The top summer events 2019 in Tenerife

There are events in Tenerife that you should not miss if you spend your summer vacation 2019 on the Island: from numerous concerts to theatre or extreme sports. Check them out!

Minimal Summer 2019

Minimal Summer

It is one of the summer events that stands out for its mix of the best Latin music with the most avant-garde electronics. It will be held at Magma Arte & Congresos on July 27th, and promises, in addition to good music, an area with food trucks, swimming pools and a “Minimal Market” with artists that will add a different touch to this original Summer appointment.

Roger Hodgson Supertramp’s

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the album “Breakfast in America,” singer and songwriter Roger Hodgson visits the Island to celebrate one of the greatest hits in rock history. You can revive mythical songs like “Take The Long Way Home” or “The Logical Song”. The event will take place on July 27th in the sports pavilion of Tenerife Santiago Martín.

VIII Gastronomic tasting of “Papa Bonita” (beautiful potato)

Muestra Gastronomica de la papa

If you love gastronomy and want to discover little culinary treasures, then the Papa Bonita Gastronomic Fair should be a must in your calendar. The northern municipality of Los Realejos will be the scene of tastings with activities and exhibitions around the “beautiful potato”. Remember the date: Saturday, July 27th at the Plaza de San Agustín.

XX Summer Storytelling Festival

XX Festival de Cuento

El Sauzal celebrates the 20th Summer Storytelling Festival “Verano de cuento” to which lovers of narration and artistic interpretation are invited. It takes place every Friday from July 19th to August 30th at the Plaza de San Pedro. Admission is free and, along with the festival, a micro-story contest will also be held.

PWA Windsurf World Cup 2019

Windsurf El Médano Deporte en Tenerife

Tenerife will be a paradise for windsurfing enthusiasts again from August 5th to 11th. At the PWA Windsurf World Cup 2019 the top athletes of this discipline will meet in El Medano. The unique wind and wave conditions make this cove a favourite spot for windsurfers with impressive jumps several metres high.

Sunblast 2019

Sunblast 2019

The best of electronic music this summer with DJ greats like Orishas or Steve Aoki will sound on five stages at the Costa Adeje golf course. The seventh edition of this huge festival starts on the August 10th.

Phe Festival 2019

Phe Festival Eventos en Tenerife

Even the best of alternative music has its space in Tenerife, specifically in Puerto de la Cruz, where Phe Festival will not only offer great musical acts but is also a location for fashion, gastronomy, cinema or innovation.

The key dates: August 23rd and 24th, when the outstanding performances will take place. Although you can visit other spaces such as Phe Gallery in the Castillo de San Felipe from August 2nd.

Now you have a few varied events to choose from! Do not forget to visit our events calendar to stay up to date on the latest news and important events in Tenerife.

Outlabs opens its European headquarters

After Latin America and the US, it now reaches Europe

The well-known company “Outlabs”, has started a new venture in Europe through Blackout Films who has bought the brand and its assets to put them together with their on-set services.

In the unmatchable setting of the Canary Islands plus the best tax system in Europe, Outlabs positions itself in the market as the first company in the Canary Islands to have five DIT stations and a fully equipped “Vandit” mobile unit. From the second half of 2019, Outlabs will offer on set services, dailies, datalab, advanced workflows for film and commercials, ACES, HDR workflows and live colour.

You can now learn more about the project on the new website of the company, which having refreshed its image, aims at becoming a model of innovation and technology: Outlabs web.

More info:

BLACKOUT FILMS

0034 922 65 19 29

What do you need to observe stars in Tenerife?

You have already decided to explore the galaxy from our island. Now you may wonder what exactly you will need to observe stars in Tenerife. In this article we summarise everything you need to become a true galactic hunter.

What do I need for stargazing in Tenerife?

Depending on the experience you would like to gain, you may need either basic or professional equipment. With a few simple binoculars (with tripod is better, although it is not necessary) you can clearly observe the night sky. If you want a more immersive experience, you can also use a telescope and shelp you from a celestial map to look for the constellations seen from Tenerife.

