Another Sunday in the South

That’s the title of the Miranda Lambert album, but what is Sunday like here in the south of Tenerife?

When our weekly quiz was taken over by karaoke, we looked around for somewhere else and ended up going to the Waterfall in Golf del Sur. The bar, which is almost a secret (I would never have found it unless someone had taken me), is in a nice setting by a pool. The staff are friendly and the food as we found out was good. We enjoyed their Wednesday quiz and noticed that on Sunday they were featuring a brand new show to the island, ‘The Memphis Belles’.

Said Belles are the combined talents of Vanessa Vee and Jacqui Peters. Our friends who have lived here for around 15 years had never seen Vanessa perform but Jim and I know what a fantastic show she can put on. On the other hand, they were raving over Jacqui who we had never seen, so to put things right we all met up at the Waterfall yesterday afternoon.

Vanessa started with her 50s / 60s show and everyone was shouting out female singers of the era and we all enjoyed singing along to everyone from Connie Francis, Petula Clark and a bit of Motown. Our friend comment, “she’s a bit of alright! I could see her again”.

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Then on came Jacqui, I was dumbfounded, while she had a look of Shirley Bassey, once she opened her mouth, Dame Shirl could have been on that stage. Amazing.  So both V and Jacqui gained new sets of fans while we were sitting in the Sunday sun.

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Finally, the ladies came together as the Memphis Belles. The first thing they did was apologise in case anything went wrong. The show is not due to be rolled out to the public until September/October when they think it will suit an audience of ‘swallows’. However, word had got out and bars were asking to book the new show. All I can say is if that is the show with just a couple of rehearsals, it was perfect, great harmonies, lots of fun and a bit of audience participation. In a word BRILLIANT and the swallows are in for a real treat.

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So ….. Just another Sunday in the South or should that be their closing number ‘We’ll Meet Again’

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Next Week in Tenerife 25th – 31st July 2015

JUAN LUIS GUERRA – Everything has its Time Tour (When 25th July Where: Marine Park, Santa Cruz 21:00)

Re-enactment of Battle of Santa Cruz On July 25, 1797 the most important military achievement in the history of Santa Cruz took place. Island troops and citizens defeated the naval attack of the British commanded by Admiral Nelson. Every year for two days soldiers dressed in uniform and weaponry of the time act out the events. The next day you are in the midst of the fighting at the port and streets where they took place two centuries ago. Recreated with fireworks and a great deal of fun (When: 24 – 25 July Where: Santa Cruz)

Sunblast Annual Festival. Four stages with many different musical styles. Sunblast Stage:  Dvbbs, W & W, Carnage. The Terrace Stage: Jamie Jones, Booka Shade, David Squillace. Bass Stage: Andy C, Noisia and finally the Sinatra Stage: Gorillaz, Dogg Master, La Mala Rodriguez and Real El Canario. (When July 25, Where Golf Costa Adeje)

Swimming across XII Bajamar-Punta del Hidalgo Three hundred swimmers will face the sea and put their skills to test for a new edition of the journey to Laguna swimming the 1900 meters journey that has become a classic in the summer sporting calendar. (When: July 25 Where: De Bajamar Punta del Hidalgo)

Fiesta de Vinos y Papas (When 25th July, Where: Plaza de San Agustin, Los Realejos)

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Día de la Trilla El Tanque celebrates how wheat was threshed the old way by oxen and horses to separate the wheat from the chaff. (When: 25th July Where: San José de los Llanos, El Tanque )

 

‘Virgen del Carmen’ The sea procession of the patroness of the sea, is one of the most exciting, and unique demonstrations of devotion by the sailors of Tenerife,  A celebration held in many municipalities with fishing tradition. (When: July 26 Where: Punta del Hidalgo, La Laguna)

Nestakilla is the first Canarian Hip Hop artist to release an album outside the islands. (When 31st July, Where Teatro Guimera, Santa Cruz)

Flavours of Summer (When 31st July, Where Plaza in El Medano)

Hidden treasures: the most valuable manuscripts in Europen an exhibition of exact replicas of some of the masterpieces of European literature and have some of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts. The mapping of the Age of Discovery is the star of the show, complete with a selection of various topics, from religion to sexuality, through alchemy and medicine. (When: From 2 – 29 July Where: MAC Room, Santa Cruz)

