Los Gigantes in 360 degrees – a unique experience

Exploring Los Gigantes 360 degrees is, without a doubt, a fantastic virtual journey. At a glance you can go from the intense blue of the Atlantic Ocean to the white snowy Mount Teide. Join us to discover all the secrets of this corner of Tenerife!

Puerto Santiago

If you look to the right, you will see a small coastal town: Puerto Santiago. It belongs to the municipality of Santiago del Teide and you will find cozy beaches like Playa del Puerto Santiago or Playa de los Guíos, with Los Gigantes in the background.

Strolling through the streets, you can taste the gastronomy of Tenerife, including one of the restaurants with a Michelin star: El Rincón de Juan Carlos. You can also go to the Archipenque lookout point if you would like to have another perspective of the town.

Whales and dolphins swimming in front of you

One of the most beautiful activities in this area of ​​Tenerife is the observation of whales and dolphins. You can make boat trips of different duration to see the graceful cetaceans swimming in their natural habitat.

Los Gigantes Delfín Nadando

The observation of marine mammals is worthwhile in Tenerife, as they are seen at 80% of the days throughout the year. Depending on the length of the excursion you can even take a little snack on board and take a dip in some remote coves of Los Gigantes. Highly Recommended!

Los Gigantes, guardians up to 600 metres high

But undoubtedly, the absolute protagonist of this 360-degree image is the steep coast of Los Gigantes. At some points it reaches a height of up to 600 metres and is therefore one of the most impressive natural monuments of Tenerife.

Los Gigantes olas

This “geological accident” is of volcanic origin and extends over several kilometres in the municipalities of Santiago del Teide and Buenavista del Norte. In the Guanche era, this natural wonder was called „Wall of Hell” by the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife who believed that the end of the world was behind these cliffs.

Fortunately, we can still admire this gift of nature as much as the Guanches.

Punta de Teno, an almost hidden natural treasure

The last treasure on this 360-degree image is Punta de Teno, one of the most remote and beautiful corners of Tenerife.

Punta de Teno vistas

On the left side of the picture is a small plain. This is the beach of Punta de Teno. To protect nature, access is restricted on certain days and Punta de Teno can only be reached by public transport.

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Dolphin watching in Tenerife – don’t miss it

Paseo maritimo cetáceos

Dolphin watching in Tenerife is one of the most popular activities among our visitors, as there are up to 21 different species of whales and dolphins. If you want to experience such an adventure on the Atlantic Ocean, then read this blog post.

Respect and care for the environment with the Quality Charter of Whale Watching

If you want to see cetaceans in the wild, the best way is to book an excursion with one of the companies attached to the Quality Charter of Whale Watching.

Delfin salto Tenerife

This not only ensures that you are accompanied by experts who can answer all your questions and tell you interesting things about the animals, but also follow guidelines to avoid disturbing the animals and protecting the environment.

Companies that voluntarily participate in the Quality Charter commit working together to clean up the oceans and to collaborate with various scientific teams to conserve the marine environment.

Watch whales and dolphins in Tenerife

Ballenas Tenerife

The chance to see cetaceans in Tenerife is very good, as the probability on boat trips is up to 100%, on 80% of the days of the year.

The reason why we have so good possibilities is because in the waters of Tenerife there are resident populations of pilot whales and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

Where to observe dolphins in Tenerife

Delfin sonrisa Tenerife

The southwest coast of the island is the ideal place to observe cetaceans in Tenerife because it is the area where most of the populations of marine mammals live and where companies offer their excursions. Los Cristianos, Puerto Colón and Los Gigantes are the main ports, with different options according to your needs:

Two-hour excursion to watch dolphins in Tenerife

If you don’t have much time then it is best to do a short two-hour tour. In this case the boat drives directly to the animals. You can also combine this trip with other activities in the south of the island.

Three to four hour excursion to observe cetaceans in Tenerife

If you have more time, it will be worth to spend two or three hours. Here you can enjoy a meal on board as well as a small break in a nearby cove where you can take a dip.

The boats that offer this type of excursion tend to be larger and therefore you have more space of movement and comfort.

