Mueca 2013 Festival in Tenerife – More than a cultural festival

Yesterday we said bye  to one of the best cultural festivals that are celebrated in Spain and takes place in the Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife: MUECA

MUECA was born  as a festival designed to enjoy shows inside  a theatre . But  destiny wanted that the ceiling of the theatre suffered such great  damages and therefore  forcing the Organization to move Festival MUECA to the street, getting so it  became a reason for joining and enjoyed hugh local  , quite unexpected and extremely positive.

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MUECA, became the Portuenses festival, an event that made them feel  proud of, that they feel as their own, as a sign of identity and a very important part of their lives.

Year after year the quality of MUECA  mantained an upward trajectory and its acceptance crossed international borders, becoming an  artistic, cultural and, of course, touristial attractive.

As we know, a festival like MUECA  costs quite a lot so due  to budgetary reasons was not held for two consecutive years causing a great sadness for residents and interested in culture,that’s why a  platform saw the light and  managed to get MUECA  back invading the streets of Puerto de la Cruz in 2012. A platform of busineses and social cooperation organized events and provided the necessary budget to celebrate the Festival again.

The result is described in a word: success.

MUECA 2013 has surpassed the previous edition. A Street Festival, a Festival for the whole family, with themed streets:

  • magic,
  • music,
  • image,
  • Word,
  • movement,

and several scenarios all over Puerto de La Cruz.

The overcrowding is unthinkable because  activities are  out, and many are repeated, varying  day, place and hour, in different locations of  Puerto de la Cruz.

From 10.00 am to 00.30 h:

  • concerts,
  • stories,
  • photography,
  • magic,
  • graffity,
  • theatre,
  • House of terror,
  • jazz,
  • salsa,
  • mimes,
  • balancing act,
  • humor,
  • gastronomy,
  • Planetarium,
  • workshops, etc…

A festival without age, suitable for children, young people, couples, adults, that and more is MUECA.

Don’t miss out in 2014, we are waiting for  you in  Puerto de la Cruz.

Potatoes and charcoal kiln in Vilaflor

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Cod-dish-at-restaurante-Asador-de-Chansna-Vilaflor

 

In the highest village in Spain, Vilaflor,apart from its known charms, a gastronomic event with potaoes as main ingredient and also the chance to learn more about Tenerife’s traditions as the preparation of charcoal kilns.

Within the gastronomical program in  Vilaflor, from April 29th to May 19th, 2013, has the peculiarity of  combining fantastic dishes with the unique chance of seeing charcoal kilns full process as you can see in the following video:

 We would like to highlight the special programme of activities that is taking place in May the 18th:

  •  09.00 h: Charcoal kiln
  • 11.00 h: health workshop
  • 12.00 h:Workshop: identification of Potato varieties of Tenerife
  • 14.00 h:.wine tasting
  • 15.00h: tasting of dishes from restaurants in Vilaflor
  • 19.00 h: opening of the carbonera
  • 19.30 h: has storytalling, night route and route of the stars.

There are many participating restaurants so I decided to try a wonderful dish :

” Cod  with onions and potatoes” mmmmm at:

Rincón Asador de Chasna

Ctra.General de Vialflor a Granadilla Km 70.

Phone: 922709138/609244347

E-mail: rincondechasna@gmail.com

I really tried to get the recipe and  I had no luck but smiles and the picture of the dish. Fair enough for a great menu.

 

 

Aguamarina Golf Tournament 2013

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Aguamarina-Golf-Tournament-2013

 

If you are a regular or amateur golf player don’t miss your date  on May 18th al XV Aguamarina Golf Tournament.

Those interested in this great event must contact Golf del Sur to complete the registration or phone 922738170.

The price to take part at XV Aguamarina Golf  Challenge is 60€ and it includes:

  • Green Fee.
  • Cocktail.
  • Lunch.
  • Prize-giving ceremony

The modes for this Golf Challenge in the South in Tenerife are:

  • Stable ford individual
  • 18 holes round
  • RFGE complete Handicap

In addition following special prizes will be given:

  • Golf equipment
  • 2 flight tickets to France, and many others….

Tenerife Vineyards in Tegueste by bike

 

Tegueste Town Hall is happy to invite all the visitors on holidays in Tenerife in  to see the great landscapes this Vineyards route in Tegueste can offer to those keen on the rural side of the island and that can be done by:

  • bike ( there’s not an specific
  • car ( recommended)
  • on foot
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Tenerife-Tegueste vineyards by bike, by car or on foot

 

This route is dedicated to the past and current agricultural activities in the areas, with a very important presence of  vineyards that so good wines  produce for our joy.

  • Vineyards Route in Tegueste: 
    • Chorro de las Toscas
    • La Padilla
    • El Socorro
    • San Luis
    • Chorro de las Las Toscas.
  • Length:
    • 9 km aprox

 

How to get to Tegueste by Bus? 

  • Line 050 from La Laguna or Punta del Hidalgo
  • Line 105 from Santa Cruz or Punta del Hidalgo

Check Titsa.com  for changes and schedule.

If you prefer you can join the following very cheap guided routes in Tegueste with great explanations by real experts, and if you need an specific information about Tegueste contact via e mail: turismo@tegueste.org

Download  this map of routes in Tegueste, so you want get lost.

 

 

Bon Vivant – a cool groumet bar in Santa Cruz

Selected or exclusive products,a paradise for good food, for good food lovers,  demanding hosts, for anyone who appreciates what is unique.

 

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Bon-vivant-Santa-cruz

 

If you are looking for traditional flavors, good wines or the latest in the cellar you have to come to Bon Vivant and meet Ana, its owner, a fascinating person and ideal advisor. An exceptional guide among chocolates, rice, oils, condiments, preserves, smoked fish or seafood.

