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Easter time is upon us, and regardless of religious beliefs it’s the first big holiday of the year for many people. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the Canary Islands are, for most of the time, a pretty good place to live. Tourism chiefs, in fact everyone involved directly or indirectly in the tourism If you have spent more than a few years here and set up home, are working and business, has been relieved to see that the airport strikes that threatened to raising a family, you tend to forget the pluses concentrating, as you do, on the damage travel during the holiday week now seem to have disappeared. Good day to day stuff, mortgages, keeping the fridge full, school runs...So now and news indeed as many feared that the upswing experienced in the first few then it makes sense to stop and smell the Canarian roses. months of the year would be severely dented by any industrial action. There are very few places in the world that have the enviable climate we can pretty much rely upon here in the Canary Islands. Apart from the odd wet So it’s time to plan for a few days off, and as Easter is much later this year, with (ok, in recent times very wet!) day, most of the islands experience delightful Easter Sunday falling on April 24th, it’s also more than likely that we will be climates, with a trip to the beach an all-year-around choice. enjoying some good sunny weather. We’ve already waved goodbye to winter The other thing that maybe we take for granted, or perhaps don’t allow time, the clocks have leapt forward, so now it’s time to get ready for sunny ourselves to experience, is the richness of the diverse cultures around us. We Spring. live in a real salad bowl of nationalities, identities and backgrounds. Taking your to school is that these there days, are parents frommake Spain,sure South Whilechild we might not the wearlikelihood Easter bonnets we should that America, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, England, Ireland, Belgium, Croatia, our sunscreens are up to date and ready to apply. Beach bags can do with a all chatting in their levels of Spanish, exchanging about spring cleanaway too, and makediffering sure that smaller family members are news well protected their who next Canarians. whenkids, you’re outareinand the represent sun at anythe time of generation the day. As of well as creams,With theyjust aand smattering of Spanish we can delve into the rich cultural mix that we you could do with a nice sun hat or two, to avoid unnecessary burnshave and here, and making friends with people we might never meet living our ‘old’ or headaches and guarantee you enjoy your Easter break to the full. other lives. It’s a huge plus, one we might not make the most of, but there to be exploited. If someone is asking about coming to live in the Canary Islands it’s hard to know what to advise – if you live here and made the move you often know instinctively who is going to make it and who won’t. But those who are almost guaranteed to get the most out of their time here are those who see the full picture and are willing to take the plunge and find out what the real Canaries, beyond the sea and sun, are all about.
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Bottled water company Fuentealta of Vilaflor organised a campaign which took place at El Corte Inglés, Avenida 3 de Mayo in Santa Cruz between January 28th and February 5th during which 25 per cent of the proceeds of sale of their water was to be donated to AECC, the Asociación Española Contra el Cancer. Following the campaign, entitled Unete a Fuentealta y lucha contra el cáncer, José María Cortés, commercial director of Fuentealta, and Mónica Rumeu, social work director of CIO (the company which owns Fuentealta), presented a cheque for €1,000 to Don Juan Julio Fernández, provincial president of AECC, which is to be destined towards investigation and the fight against cancer.
Easter at Ardelis Chocolate lovers will already know that only the best, most delicious Belgian chocolate is available at Ardelis. With Easter not far away, this is the best place to buy those really special chocolate gifts. You can choose exactly what you want, and it will be created just for you. There are so many decisions to make – would you prefer white, milk or dark chocolate? Would you like an Easter bunny, an Easter chicken, an Easter clock, half eggs filled as you wish, large eggs, or small filled eggs? What would you like them filled with? The small white chocolate eggs are filled with praline, but for milk chocolate eggs you can choose from praline, praline
mocha, vanilla, passion fruit, caramel or orange, and for dark chocolate eggs choose from praline, praline mocha, pistachio, strawberry or pineapple. Ardelis is on the ground floor at CC Gran Sur, Torviscas Alto, just off the TF-1 motorway at exit 30, and is open from 10am to 10pm every day with free parking. While you’re buying custom made Easter eggs as gifts, it will be hard to resist buying some of that wonderful chocolate for yourself.
