Updated 7 August: Today is the day for the embarcación of the Virgen del Carmen, so if you’re near La Caleta around 1pm, you will see the traditional procession, and the statue being taken in the little boats to sail around the harbour and coastline. There will also be food and music for much of the rest of the day!
Original post 26 July: The fifth La Caleta Bay Swim takes place this Saturday, 30 July. This annual 1.3km swim from Playa de La Enramada to the little town’s Playa de Varadero starts at noon but the build up will begin much earlier, around 8am, as swimmers begin to gather, and the children’s race is held: the participants of the main race will gather on the beach at 11.30am. The event is now a firm fixture in Adeje’s sporting calendar, and the council says that it has been delighted at the high levels of participation in previous years and the way the swim has been supported by residents of La Caleta, and how it has benefited the local economy.
The swim is part of La Caleta’s Virgen del Carmen fiestas, which started yesterday and last until Monday, 8 August, with the main fiesta on Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7 August. On the Saturday, there will be a religious service and procession from 9pm followed by fireworks around 10pm and music and dancing from 11pm until much later. The procession down to the harbour with the embarkation and sailing around the bay and coastline will take place on Sunday from midday, and the end of fiesta dance will be held from 10pm. The full programme for the fiesta is HERE, and see HERE for more on the summer Fiestas of the Virgen del Carmen through Tenerife.