May 2013 Musical whims Programme

Tenerife-teno cliffs
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:


Culinary Fest in Granadilla

Los Abrigos – Granadilla – Tenerife South


Who hasn’t  gone to eat fresh fish to Los Abrigos yet ? If you haven’t been, you don’t know what you are missing and now  you have no excuse because from May 17th  to June 9th  there is a culinary fest  dedicated to  oily fish  in Granadilla, ideal for moving and trying it  with wine from the area, fish like these wonderful mackerels are simply waiting for you.

Mackerel & papas arrugadas


Granadilla’s foodfest  also includes the following programme of events and local festivities for everybody:

  • Canarian Traditions Day: May 26th from 10.00h to 16.00h
  • Tapas and wine fest: May 31st from 19.00h to 23.00h in Granadilla
  • Traditional “taifas” dance: June 1st from 20.00h
  • Granadillas Arts and crafts Fair : 8th-9th June from 12.00h to 20.00h
  • San Antonio de Padua Romeria: June 9th at 13.00h in Granadilla


In addition the following local markets will be opening as:

  • El Medano: wednesdays from 08.00h to 14.00h
  • Los Abrigos: Tuesdays from 17.00 h to 20.00h
  • Granadilla: Thursdays from 08.00h to 14.00h


Puerto De la Cruz San Juan Festivities programme 2013

San Juan Festivities in Puerto de la Cruz are really special ones. Music, fire, traditions, etc…create such a different atmosphere you may love.

Don’t miss a thing and read San Juan Festivities Programme 2013 at Puerto de la Cruz.

Puerto de la Cruz – Tenerife

June 22nd 2013

  • Fountains route: 11.00h – 13.00h From Cuaco Fountain till las Maretas
  • Fountains decoration: from 20.00h following the same itinerary than previous route

June 23rd 2013

  • Visist decorated fountains: 11.00h
  • Cheese Fest: 11.00h – 20.00h

By muelle de la Aduana there will be workshops for children to :

    • make cheese
    • milk goat

Bonfires preparations at Playa Jardín: From 18.00h

San Juan Bonfire


  • Concert by Castillo San Felipe: 20.30h – 24.00h with:
    • Arístides Moreno
    • Achamán
    • Cienpiés ni cabeza


June 24th 2013

  • Goats Bathing in the harbour: 08.00 – 14.00h

If you are coming by bus to Puerto de la Cruz these are the lines:

  • 101
  • 102
  • 103

Check for any update in these lines.

And if you need accomodation in Puerto de la Cruz check the folowing selection of hotels in Puerto

Hikking Barranco Agua de Dios in Tenerife

Agua de Dios Ravine in Tegueste, Tenerife


This singular hike can be only done on foot and it’s a a trip to the past, to the origins of Tegueste as a village. It’s highly recommended as you can also see where Guanches lived  2500 years ago.

  • Itinerary:
    • La Placeta
    • La Arañita
    • Camino del Naciente
    • El Murgaño
  • Lenght:
    • 2 kms. aprox

Please take into account the next routes you might also like doing in Tegueste:


Hotel Las Madrigueras – a Hotel in Tenerife with duende

Hotel Las Madrigueras is not a boutique hotel, but it could be, nor an Adults Only Hotel either, but it is not a hotel for children, it is rather, an oasis of peace and tranquility for guests at its 60 beautiful rooms and suites.

Hotel Las Madrigueras by golf Course


Enjoy a hotel highly demanded  hotel by golf amateurs and professionals from all over Europe . A colonial design with cared decoration  to detail and where those who are staying get a highly professional service and the exclusive attention  of a great  5 star Hotel in Tenerife South.

Hotel Las Madrigueras – Suite


Staying  at Las Madrigueras, is not like making an ordinary booking, it means to feel  satisfied from the moment of your arrival being aware that your expectations will be  completely met .

At Las Madrigueras, Arona Luxury Hotel, they perfectly know about  the value and the quality of the hotel,  same as guests , extremely demanding about expected  luxury standards that at  Hotel Las Madrigueras are found in a thousand details.

Hotel Las Madrigueras patio


You may ask why this hotel  has “Duende”.Because  Jesús González, one of the best chefs in Tenerife,  who for years has been in charge  at  EL DUENDE Restaurant in  Puerto de la Cruz, is now in  charge of Hotel Las Madrigueras a-la-carte restaurant , also opened for  those not staying at the hotel.