Of course, Julie said “yes”, and the couple were married in the UK on February 2nd. The moral of the story? Iceland can change your life. Congratulations, and much love and happiness to Julie and Richard!
Interior’s del Duque go al fresco Interior’s del Duque have already created a fine reputation as suppliers of unique and stylish furniture, soft furnishings and accessories, as well as their free interior design service. Now with an extended range of exterior furniture, they have opened a new showroom right next to their existing shop, where you can see stylish sofas, tables, chairs, daybeds and sunbeds. There are lots of mainly contemporary modern styles and colours to choose from, all in extremely weather resistant woven resin. A range of cushion pads is available, which can be made up in the fabric of your choice.
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‘Till’ death do us part Shortly after her 40th birthday, Julie met Richard while she was working at Iceland. She had been told by a customer at the till that life begins at 40, and that turned out to be true. Richard was doing some work for the company, and the couple fell in love straight away. He loved this Iceland check-out woman so much that he married her.
As they met at Iceland, it was only appropriate that he should propose to her there, which he did, on one knee in front of the customers on Christmas Eve.
This delightful exterior furniture is imported direct from the manufacturers, hence the competitive prices. Interior’s del Duque offers same day delivery, and of course the quality and service that you would expect from this established business. Now you can not only completely transform the interior of your home, but add some luxury to the exterior too. Just call in to their showrooms at CC Terrazas del Duque in Costa Adeje and meet their professional team. They are open from 9am to 6pm weekdays, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. april 2011
what‘s new TUI prize for Hotel Jardín Tecina The Hotel Jardín Tecina was recently awarded the Gulet Hotelo 2011 prize at the prestigious ITB tourism fair in Berlin. The tour operator TUI Austria, under the brand Gulet Touristik, member of the World of TUI, awarded the prize to this delightful La Gomera hotel which has already received an array of awards over the years.
The prize, Gulet Hotelo, is for the best establishments selected from the hotels which TUI markets around the world, hence the Hotel Jardín Tecina is now included amongst the 100 most popular and highly valued hotels in the world. Not surprising really, with its location atop a cliff overlooking Puerto Santiago and the ocean, the Hotel Jardín Tecina complex is surrounded by lush gardens and has all the facilities needed for a relaxing break. The selection for this award is made via thousands of international customer ratings relating to service, installations, gastronomy and activities including sport and entertainment.
Islands and with their fresh and direct pop-rock style, their music is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. In 2006 they recorded their first six songs and also won various contests in Tenerife. In 2007, radio station Los 40 Principales, appointed them as the local band to perform in their annual Tenerife 40 Pop concert, and finally they were spotted by Canarian record label Multitrack. Their first album was published in 2008, and in 2010 their second more mellow collection, Once Días, produced by Emilio Mercader, hit the stores. You may have seen them already, they have been support band to Pereza, Simply Red on their Spanish tour and many other stars. With a new album out, they are planning a summer tour. Catch up with La Vieja Morla if you can, buy their albums in music stores around the islands, or online at iTunes.
La Vieja Morla Tenerife band La Vieja Morla began at the end of 2005 when Jesús Arteaga (Susi) (vocals and guitar) and Oliver Guerrero (drums) started a new project with Adrián Arvelo (bass guitar), and eventually in 2010, solo guitarrist Álvaro Calero joined them. La Vieja Morla are popular in the Canary
Bruselas, and is a welcome addition to the fashion retail trade in South Tenerife. Catering for the 35’s plus, the extremely well chosen range of clothes, casual but smart day and evening wear, are ideal for us mature working girls who like to dress well without spending a fortune. The clothes have been colour co-ordinated, so it’s easy to find a style and colour that suits rather than having to trawl through a rack of 25 of the same dress looking for your size and shade. Panache carries an excellent range of separates which would be perfect office wear for Tenerife as well as delightful dresses and evening wear, ideal for evening meals indoors or outside.
Another plus is that many of the clothes carry UK sizing, making it easier to pick before you try on, and also tailor made for many of our ‘swallow’ shoppers who are not used to Spanish sizing. The shop also stocks a good range of big sizes. The shop does carry some lovely beach wear and accessories. Classic cuts, smart and casual and very reasonably priced, and with more than a bit of Panache!
