As festivals go, the Beer and Tapas Festival in Los Abrigos is tiny. Then again, the sleepy fishing village of Los Abrigos is also tiny. Tucked between the resort of Golf del Sur and the town of El Medano the only thing tourists seem to know about it is that it has some great fish restaurants.
However, for the past 5 years it has been successfully holding a beer festival that is now attracting around 1000 people. It runs for 12 hours starting mid morning and a large number of restaurants and cafes join in by offering beer, wine, soft drinks and tapas for €1. There are also some stands and kiosks around the picturesque fishing harbour and the Church Square cooking food and displaying crafts. All this is set to live music which adds to the festive atmosphere.
It seems as if I have slipped into the habit of talking about something after the event. Obviously turning into an island native! If you missed it, you could try the Bavarian Week in Puerto de la Cruz which runs from 20th to 30th August and ends with the traditional ‘Oktoberfest’. Or just add the date to your diary for next year.