All about New Year’s Eve 2018 in Tenerife

New Year’s Eve is celebrated in a different way in Tenerife. Everyone is looking forward to this moment; a year comes to an end and a new one begins. In Spain, the church bell plays a very important role. When the clock strikes midnight, people eat 12 grapes, one for each stroke of midnight, to ensure good fortune in the coming year. Are you in Tenerife and do not know where to spend New Year’s Eve? Then read our recommendations.

New Year’s Eve in the city

If you would like to experience the carillon in the city together with the locals, you should consult the festival programme of the respective municipality. Whether in the north or in the south, it is common that around the churches and church squares numerous events with concerts, performances and fireworks are organised.

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The best way is to visit one of the tourist information offices. Our colleagues will be happy to help you and give you all the information you need.

New Year’s Eve at the hotel

Hotels usually celebrate big New Year’s Eve galas in a relaxed atmosphere with exclusive gala dinners and events where you can live a great night with other holiday-makers.

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Ask at the hotel reception or check out the New Year’s Eve programme of your hotel. Especially when you are here with your family, it is a comfortable option to celebrate it together with your children.

New Year’s Eve in clubs and discotheques

You are looking for a stylish New Year’s Eve, in an exclusive location and with great music? In Tenerife, venues such as the Monkey Beach Club and the Papagayo Beach Club have prepared unique events for this special night. The trendiest DJs with an amazing repertoire of music will bring you a glamorous New Year’s Eve.

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New Year’s Eve in nature

The moment everyone gathers in the cities, in big squares, private or public parties, it may be the best time of the year to escape the hustle and bustle, relax and celebrate a different New Year’s Eve in nature.

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Perhaps a long walk along the beach, with the sound of the waves welcoming the New Year, or the impressive starry sky in the Mount Teide National Park… Our landscapes provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable and unique New Year’s Eve. But always remember to keep our environment clean and do not litter! Tenerife as every single corner of our planet should remain as beautiful as it is now for our future generations.

After the end of the year…

With the arrival of 2019 the festivities do not stop. In Spain we celebrate one of the greatest traditions for children and adults at the beginning of January: The Three Kings’ Parade.

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During the night of January 5th, the Three Wise Men begin their majestic procession with magical power. The children receive them with great enthusiasm, because in the early morning of January 6th they will visit all the houses (of course only those whose children behaved well) to bring them gifts.

Surely one of these parades will be organised in your area. Don’t miss it! It is a unique event for an unforgettable start into the New Year in Tenerife.

A different Christmas in Tenerife

Christmas in Tenerife is lived in a different way, with a special atmosphere in the streets where people walk comfortably thanks to the mild and warm climate. Will you accompany us on a short trip to everything that awaits you during these dates on our island?

A sky full of Christmas stars

Can you imagine enjoying Christmas at more than 3,000 metres? On Mount Teide it is possible. Here you can ascend and observe the starry winter sky.

Estrellas Teide

Whether as a family, as a couple or even alone, you can come up with the perfect plan to enjoy one of the most visited National Parks in Spain to the fullest. Would you like to reach the summit without effort? Then remember to book your ticket for the Teide Cable Car b. Or would you like to challenge yourself before the end of the year? Then take a look at the different routes that lead to the summit.

Familia Teide

If you want to spend your holidays a little more relaxed, then you can take a guided tour of the facilities of the Teide Observatory, combine it with nocturnal astronomical observation or simply walk through the various natural attractions in the National Park. No matter what you prefer, Mount Teide is a must when travelling to Tenerife!

Winter under palm trees, Christmas on the beach

Another great option to enjoy Christmas in nature is to put on your best swimsuit and relax at one of the many beaches in Tenerife. There is something for every taste: blonde sand, black volcanic sand, pebbles, family beaches, lively or secluded beaches…

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With a pleasant climate also in December, you sometimes wonder if you have not travelled in time towards the summer. Nevertheless, you can enjoy a slightly different Christmas atmosphere, which is accompanied by the sound of the waves. You should definitely make long beach walks or coastal walks, so you can enjoy the sun of Tenerife and the Christmas atmosphere.

