A weekend in the southern resorts can be anything you want it to be. If you like bars and entertainment there are plenty, if you want a nice meal whether it is international, or Canarian there is a great choice and if like me you fancy something more traditional, then you will certainly find it.
As an example, last night we went into Los Cristianos. We started at the harbour where stalls were set up selling local wines, honey, pastries and bread. I bought cranberry and almond and a raisin loaf as I have had these before and they are delicious. For just €1 each we walked along munching 3 ‘Truchas de Navidad’ small pastries filled with sweet potato, cinnamon and angel hair (pumpkin) then sat on a bench and listened to Christmas carols.
We continued to walk through town admiring the newly set up Christmas lights.
I gazed in the window of the shop where you can design your perfect handbag.
Then we headed for the Church Plaza where traditional dancing was taking place. The Canarias Folk Fest takes place each winter from the beginning of December until the end of March. (Times and details can be found in the link above)
We finally ended up at the Culture Centre where there was a workshop so kiddies could make papers flower and stick them in bottles 🙂 and more stalls, this time with local crafts including jewellery, Moreno wool scarves, leather goods and handmade toys. I found a couple of unusual presents for Christmas. There was even a stall selling old vinyl records the owner assured us it was going to be the next big trend.
We finally headed back to the car (giving the fairground a miss) with the sound of music and the happy chanting of revellers ringing in our ears.
This is not unusual, you may be pleasantly surprised if you look a little closer at Arona and Adeje you will always find something different to do.
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