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2015 Summer Story – the 16th edition of the storytelling festival in which the best stand-up comedians and storytellers gather on the island. Six evening performances, outdoor, culminating in ‘The Great Friday’ when all the artists meet. (When: Every Friday, July 24 to August 28 Where: Plaza del Principe, El Sauzal )

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The Music Scene this week includes

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Madeira Cake

I had made a Nutella cheesecake for pudding. I know Jim doesn´t like chocolate desserts but he liked the last one saying it wasn’t too chocolatey. The only thing I did different on this occasion was to use Lidl’s Choco Nussa and after one mouthful OH said, “The chocolate is really strong – you know I don´t like chocolate puddings”. The upside is even more for me, the downside, what could I make for the next couple of days that he would like from what I had in the cupboard.

As he can at times be a bit old fashioned, I thought I would make something to match, an old-fashioned Madeira cake!

I had everything I needed, except the lemons, but I do have lemon flavourings that I spoke of in a previous blog.  The ingredients below are half of what the recipe called for, as there are only two of us. If you want a larger cake then double the quantities.

Ingredients
4oz softened margarine/butter
4oz caster sugar
5oz SR flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
2 large eggs

Syrup topping
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice (here I used 4 drops of the flavouring mentioned above)

Method
Beat together the butter, sugar and eggs. Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Turn into a loaf tin. (I used a 6” round tin) I say turn rather than pour because the mixture is a bit on the thick side.

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Cook at 180o for approx. 90 minutes until golden brown.

I tested and it looked great, but as soon as I brought it out of the oven and popped on the work surface the centre caved in ……..Oh shoot! But then looking at picture in the book the centre had sunk in that too – mine wasn´t that bad at least it was only a dent, and not a huge crevasse!

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Photo of photo in cookery book.

While the cake was cooling, I heated the syrup, lemon flavouring, and sugar then having spiked the top with a skewer poured over the cake. This soaks into the sponge giving it a lovely flavour and once it has cooled for several hours the granulated sugar crystallises on the top.

It tasted delicious and I will make it again, but next time I think I will slice in half and fill with lemon buttercream.

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Viva Las Vegas – USA

Today’s destination is the man-made phenomenon in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows. Well that’s what the advertising bumph would have you believe but Jim and I were there years ago and we hated it. We are only here now because it was on Kate’s ‘Must Do’ List.

While we were driving along the 3½-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, known as ‘The Strip’, Jim and I looked at each other and said, ‘this doesn´t look at all familiar’. What we remembered was “Old Vegas” a less than salubrious area filled with tacky wedding chapels and equally tacky casinos. When we were there last, the pyramid shaped Luxor was brand new, and a remarkable sight, with virtually nothing close by – it is now surrounded by up market hotels and casinos. The Vegas we thought we knew with the Golden Nugget Casino (where I lost $20 all those years ago) and the iconic images of the waving cowboy and cowgirl are now part of a canopied, five-block area called the Fremont Street Experience that has a $70 million light show each night. Still tacky but very different to how we remembered.

We were now seeing, along with hundreds of tourists wandering the Strip, are the amazing fountains dancing out front of the Bellagio hotel. They are set alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

We witnessed the spectacle of an exploding volcano in front of the Mirage

Then the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, and Bridge of Sighs. There are canals, with of course, gondolas and gondoliers and the Grand Canal winds its way past a collection of expensive Gucci, Prada, and Tiffany, shops. And of course there is sex. It is everywhere from the scantily clad showgirls posing on street corners for pictures to the erotic burlesque shows. It is no surprise that Vegas is known as Sin City.

What isn’t in doubt is the main attraction of Las Vegas is gambling – what is a surprise is the extent of it. All the hotels are essentially 24 hour casinos. They teem with people whose confidence is high. If they win, the Vegas visit is paid for if they lose, they just continue with fingers crossed hoping they will win on the next turn of a card or roll of a dice.

The other big thing in Vegas is the shows. We started with ‘Vegas the Show’ an impressive mixture of, music, dancing and comedy juggling which although it sound naff was very funny. The next evening was spent with the Million Dollar Quartet: Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Another excellent show but quite spooky as both Elvis and Johnny looked so like the people they were impersonating it felt as if the originals were on stage.