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April in Tegueste April 1 to 30
Wine month This is an annual event which takes place in this predominantly grape growing territory with a wide variety of activities mainly aimed at promoting wine culture as well as
strengthening the position of local products, the main exhibitors being the agricultural collective known as the Asociación del Mercadillo de Tegueste.
Romería de Tegueste The Romería de San Marcos is possibly the most popular in the Canaries, and is celebrated every year on the Sunday nearest to April 25. It is one of the folklore events on the island with the most participants, and marks the beginning of the romería season in Tenerife.
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Encuentro Folclórico 7 Islas With the approach of the Fiestas of San Marcos, the town of Tegueste is transformed. On the eve of the romería, it is traditional that the
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Easter celebrations Easter is the most important event in the Christian religious calendar, and the main events take place between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday (April 17 to 24). The bank holidays are on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The most notable towns to visit during Easter are La Laguna, Adeje, GĂźĂmar, Garachico, Los Realejos, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Tacoronte, Candelaria and Granadilla. There, you can see the Canarian people adding fervour, costumes and colour to some of the most religious and cultural acts. On Maundy Thursday, most churches and chapels are opened to the public to view the Eucharistic figures, which have been crafted over the years. There are processions in most major towns, with statues of incalculable historical and artistic value being carried, especially on Easter Thursday and Good Friday when you can see the Magna and Silent processions. The most notable of
these is La Laguna with formal processions taking place all week which are said to be the most traditional in all the Canary Islands. Additionally, some towns have also developed a tradition of staging passion plays in the street, and in the south of Tenerife, Adeje is more than worthy of a visit. This is an extremely professional production performed by more than 300 local actors, the majority amateur. The stages are set all along the Calle Grande and great effort is put into this annual event which covers from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion. The standard of the individual stage sets and costumes is nothing short of amazing and somehow improves each year. It begins at midday on Good Friday and lasts for approximately two hours. You will need to arrive early in order to secure a parking place and a good vantage point.
Agrocanarias Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife, April 28th to May 1, 11am to 9pm
From April 28th to May 1st the Feria de AgroCanarias/Canarian Agricultural trade fair is taking place in the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife in Santa Cruz . All aspects of rural life will be on display, from livestock to the artisan produce, horticultural stands, food and cookery demonstrations, a horse riding display as well as a whole host of parallel events throughout the fair. The trade fair brings together people in the trade and the
agricultural way of life as well as those interested in finding out more about life on the farm – a great way to show children where milk and eggs come from! Information: 922 238 400 www.iftsa.com
International Dance Day Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín, April 29th, all day
International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated all over the world on April 29th since 1982. The date was suggested by Pyotr Gusev to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre. It is organised internationally through the International Dance Council, an umbrella council within UNESCO. Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over
the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education, from primary to higher. Here in Tenerife the day will be celebrated with a series of workshops and activities in the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín from 10.30am to 11pm, with free entry throughout the day. More details from the auditorium website nearer the date. Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
What’s on Watercolours exhibition Pedro Rodríguez Date: Until April 6 Venue: Casa del Vino La Baranda District: El Sauzal Information: 922 572 535 www.tenerife.es/casa-vino
Date: Until April 10 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Euritmia Cultural: “Don Calderón de la canoa y la musa Pelusa”
Open: From 10.00 to 22.00 Venue: Librería del Cabildo District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 151 650 www.culturatenerife.net
Exhibition “Del mar al Teide”
Les Luthiers: “Los Premios Mastropiero”
Time: 11.15 Venue: Centro Cultural Guaninfa District: Santiago del Teide www.culturatenerife.net
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Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” Time: 10.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com This guide may be subject to last minute changes.
