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17.08.2019 - This evening, the third international folklore festival will take place in Candelaria. This year therre are two special guests, the group Hawaiian Pacific Magic from Polinesia and Symyonov-Beograd from Serbia. They form a special contrast to the participating Canarian folklore groups and prove how enriching a cultural exchange can be. The festival begins at 9pm with a street parade followed by an entertaining programme presented in the Plaza in front of Gilberto Isande's Cathedral. more...
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17.08.2019 - This evening, the third international folklore festival will take place in Candelaria. This year therre are two special guests, the group Hawaiian Pacific Magic from Polinesia and Symyonov-Beograd from Serbia. They form a special contrast to the participating Canarian folklore groups and prove how enriching a cultural exchange can be. The festival begins at 9pm with a street parade followed by an entertaining programme presented in the Plaza in front of Gilberto Isande's Cathedral. more...
17.08.2019 - On Friday afternoon at 1.40am, the Arona Council's Twitter account was cracked by a hacker who says he's doing so only to save the borough from corruption and destruction. At least ten threats against the mayor José Julián Mena and his family were received via the social network. "A murder can protect an entire borough from poverty, corruption and crime. Kill José Julián Mena - there are a thousand ways of doing it in such a way that nobody will know anything," they say among other things. The police have opened an investigation. more...
16.08.2019 - The Playa El Socorro in Los Realejos has become an open-air stage in the evening until Saturday. Watching a film free of charge and in the open air is already a tradition at the popular beach in the north. This Friday evening at 9.30pm you can watch the documentary Who is Vilayta?, and at 9.55pm the movie Campeones (Champions) will be shown. On Saturday the documentary, Teide, el gigante dormido, (Teide, the sleeping giant) and the movie El Concierto (the Concert) will be shown at 9pm and 10pm respectively.
Open air cinema is also available in other areas, please consult your local council for details.
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16.08.2019 - Sometimes we see things that just don't make sense. For example, the case of a pony travelling in the back of a station wagon on the ferry from Huelva to Lanzarote. The animal spent the entire crossing in the vehicle in the hold of the ferry, which goes via Lanzarote to Tenerife, which was in no way suitable for transporting such an animal. Shipping company employees had noticed the unusual cargo and informed the Guardia Civil. On entering the port at Los Marmoles in Arrecife, officers from the Guardia Civil SEPRONA nature conservation unit were waiting for the vehicle to disembark. An investigation revealed that the pony had apparently been transported by land from Holland to Huelva, before crossing on the ferry. A complaint was filed. more...
15.08.2019 - Due to the high temperatures which have been forecast for August 16 to 18 the Canarian Health Service (SCS) has activated an orange alert for high temperatures, due to the risks this poses to the health, from Friday and continuing over the weekend, in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma. It applies in particular to the boroughs of Mogán and Santa Lucía in Gran Canaria and Arona in Tenerife. Temperatures of up to 32 degrees Celsius and tropical nights of 24 degrees Celsius are expected.
A yellow alert on Friday and Saturday applies to Agüimes, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Artenara, Ingenio, Tejeda, Santa Brígida, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Valsequillo and Vega de San Mateo in Gran Canaria as well as to Adeje, Arico, Candelaria, Fasnia, Granadilla de Abona, Güímar, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos and San Miguel de Abona in Tenerife. On Saturday the boroughs of Agaete in Gran Canaria, Guía de Isora, La Orotava and Vilaflor in Tenerife as well as Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Alta, Breña Baja, Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte and Villa de Mazo in La Palma will be added. The public are recommended to drink plenty of water, to avoid strenuous activities in the blazing sun and to eat light food.
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15.08.2019 - Around 300 people took part in a trip to the pre-hispanic village of Atalayita at Pozo Negro in Fuerteventura to observe this year's shower of shooting stars, also known as the tears of San Lorenzo. They found a starry night and an impressive spectacle in the sky. Expert Enrique de Ferra explained this phenomenon to the participants, the shape of the moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn, which could also be seen. A night that many will never forget. The shooting star showers can still be observed until August 24th.

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Arona - 02.06.2018 - Don’t miss Fenáutica! Last year’s event brought together over 12,500 people and this year’s celebrations are sure to top that.

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3, this is a nautical event in the Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, that will be showcasing all that’s special about the sea-related activities in the Islands. There’s adapted diving for the physically challenged, the Guanche's Cup regatta (Optimist, Laser and cruising categories), the 20th Canary Islands Underwater Video Championship and the exhibition of the 50th anniversary of the Canary Islands Federation of Underwater Activities are some of the novelties of this edition.
Most of the activities are completely free of charge, like the stunning photographic exhibition that has already been a major hit in cities such as Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.
Parallel to the competitions, the Canary Islands Boat Show will organise a wide range of activities such as diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle surfing, sailing, jet skis, surfing, kite surfing, boat trips and whale watching. Workshops, talks, exhibitions, concerts and a wide range of gastronomic activities will also make these days memorable. There are over 40 activities on offer, ideal for residents and visitors.
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17.08.2017 - Yesterday evening at around 9.15pm, a 52-year-old woman from La Laguna died in an accident in the borough of Los Realejos. She lost control of her vehicle which broke through the crash barrier and fell from the 100 metre high cliffs. The car overturned several times, plundered through the bushes, until it finally crashed through the railings and came to rest on the beach. The driver who was alone in the car, died. No-one else was injured in the accident. more...
24.06.2016 - Jazzing it up
The second Vijazz event starts today in the Liceo del Taoro, La Orotava, and continues tomorrow as part of the celebrations of International Jazz Day.
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Playa San Juan's sumptuous sands proved too much for the emergency vehicles
Tenerife27.06.2016 - Fun and games over the weekend as an ambulance rushed to the aid of a man on the beach at San Juan in Guía de Isora. more...
Tenerife16.06.2016 - This Saturday, June 18, sees the Miss and Mister Summer competition in the Aguere Cultural Space, La Laguna. more...
Tenerife24.05.2016 - Activate Sports Club is a fabulous, original and dynamic centre, situated opposite the five star Baobab Suites Hotel in Costa Adeje and for Canaries Day, they have prepared a unique, fun day full of Canarian specialities to celebrate the region’s holiday. more...
The parakeet feeds on fruit
Canary Islands20.12.2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency of La Palma is out to capture exotic birds which have escaped from captivity, especially the ring-necked parakeets on the island. more...
The registration of newborns is now faster and direct from the hosptial
Gran Canaria20.12.2015 - Parents of children born at the main maternity hospital in Las Palmas received an early Christmas present in the form of the news that they no longer need to take their infant to the Civil Register to have its birth recorded officially. more...
Former President Nicolás Maduro had to recognise the landslide victory of the centre-right coalition Mesa de La Unidad Democratica
Canary Islands19.12.2015 - Thousands of Venezuelans in the Canaries have given a warm welcome to the regime change in their home country, where the elections on December 6 saw the controversial Maduro regime lose power. more...
The famous Yumbo shopping centre in Maspalomas was in the sights of Islamic terrorists
Gran Canaria19.12.2015 - A trial in Madrid which led to the conviction of a Gran Canaria resident for extolling jihadist terrorism produced the startling revelation that one of the island’s most famous gay spots was a possible bomb target several years ago. more...
Canary Islands18.12.2015 - Your events and exhibition guide for Tenerife and Gran Canaria. more...
SUP representatives say that budget cuts prevent the police from protecting themselves and the public
Canary Islands17.12.2015 - “We feel truly sorry that this government does not value us”, said the Spanish Police Union (SUP) in a recently published manifesto released amid a series of demonstrations that heavily criticised the budget cuts and conditions placed upon them by the current Madrid administration. more...
Hotel complex manager, Álvaro de la Bárcena
Canary Islands14.12.2015 - Over the last decade, travel agencies have fought a losing battle to hold their ground against the practice of do-it-yourself online booking, as we've become our own travel agents. more...
Tenerife13.12.2015 - The decision by Santa Cruz to spend hundreds of thousands of euros buying back taxi licences to reduce the number of taxis on the city roads has raised eyebrows, particularly among those who feel the money should be spent on more urgent needs. more...
Academic disrespect is treated as a serious issue by the University
Tenerife12.12.2015 - On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, attention was centred on the University of La Laguna (ULL) when an act of mindless vandalism brought the message home to roost. more...
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