Tenerife celebrates World Tourism Day with a range of events

Updated 27 September: Today is World Tourism Day and in its celebration there will be a concert from 8pm in Icod’s Parque del Drago. Many other events are taking place throughout Tenerife today, including those detailed below.

Updated 25 September: In addition to Guía de Isora’s special Playa San Juan market tomorrow 26 September, Santiago del Teide has announced a range of events between Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th. These include a market in the Plaza Buganvilla in Los Gigantes from 10am to 6pm on Thursday with live music from Old Dogs New Tricks in the plaza from 9pm; a marquee on the Avda Marítima in Playa La Arena also on Thursday from 10am to 4pm with traditional Canarian products; and a range of events under the banner “Turismo y Carnaval” on Saturday along the coasts of Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago and Playa de la Arena from 6pm with live music and dancing in various hotels and complexes. The full information is on the following leaflet (click to see full size).

Original post 10 September: Thursday 27 September is World Tourism Day, and many parts of Tenerife will be celebrating it not just on the day itself but also several days before and afterwards with a wide range of activities including carnival groups performing dance and music in hotels and in public plazas and beaches. Many hotels will also be throwing their doors open throughout the day to any who want to look around. Many ayuntamientos will be holding specific events in local Cultural Centres, municipal auditoriums, and shopping malls. Wherever you are there is likely to be something going on at some point to celebrate the day, and there is much more information about World Tourism Day itself on the UN World Tourism Organization’s website HERE.

In Tenerife, I’ll post the events I come across, but for the moment, one of the first is a special Playa San Juan market – see the poster below.