Exhibition Área 60 “El espacio que ocupa”
Rocío Arévalo Date: From May 4 to 22 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Poetry and music recital by Juvenal and Rubén Datez
Exhibition “Black Friday”
Martín & Sicilia Date: From April 28 to September 4 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife Concert
Conductor: Vasiland Petrenko. Soloist: Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello) Time: 20.30 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 080 www.ost.es
Timaginas Teatro: “La venganza de Don Mendo”
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife Concert
Conductor: Víctor Pablo Pérez. Soloist: Nemanja Radulovic (violin) Time: 20,30 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 080 www.ost.es
Date: From April 28 to May1 Time: 11.00 to 21.00 Venue: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 238 400 www.iftsa.com
Time: 20.30 Venue: Museo de Historia y Antropología (Casa Lercaro) District: La Laguna Information: 922 825 949 www.museosdetenerife.org
Round table talk in Área 60 about “El espacio que ocupa”
Time: 20.00 Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife Concert
Puppet theatre Tragaluz: “La cerdita Lupe”
Tenerife Dance and Theatre Tour Time: 20.00 Venue: Convento Franciscano de San Luis Obispo District: Granadilla de Abona www.culturatenerife.net
Yllana: “Mime for laughs”
Tenerife Dance and Theatre Tour Time: 21.00 Venue: Auditorio Municipal District: El Sauzal www.culturatenerife.net
Time: 19.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Time: 21.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Dates: From April 7 to 11 Time: 11.00 to 21.00 Venue: Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos de Tenerife District: Santa Cruz Information: 922 238 400 www.iftsa.com
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Time: 10.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Les Slovaks: “Journey Home” and “Within”
Date: 25 and 26 Time: 21.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Inaugural Concert: VI Caprichos Musicales de la Isla Baja
Soprano: Raquel Lojendio. Piano: Conchi Reandes. Cello: Irene Gutiérrez Time: 20.00 Venue: Auditorio de Santo Domingo District: Garachico Information: 922 830 204 www.islabaja.es
Time: 20.00 Venue: Librería del Cabildo District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 151 650 www.culturatenerife.net
Date: 3, 10 and 17 Time: 11.30 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 902 317 327 www.auditoriodetenerife.com
Music bands concert
Exhibition “La isla de los niños”
Date: 6 and 7 Time: 10.00 Venue: Teatro Guimerá District: S/C de Tenerife www.culturatenerife.net
Open: 19.00 and 21.30 Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Rocío Arévalo (artist) and Ángeles Alemán (curator)
Conductor: Miguel HarthBedoanda. Solist: Vestards Shimkus (piano) Time: 20.30 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 080 www.ost.es
Tenerife Dance and Theatre Tour
Time: 20.30 Venue: Teatro-Cine-Auditorio District: Guía de Isora www.culturatenerife.net
Tenerife Dance and Theatre Tour
Time: 20.00 Venue: Librería del Cabildo District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 151 650 www.culturatenerife.net
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Platónica Teatro: “Una estrella”
Date: From April 13 to 27 Venue: Casa del Vino La Baranda District: El Sauzal Information: 922 572 535 www.tenerife.es/casa-vino
Time: 12.00 Venue: Town AuditorioCentro Cultural District: Adeje www.culturatenerife.net
Medio Almud: “Teatro: Texto: Espectáculo”
Dates: 1, 2 and 3: “Exit through the gift shop” Dates: 8, 9 and 10: “When you are strange” Dates: 15, 16 and 17: “Visión” Dates: 22, 23 and 24: “Therese” Dates: 29 and 30: “La danza”. Special times: 19.00 and 22.00.
