Some of the best events to check out in Tenerife in August 2017

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Spain is by far one of the best exotic destinations in Europe. Its warm and sunny weather, its welcoming people and the outstanding views make it a huge tourist hub and some of the best places to explore. Here are, therefore, some of the best events to check out in Tenerife in August 2017.

If you find yourself in the amazing Canaries during the last – bus busiest – of summer months, it’s best to know you can enjoy attending a lot of interesting events. You can join many people, locals and tourists alike, and have a lot of fun.

Surf’s Up! If you enjoyed the cool surfing penguins on screen, you will surely have a lot of fun at the Canarias Surf Film Festival, an ongoing cinema event that will last until August 13th. Basically, it’s a film festival, surf-themed, taking place in Santa Cruz, as well as the car park in metropolis and the Arona Hotel Villa Cortes.

August 15th is a religious celebration and bank holiday for most Christian countries and the Spanish in Tenerife also celebrate the Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria, the patron saint of the Canary Islands, mid-August with pilgrimages, visits to the town of Candelaria and a lot of street fairs and activities to enjoy.

El Medano, Tenerife, hosts street markets every weekend. August 19th is the next eventful day, an opportunity to go shopping in the open air, enjoy some of the best products the island has to offer, as well as stop by the local food stands, explore arts and crafts and altogether have a nice outdoors experience from 9 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon, when you can get back to a most enjoyable indoors siesta.

How to travel around the Canaries Islands? Well, the best solution we can think about is booking your Tenerife airport transfers online as soon as you decide on your holiday to avoid delays and issues on the crowded island.

The rest is just fun!

Tenerife, home of the Carnival!

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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.

A passage to the secret Tenerife Island – Part 2

A passage to the secret Tenerife Island

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.

A passage to the secret Tenerife Island – Part 1

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. 

The best June 2016 in Tenerife

The best June 2016 in Tenerife

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.

Did you know the Canary Islands were so awesome?

Did you know the Canary Islands were so awesome?

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?

What to do when in Tenerife in March

What to do when in Tenerife in March

Dearest Spain fans (and we know you are many). Winter is over and we all know what that means, right?

What’s going on in the Canaries in November 2015?

What’s going on in the Canaries in November 2015?

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.

Events to look forward to in October 2015 in the Canaries

Events to look forward to in October 2015 in the Canaries

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.

And if you need to move around the island efficiently, you can rent a car in Tenerife or opt for a Tenerife airport transfer. The choice is yours!

The Canaries, a story of tourist success

The Canaries, a story of tourist success

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.