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Easter holidays in Tenerife

Thinking of spending your Easter holidays in Tenerife? You may already be preparing your suitcase, camera, essential toiletry bag, clothes, etc. Talking about clothes, do you know whether to bring warm clothes or something lighter? Or, are you still have doubts about the places to visit? Don’t worry, we’re here to be your travel guide and resolve any doubts.

The weather in Tenerife

The weather in Tenerife is pleasant and mild. For Easter Week 2020, which is celebrated in Tenerife from April 5th to 12th, average temperatures are expected to be around 20ºC.

Easter Holidays Tenerife

By the way, have you heard of Tenerife’s microclimates? This unique feature of the island allows travelers to sunbathe on the beach at the same time as adventurers dressed in coats climb to Teide’s summit. Tenerife is an island of contrasts so you can always choose what you like best.

Where to go on your Easter holidays in Tenerife

It is important that you know where to go on your Easter holidays in Tenerife, since the island’s  contrasts mean that there is an ideal spot for everyone.

The north of Tenerife

Tenerife North Easter

The north of Tenerife is a leafy and green area, with a multitude of culture and historical sites to visit such as Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, Garachico… For the more adventurous, the Cave of the Wind is the place to visit because it allows you to explore the inside of the island.

The south of Tenerife

Tenerife South Easter

The south of Tenerife is full of beaches and volcanic landscapes. Arona, Adeje, Guía de Isora and Santiago del Teide are some of the places to visit if you are looking for paradisiacal beaches or volcanic enclaves like Chinyero. If you packed a surfboard (if not don’t worry, you can always rent one) then you have an appointment with El Médano, a beach that hosts world windsurfing championships.

What to see during Holy Week in Tenerife

If your trip to the Canary Islands coincides with Easter Week lies in Tenerife, you’ll want to make the most of your time. Here are some of the places you should visit during your stay.

Punta de Teno

Punta de Teno Tenerife Easter

Punta de Teno is one of the places  most recommended by travelers, thanks in part to the views of La Gomera and Los Gigantes. Your access is restricted to preserve the environment, so check the schedules well before visiting.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna

La Laguna Easter

As a World Heritage Site, this is always worth a visit. However, La Laguna lives Easter Week with special passion, so if you are interested in seeing the processions or Easter celebrations you should visit.

El Teide

El Teide Tenerife Easter

We couldn’t end this list without talking about another World Heritage Site. If you haven’t visited the Teide National Park yet, Easter Week is the perfect opportunity to experience its volcanic landscape, which seems more Martian than terrestrial because of its reddish tones.

So, are you coming to Tenerife this Easter? If you want more information about things to do, see our guide to hiking for newbies or, for a more astronomical experience, the best places to observe stars. Have fun!

Holy Week in Tenerife – passion and tradition

The Holy Week in Tenerife is lived with great devotion. Many municipalities of the island come together to celebrate the ecclesiastical tradition with different events. It is an ideal time to get to know the history and processions of the island.

Holy Week in La Laguna

Semana Santa La Laguna

In San Cristobal de La Laguna Lent is lived with special devotion. Not in vain, this year is the second centenary of the local diocese. Neighbors and brotherhoods come together during the festivities to make the World Heritage City shine in the best light in each procession.

The richness and diversity of works and images from places as diverse as Cuba, Mexico, Flanders or Seville stand out especially in the Holy Week of La Laguna. The so-called “Procession of Silence”, which will take place on Friday, the 19th, from 10:00 pm, is one of the most important events. It is performed at night, in absolute silence, you only be able to hear the walk of the Nazarenes who accompany the image of the deceased Christ.

Holy Week in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Semana Santa en Tenerife

The capital of the island also hosts many events during Holy Week. The centre of the festival is the Church of Matrix de la Concepción, the main Catholic church of the city and the place from which most of the old town can be reached.

One of the most revered figures is “La Macarena”, which was created after the image of its namesake from Seville and was carved by a sculptor from Granada living in Tenerife. On the night of Maundy Thursday, as they leave the church, the bearers rock the figure to the beat of the music. It is one of the most emotional moments of the celebrations.

Easter in Guía de Isora

Pascua Florida Guia de Isora

In Guía de Isora they live the tradition in a very original way. The “Pascua Florida” is a unique ephemeral art event in Spain that brings together local and international artists to create beautiful works and sculptures. They are inspired by passion scenes and use flowers and plant material as the main motif of their works.

The works exhibited on the main squares and streets of the old town can be visited from April 18th to 21st. You can also enjoy opera, contemporary dance and even take part in a photo contest that will reward the best photograph of Easter.

Representation of Easter in Adeje

Representacion Adeje

 

In the municipality of Adeje takes place one of the most characteristic performances of the Holy Week, broadcast even by local and national television. This tradition began spontaneously in 1996 as a small homage, where neighbors collaborated.

Over time, it has grown to bring together hundreds of actors and extras, many of them are residents of the municipality. The performed scenes are part of the last moments of the life of Jesus Christ, the crucifixion on the square of the Church of Santa Úrsula is the most emotional moment.

The performance will take place on Friday, April 19th, at 12:00 pm at Calle Grande de Adeje.

Holy Week in other municipalities in Tenerife

Many other municipalities on the island also celebrate the Holy Week. In Santiago del Teide, one of the places in the south, this tradition is also more deeply rooted. In the municipalities such as Arona, Puerto de la Cruz, Candelaria, Guimar, Icod de los Vinos or La Orotava it is also celebrated with special devotion.

If you are in Tenerife during Holy Week to get to know the culture, remember all the family activities or the new adventures that you can be booked right here. We look forward to seeing you!