Date: Until June 26 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
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Date: Until June 5 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
Time: 20.30 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 080 www.ost.es
Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” Dates: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 Time: 21.00 Dates: 3 and 10 Time: 20.00 Venue: Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” District: S/C de Tenerife
Exhibition “Era así, no era así”
Conductor: Lü Jia
Tomás Azcárate Ristori Date: Until May 29 Open: 9.00 to 19.00 (except Mondays) Venue: Museo de Historia and Antropología (Casa Lercaro) District: La Laguna Information: 922 825 949 www.museosdetenerife.org
Exhibition “Jardín de invierno”
Tenerife Dance and Theatre Tour
Photographic exhibition “Sáhara”
Exhibition “Arterias visuales”
DATE Exhibition “Óscar Domínguez. Una existencia de papel” Date: Until October 16 Open: 10.00 to 20.00 (except Mondays) Venue: TEA District: S/C de Tenerife Information: 922 849 057 www.teatenerife.es
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Plus... Fortress tour: A guided, dynamic tour of Tenerife’s forts for schools and general public. Discover attractive listed buildings protected under the Heritage laws. School visits until June (every Wednesday). Other groups all year round (Saturdays). Reservations required. Please telephone 922 825 949. Educational activities: Variety of courses staged by Tenerife’s
History and Anthropology Museum at Casa Lercaro and Casa de Carta. Reservations required. Please telephone 922 825 949 / 43 (Casa Lercaro) and 922 546 300 (Casa de Carta) Guided tours: Guided tours of TEA exhibitions. Saturdays 17.00 and 18.00 and Sundays 11.30 and 12.30. More information 922 849 034 (Monday to Friday 10.00 to 14.00) or at the TEA box office.
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New health centre Residents and visitors to South Tenerife have a new health facility at their disposal since the International Beauty Life centre opened in Edificio Perla Blanca, Callao Salvaje. At the well attended opening evening the new private centreâ€™s director Dr Daniele Taddei told The Magazine that they were already offering a service with eight qualified doctors and four nurses, including general medicine, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic and trauma treatment, physiotherapy, and general surgical consultations and would soon be adding a range of new specialities including paediatric medicine and gynaecology to the list. Patients attending can benefit from a translation service with English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese and French catered for, and the clinic accepts an increasing number of clients holding private medical insurances.
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1st anniversary of Arte Dental A modern atmosphere which creates confidence
The most modern dental centre in Las Arenas, Puerto de la Cruz, Arte Dental, celebrated its first anniversary in March. It is the new figurehead of Markus Lauch SL. German dental technician Markus Lauch opened his first consultancy in 1988. Others followed, until in March 2010 the new centre was opened with an expanded team.
multinational company has now chosen Arte Dental to train its dentists from all over Europe in special dental surgery techniques. Another factor which plays an important role in this centre is the human one. Therefore every treatment is discussed with the patient and will be adapted to his or her needs in both professional and financial terms. The team working with Markus Lauch appreciates and treats patients as human beings, and so they always know that they are in good hands. This successful concept works very well, as the last year has shown, and gives an extremely good reason for the Arte Dental team to celebrate their first anniversary. The Arte Dental centre can be found in Las Arenas in Puerto de la Cruz, next to LIDL. Sufficient parking space is available. Appointments can be arranged with Elsa Werth by telephoning 922 38 20 28.
The professional team at Arte Dental
It follows the approved philosophy, the highest level of technical knowledge combined with the latest generation instruments, and highly trained staff. Additionally, patients benefit from the centreâ€™s colourful and friendly atmosphere, where they can feel relaxed and well. This includes a cafeteria with lovely views over the Valle de La Orotava. This combination offers modern treatment to the highest European standards, possible only with Arte Dentalâ€™s competent team of international specialists: dentists, orthodontists and technicians, who use the latest materials in treatments or implant techniques. This is further emphasised by the fact that a
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Etam Lingerie the magazine
The new Spring/Summer 2011 collection is now available at your nearest Etam Lingerie store (Playa de las AmĂŠricas, Santa Cruz and La Laguna). Colourful prints, floral designs, or soft pastel colours. Choose your own style at Etam, in sizes 34 to 46, and for bras 80A to 105E. You can also order a wide range of Etam fashion and lingerie at extremely reasonable prices online at www.etam.com.
