What to Expect
Just like January, February is one of our unpredictable months, weather-wise. It can be cool, cloudy and there is the chance of rain. Last year was unseasonably warm with the average temperature or the south a constant 23°C while night time temperatures were also high at 19°C. In the north, these figures dropped to 16°C and 11°C.
In Spain Carnival is celebrated in many different ways, but here in the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife, carnival is special, and celebrated by everyone from the very young to the very old. It is celebrated in the streets where there are constant parties, music, and everyone wears fancy dress; it is something intrinsic in our culture.
The biggest and the best is in the capital Santa Cruz and runs from 7th – 18th February and the theme is Fantasy.
Puerto de la Cruz has a smaller but popular Carnival that takes place between 8th and 18th February. The theme this year is Greek Mythology and the main events take place on 14th February, Burial of Sardine, 16th February Men’s High Heel Marathon and 17th February the Apotheosis Coso. In Candelaria’s Carnaval covers a long weekend and runs from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February.
Next comes the International Carnival of Los Cristianos, 1st – 12th March whose theme is Pirates and details will be included in next months Things to do.
Feast of Candles and Virgen de la Candelaria – Every February two popular events are celebrated honour of the Virgin of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands. On the night of 1 to 2, the lights of the town are extinguished and the faithful form a procession while praying carrying candles (When: 1 to 2nd February 2 Where: Candelaria)
XV Vertical Race Baker Climb from the Historic Village of Santiago del Teide and will be held on February 3. The route as always is approximately, 5.760 meters, from Tamaimo, to arrive at the town of Arguayo, in the vicinity of the public square. The race will start at 4:30 p.m., with a maximum time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Children of the 80s at the Hard Rock Hotel starts the season with with HADDAWAY on 3rd February – Tickets €18 from Tomaticket.com
Pro Tenerife – Come and witness some of the finest athletes in the world battle it out on the waves! The competition will be taking place on the beach opposite Burger King on “The Patch” (opposite Las Palmeras hotel) every day between the 29th of January and the 4th of February 2018.
KLASIKAS – Kiara and Karina Two of the most recognised voices of the the 80’s, KARINA and KIARA, authentic divas of pop music in Venezuela present the musical show KLASIKAS. Themes such as “I Know How It Hurts”, “To Whom”, “Night is Magic” “Que Bello”, “Deskarado”, among many others marked a generation. 16th February ULL La Laguna (tickets various prices from Tomaticket)
The 34th Canary Islands’ International Classical Music Festival offers a series of concerts from the late Renaissance to the present day. To 17 February, Where: Tenerife Auditorium, Santa Cruz Tickets: Auditorium ticket office and http://www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Santa Cruz becomes the venue for the next edition of the XXXII Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) for water polo, to be held from February 2 to 4, 2018 The tournament will be broadcasted through the Teledeporte channel of Spanish Television and whose potential audience is estimated at 100,000 spectators.
Mayte Martín in concert. Masterpieces of the classical flamenco repertoire practically in disuse (When February 23, 20:00 – 21:30 Where: CajaCanarias-Santa Cruz Foundation Cultural Space Tenerife)
Every Thursday to 22nd March 2018 The Canaries Traditional Folk Festival and Contemporary Food and Crafts Exhibition offers residents and visitors the best folklore, gastronomy and traditions in the warm winter nights in the resort of Los Cristianos. You can experience the ‘real Tenerife’ with performances from traditionally dressed folk groups who provide music and dancing to accompany a weekly food, art and crafts market. For dates – see poster
Craft Fairs – Artesanía de Tenerife has announced the date of craft fairs for 2017 in Tenerife. The fairs, both small and large, sell unusual products from really creative and talented individuals, all of whom are officially recognized with a carné de artesano. The full list of dates is HERE.
Whilst these are some of the most interesting events, there is an overwhelming amount of activities on Tenerife each month. Click on the links below to see what is happening elsewhere.
Tenerife – Attractions
Tenerife offers a wealth of attractions follow the LINK to get just a few ideas.
Tenerife – Tours
Guided tours both free and private as well as numerous excursions are available throughout the year. For a few ideas follow the link to Tenerife Tours and Days Out
Tenerife – Sporting Activities
Year round temperatures averaging 22 degrees combined with a low level of rainfall provide an ideal climate for outdoor ventures. Whether on land, at sea or in the skies, Tenerife provides outdoor adventure for all types of travellers. Check them out HERE
Tenerife – Markets
Everyone loves a market and the island is home to a wealth of covered, outdoor and street markets. Many specialise in a particular type of goods while others selling the same product move from site to site. Most open early in the morning and close early afternoon. Follow this link for a list of Tenerife Markets
Tenerife – Museums
The museums of Tenerife are accessible to all sections of the community regardless of limited mobility or communication. Follow the link to find a comprehensive list of Tenerife – Museums