Christmas in the streets of Tenerife: lights, shopping and festive atmosphere

Nougats, marzipan, nativity scenes… Christmas is simply unique! The festive mood in the streets, the people walking around, the Christmas stalls and the Christmas fair, the coloured lights that illuminate every step…

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People meet with friends and family, Christmas parties… If you want to experience the authentic festive atmosphere of Christmas in Tenerife, we suggest you to visit the cities and historic centres. One of the most emotional and expected moments for all the locals on the island is the famous Christmas Concert of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, which always takes place on December 25th in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Oh! And do not forget to visit the cribs and traditional Christmas performances. Craftsmen, weavers and typical figures of the culture of Tenerife can be seen in the cribs created by neighboring communities, institutions or individuals with much enthusiasm and dedication.

Christmas in Tenerife – an unforgettable experience

Whatever your plan for this Christmas on the island, we assure you that it will be an unforgettable celebration that will always remain in your memory. Merry Christmas!

The cuisine of Tenerife in 7 delicious recipes

The cuisine of Tenerife is undoubtedly a reason to visit our island. Due to the combination of flavours, local quality products and innovative offers the island earned six Michelin stars.

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Discover the gastronomy of Tenerife through its ingredients

A good way to taste the cuisine of a place is to get to know its protagonists: the unique ingredients that thousands of visitors enjoy each year. Discover the new tastes of Tenerife.

Gofio

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Gofio is a product inherited from the Guanches. Chef Esteban Gómez from the H10 Gran Tinerfe Hotel reinterpreted this dish in a waffle of green bananas and gofio with fish and onions – of course, with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Honey from Tenerife

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There are honeycombs at an altitude of more than 1,500 metres, on the slopes of Mount Teide. Here, the industrious bees produce one of Tenerife’s sweet gastronomic wonders: broom honey, as unique as the endemic plant itself.

Chef Pedro Rodríguez Dios, a bakery expert, created a recipe right in the Teide National Park. The dish is an inspiration of Genovese pesto, with honey being the main ingredient.

The black pig

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The meat of the black pig is very popular in the Canary Islands, because the history dates back to the Guanches era, where they already lived with the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife.

The Chef of the Hotel Tigaiga, Luis González, created his interpretation of the traditional black pig in front of very curious spectators who could contemplate live how this delicacy of Tenerife is cooked.

The avocado

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Avocado is one of the trend foods today, partly due to its neutral taste and healthy properties. As a result, the fruit has become indispensable for many modern diets.

Rubén Cabrera, head chef at the La Cúpula restaurant at Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, prepared an avocado-shrimp ceviche with fennel and nasturtium leaf directly under avocado trees.

Tuna

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This dish is supposed to be a connection between the cuisine of the Atlantic Ocean and the Asian continent… Nacho Hernández, chef of the Jaxana restaurant, presented us this recipe made in Robatayaki: potato peelings of the “papa negra” and miso.

This delicacy was prepared directly at the Atlantic coast that inspired this dish. By the way, do you know where the video was taken?

Cheese

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The Tenerife-awarded and internationally recognised cheeses are the main ingredients of this recipe, prepared by Chef Braulio Simancas González of the Las Aguas restaurant at the Hotel Bahía del Duque.

Ravioli with goat cheese and old sheep cheese Montesdeoca on a beet reduction – inspiration of the Italian cuisine with elements of the Canarian cuisine.

The potatoes

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One of the ingredients that can not be missed in Canarian cuisine is clearly the potato. Chef Jesús González from the Bogey restaurant at Hotel Las Madrigueras prepared this delicious recipe with a pure Canarian flavour: potatoes with ribs, corn and coriander mojo.

And which recipe is your favourite? The choice is difficult, so perhaps the best thing is to come to Tenerife and try each and every one of them ;-).