Jadel – Si al amor – Valentine’s Day concert in Santa Cruz

Tenerife’s own Jadel (Javier Luis Delgado) is one of the most well-known Canarian artists, a brilliant singer and superb performer who started out in a Take That tribute act in Benidorm before his group became known internationally, and then went on to win Antena 3’s talent show El Número Uno in 2012. He has starred as Jesus Christ Superstar, and played Che Guevara in Evita, performing to sell-out audiences not only in…

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Thursday 2 February is island-wide public holiday in honour of the Virgen de la Candelaria

Just a reminder that this Thursday, 2 February, is a Tenerife-wide public holiday in honour of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Many shops and businesses will be closed, as La Morenita (the Black Madonna) is the Canary Islands’ patron saint, and she has particular meaning for Tenerife because her apparition is said to have taken place in 1392 in Candelaria, where her basilica is now located (see more HERE). There is also…

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Loro Parque welcomes four newborn Rock hopper Penguin Chicks

Photos: Loro Parque. Loro Parque has extended its penguin colony with four newborn southern rock hopper penguins. The new additions are said to be in good health and coming on well in the penguin baby station.  These young marine birds were hatched in December and remained in the incubator for a while. They are currently being fed a specialist diet based on fish porridge with calcium supplement. They will stay in…

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Caso Arona – at last it’s really over

Updated 26 January 2017: And finally it is over. Former mayor José Alberto González Reverón has been found guilty of continuous official misconduct, and sentenced to 17 years disqualification from holding public office and fined €6,500. Eleven other councillors, technicians and a businessman involved in “operations”, some of whom have been found guilty of bribery in addition to official misconduct, have been similarly disqualified from public office, fined up to €700,000,…

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FIMA 2017: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

FIMA 2017, the eighth Festival Internacional de Música de Arona will be held in Los Cristianos between Friday, 24 February and Saturday, 4 March, with a series of concerts, dance, workshops and classes. The festival has a dedicated website HERE with the full programme HERE, and a Facebook page HERE. There’s a quick reference just below, and some of the performances are free, and others are just €5, making FIMA genuinely accessible…

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Santiago del Teide Almond Blossom photography competition 2017

Photo: Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento . Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento is holding an Almendro en Flor (almond blossom) photographic competition with cash prizes for the top three entries. First prize will be €300, second prize €200, and third prize €150. The competition runs from 3-24 February, and is open to all non-professional photographers over 18 of any nationality and regardless of where they live. The photos, however, must be taken in…

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Canarias Folk Fest in Los Cristianos today and tomorrow

Arona Ayuntamiento has issued a reminder that today and tomorrow there will be another Canarias Folk Fest in the Plaza de La Pescadora on the harbour promenade in Los Cristianos. Traditional and typical Canarian cultural and gastronomic offerings will all be on display, with a market, music, dancing, arts and crafts, etc. Everything starts from around 4pm, and as the poster shows, there will be further Canarias Folk Fests in…

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Apartment in Atlantico II, Costa del Silencio for sale direct from owner

A totally refurbished one bedroom apartment is available direct from the owner in Atlantico II, Costa del Silencio. It has a large, fully-equipped kitchen, and the terrace faces the swimming pool. The apartment is sold fully furnished, and includes a garage. The asking price is €120,000. For more photos see the property’s page HERE, and for other properties for sale direct from owners, see the short directory HERE.

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Wrong reports of “5 deaths in Santa Cruz flash floods”

Updated 24 January 2017: It seems this story is doing the rounds again, but this time not because of any confusion with rain in Tenerife, but with flash flooding in Santa Cruz County in California where four people are reported to have died – see THIS, as a example. No-one has died in Santa Cruz from floods, and there hasn’t been any significant rain there in the recent past. Original post 20 October 2014: There…

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