So either  to enjoy a stay in a unique hotel, or the cuisine of Jesús González, Las Madrigueras has to be in your charming Getaways list.

Tenerife walk through water routes in Tegueste

Tegueste – Chorro de La Placeta


This great circular route that you can do on foot or by bike is showing us the special relation between Tegueste and the water as result of human efforts to get water to drink  and water the land.

  • Itinerary:
    • La Placeta
    • La Arañita
    • Camino las Manzanas
    • Los Laureles
Los Laureles walk


    • Los Laureles
  • Lengh:
    • 2 km aprox
  • Observations:

200m are go through TF-13, the rest of the route is done through paths or paved ways.

Do not hesitate in contacting Tegueste’s tourism area via e mail for additional info:

You might be also interested in the following routes in Tegueste:

Vineyards Route

Guided Routes in Tegueste

Barraquito Recipe

Tenerife is the universal capital of Barraquito. A tipe of coffee that has tones of loyal fans and , sorry for you, but you can’t get it at Starbucks. So, if you want a barraquito you have to come to Tenerife.

How do I prepare a barraquito?

Keep reading as we are sharing the recipe, but don’t forget, as with many other things, there are no two that would taste the same.

Barraquito Recipe

  • Barraquito ingredients:

    • Milk
    • Coffee ( espresso is the best)
    • Condensed Milk
    • Ground Cinnamon
    • A bit of lemon peel without the white to avoid a bitter taste
    • Licor 43, or Tia María if you can’t find it.
Barraquito Recipe



  • Barraquito preparation:
    • In a small and short bube glass we pour the condensed milk
    • add the black coffee and Licor 43
    • we make milk foamy. At any café they’ll do it with the coffee machine.
    • Add the lemon peel
    • decor with some cinamon on top


So there you have a great Barraquito with diferent colours:

  • white
  • black
  • yellow
  • brown

Let’s say this is the regular way to prepare and serve a barraquito, but in many places they make their own variety called ” Special House barraquito”, normaly by adding cream , spices, etc.

No matter what, if you come to Tenerife , try a Barraquito!

Free guided sculptures walk in Santa Cruz de Tenerife


What a fortune to  have a spring-like climate to enjoy pleasant walks in Santa Cruz!

Although we do not pay  much attention, an avenue as “La Rambla”, with its flamboyant trees, Palm trees, or Indian laurels, with their large jars filled with flowers, becomes a route with sculptural pieces that  well worth our attention.

To make it much easier every  Tuesdays you can join a guided and free visit leaving at 11.00 h from the Plaza de la Paz, where absolutely everything you want to know about the sculptures that are found in Santa Cruz  Rambla will be  explained, among which you will find:

  • El Guerrero de Goslar by  Henry Moore
  • Lorea by Ricardo Ugarte,
  • Islas by Jaume Plensa,
  • Ejecutores y Ejecutados by Xavier Corberó
  • Nivel by Joaquín Rubio
  • Untittled by Feliciano Hernández

On the route also will be offered information about Garcia Sanabria Park and buildings as the bullring, as well as many other interesting well by their  architecture well by their history.

An entertaining and instructive, fabulous excursion to discover the cultural heritage offered by Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at zero cost.

So, this time there is no excuse to miss this special activity.

You can get more information about the sculptural path by the Rambla de Santa Cruz in the following email:

This is not all. There are three more FREE walks with guide you may want to join as well:

FREE guided visit to Guimera Theatre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife



Discover the cities through the most emblematic buildings is a real pleasure, if you like the cultural shows, also architecture and history are of interesting for  you;  The capital of Tenerife invites you to visit the first theatre of the Canary Islands,  Teatro Guimerá, in the heart of the city with a series of completely free, and guided visits in two languages:

  • English
  • Spanish.

what days the Teatro Guimerá guided routes?

  • March:  2 and 16
  • April: 6 and 20
  • May: 4  and 18
  • June: 1st
  • July: Every wednesday

Two visits are made the appointed days at:

  • 11.00 h
  • 12.00 h

If you need more information please contact the organizers at:

  • phone: 922 28 0711
  • email:

You may also be interested in the following  Free guided walks in Santa Cruz: