• Santa Cruz prepares to usher in the summer

    Welcome to the capital of Tenerife, the administrative, economic and amusement heart of the island. In June, we prepare to usher in the summer, which will be given a great welcome on the 23rd of the month with the St. John’s Eve celebration: bonfires, music and parties will fill...
  • A city of music

    Welcome to the capital city of Tenerife, with its wide variety of bars and restaurants, and shopping options which combine highly exclusive boutiques, large international franchises, electronics at competitive prices and crafts that you will only find here. I recommend you take a stroll in our gardens, such as...
  • Scents of tradition

    Santa Cruz and spring adore each other, little wonder that their courtship lasts for twelve months of the year. But now, in May, this romance becomes stronger and more intense. Santa Cruz smells of flowers and tradition: of the lilac blooms of the jacaranda which sprinkle our streets before...
  • April, the month of books, in La Laguna

    April is the quintessential month of books. That is why La Laguna will host, from 2nd to 30th of the month, different activities to promote and encourage reading among citizens.  Through film screenings, gastronomy trails and workshops, among other activities, the council will give well-deserved prominence to books. I...
  • Situations in the Canary Island

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  • The House of the Primates

    In the borough of Puerto de la Cruz we find a typical Canary house painted yellow (hence its name) which, at first sight, does not seem very different from many we can find all over the island but that, nevertheless, has an interesting story, as it was the first...
  • Amaro Pargo, the corsair of Tenerife

    The Canaries were constantly under the threat of regular attacks of pirates (outlawed seafarers) and corsairs (who plundered ships in the name of their king). The islands were normally stalked by British, French, Dutch and Berber (North African) pirates. But the Canaries had some famous ones of their own....
  • Canary Pine and Parrotfish

    CANARY PINE The Canary pine (in Latin, Pinus canariensis) is a slender and proportioned tree with an average height of between 15 and 25 metres, although it is frequent to find larger specimens which can reach a height of 65 metres and diameter of 2.5 metres.  Pine forests make...
  • Situations in the Canary islands

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  • Our Lady of Candelaria

    “Virgin of Candelaria, the prettiest, the darkest, she who spreads her cloak from the summits to the sand“ When it comes to songs, there is no self-respecting folk group, traditional ensemble or gathering of friends which does not strike up this popular song dedicated to the spiritual patroness of...
  • Los Sabandeños

    “Folías si quieres tu, quieres tu que cante yo, las folías de mi tierra son alegres y muy tristes de cantar“. With this folk song included in their first album, the public at large came to know Los Sabandeños, the Canary Islands’ most international folk ensemble. The group was...
  • Catalina Lercaro. The Legend

    After the conquest of Tenerife by the Castilians, a prominent family of Genoese merchants, the Lercaro family, settled on the island. This surname is associated to one of the most mysterious stories of the Canary Islands: the ghost of the Lercaro Mansion. Catalina, daughter of this wealthy family, was...
  • The day has come!

    Now that you’ve answered “yes, I do”, choosing the perfect day and season of the year, securing professional services, deciding on somewhere special, somewhere just right to make merry with family and friends… all this may seem difficult, but Tenerife offers more than enough to let yourself be carried...
  • Canary Island Spurge

    The Canary Island spurge (cardón in Spanish) has a certain majestic air – it is elegant and resembles a large candelabra. Although it comes in all shapes and sizes, it can reach a height of three metres and considerable width. Even if it seems to belong to the cactus...
  • Cory’s shearwater

    As you walk along the rocky areas of beaches, the coast or the Anaga rock formations, you can enjoy the view of one of the most characteristic birds of the Island: Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea borealis). It is a bird with a body length of around half a metre...
  • Strelitzia

    Wherever you go, you will find strelitzias all over the island, whether in public parks, private gardens or emblematic spots such as Casa de Los Balcones in La Orotava. Also known as bird of paradise or crane flower, it is a perennial plant and each stem holds 5-8 flowers...
  • Oscar Domínguez (an existence on paper)

    Without a doubt, his great love and reading of poetry must have influenced the distinctive strokes of his painting. Some assure that he was also seduced by his favourite authors. And his drawings, which are so personal and groundbreaking, also convey the intrinsic message of the poems. His works...
  • Balsam spurge

    There is no landscape in southern Tenerife where the traveller cannot admire a shrub which can reach two metres in height, with the scientific name of Euphorbia balsamífera. With such a belated winter, there is still the chance of admiring the intense yellow of its flowers, which will soon give way to red...