tenerife Island, where the cold season takes a while longer to settle. Here are some events to look forward to in October 2015 in the Canaries.
There is always something interesting to do on an island. If you’ve ever been on an island, you probably know there is a specific life that the place takes, an identity that is almost catchy. We advise you embrace it and join in the local events!
For instance, in Villa de Moya, between the 2nd and the 11th of October, you are invited to laugh with the clowns, marvel at the beautiful trained animals and hold your breath as the acrobats attempt a stunning exercise at the Festival Internacional de Circo: Invasion Circense, which has come to its 10th edition. The circus life is a beautiful universe and the public is welcome to taste it in 30 shows, courses and activities that are offered for free.
On October 8th, between 8 and 10:30 PM, you are invited to relive the past at the Filmoteca Canaria in Santa Cruz. Films from the time of the First World War, collected and restored, will be projected for a melancholy night.
Everybody likes music – regardless of the genre. On October 24th, you have the chance to pay tribute to the famous band of the 70s Bee Gees at the Teatro Guiniguada in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. If, on the other hand, you enjoy the refined sounds of classical music, join the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria for the concert ‘Romanticos academicos’ on October 30th.
The Tenerife and Gran Canaria are counted among the most popular islands in Europe and in the entire world. Accessible, beautiful and affordable, these destinations reaffirm the fact that The Canaries, a story of tourist success, are a relevant player in the world tourist arena.
The Canaries are thriving economically, even in times when other countries are still struggling to escape the effects of the economic crisis that has been ongoing for the past years. With a similar profile to the deeply indebted Greece, Spanish Canary Islands are the image of success, with unemployment figures down more than 6% and the number of jobs doubled in the past 5 years.
It brings hope to all European countries, especially those with tourist potential, to see the happy example of these beautiful exotic islands. Tourism councilor Alberto Bernabe stated on September 2nd 2015 that the first 7 months of the year brought almost 10.000 contracts per month. In 2010, the average was under 4.500 contracts signed. These figures apply mainly to the tourism sector. Tourism is the main source of income on the island.
Employment reached its apex in July 2015, when 13.400 new contracts were signed, over 8% more than the same time last year and a quarter more than the previous month.
There is a problem, though: summer doesn’t last forever, so nor do these jobs, most of which are temporary. “Winter is coming”, to quote a famous pop cult reference, even if only for a few months. All in all, the Canaries need to keep on working to sustain the economic growth and enable the emergence of fixed employment openings for the locals.
Transportation is also a great tourist sector. And there are quality Tenerife airport transfers services to consider, as well as inexpensive Tenerife car rental options to explore when you are on the island.
One of the most popular exotic destinations in the world, the Tenerife Islands, welcome thousands of people not only during the summer months, but all year round. September is as good a month as any to come visit, so in case you were wondering what you could be doing once there, here are some of the best September 2015 events in Tenerife.
Spaniards do know how to party, especially those living on an exotic island, like Tenerife, the home of the colorful and unique Carnival. September is actually an excellent time to be here, because the weather is warm without being extremely hot at the same time and the affluence of tourists is lower, so you get more privacy and space.
On September 5th, join the locals as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sabandeno Festival, an event fronting Spanish and Latin-American folklore. Among the artists that have confirmed their participation we must name Pedro Guerra, Sole Gimenez and Luis Eduardo Aute.
Inspired by the Holi Indian Festival of Color, its Spanish equivalent, the Festival of Colors, alights in the Balearic Islands between the 5th and 6th of September. Blasts of colored power are launched into the crowds, symbolizing the triumph of happiness, optimism and tolerance.
Artisan fairs are extremely popular throughout Iberia, so you have the chance to attend them this September. Between the 4th and 6th of September, you can admire the craft of over 200 people in La Orotava. Music and food will also feature in the fair.
If you are planning your trip to Tenerife later this month, you can also go to Guia de Isora on September 13th to attend their Annual Artisan Fair, where the atmosphere will be just as warm and welcoming.
To travel through the islands, you should book your transport with Tenerife airport transfers.