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National Wedding Show, London
They did… Over 13,000 visitors enjoyed a few glamorous days out at the London National Wedding Show - the UK’s largest wedding event – which ran from 18 to 20 February at London’s Olympia. With over 250 exhibitors, from photographers to wedding cars, venues to menus, gifts to grooms’ wear, offering thousands of inspirational products, a glamorous catwalk show and the UK’s largest collection of wedding dresses under one roof, the National Wedding Show had it covered! The new trend to travel abroad for your nuptials in 2011, definitely made the Tenerife based wedding and event agency ‘My Perfect Wedding’, one of the favourite stands. The agency offered all those visiting the chance to wed in the beautiful island of Tenerife, with other destinations such as Cyprus, Italy, Maldives and the Caribbean also on offer via other agencies. Owner of My Perfect Wedding in Tenerife and Wedding and Event planner Nadine Garcia Breuer commented, “business has been incredible, we have had people booking with us to plan their weddings in Tenerife and want to leave deposits on the day. Budget has not been an issue for those planning weddings abroad. We are pleased to welcome and assist anybody who wants to get married on our fabulous island.” Check out Nadine’s website for more information, www. myperfectwedding.eu
History and traditions The town of La Orotava forms part of the ancient Menceyato de Taoro, one of the nine Guanche kingdoms that Tenerife was divided into until 1496, the year of the conquest of the island. After that, the conquistador Alonso Fernández de Lugo distributed the land and areas occupied by water to the beneficiaries of the conquest, a deed which caused many a conflict. The centre of the town, the oldest part, was declared a Monument of National Historic and Artistic Interest in 1976, and deserves to be discovered in depth. Allow plenty of time to stroll the cobbled streets and appreciate the town’s magnificence, its monumental architecture, its personality, and its attractive Canarian balconies, patios and courtyards, plazas and mansions, some of which are now beautiful rural hotels or restaurants. The nucleus of the town is without doubt the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, a unique building in the Canarian archipelago which displays an ample repertoire of artistic styles and seems to have an energy of its own. There are a series of gardens to explore in and about the town centre, one of which is La Hijuela del Botánico (behind the Ayuntamiento),
created to complement the Botánical Gardens nearer to the coast and Puerto de la Cruz, in the introduction and acclimatisation of plants from far off lands. It contains some 100 species from South and Central America, Africa and Australia. Another is the Jardín Victoria, the only Masonic garden in Spain, with recreation and green areas, ample footpaths, a wide variety of flowers and a magnificent mausoleum created by French architect Adolph Coquet in 1882. See if you can decipher the secrets held within this garden’s symbology. Visit the town in the two or three weeks before Corpus Christi in June, and you can see a magnificent sand carpet being created in the plaza in front of the Ayuntamiento building,
La Casa de Los Balcones (left) and the Carpets Museum (right)
A typical street seen from the Plaza de San Francisco People of all ages help to create the flower carpets for Corpus Christi
a work of art forming one of the cherished traditions of this town. If you visit on the day of the Corpus Christi celebrations, you will see the narrow cobbled streets carpeted with sand and flower petals in beautiful designs and emitting almost intoxicating aromas. Outside of the town, a network of footpaths allows you to explore the mountainous part of the district of La Orotava, where you can see unique forms of vegetation, and even a trout
The town seen from the Valle de La Orotava
Casa Ponte Fonte in Calle Colegio, and to the right, a display of the design of the first ever Corpus Christi carpet
farm. There are recreational and camping areas, and further footpaths which connect with the mountain trekking routes within the Parque Nacional de las Ca帽adas del Teide. La Orotava is also the home of Pinolere, which is famous for its annual craft fair attracting artesans from all over the Canary islands and which takes place early in every September. El Rinc贸n, near the coast, is an area of great interest for its countryside and agriculture, and is the home of three exotic beaches covered in black sand, El Bollullo, Los Patos and El Anc贸n. The Valle de La Orotava is an immensely beautiful area which sits at the foot of Mount Teide and extends to the sea with its green carpet of banana plantations interspersed by reservoirs and houses. This beauty was recognised by German naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt who visited Tenerife in 1799 and was literally brought to his knees by the views. Now a
mirador has been erected in the exact place from where Humboldt loved to gaze at this valley. 11 years after construction began, the Mirador de Humboldt has finally been opened. Not only a marvellous viewpoint, the Mirador also has a cultural aspect. It includes an exhibition room which could also host cultural acts such as concerts or theatrical works, a cafeteria with a terrace, a gift shop selling typical Canarian handcrafts, products and wines, and a tourist information point. To complement the Mirador further, the lower floor houses a restaurant, which specialises in Canarian gastronomy and wines, and which we will feature in a future edition of The Magazine. Finally, occupying a very special place in the precinct is a statue of the German naturalist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, who gave his name to this Mirador.
