There are plenty of things that can make you fall in love with Costa Adeje and Tenerife, including the incredible landscapes, the warmth of the people, the rich culinary culture, and of course, the expanse of the ocean. But there’s something else that those who wake up day after day in Guía de Isora have experienced, too: the truly spectacular and unparalleled night sky that blankets and entrances our residential community. Inspired by this extraordinary firmament brimming with stars, this year our Owners’ Cup nº 6 paid homage to the Abama sky with our program “Beyond the Stars”. In a weekend that blended education, entertainment, and lots and lots of golf, our owners were able to learn some facts about a sky that, with the Teide and the Cumbres of Tenerife at its head, has obtained a Starlight certification for its privileged astronomical observation points.
With the inestimable collaboration of Caja Siete, AMV Construcciones, Grupo Pagoda and its firm ORIS, Chivite, El Gusto por el Vino, Taittinger, De Cotta Law, Acciona, Rivercan, and Eva Divine, our now classic Owners’ Cup weekend gave us another opportunity to share and enjoy our Abama paradise at its most social and entertaining.
As every year, the program kicked off on Friday with the pairs Texas Scramble golf tournament. A total of 72 players set out early to take on the 18 holes of Dave Thomas’s course, considered the best in the Canary Islands by the prestigious web portal Leading Courses. Congratulations to our winners, Barbra Navarro and Alfonso Grijalva de Cal; our second-place team, Eamonn Brett and Donnacha O’Brian; and Vadim de Groove and Charlotte Hooft, who came in third! Helped along by some wonderful sunshine that lit up every nook and cranny of our challenging course, the players enjoyed some snacks at Holes 1 and 10 provided by our sponsors, and made the competition a friendly one among neighbors.
Friday evening a small group of intrepid owners set out for the Chirche Lookout, converted into an event venue by the Abama Prestige Owners’ Club team in collaboration with the Ayuntamiento of Guía de Isora. Under the expert tutelage of archaeologist Beatriz Gallego and deep space specialist photographer Emilio Rivera, our residents learned much about the relationship between the aboriginal peoples of the island and the stars, and enjoyed the work done by Rivera in archaeological sites around the archipelago. The event concluded with an astronomical observation workshop that highlighted the extraordinary views from the lookout as a strategic point from which one can glimpse the hamlets of Chirche and Aripe and the Tejina Mountain Natural Monument, a place declared to be of Cultural Heritage Interest.
This plethora of stars was the perfect entrée to our Saturday Awards Dinner celebration. It was the shining beacon of the weekend, and designed to celebrate all the stars that appear at night over Abama, as well as those that grace the Earth. Every detail came together to make for a magical experience, from the incredible table centerpieces created by floral artist Carlos Curbelo to the tables named after constellations. Melvin restaurant, by Martín Berasategui, was responsible for the exquisite meal that our owners enjoyed, and The Mahoney Soul Band accompanied us as we danced until late into the evening.
A brilliant weekend altogether, surrounded by stars, that left us, as always, wanting even more. Abama Luxury Residences would like to thank our sponsors once again for their participation, and for our collaborators and staff for bringing this incredible event to fruition. And lastly, we must of course thank our residents for making the Abama Owners’ Cup nº 6 another unforgettable moment in our lives at Abama.