Bon Vivant uses one single formula : quality + quality + quality

If you already know what you are looking for , then Bon Vivant is your destination, if you only have curiosity and interest, this is your school.

Enjoy in-situ Iberian ham or the very best oysters and champagne every Friday.

You can buy caviar or participate in diverse and great courses or seminars:

  • gin or wine tasting,
  • course in cutting ham,
  • pairings of gin tonic and ham,
  • presentations of Cellars or wine,
  • or cooking for children.

 

A space with a clientele that has things very clear, they come to  enjoy an environment that is close to perfection without formalism and selected tapas with immaculate and friendly attention.

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Cutting Iberian Ham at Bon Vivant

 

Treat yourself and and come to know the place, I guarantee that you will be addicted, because all your senses will be fully satisfied atBon Vivant

In addition, if you want a space to share with your group of friends, Ana has an upper area to make your celebration, meeting, or whatever you have in mind with the privacy you are looking for.

Where is Bon Vivant?

C / puerto escondido Nº3 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Phone: 922 27 16 89

 

You deserve a chic sophisticated treat and enjoy.

Mount Teide National Park restricted areas in 2013

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Mouflon

 

Due to the work of control of the mouflon at Mount Teide National Park, the Canarian Government has restricted all access or visits to the following areas:

“all places and trails at the South of t TF-21 until Curva de los azulejos and from that point, all the way up the   ravine to the southern limit of the National Park every Wednesday and Friday until June 7 between 7 and 14 hours.”

 

  • In this area there are a number of exceptions in which the access and permanence will be the usual:
  • as roads and viewpoints of roads,
  • Arico General tracks,
  • Montaña limón
  • as well as some trails and marked areas.

 

The restriction will be back  from October 2nd  to November 8th .

For any additional information please contact  Mount Teide National Park Office : Tel: 922 922 371 (from 09.00 h – 14.00 h)

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Towel of Jewels at Mount Teide

 

This restriction is not an excuse to  miss a  visit to  the Teide National Park, especially at this time, we have Tajinastes blossom.

We suggest two things:

Visit their Facebook page so you can see the beauty of the places  where Felix can take you.

Note: photographs are courtesy of Félix de la Rosa and One day in Tenerife and have all  rights reserved .

Tapas evenings at Blanco Bar Restaurant in May

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Blanco Bar Restaurant – Puerto de la Cruz

 

Good tapas in pleasant atmosphere are a temptation hard to reject.

During the remaining May, Blanco Bar restaurant team has three typical tapas evenings of:

  • Catalonia,
  • Madrid,
  • the Canary Islands.

From 16.00 h without reservation you have to include in your agenda this time and these dishes:

 

May 16: Catalonia

Pan tumaca

escalivada

black rice

Drinks: Beer or Cava Brut Nature 2010

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Black-rice-Photo-Javier-Lastras

May 23rd : Madrid

Papas bravas

Squid sandwich

Migas con Chorizo

Drinks: beer

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papas-bravas

 

May 30th: Canaries

Roasted cheese with mojo

Carne Fiesta

Drinks: Beer o Red traditional Arautava 2012

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grilled-cheese-and-mojo

 

Price: 3€ tapa & drink

You can start with these selection of tapas and then go for the great tasting menu.

where is Blanco Bar Restaurant? 

C/ de Suiza,5 – Parque Taoro

Puerto de la Cruz – Tenerife

You can also e mail them: hola@blancobarrestaurant.com

Or phone them: 922 38 06 98

we are waiting for you!!!

Canarian Patios route in Puerto de la Cruz until May 31 – 2013

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Patio at Hotel Marquesa – Puerto de la Cruz

 

From May the 6th till the 31st do nor hesitate in doing the Free guided visit to Canarian Patios in Puerto De La Cruz.

Tourism Area from Puerto de la Cruz Town Hall organizes this guided visit absolutelly cost free from Monday to Friday and no previous registration or inscription is needed.

The Starting point is Casa de la Aduana where the guide will start at 11.00h for 60 minutes walk through several canarian patios in 10 places giving the right explanations about their architecture, history and meaning:

The following Canarian Patios in Puerto de la Cruz are included in the guided route:

  • Casa restaurante Régulo
  • Casa restaurante La Casona
  • Casa Rincón del Puerto
  • CC Columbus Plaza
  • Cruz Roja
  • Ex Convento de Santo Domingo
  • Casa de la Aduana
  • Casa Restaurante La Papaya
  • Hotel Monopol
  • Hotel Marquesa
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Typical-canarian-patio-Hotel-Monopol-Puerto de la Cruz – Tenerife

 

May 2013 Musical whims Programme

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Teno Cliffs in Tenerife

 

Our Charming Isla Baja. A thousand places to get lost …or find yourself.

Isla Baja keeps the whims of Tenerife, natural ones, or historical, architectural, gastronomical and cultural as well. Only those? I’m telling you: NO. Isla Baja hosts yearly Musical whims.

 

2013 Musical whims Programe during May:

 

  • 3rd  May at 20.30 h in Garachico:

Benito Cabrera and Ernesto Rodríguez Abad with the show “Amor no son solo lágrimas” (payment)

  • May th 4 at 20.30 h in El Tanque:

Garachico Chamber Choir performs “Between poetry and the popular”

  • 11 May at 20.30 h in Los Silos:

Montserrat Giró and Manel Cabero “A  walk through music” concert

  • May 12th at 12: 30 h in Los Silos:

performance of the musical group “Nueva Union”

  • May 18th  8: 30 h in El Tanque

pilates and music

  • May 24 at 20.30 h in El Tanque  

Mar’a ‘ folk Fusion

This is the full program for 2013

 

And if you need accomodation in the area check these recommended places to stay: