May is a month of traditional festivals and outdoor music in Tenerife, so don your dancing shoes and head out to the streets. From Garachico to La Orotava to Puerto de la Cruz, the choices, as ever, are endless!
1. Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja
23rd of April – 23rd of July
For the next two months it’s impossible to be at a loss for what to do on the weekend. The Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja offer vocal and instrumental music concerts of all genres in outdoor locations throughout this northwestern zone of the island. Vocal and instrumental concerts will take place Friday and Saturday nights and bands are featured Sundays at midday. And best of all, almost all of the concerts are free! Consult the program for details.
Los Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja
Consorcio Isla Baja
C/ Esteban De Ponte, 1
Tel.: +34 922 830 204
2. Alfombras del Corpus
May – June
The coming months offer a unique opportunity to view the incredible and ephemeral art that is the sand paintings of the El Corpus Festival in La Orotava. The festival is richly steeped in tradition and the floor paintings, which cover the entirety of the City Hall plaza and a number of the surrounding streets, have been made as part of this celebration since 1847.
City Hall Plaza
3. Fiestas de la Cruz in Los Realejos
3rd – 22nd of May
Aside from featuring one of the most spectacular fireworks exhibitions of any celebration on the island, the Fiestas de la Cruz provide almost a full month of varied activities and concerts throughout Los Realejos. Explore the program in detail and make it a priority to experience at least part of this popular festival.
Fiestas de la Cruz en Los Realejos
Oficina Municipal De Turismo Los Realejos
C/ La Unión, S/N
38410 Los Realejos
Tel.: +34 922 346 181
4. FICMEC International Environmental Film Festival
24th – 30th of May
The municipality of Garachico has hosted this film festival for the past 17 years, and this edition promises to be another full of surprising perspectives. The environmental films, which will be shown the last week of May, will be accompanied in parallel by a set of cultural talks, workshops and related events. Consult the website for more details as the festival approaches.
Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias FICMEC
Tourism Information Office
Av. República De Venezuela
Tel.: +34 922 133 461
5. MUECA International Street Performance Art Festival 2016
12th – 15th of May
Most anywhere you turn in Puerto de la Cruz during the four days of this popular festival, you’ll find some kind of performance happening. From theatre to clowning to comedy, MUECA’s varied performance genres will capture the attention of all ages. Peruse the program for more details, and the street map to know where to go.
Festival Internacional de Arte en la Calle MUECA 2016
Tourism Information Office of Puerto De La Cruz
C/ Puerto Viejo, 13
38400 Puerto De La Cruz
Tel.: +34 922 388 777