Category: Tenerife

“San Juan”, the most magical night of the year

Noche de San Juan

The 23rd of June, known as night of Saint John, is for many the most magic night of the year. It is celebrated to honor the summer solstice that brings us longer and warmer days.

It is a day that is celebrated in the whole of Spain. In Tenerife, the acts and celebrations of this night change according to the region. On most of the beaches of Tenerife you will find bonfires and people celebrating around them. One of the most common rituals of this night is to burn something old (photos, memories, books, etc) to give beginning to something new.

Different events take place during the 23rd of June in different regions of the island:

– El Médano: during Saturday the 21st and Monday the 23rd of June the town of El Médano celebrates the IV Edition of the Night at the main square. There are several musical spectacles programmed to enjoy this special night.

– Puerto de la Cruz: during the night of June 23 there are several spectacles and the main bonfire at Playa Jardín. On June 24, with the first rays of sunlight the traditional Bath of the Goats (“Baño de las Cabras”) is celebrated in the fishing wharf.

– Garachico: in this town in the north of the island they celebrate this night with acoustic fires and fire-balls done with sacks and sawdust.

The 23rd of June, known as night of Saint John, is for many the most magic night of the year. It is celebrated to honor...

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(In Spanish) Disfrutar de Tenerife, durante la Semana Santa

Tenerife en Semana Santa

¿Pasará esta Semana Santa en el sur de Tenerife? Desde Adrián Hoteles le proponemos algunos planes, para que además de disfrutar de sol y playa, conozca un poco más la isla de Tenerife y se vaya con muy buen recuerdo a casa. –          Menú especial Semana Santa en el restaurante La Cúpula del hotel Jardines de Nivaria 5*. El día 18 de abril, Viernes Santo, este restaurante gourmet situado en Costa Adeje ofrece un menú diferente, no incluido en su carta habitual, para disfrutar de una noche inolvidable. –          Representación de “La Pasión” en el pueblo de Adeje el día 18 de abril. El Viernes Santo, a las 12 del mediodía se representa La Pasión de Cristo en la Calle Grande de Adeje, con más de 300 actores. Desde los tres hoteles de Adrián Hoteles se ofrece un servicio gratuito de transporte para asistir a este acto. –          Senderismo con Nivaria Trekking. Adrián Hoteles ofrece un programa de senderismo exclusivo para los clientes de sus hoteles situados en Costa Adeje, que les llevará a descubrir rincones a pie de la isla de Tenerife. Hay excursiones para todos los niveles. Más info aquí. –          Para los más fiesteros hay diferentes fiestas, tanto por el día como por la noche, organizados por diferentes discotecas y bares del sur de Tenerife. Para la fiesta nocturna destacamos el Papagayo Beach Club y para la diurna el Monkey Beach Club. Otra opción, tanto para la noche, como para el día es el Faro Chill Art. Si aún no tiene su reserva para Semana Santa, en Adrián Hoteles todavía puede reservar alguna habitación para disfrutar de estos maravillosos planes.

¿Pasará esta Semana Santa en el sur de Tenerife? Desde Adrián Hoteles le proponemos algunos planes, para que además de d...

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About “guachinches”

Vinos de Tenerife

We invite you to discover the guachinches of Tenerife, places where you can drink and eat at a low price and get to know a bit more about the culture and traditions of the island.

What is a “guachinche”?

Originally the “guachinches” were houses where people went to taste the house wine and also got offered some small portions of food, like cheese.

Today, the guachinches are a kind of restaurant, offering home-grown wine and a few typical Canarian dishes. You can find them in the houses classrooms and they are only open for a few months a year.

Where to find a guachinche

Most of the guachinches are in the North of the island of Tenerife, around the area of Santa Úrsula and La Matanza. You can find their sings on the road, they are usually handwritten or very simple. Most of them are a bit hidden, just follow the signs!

Is it a guachinche or not?

In 2013 a new law regulates the “guachinches”, to avoid competition with restaurants and bars.

A guachinche:

  • only sells home-grown wine
  • opens only a few months a year
  • has a very reduced menu, three or four dishes

What to order

The first and most important thing is to order the house wine.

The guachinches usually offer a very small number of dishes, which include meat, cheese and “gofio”. We recommend you to try the “escaldón”, cheese with mojo and some meat with “papas arrugadas” (potatoes).

Bon appétit!

We invite you to discover the guachinches of Tenerife, places where you can drink and eat at a low price and get to know...

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