Just take a typical week in Tenerife and there is so much going on, fiestas come in all shapes and sizes and every village has its own special flavour to add to the mix. Last week the small west coast fishing village of Alcala had its annual fiesta week and despite its small size it really packs a punch. The climax of the final night is a midnight firework show from rocks just off the coast. The display is huge and goes on and on, the fireworks lit up the sky as far west as Las Rosas and El Marques in Los Gigantes, and to the south at SueÃ±o Azul in Callao Salvaje.
There’s hardly time to draw breath, this weekend Los Claveles in Los Cristianos will be close to a triple bill of action. Noches de Boleros is a feast of music and dance at the old marina, from 9.30 pm on Friday 20th August and Saturday with a host of musical performers paying tribute to different dance styles, there will be seating for 3,000 people. On the Saturday afternoon the chairs are cleared and all are invited to dance to Cuban music from 3.30pm.
If that wasn’t enough, before the friday night show, there are two earlier events. At the sports hall on the Los Cristianos ring road (next to the outdoor pool) there is a roller skating dance spectacular and in Playa de Las Americas there is a Summer Carnaval parade from Hotel Villa Cortes to Piramides de Arona. Both events start at 7.30 pm and last nearly two hours, so you can see either and go on to the Bolero Nights. All three events are entirely FREE, like so many that happen in Tenerife.
If you want to keep up with the many and varied events coming up the Tenerife government has a website www.whatsontenerife.eu or you can find more choices at www.tenerifemagazine.com You really can enjoy it all.