Five-hour boat tours in Tenerife

These trips are made on the largest and most spacious boats, as you will spend a lot of time at sea. Not only can you spot whales and dolphins in Tenerife, but you can also visit the most iconic places on the coast of our island. Los Gigantes for example are imposing cliffs of up to 600 metres high. In the time of the Guanches, the indigenous people of Tenerife, the imposing natural monument was called “The Wall of Hell”.

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Tenerife Film Commission draws up a ten-point good practice guide for sustainable film production

The document is a guideline to make national and international productions on the Island more eco-friendly

Tenerife Film Commission has drawn up a ten-point guide with recommendations to make shoots on the Island more sustainable. The aim of the document is to be a guideline to make national and international shoots more environment-friendly and it is based on the idea that sustainability involves a balanced economic growth, social inclusion and environment protection. The ten-point guide, available in Spanish, English and German, can be downloaded on tenerifefilm.com/greenshooting

The guide suggests actions to be carried out at the different usual phases of film production, from preproduction to postproduction. So, in the section Responsible Location Scouting, the recommendation is to use as few locations as possible and aim for them to be within a short distance; get the appropriate information on the rules governing them and take into account the effects the shooting may have on the place.

Communication is another section in the ten-point guide, and the aim is to inform of and determine the objectives and measures to be implemented by the different departments regarding sustainability, as well as giving publicity to the experience and the environmental results obtained. The third point in the document, deals with the protection of locations and their surroundings, which involves signposting the areas to be occupied, minimizing noise and light pollution, or encouraging local employment. Finding accommodation near locations, avoiding the use of cars individually, planning the use of shared transport and less polluting or electrical vehicles are some of the good practices included in the ten-point guide regarding transport.

To meet the recommendations in the document, catering should be hired from a company that is close to the location, making sure it encourages buying local and seasonal products and uses bio-degradable or re-usable tableware. Regarding materials, it suggests hiring rather than buying the elements necessary for the shoot, purchasing materials that hold eco-friendly certificates or cutting down on the use of paper and printing.

Reduce, reuse & recycle

Avoiding disposable products, encouraging reusing materials and composting organic waste, planning the size and number of rubbish bins or designing a waste management system by reaching agreements with local authorities, are some of the points included in section 7, which is headed Reduce, reuse & recycle

To reduce energy waste, turning lights off when they are not needed, not having electronic devices in stand-by, unplugging chargers after using them or using low-energy light bulbs are some of the suggestions made concerning electric power. Point 9 in the document deals with water and it includes advice on how to avoid individual water bottles, providing reusable bottles and refilling points or establishing measures to reduce water volume in toilet flushes and washbasins.

The ten-point guide ends with an entry called Environmental Monitoring, which includes actions like defining functions regarding sustainability in crews, hiring a professional to carry out the environmental monitoring of the production, designing an environmental monitoring plan, calculating the carbon footprint or compensating the emissions directly or through associations, foundations or local companies.

More information at

Tenerife Film Commission

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

tenerifefilm.com/greenshooting

We’re going for the first time to Ciclope Festival

We have openings in our schedule to meet with you in Berlin on November 8 and 9 at the advertising film event Ciclope Festival.

Ciclope Festival's venue
Ciclope Festival’s venue

 

The film commission always explores new opportunities to promote the many and varied advantages that the Island offers to develop audio-visual projects.

The wonderfully warm climate of Tenerife makes it a year-round stage for filming and advertising photo shoots. A large array of producers and audio-visual equipment rental companies ensure shooting in an incredible variety of locations. In under an hour, you can travel from a desert to lush jungle, for example.

You can make an appointment by contacting us at:

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

Mipcom, Content London, and Focus, our iconic fall events

Producers on the island will also attend

 

The Tenerife Film Commission will be present at these three important European audio-visual industry events under the promotional umbrella ‘Canary Islands Film’, The first event, Mipcom, will be held on October 15-18 in Cannes (France). Our staff will be available at the ‘Canary Islands Film’ table, located at the Audio-visual stand representing Spain (R7.11), to discuss information on 40%-45% tax incentives for production companies, opportunities for animation endeavours, locations and audio-visual material rentals. They will also assist in contacting local producers such as Tomavision and Mina Films & Communication, among others.