Observar estrellas en Tenerife, Teide

Keep in mind that nocturnal observation generally takes place in places with higher altitudes such as the Teide National Park. Take a coat or a jacket and a thermos with a hot drink with you. You can also bring a smartphone or laptop with you to seek information on the one hand and get enough light on the other hand to walk safely in the dark. Talking about darkness, for stargazing you need the maximum possible darkness.

If you have no equipment, no problem. There are several companies that rent equipment or organise activities so you can enjoy the night sky without worries.

Estrellas en Tenerife

Are permissions necessary to observe stars in Tenerife?

If the area where you are going to observe stars is protected or belongs to a protected natural environment you should consult before if permits are necessary. If you have any doubts, the best idea is to contact a specialised company.

When do stargazing in Tenerife?

Tenerife has various certifications such as starlight destination and starlight reserve, recognising sites such as Teide or the summits of Tenerife as ideal places for stargazing. This proves the quality of the island’s skies, as well as the infrastructure to enjoy it.

In addition, the mild climate of the island and the high number of observation hours make the island an ideal destination for astronomy enthusiasts all year round.

Cielo del Teide con Estrellas

When to watch the star showers in Tenerife?

One of the main astronomical events that can be observed from the earth are the well-known star showers. Fortunately, in Tenerife we ​​can enjoy many of them like the Quadrantids, Perseids, Leonids or Geminids. It is also possible to see other phenomena such as the eclipses of the moon and the sun, as well as the passage of the International Space Station.

If you are in Tenerife next August 12th, 2019 or December 14th, 2019, do not miss the Perseids and Geminids. If you are not on the island, do not worry, you can follow the live broadcast from the Teide National Park.

Basic tips to see stars in Tenerife

When it comes to observing stars, it is important to take into account some basic considerations so that your experience is as complete as possible.

 

Ver estrellas en Tenerife en pareja

The first logical recommendation is to move away from any important source of light, such as cities or major roads. It is also advisable to avoid full moon nights, as they can hinder you with their own light.

The human being needs a time of adaptation to the darkness of between 15 and 30 minutes approximately, so if you carry a flashlight or some other light source try to cover it with a red band to reduce the intensity of it. Use it only to read stellar maps or at certain moments to avoid possible glare and wait a quarter of an hour for the eye to adapt again to the darkness.

Now you have everything you need to be a true star hunter! It’s time to take the step and visit Tenerife.

 

The best places to stargaze in Tenerife

There are many places to observe stars in Tenerife. In fact, Granadilla de Abona and Mount Teide are recognised as Starlight tourist destinations, which certify the quality of their starry skies. Do you want to know which are the best places to observe stars in Tenerife? We tell you below:

Mountains of Guajara

Donde observar estrellas en Tenerife

To reach this place, you first have to walk along the Degollada de Guajara path to get to Alto de Guajara. The first section takes about an hour and the final stretch can be reached in another hour and a half.

The impressive panoramas of Mount Teide reward the effort and the Guajara Mountains are the third highest point in the National Park, with 2,715 metres of height.

Here the astronomer Jean Mascart made some observations of the comet Halley in 1910. For this purpose, he built a hut and some remnants are still on the top of the path.

Parador and surroundings

Parador de Turismo Teide

If you prefer a simpler place to access and do not want to go for a long hike, you can try the Parador de Turismo Las Cañadas and its surroundings. In fact, the hostel itself can serve as a base camp and location for planning your excursions to the stars.

There is ample parking and the opportunity to visit nearby places for stargazing such as the viewpoint La Ruleta or the Roques de García. Did you know that on Mount Teide there are many viewpoints (miradores) from which you can take a look into space?

Roques de Garcia Noche

Viewpoints of El Teide for stargazing

In the Teide National Park there are many viewpoints, like the one mentioned before La Ruleta. The viewpoints are located in strategic areas of the park, with good visibility and a higher level, which makes them ideal for stopping to gaze into the cosmos.

Some of the best viewpoints to observe stars are:

Mirador del Llano de Ucanca

Mirador Llano de Ucanca

This viewpoint, located at the foot of the TF-21 road, offers magnificent views of the Teide. The great plain that gives it its name makes it an ideal place to stop and enjoy the immensity that surrounds you.

Mirador del Tabonal Negro

Mirador Tabonal Negro

Here we will turn our backs on the Teide for an impressive view of the Guajara Mountains. This viewpoint is especially frequented during the daytime when the Teide bugloss is in bloom, but at dusk it is a great meeting point to watch the night sky. It is also on the side of the TF-21 road and has a small parking lot.

Mirador de La Ruleta

Mirador de La Ruleta

Located right next to the Roques de García, this viewpoint offers plenty of space to set up your telescope and observe both the Teide in all its splendor and the rock formation of La Fortaleza and its surroundings.

Izaña

In this mountainous enclave, at over 2,000 metres, is the Teide Observatory, part of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, which houses telescopes and instruments from up to 60 institutions from 19 different countries.

If you are interested in astronomy and want to know more about the work of the scientists, you can even take part in one of the many astronomical experiences that Tenerife offers you.

Now that you know which are the best places for stargazing, all you have to do is gather your team, prepare your camera and telescope and launch yourself into the adventure of discovering the cosmos in one of the best places in the world.

Hiking for beginners in Tenerife – quick guide

With more than 1,000 kilometres of trails, hiking in Tenerife is the best option for exploring the island’s nature on foot. In addition, every year, hikers from all over the world come together to celebrate the Tenerife Walking Festival – a fantastic opportunity to participate in a great hiking event and get to know Tenerife in a different way. But if you want to hike on your own and do not know where to start? Then read on carefully, because in this blog post we give you some tips that will be very useful.

When can you go hiking in Tenerife?

Senderismo en Tenerife para novatos

In Tenerife, our climate allows you to go hiking all year round, except when snowfalls prevent access to the Teide trails in winter. On some days the bad weather can affect the condition of the trails. For this reason, it is important to always consult the weather forecast before setting out on the route, and to stay well informed about the paths ask the tourist information offices and visitor centres.

What do you need for hiking in Tenerife?

As in other sports, hiking requires having adequate equipment, although the difficulty is always the path itself. The essential equipment is good hiking boots and a backpack where you should put water, food and warm clothes, as well as a hat if you need it.

Que necesitas para hacer senderismo en Tenerife

It is also advisable to take trekking poles if you are planning longer trips or you simply feel safer with them. You should also have a well-charged mobile phone, although there is no signal in many areas. But it can be useful if you pre-download maps or use specific trail apps.

Permits

In Tenerife there are several protected nature reserves and natural landscapes, so you will need a permit for them in order to use their trails. But do not worry because in the tourist information offices you get all the necessary information.

Senderismo Tenerife Teide

To access the Teide peak it is necessary to ask for a permit on the official website of National Parks, although remember that if you spend the night at the Altavista refuge and get on the peak before 9 in the morning, it is not necessary to ask for permission.

Hiking trails for beginners in Tenerife

You feel like exploring the trails of the island, but do not know yet which routes you should choose, then we recommend you to start with a low level of difficulty.

Way of the senses

It is located in the Anaga Mountains and is a very special path, as it encourages you to discover the nature of this unique environment by smelling, touching and seeing. It is divided into 3 different sections, the first is wheelchair accessible, while the third covers the previous two and leads to the viewpoint Mirador del Llano de los Loros.

Samarines, exploring the coast of Candelaria

Samarines Candelaria Tenerife

If you want to explore the volcanic coast of the island, this small trail of only 2 kilometres is ideal. Part of the Basilica of Candelaria, as well as beaches, cliffs, native flora and other landscapes can be seen on the route, which incidentally was used in pre-Hispanic times by the indigenous people, the Guanches. It is a round trip, so you can discover the things that you might not have notised on your first trip.

Monte del Agua

Monte del Agua Tenerife

To discover the landscapes in the northwest of Tenerife, you can choose the path known as “Monte de Agua”, which leads you to the hamlet of El Palmar. There are two options for the tour: the first takes you through Las Huertas and the second through Las Lagunetas. Both take about an hour and, to reach their starting point, you have to cross part of the trail between Erjos and Las Portelas.

