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19.06.2018 - A floating, burning San Juan bonfire is the special feature with which the Fiesta de San Juan will be celebrated at Tabaiba in the borough of El Rosario. On the 23rd from 7 pm there will be grilled sardines for everyone and afterwards, dancing. The highlight begins at 11pm when the divers from the club El Pejín will send the floating San Juan bonfire out to sea. Afterwards, the group La Clave will play and there will be dancing until dawn. The tradition of the burning raft was once revived by the inhabitants and is now considered a particularly great way to welcome the summer. more...
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19.06.2018 - A floating, burning San Juan bonfire is the special feature with which the Fiesta de San Juan will be celebrated at Tabaiba in the borough of El Rosario. On the 23rd from 7 pm there will be grilled sardines for everyone and afterwards, dancing. The highlight begins at 11pm when the divers from the club El Pejín will send the floating San Juan bonfire out to sea. Afterwards, the group La Clave will play and there will be dancing until dawn. The tradition of the burning raft was once revived by the inhabitants and is now considered a particularly great way to welcome the summer. more...
19.06.2018 - Guardia Civil officers based in Granadilla de Abona recently arrested three men from Great Britain as alleged drug dealers. The three are aged between 19 and 29 years. On June 10, at around 1.30am, they were stopped at a routine traffic check. The officers became aware that one of them was extremely nervous, so they asked all three to get out of their vehicle and present their documents. more...
18.06.2018 - At dawn on Sunday, unknown robbers entered a jewellery store in Teguise, Lanzarote, via the roof terrace and stole jewellery worth over €3.5 million. The owner's son called his father after hearing the alarm, and the police were advised. The investigation into the break-in is still ongoing. more...
18.06.2018 - Sunday started off bright and sunny but ended with a bank of fog surrounding the Los Rodeos airport in the north of Tenerife. Six arrivals and 21 departures were cancelled due to the thick fog. Another 21 aircraft on approach had to be diverted to other airports, the majority of which were sent to the Reina Sofía airport in the south of Tenerife, and five to Gran Canaria. more...
17.06.2018 - Since 2009 Ricardo González from Icod de los Vinos has cultivated the old tradition of the shell horn. Every year on the night of San Juan, the muffled sound of the concha horn can be heard in the Barranco Mazapé in San Juan de la Rambla. The pilgrims walk together carrying only torches and horns to the church of San Juan. There a procession with white bands takes place in expectation of the concha blowers. Each band represents a new citizen born in the village since last year. The San Juan celebration ends at Los Roques or La Manguita beach. more...
17.06.2018 - In La Gomera and El Hierro, driving to the service station has been even more of a pleasure since Tuesday. The price per litre was reduced by the company DISA on these two islands, after negotiations with the island presidents, and thus adjusted to the price on the other islands. Island president Belén Allende from El Hierro said, "This is a first gesture." 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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