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When you’re in the thick of it, Vegas seems all too fleeting – too much to do and not enough time to do it. That was the case with Matt Goss, unfortunately, we didn’t have time before moving on to see Matt who was at the same school as Kate. We thought he was famous as part of Bros however now he is resident at Caesars Palace he is super successful. So well done that Surrey lad.

The question is – Is Las Vegas the ultimate in vulgarity or is it fun?

I found that we soon got used to its hedonistic spirit, its entertainment, glamour, luxury, its cloudless skies. It is a very surreal place, dare I say beautiful? So what started at the bottom of my list soon headed to the top because for me, Vegas is fun.Vegas (33)

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Pekin Palace Chinese Restaurant -Torviscus, Tenerife

To be honest I wouldn’t normally head for a buffet style menu, as I tend to think the food can sit around for hours so not always fresh. Nevertheless, we were meeting friends for a meal and after tossing various ideas backwards and forwards, they threw in Pekin Palace.

Now when we first moved to the island Jim and I went to the restaurant quite a lot, but it must be at least 5 years since our last visit. I don’t know why we stopped eating there because we always liked the restaurant, so it was probably because parking in the area can be horrendous.

The décor is not your usual Asian inspired red swinging lanterns and gold tassels, but crisp white tablecloths and lots of white paint making the restaurant feel light, bright, and airy.

The food is brilliant. There is a wide variety of starters including soups, fresh mussels, huge prawns, and sushi made while you watch. I love Peking duck with all the trimmings, you just ask the waiter to bring to your table all you need for hot crispy duck pancakes. It was so good we ordered more and this was no problem out came another huge helping.

Mains are all the usual favourites including Beef or Chicken in black bean sauce, sweet and sour chicken, pork with bamboo shoots and peppers, spare ribs, chow mein and a choice of rice.  The list as you can see from the number of hot plates below is extensive.

There is a variety of sweets to suit all tastes from fried banana to lemon mousse and a good range of ice cream flavours. New food is constantly coming from the kitchens and you just keep helping yourself as many times as you wish.

The staff are warm and friendly and quite honestly, it is superb value at €8.50 a head.

For all lovers of Chinese food just try it. I don’t think you will be disappointed

You can find the restaurant opposite the Hotel La Niña, and below the Hotel Santa Maria in Torviscas.

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Next Week in Tenerife 18th – 24th July 2015

God Save The Queen (DSR) considered by ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine as the best tribute band in the world, closes the 2015 Tour of Spain in Tenerife. (When: 18 July, Where: Magma Centre Las  Americas – Tickets Buy Online )

XIX Festival Folklórico de Las Galletas Part of the Virgen del Carmen celebrations (When 18th July, Where Calle María del Carmen García / Calle Villamar)

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Freestyle International Motocross – The event brings world champions Dany Torres and Maikel Melero to Tenerife so you can enjoy the best drivers in the international and national scene along with high-level risks and tricks. (When July 18th at 21.00 Where: Stadium Antonio Dominguez, Arona)

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InfinityXtreme 2015 A demanding obstacle course that tests the physical and mental limits of the runners. In this edition the participants will face a new route, with new obstacles that will make the competition even more exciting. (When: July 18 Where: Puerto de la Cruz)

IV Vida Trail Nocturno El Médano Runners from around the world gathered to participate in the Night Life Trail. The race begins at nightfall, develops in three modes through the spectacular scenery of the south of the island, El Medano, La Tejita, and Red Mountain. (When: July 18th Where: El Medano, Granadilla de Abona)

VII Vertical Ascent Runners will face a 4km race over 400m in altitude, starting and finishing on the Costa de Rojas, (When: July 18 Where: The Coast Sauzal)

‘Virgen del Carmen’ This is one of the most exciting and beautiful demonstrations of devotion by the sailors of Tenerife. A celebration held in many municipalities with fishing tradition. (When: July 19th. Where: Puerto Santiago and Las Galletas)

Craft Fair XXXIV Arguayo Enjoy a day dedicated to tradition and full of cultural activities. The town hosts a Crafts Fair with over thirty years of history in which you can see and buy embroidery, basketry, pottery or woodwork of the highest quality, handmade by artisans from across the island. (When : July 19 Where: Parque de Las Eras, Arguayo, Santiago del Teide)