Tenerife Walking Festival, the next step

Tenerife Walking Festival 2019

If you’re ready to take the plunge and live an authentic hiking experience, the Tenerife Walking Festival is your event. Every year in late May, adventurers from all over the world gather on our island to explore the best trails. Join us next time!

Top 10 Trails of Tenerife – the best routes

Sometimes it is really difficult to decide which hikes to do in Tenerife. The impressive coastal landscape, its legendary volcanoes, its lush forests… There is a huge selection! For this reason, we have put together the top 10 hiking trails in Tenerife in this blog post. Get to know some of the best routes of the island.

Alto de Guajara

Alto de Guajara Tenerife

This path takes you on a continuous ascent through some of the most curious places on Mount Teide. The hike starts in Degollada de Guajara and takes you to Alto de Guajara at 2,715 meters. During the ascent you can see the southern slope of the island as well as the rest of the islands of the archipelago.

Montaña Blanca – Pico del Teide

Montaña Blanca

This hike is one of the hardest and most rewarding trails at the same time in the Teide National Park. Its difficulty is high and it takes about five hours to complete it. The beginning is the Montaña Blanca path, which leads you almost to the top of Mount Teide (only 200 metres from the summit). When you arrive at the viewpoint Mirador de la Fortaleza, you can see the entire northern slope of Tenerife.

If you want to climb the highest summit of Spain, you need a special permit for the last 200 metres to Mount Teide. You can also stay at the Altavista refuge and, if you get up early enough, even see one of the most beautiful sunrises.

Malpaís de Güímar

Malpaís de Güímar

Contrasts of volcanic rocks and the blue sea await you on this path that runs through the Natural Reserve of Malpaís de Güímar. It is a circular walk, so the beginning and the end are the same, which makes the route easier. On the path you can see some of the endemic species of the archipelago, such as spurge, cardons or tabaibas.

Cruz del Carmen – Punta del Hidalgo

Cruz del Carmen - Punta del Hidalgo

Start the hike in the green forests of Anaga until you reach the rugged coast of Punta del Hidalgo… That’s the challenge of the 10-kilometre Cruz del Carmen – Punta del Hidalgo trail, which takes about four hours. On the way you will find interesting landscapes, such as the laurel forest to more rural areas or small hamlets such as Chinamada.

Siete Cañadas

Siete Cañadas Tenerife

This is a particularly beautiful trail at night. In June, the blue bugloss flowers first, and later the red bugloss of Mount Teide. The hike can be easily connected with public transport, both at the beginning and at the end. Therefore, it is advisable to check the timetables in advance, bearing in mind that the total distance takes about four and a half hours.

San José de los Llanos – Montaña Chinyero

Chinyero

It is a low difficulty trail and just under 4 kilometres. The path runs through pine forests and volcanic landscapes typical of the Chinyero area. Chinyero is the last volcano that erupted on Tenerife, more than a century ago. So it’s a great opportunity to explore the island’s recent volcanic history.

Los Silos – Cuevas Negras – Erjos

Los Silos Tenerife

On this hike, which begins in the village of Erjos, you discover the natural wonders of the northwestern tip of Tenerife. Formerly this was a royal road that connected the coast of Los Silos with the summit of the Valle de Santiago, so some of its sections are paved.

Los Silos – Talavera – El Palmar

El Palmar

With destination El Palmar we leave Los Silos and walk surrounded by the native flora, which mixes with the agricultural landscape. If you want unforgettable views of Isla Baja, this is your route.

Vilaflor – Paisaje Lunar – Vilaflor

Paisaje Lunar

Did you know that in Tenerife you can travel to the Moon through one of its trails? On this hike, which begins in the village of Vilaflor, you walk through the so-called “Lunar Landscape” in the municipality of Granadilla. In addition to the unique rock formation, you can also enjoy magnificent views of the summit during the hike.

Afur – Taganana – Afur

Afur

Our top 10 list closes this trail, which leads through the beauty of the hamlets and the north coast of Tenerife. You can visit places like Taganana or Afur as well as remote areas of Tenerife such as the Tamadite beach.

These are just a few examples of all the trails that await you in Tenerife. Which is your favorite hiking route on the island?

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Marché du Film, Nordic Game, MIFA and Conecta Fiction

From 14 to 23 May, Tenerife Film Commission —through Canary Islands Film, the umbrella brand for Canarian film industry – will be at Marché du Film, the film market par excellence in Cannes (France), and at Conecta Fiction, the forum for national TV series, to be held in Pamplona (Spain) from 17 to 20 June.

We’re also attending Nordic Game from 22 to 24 May, a videogame event taking place in Malmö (Sweden), and MIFA, the most important animation market in Europe, which is part of the Annecy Animation International Festival (France), from 10 to 15 June.

Silvester Stallone is coming to Cannes Film Festival to promote the film Rambo V: Last Blood, partially shot in Tenerife.

To learn more about Tenerife as a film location, tax incentives for film production and the 57 companies connected to the film sector that are members of the film commission, some of which are also coming to these events, contact us to arrange a meeting.

More info on:

TENERIFE FILM COMMISSION

T. 00 34 647 346 462

film@webtenerife.com

www.tenerifefilm.com

 

EPC Canarias, new equipment for cameras

EPC CANARIAS keeps investing in training and modernization to be up to the demands of an ever-evolving sector

To meet these goals, EPC CANARIAS is again providing equipment in the 2nd STEADICAM GOLD WORKSHOP TENERIFE 2019 as training is one of their main objectives. The WORKSHOP is being held in Garachico, from 19 to 24 May.

EPC CANARIAS’s new purchases include Teradek Bolt XT 1000, one of the latest models of Teradek Bolt, reaching up to 300 metres. It is compatible with the 3rd generation of Bolt systems including Bolt LT and monitor SmallHD 703 Bolt.

Still on this video and radio frequency department, the SmallHD 703 Bolt is one of the new monitors at EPC CANARIAS. A 7-inch monitor with Bolt radio frequency system included. With a 1920×1080 resolution, it is the perfect tool for focus pullers.

CMotion Pro, is the new focus created by CMotion now available at EPC. The new L-BUS interface allows the expansion of the system by using not only the CPro motors but also CForce Plus and CForce mini motors.

EPC CANARIAS has also opted for Teradek for lens control. Teradek RT is the new focus control designed to focus accurately by sending a signal to the motors which can go through any interference up to a distance of 5000 ft.

The new lenses EPC CANARIAS is proud to offer is the LEICAS kit, which includes 19mm Leica R Elmarit, 28mm Leica R Elmarit, 35mm Leica R Summilux, 50mm Leica R Summilux , 60mm Leica R Elmarit Macro, 80mm Leica R Summilux, 90mm Leica R Summicron, 100mm Leica R Macro and 135mm Leica R Elmarit.

And last, but not least, RED RANGER, which is the latest by film camera maker RED. This last generation tool is equipped with a 40.96×21.60mm sensor and has 8k resolution that can take full frame lenses.

EPC CANARIAS will keep investing in order to offer the best equipment and service.

More info on:

EPC CANARIAS
T. 00 34 638 037 638
canarias@epc.es
www.epc.es

The Boss Transports makes some improvements in its on location vehicles

Motorhome Unit 1 now has a new, bigger bathroom and heating

The Boss Transports’ Motorhome Unit 1 has undergone relevant improvement. The vehicle also known as ‘guagua negra’ [black bus], has undergone a revamp to improve the services provided. The bathroom has been fully renovated, and apart from looking more modern, it now also has a wider capacity of use thanks to the installation of two great-volume tanks.

On the other hand, the air conditioning system has been restructured so it is now more efficient as it reaches 10,000 frigories. A new heating system has been added too, to make days spent in extreme locations comfier.

The Boss’s fleet includes two production units, two camera trucks and two shoot trucks:  this motorhome unit 1 and motor home Movie Unit 2.

More info on:

THE BOSS TRANSPORTS
T. 00 34 822 665 605
info@thebossweb.com
www.thebosstransports.com