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20.04.2019 - Two interesting concerts provide for variety today. In the San Sebastián church at La Caleta, Costa Adeje at 7pm, Dr. Barbara Hebborn, soprano and flautist, and organist Hans Peter Reiners will give an Easter concert. Admission is free.
The programme La Voix de la Viole with the French baroque ensemble Le Belmont is part of the festival of ancient music. They will be playing at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín in Santa Cruz at midday. Admission is €15. See www.auditoriodetenerife.com.
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20.04.2019 - Two interesting concerts provide for variety today. In the San Sebastián church at La Caleta, Costa Adeje at 7pm, Dr. Barbara Hebborn, soprano and flautist, and organist Hans Peter Reiners will give an Easter concert. Admission is free.
The programme La Voix de la Viole with the French baroque ensemble Le Belmont is part of the festival of ancient music. They will be playing at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín in Santa Cruz at midday. Admission is €15. See www.auditoriodetenerife.com.
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19.04.2019 - We wish all readers, customers and friends of Island Connections a happy Easter with many hours in good company. more...
19.04.2019 - Nationwide, the Traffic Directorate expects around 15.5 million journeys on Spanish roads during the Easter period. Therefore, more than 2,000 radar traps were announced for traffic monitoring during this hectic holiday season. They are intended to warn drivers to be more cautious. In the Canary Islands, 78 points will also be monitored by mobile or permanently installed radar between Good Friday, April 19, and Easter Monday. Where exactly they will be installed can be found on the website https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SxwD9jF-XB1SeCXEhKlvW21FoJDFLsrg/view . more...
18.04.2019 - José Mendoza is one of the last shepherds to follow the old tradition with their herds. In winter he lets his almost 600 sheep graze at the Presa de Las Niñas reservoir and in the Gegen Majada Alta. Now, in the spring, he returns home to the cheese dairy Cortijo de Pavón in Guia, a trip of 40 kilometres from Cruz de San Antonio to Altos de Guía. And he does it without GPS, with sticks over stones, as was always done. Due to the family tradition, the shepherd knows the way already from his childhood. After almost nine hours they reached their destination.
"This hike is a great sacrifice, because as a shepherd you are isolated from the rest of the world for a long time with your sheep. The loneliness is only interrupted by shopping or going to the cheese dairy to look after the other animals. "Nobody nowadays wants to be a shepherd anymore and make this sacrifice," he explains.
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17.04.2019 - During Easter week and the Easter holidays there are special activities based around the topic of Easter at Loro Parque. That's one more reason why a visit to the zoo, which sees itself as a wildlife protection centre, promises lots of fun for the whole family. In addition, since last year, there are new products to admire: The two dwarf hippopotami and the cheerful ring-tailed Lemurs, both threatened by nature. The lions from Angola have grown together and become a real family, enjoying playing together or just dozing lazily in the sun. more...
17.04.2019 - Music, children's entertainment, concerts and cinema events are on the cultural programme for El Médano and Los Abrigos in Granadilla de Abona during Easter Week. If you are tired of the beach and the sun, you can be entertained in a different way in the town centre. The children's show, El Circo Strómboli, will take place on Wednesday 17 April at 6pm in the Plaza de El Médano and afterwards at 9.30pm, the film Isla de Perros (Island of the Dogs) will be shown in the open-air. On Friday April 19, there'll be children's entertainment with Guicho which will be shown in Los Abrigos, while in El Médano the group Caracoles will perform in the evening. On Saturday April 20, Los Abrigos will host more open air cinema with Hotel Transilvania 3, and El Médano will host the music marathon from 6pm to 4am, with Son pa Gozar, Baby Black Soul, DJ Renzzo, as well as the orchestras Deliciosa and Malibú Band. After a busy night, you can relax on the beach again the next day! more...
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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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