Spring is in the air and there is no better time to get outside and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Tenerife. This month Guía de Isora and Adeje offer a number of enticing local festivities and events, and the month is capped by the incredible Tenerife Walking Festival, an amazing showcase for Tenerife’s wild landscapes.
1. 2nd Edition of “La Noche de Tapas y Vino”
5th of March, 19:30-midnight
The Tourism Council of Guía de Isora is offering the second edition of their successful tapas and wine event at the San Juan Beach. A number of local restaurants and bodegas from all over the island will come together to offer participants terrific deals on a variety of food and drinks. Don’t miss this great evening accompanied by live music and a DJ.
Avenida del Emigrante, at the entrance of the fishing pier, Playa de San Juan, Guía de Isora
Tapas 1€-2€, Wine 1€
For more info, contact the Guía de Isora Tourism Information Office at +34 922 851 222.
2. Guía de Isora Wine Competition
6th of March
The Culture Ministry of Guía de Isora presents the 27th edition of their Wine Competition, which brings together wine producers from all over Tenerife to present their wares. The wines compete in one of two categories: Produced Wines, which encompass wines from all over the island that ascribe to Tenerife’s wine production regulations, and Artisanal Wines, produced artisanally in Santiago de Teide, Adeje and Guía de Isora.
Plaza del núcleo isorano de Chirche, Guía de Isora
For more info, contact the Guía de Isora Culture Ministry:
Tel: 922 85 01 00 Ext. 3303, 3302, 3301, 3261
3. Carnival in Arona
4th – 14th of March
For those who didn’t get enough of Carnival last month, you can still enjoy the festivities in March throughout the streets of Los Cristianos in Arona. Costumes, comparsas and parades all mark this festival, whose theme this year is “La Vieja Habana”. This is one of the most popular and varied Carnival celebrations in the southern part of Tenerife, and all the better for its proximity to Abama.
Los Cristianos, Arona
For more info, contact the Tourism Department of Arona
Tel: 922 725203
4. Holy Week in Adeje
20th – 27th of March
Holy Week in Adeje is an impressive display of processions, activities and public gatherings, but perhaps the most memorable is the live performance of the Passion of the Christ on Good Friday. This piece of popular theatre is so large and involves so many participants that it has become a featured TV broadcast over the last few years. Extras and principal cast members are drawn from the citizens of the island, who can sign up to participate until the 18th of March.
For more info see the Adeje website.
5. Tenerife Walking Festival
29th of March – 2nd of April
The Tenerife Walking Festival presents a unique opportunity to see some of Tenerife’s most incredible natural sights on foot. Participants can choose to hike up to 4 of the 15 routes available, including coastal, volcanic and forest landscapes. The festival welcomes hikers from all over Europe and offers expert-guided tours in Spanish, English, German and French as well as complementary activities and transport to the route origin. Sign up here.
All route transport leaves at 8:30am from the guagua station in the Plaza de los Reyes Católicos, Puerto de la Cruz
Inscription is 20€ and includes a welcome pack and a discount bracelet for use in a number of stores, museums and restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz and the rest of Tenerife.
You must also pay an additional 25€ for each route you sign up for, as well as an additional optional 6€/route if you would like lunch provided for you.
More info at www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com