TLP Tenerife 2015 For six days, 24 hours a day, competitions, exhibitions, and educational activities organized by the Tenerife Lan Party. The country’s largest meeting of technology and new trends which each year gathers thousands of fans, a great festival of entertainment, technology workshops. (When: 14 – 19 July Where: Recinto Ferial, Santa Cruz tlp-tenerife.com )

Re-enactment of Battle of Santa Cruz On July 25, 1797 the most important military achievement in the history of Santa Cruz took place. Island troops and citizens defeated the naval attack of the British commanded by Admiral Nelson. Every year for two days soldiers dressed in uniform and weaponry of the time act out the events. The next day you are in the midst of the fighting at the port and streets where they took place two centuries ago. Recreated with fireworks and a great deal of fun (When: 24 – 25 July Where: Santa Cruz)

Hidden treasures: the most valuable manuscripts in Europen an exhibition of exact replicas of some of the masterpieces of European literature and have some of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts. The mapping of the Age of Discovery is the star of the show, complete with a selection of various topics, from religion to sexuality, through alchemy and medicine. (When: From 2 – 29 July Where: MAC Room, Santa Cruz)

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2015 Summer Story – the 16th edition of the storytelling festival in which the best stand-up comedians and storytellers gather on the island. Six evening performances, outdoor, culminating in ‘The Great Friday’ when all the artists meet. (When: Every Friday, July 24 to August 28 Where: Plaza del Principe, El Sauzal )

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The Music Scene this week includes

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Cobnut, Pear and Sticky Toffee Tart

As I have mentioned before I was given Paul Hollywood’s cook book for Christmas and I have made several of his delicious recipes.  The following (naturally adapted) is I think going to become a firm favourite.

I tend to buy those large bags of Conference pears from Mercadona, often if you try to eat them they are like turnips, hard and dry.  I peel, sprinkle with a little sugar then pop straight into the freezer.  That way I always have something to make either a pear and ginger crumble or top with a dollop of ice-cream.

Now the image below is Paul’s Tart.  My tart as you will see at the end of the blog is quite a bit lighter, due to the lack of black treacle – but it tasted super. I used half of the ingredients as there are only the two of us (although those listed are what he recommends). I left out the treacle as I didn’t have any and of course I used ready-made pastry.

For the sweet shortcrust pastry
200g plain flour
2 tbsp icing sugar
100g  butter, chilled, cut into 1cm/½in cubes
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp lemon juice

For the filling
200g dates, stones removed, roughly chopped (you can buy these already stoned in Mercadona)
150ml full-fat milk
3 ripe medium pears, peeled, quartered and cored
50g unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g ground almonds
2 large free-range eggs
100g light muscovado sugar
2 tbsp treacle
100g shelled cobnuts or hazelnuts, roughly chopped

For the toffee sauce
200g light muscovado sugar
50g butter
250ml double salve

Method

Everyone knows how to make pastry so be it enough to say let defrost and line tin!

For the filling, put the chopped dates and milk in a pan. Bring to the boil, and then set aside for 30 minutes to soak. For the toffee sauce, heat the sugar, butter and cream together in a pan over a low heat until melted and smooth, then bring to a simmer and let it bubble for five minutes to thicken. Leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180C and put a baking tray on the middle shelf to warm up.

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface and use it to line the tart tin. Prick the base with a fork. Slice each quarter of pear in two. Arrange in a circular fan pattern in the tart case. Drizzle over four tablespoons of the toffee sauce and put the tart in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the filling.

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For the filling, mash the date mixture to a coarse purée with a potato masher. Tip it into a bowl with the softened butter, vanilla, flour, bicarbonate of soda, ground almonds, eggs, sugar and treacle. Whisk together with an electric whisk until just combined. Stir in the chopped nuts.

Spoon the mixture over the pears in the pastry case, spreading it out evenly.

DSC07006Bake the tart on the hot baking tray for 40-45 minutes, or until the filling is well risen and browned. Leave to stand for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
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Serve the tart warm, with clotted cream or ice cream and the rest of the toffee sauce.  I would challenge even those with the sweetest tooth not to be totally satisfied with this yummy tart.  Try it I bet you agree. :-)

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As I said I used half the quantities for the tart but the whole amount for the toffee sauce as it is good on ice cream and keeps well in the fridge for up to a week.

