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5 Tenerife Festivals Worth Planning Your Trip Around

5 Tenerife Festivals Worth Planning Your Trip Around

Thanks to its blend of Spanish, Latin American and island heritage, Tenerife’s cultural calendar is always packed. Whenever you visit, there’s sure to be something going on, from colorful parades to riotous street parties. Here are some of the best festivals in the largest Canary Island.

Tenerife Carnival

Every February, thousands of people descend on the coastal city of Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife, to participate in the world’s second-largest Carnival celebration—surpassed only by Brazil. With its enormous parade of elaborately costumed marchers, dancers, and musicians, elected Carnival Queens, and live music performances, the city center transforms into one big, colorful street party. The city of Puerto de la Cruz, on Tenerife’s western coast, although throws a good Carnival party.

Corpus Christi Festival

Another world-famous religious celebration, festival of Corpus Christi is held in June in Tacoronte, La Laguna, and La Orotava. The event features parades, fireworks, and ventorrillos (street cafes) serving up traditional Canarian foods. Among the most unique elements of this festival are the Corpus Christi carpets, which are hand-woven from flower petals and sand, then laid out in the streets to form a gigantic tapestry for the procession to pass over.

Semana Santa (Easter Week)

Holy Week on Tenerife kicks off with a solemn parade of Catholics wearing traditional cloaks with pointed hoods and carrying statues of Jesus on the cross and a mourning Virgin Mary. Each town has its own events; La Laguna, La Orotava, Los Realejos, Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife host some of the island’s best.

Romería de San Roque

Throughout the year, Tenerife holds a number of Romerías, or historic festivals that combine folklore, religion, and culture. Often these include costumed parades, folk music, dancing, and displays of artistic traditions and handicrafts. Among the most famous is Romería de San Roque, which takes place in August. Locals in traditional dress, a procession of decorated carts, and herds of animals follow the image of the patron saint as it’s carried to a local church.

Fiestas de la Cruz

One of the most photo-worthy festivals in the Canary Islands, the Fiestas de la Cruz (Festivals of the Cross) takes place each May throughout the island. Each town does things a bit differently, but you’re sure to see crosses decorated with colorful, elaborate blossoms, plus costume parties, processions, and fireworks.

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Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Los Cristianos

Whale & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour from Los Cristianos

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Discover the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean on this Bahriyeli boat tour from Los Cristianos Harbor. You won’t have to worry about missing a whale or dolphin sighting as you have experienced crew members to answer your questions, and point out any marine sightings. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and get fantastic views and photo opportunities of Mount Teide, the Tenerife coastline, and marine life.
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Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

Mt. Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

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Discover the magnificent landscapes that surround Tenerife’s Mt. Teide and the Masca Valley on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teide National Park on a voyage of natural discovery; gaze at sweeping volcanic panoramas and capture photographs of the island’s unique dragon tree. Ascend to Vilaflor, one of Spain’s highest villages, and enjoy leisurely time in Masca and Garachico, provincial villages cradled by rolling hills. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation on this fascinating tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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La Gomera Day Trip from Tenerife

La Gomera Day Trip from Tenerife

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Explore the idyllic island of La Gomera, a place replete with spectacular sights and authentic culture, on a full-day trip from Tenerife. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, discover the highlights of the gem of the Canarian archipelago, gaze at panoramic vistas of Tenerife Mount Teide volcano, and visit legendary landmarks like Torre del Conde in San Sebastian.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Sailing Boat with Drinks, Snacks and Swimming Time

Whale and Dolphin Watching Sailing Boat with Drinks, Snacks and Swimming Time

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Explore the seas around Tenerife on this small-group cruise in a genuine and tasteful sailing boat. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board as you watch dolphins and whales swim by and listen to their calls with state-of-the-art sonar equipment. The captain of the boat is an experienced local sailor who answers any questions about these spectacular animals. After lunch, provided on board, take some time to jump on the water and swim or snorkel.
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  • 3 hours
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Tenerife 3-Hour Luxury Sailboat Tour with Bath and Food On Board

Tenerife 3-Hour Luxury Sailboat Tour with Bath and Food On Board

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Sail away for a day of luxury, food, and fun during this sailing excursion from Tenerife. Spend your day swimming, eating, and relaxing on board your sailing vessel, enjoying the majestic views of the Costa Adeje and keeping your eyes peeled for marine life like whales and dolphins. Round-trip hotel transport, plus snacks and beverages are included. If you want to further upgrade your experience, an optional celebration package offers paella, Spanish Cava, wine, and dessert.
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