Fiestas in honour of Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Every 16 July, coastal towns throughout Tenerife celebrate their fiestas in honour of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, with the traditional sea procession of the statue of the virgin. Particularly important is the celebration in Puerto de la Cruz. Here, thousands gather at the fishing harbour to greet the Virgin, whose throne is carried by the fishermen to one of the boats before taking to the water for the flotilla-led procession. Punta del Hidalgo in La Laguna and the town of Adeje also commemorate the tradition with popular fiestas.
- When: from 11 to 24 July
- Where: Puerto de La Cruz
- Information: www.puertodelacruz.es