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A Parking Nightmare!

Having visited my hairdresser last week in Las Americas I realised just how bad parking is in the area.  It has never been good, but with the amount of work being undertaken at the moment it is almost impossible.

The ‘Golden Mile’ is currently far from being golden, in fact, it is murky brown and mud coloured.

It may seem like a nightmare for drivers as it stands, but will it improve when it is finished? I doubt it, the parking that was either side of the road and that we all kept our fingers crossed we would be lucky enough to nab will vanish.

The plans seem to indicate that the pavements will be widened so tourists can sauntering around looking in the shop windows. Great! However, what about those of us ‘on a mission’ and who don´t have all day to wander around. This week showed that all of the underground car parks that are along this strip were full, something almost totally unknown, – I was finally fortunate to find a place as someone was leaving. The ‘man upstairs’ must have been looking over me  Nevertheless, I can only see the situation getting worse unless more consideration is given to drivers.

Thanks for reading  sometimes it’s good just to get it off your chest

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10 Beaches in South Tenerife

The beaches in Tenerife are not the best in the world when compared to the white sands of the Caribbean or the Seychelles, but as most Tenerife blogs will tell you, here in the south we have a beach to suit whatever you wish to do.  Whether you want to relax on a sunbed, play all kinds of sports, spend a family day playing and build sandcastles with children, or walk among the dunes to get lost in the wild.  Above all they are safe which is an important factor when you consider that most people want to take a dip at some point in their holiday.

Below is a brief overview of 10 of the most popular beaches in the south of the island, although there are plenty more to choose from.

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1. PLAYA DE LAS VISTAS

Between Los Cristianos and Las Americas is Playa Las Vistas one of the most modern and popular beaches in southern Tenerife. The sand is fine and golden and the waters are calm due to the protective breakwater making it ideal for swimming, there is a lifeguard on hand and first class amenities for the disabled.

2.  PLAYA DE LOS CRISTIANOS

This is probably my favourite beach, as it offers something for everyone, at one end rocky and wild and as you move towards the harbour the rocks slowly transform into blonde sand and the waters become very calm. There are plenty of activities to enjoy both on the beach and on the prom. And should you want to escape, the ferries leave from here to the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

3.  LA PINTA

Next to the marina of Puerto Colon, is the small golden beach that is surrounded by restaurants, bars and souvenir shops it is also well known for having several icebergs that are constantly floating in its calm waters. The sea here is always calm, making it ideal for children.

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4. PLAYA DE FAÑABE & PLAYA TORVISCAS

I get confused as to where Playa Torviscas ends and Playa Fañabe starts but as there is a boardwalk that links it doesn´t present any problems. They are both ideal for families and those who love water sports. Whether you want to rent a jet ski, ride a banana or have a massage as you relax on a beach lounger, these two beaches have it all.

5.  LA TROYA I and II

Located in the ‘old’ Playa de Las Américas these are the oldest beaches in the area and although close to the clubbing area of Veronicas Strip and Starco through the day they are perfect for families. The beach is soft dark sand, the waters are calm and the promenade is crammed with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. On the beach, you will find lifeguards, changing rooms, toilets and plenty of sun loungers for hire.

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6. PLAYA DEL DUQUE

Many believe this is the best beach in the south, and the truth is this part of Costa Adeje is classy, the sunbeds sumptuous and the facilities are outstanding, for which you will pay more than other beaches. However, if you like the finer things in life then this is hard to beat.

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7.  LA CALETA

Blink and you could miss the small beach at La Caleta. Although it is very clean, and never crowded, the waves here can be strong and the beach itself is a bit more prone to pebbles than sand, but it is a great place for relaxing.

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8. DIEGO HERNANDEZ (PLAYA BLANCA)

Between La Caleta and El Puertito is Playa Blanca, also called Diego Hernández beach. The crystal clear waters and white volcanic sandy cove are part of a nature reserve; the only drawback is this magical place can only be reached on foot. In the past, this was known as the ‘Hippy Beach’ because …. a few hippies lived here.

9. EL PUERTITO

The bay at El Puertito used to be only for ‘those in the know’ but over the years, the tiny black soft sandy beach has become very popular with tourists as well as locals. In its calm waters, you can enjoy swimming with the resident turtles and they will enjoy swimming with you!

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10. PLAYA DE AJABO

It has been a long time coming but Callao Salvaje now has its much-awaited beach. There are parasols on the shingle sand and a couple of rocky outcrops to tame the waves. From the luxury of your lounger, you can even place your order with the beach bar, for a cool beer. A nice beach, in my opinion more suited to adults than kids but still worth the wait.

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Next Week in Tenerife 11th – 17th July 2015

V Bertram Deep Sea Fishing Tournament The fifth edition of the Bertram tournament reunites the best boats and fishermen competing in the form of ‘catch and release’. It is the only qualifying event in Spain for the world finals in Costa Rica and it is celebrated in a very special place, with generally calm waters and lots of blue marlins. (When:9 to 11 July Where: Puerto Deportivo Marina San Miguel)

K21 Monte del Agua Sports and nature enthusiasts can live the experience of racing in the unique setting of Teno Rural Park. The K21 Monte del Agua is a mountain race of 24 kilometres and 1000 meters of climb passing through one of the most important areas of the island.(When: July 11  Where: Monte del Agua, Los Silos)

Moscow Ballet – Don Quixote The Moscow Ballet returns to Tenerife to present ‘Don Quixote’, a ballet in three acts based on a chapter from the novel by Cervantes, with music by Ludwig Minkus, from 1869. Enjoy a classic masterpiece with impeccable staging by one of the largest companies in Russia, featuring dancers from the most prestigious ballets, such as the Bolshoi and the Stanislavsky. (When: July 11  Where:  Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Los Cristianos Ticket: www.4tickets.es/balletdemoscu)

International Film Music Festival of Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ) (3rd – 12th July venues various see website for details)

Día de las Tradiciones en Chirche Travel back in time for a few hours and immerse yourself in the magic and nostalgia of the Day of Traditions in Chirche. The citizens, dressed in traditional clothing, perform everyday tasks and then re-enact some traditional crafts: you may enter a seamstress workshop, see how wheat is roasted and how baskets were made. (When: July 12 Where: Chirche , Guía de Isora)

Romería de San Benito Abad La Laguna gets ready for the procession of San Benito, every second Sunday of July, filling the city with music and colour. The procession of San Benito has been declared of national interest and is, above all, a fest for neighbours who dressed in costumes, share with all the participants good food and traditional songs and dances. (When: July 12  Where: La Laguna)

‘Virgen del Carmen’ The boat and the sea procession of the patroness of the sea, is one of the most exciting, unique and beautiful demonstrations of devotion of sailors of Tenerife, a celebration held in many municipalities with fishing tradition. (When: July 14th Where: Puerto de la Cruz )

TLP Tenerife 2015 For six days, 24 hours a day, competitions, exhibitions, and educational activities are organized by the Tenerife Lan Party. The country’s largest meeting of technology and new trends which each year gathers thousands of fans, a great festival of entertainment, technology and culture providing professional space, thematic areas and workshops. (When: From 14th to 19th July Where: Recinto Ferial, Santa Cruz tlp-tenerife.com )

Pabo Alboran in Concert One of the most anticipated concerts of the summer when Pablo Alboran presents his album ‘Terral’ before Tenerife fans. Since his debut in 2010 the Malaga singer has become the most acclaimed and best-selling pop artists in Spanish, achieving success and international awards in Spain and Latin America. (When: July 17th Where: Plaza del Cristo, La Laguna Ticket :www.ticktackticket.com)

‘Paseo Gastronómico (Gastronomic Walk) through the Jardines Victoria’ Every Thursday to Sunday starting at 6.00pm (When : until 19th July, Where: La Orotava)

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Sansofé 2015 invites you to enjoy a cultural summer with activities for all ages on the coast of Granadilla. Sample the XXII Folk Peoples, New Talent Festival IX or XV Canoe Regatta just some of the proposals that can be found in the program, along with concerts, outdoor cinema, gastronomic events and sports championships. There is also puppet shows, inflatables, parade and workshops for kids to take full advantage of the summer. (When: July to August 31st Where: El Medano, Los Abrigos, Granadilla de Abona)

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