 

We will focus on the television series sector in November. This time, from November 27-30, Canary Islands Film will be present at Content London, United Kingdom. And, also in London, at FOCUS, on December 4-5. The meeting place for International Productions, at the Canary Islands Film stand, we will provide information on Tenerife as a location for all kinds of audio-visual projects.

For appointments and more info contact us:

Tenerife Film Commission

0034 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Blanco en blanco’, two very different films just shot in Tenerife

From the end of September to the beginning of October, a Hollywood production, through Sur Film, and the most delicate signature cinema have come together on the Island

'Blanco en blanco' shooting  in Tenerife, Canary Islands
‘Blanco en blanco’ shooting in Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

Sur Film has been the Tenerife service production company responsible for bringing the shooting of Wonder Woman 1984 to Spain. The shooting period made in Spain has been completed in different areas of Isla Baja and Anaga in Tenerife during the last week of September and the first week of October. Once again, the movie stars Gal Gadot, and will be directed by Patty Jenkins, the first woman to direct a major blockbuster. The main cast includes Kristen Wiig, who will play the film’s main villain, Cheetah; and Chris Pine, playing his role again as Steve Trevor.

Meanwhile, the producer El Viaje Films, also from Tenerife, has co-produced the feature film Blanco en blanco by director Theo Court. This Chilean-Spanish production, with international awards for development, tells a story in Tierra del Fuego. For ten days, magnificent locations in Tenerife such as Teno Alto and the Teide National Park have served as a stage, recreating the desolate landscapes of the Chilean Patagonia. It has also been shot in Garachico due to its iconic colonial architecture.

Blanco en blanco is set in Tierra del Fuego in the prelude of the twentieth century, when the marriage of an omnipotent landowner is about to take place, who has violently snatched his land from the natives. A photographer arrives here, at the furthest corner of the earth, to immortalize the ceremony. The bride to be, a girl who is traveling with him, becomes his obsession. An obsession that leads him to seal a pact where in exchange for betraying power, he can enjoy the innocent beauty of the girl.  After losing his privileges for his betrayal, his relationship with the world of images goes beyond eroticism, delving deeper and deeper into a society that coexists with the genocide of the Ona people, becoming an accomplice through his pictures.

Over the following months we will see Tenerife on the big screen in two cinematographic productions as different as they are suggestive.

More info at Tenerife Film Commission

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

 

 

 

 

 

3 Doubles Producciones shares its experience with connected toys and animation

During 3DWire they commented on the Case Study ‘My Preschool Monsters’

The toy industry has set its sights on new technologies and connectivity, making a commitment to the future. For this reason, connected toys are increasingly prominent and are evolving at breakneck speed.  Big Bang Box and 3 Doubles Producciones, both with a new corporate image and based in Tenerife, recounted their experience with RTVE in the joint production of the My Preschool Monsters animated series, in which connected toy technology has a strategic role.

More info at:

3 Doubles Producciones

0034 670 586 721

Diptica Photography opens studios in Helsinki and Stockholm

Opening in mid-October

 

Diptica Photography will open new studios in Helsinki and Stockholm on October 15, 2018. The addition of these two studios to those already operating in Tenerife and the Dominican Republic, Diptica Photography will produce photos and videos in a fantastic variety of landscapes, climates and cities, all year round.

More info at:

Diptica Photography

C/ Tegueste, 2 – Local 4 – Los Olivos 38670 Adeje

Tel.: 0034 676 91 07 20

 

Location One Islas Canarias expands its fleet

It now offers a new all-terrain vehicle for on-set vacuuming and cleaning

Location One Islas Canarias continues to grow. Thanks to their fleet of 4×4 vehicles, they can reach the most unusual places. These vehicles can now carry the most appropriate equipment for on-set vacuuming and cleaning. This unit is perfect for emptying honeywagons, Portaloo toilets, motorhomes or artist trailers on location.

More info at

Location One Islas Canarias

Tel.: 0034 627 16 52 44