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23.06.2018 - The day after La Noche de San Juan, which this year falls on Sunday June 24, is when the herds of goats are brought down from the valley of La Orotava to be traditionally bathed in the sea at the port of Puerto de la Cruz. This strengthens the immune system, eliminates parasites and heals open wounds. The spectacle starts early in the morning and lasts until noon. The later in the day, the more the spectators. At around midday some riders also come to the coast to bathe and clean their animals. more...
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23.06.2018 - The day after La Noche de San Juan, which this year falls on Sunday June 24, is when the herds of goats are brought down from the valley of La Orotava to be traditionally bathed in the sea at the port of Puerto de la Cruz. This strengthens the immune system, eliminates parasites and heals open wounds. The spectacle starts early in the morning and lasts until noon. The later in the day, the more the spectators. At around midday some riders also come to the coast to bathe and clean their animals. more...
23.06.2018 - Last week, the National Police arrested two Spaniards aged 30 and 36 years as alleged drug dealers at the northern airport of Los Rodeos in Tenerife. They were caught in the airport parking area. During a search of the suspects' vehicle, 12 grams of hashish, three grams of cocaine, two blue pills, €700 in cash and a mobile phone were seized. more...
22.06.2018 - At Playa Chica in Puerto de Santiago in the borough of Santiago del Teide, everything has already been prepared for tomorrow's Noche de San Juan. The Italian artist Luigi Stinga created the sculpture 'Leviathan', a gigantic whale. It refers to old traditions from the time when European sailors told of a gigantic whale monster that could make entire ships disappear by swimming so quickly around the boat that a vortex was created that simply 'swallowed' the boat. At about 10pm the sculpture will be lit as a symbolic St. John's fire. From midnight there will be a musical fireworks display, followed by a party with the DJ One Conections. more...
22.06.2018 - Friday evening in the old town of La Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is all about music. Between 8.30pm and 11.30pm, live performances by different bands in various musical styles are on offer in eight different inner courtyards and in two central squares. The repertoire ranges from classical, jazz and swing to contemporary music. Ancient walls provide a perfect backdrop for the performances. Entry to all concerts is free of charge. more...
22.06.2018 - The National Police arrested a young man on Wednesday evening who is said to have caused an accident on the TF-324 road between Los Realejos and Cruz Santa at around 6.30pm and then fled. Two cars had collided head-on, one of which had overturned. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The cause of the accident was that the driver who was a fugitive. The car he was driving turned out to be stolen. A few hours after the accident, the alleged driver was arrested at his parents' house, to where he had fled and which was very close by. He now has to answer for theft, the hit-and-run accident, and failure to stop and offer assistance. more...
21.06.2018 - At the summer solstice a double sunset can be seen from the pyramids of Güímar. This curious phenomenon can be observed from the main pyramid. Scientists from the Canary Islands Astrophysical Institute have checked and confirmed that the pyramids are in fact aligned directly after the summer and winter solstices. The spectacle begins at 6.40pm and the number of visitors is limited to 400 people. Visitors are provided with special glasses to protect their eyes. Find out more at www.piramidesdeguimar.es. more...
 News Features ::
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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 Archive News ::
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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