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Queen of the Carnaval The 2011 Santa Cruz Carnaval Queen was chosen on March 2nd in a four-hour gala dedicated to Enrique González, and held at the Recinto Ferial. Carnaval Queen Naomi Cabrera was sponsored by newspaper El Día. Her dress was designed by Leo Martínez with the theme Cien años de historia (100 years of history). Photo: Phil Crean
Ministry of Sound While the beat of the samba dominated most Carnaval events, something different was happening in the Plaza de Europa. On the night of the opening Carnaval procession, around 15,000 people were there to welcome original DJs from the most
famous dance brand in the world, Ministry of Sound, who included Paul Deighton, Shane Kehoe and Dipesh Parmar, and show them just how good the Santa Cruz Carnaval can be! An extremely successful night which continued into the early hours.
Jaguar XKR-S, the most powerful and fastest series production sports car Jaguar has ever built with a top speed of 300kph.
Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package, a limited edition special performance package for the LFA supercar.
This year’s show was packed with vehicle manufacturers who brought their latest technology and concepts to the public. Here we bring you a small sample of those.
Bentley Continental Supersports ISR (Ice Speed Record) Convertible, limited edition of Bentley’s most radically styled convertible.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, now more attractive than ever, with an enhanced aura of dynamism and athleticism.
Renault R-Space Concept, with this sporty and sculptural family vehicle, Renault proves that a people carrier can be sexy.
Land Rover Range_e, the company reveals its first fully capable 4WD plug-in diesel hybrid.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, the driverfocussed version featuring enhanced dynamics and increased power.
Infinity Etherea Concept, the luxury concept which points the way to a future compact entry-level Infiniti.
Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10 per cent, will be available this summer.
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept, a two-seater roadster guise with which BMW presents the potential of current and future in-car technology.
Ferrari FF, replacing the 612 Scaglietti. FF (Ferrari Four), designates that it has both four seats and Ferrariâ€™s first ever four-wheel drive system.
Audi Q5 2.0 T Hybrid, the environmentally friendly version of the car which won BusinessCar’s Small 4x4 of the year for two years running.
Nissan Esflow Concept, an electric sports car which proves it’s possible to be environmentally sympathetic without giving up the joy of driving.
Citröen Metropolis Concept, this prototype hybrid luxury saloon was brought especially from Beijing to Geneva for the show.
Lamborghini Aventador, the new lightweight V12 version of this supercar, the Aventador LP7004, made its debut.
Hyundai Genesis Coupé, the latest version of this sporty rear-wheel-drive car. Is it a beauty, or is it a beast?
Fresher than fresh If you live in the Los Gigantes to Alcalá area, or you are visiting, and what you and your friends or family have in mind is a delicious Italian meal which hasn’t just come out of a freezer and been placed in a microwave oven, we have the answer! Sauco, on the main road in Playa de la Arena in the area known as El Varadero, has been open for three years and is owned by Jorge Campos. Parking is easy, and Sauco enjoys fabulous views of the natural rocky coastline and across the sea to La Gomera, creating the perfect location for a quiet or romantic evening meal.
menu contains a good range of home made pasta dishes plus spaghettis and macaronis, with delicious toppings and sauces to suit all tastes. The starters are all light and designed to prepare your palate for what is to come rather than fill you up, for example soups and salads, Serrano ham, padrón peppers, seafood or nachos. All food at Sauco is fresher than fresh, and delightfully presented
Light and airy, the décor is nautical with the accent on fishing. The seating for one of the tables resembles a typical Canarian fishing boat, and the rattan ceiling is hung with fishing nets through which trailing plants wind their way like vines. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the tempting aromas emanating from the kitchen. Jorge is a firm believer in the importance of fresh food, and the difference that makes to a meal. Everything is fresh and cooked to order at Sauco, just like grandma used to make in the days before freezers were invented. Sauco specialises in pasta and pizza, and you may even catch a glimpse of the chef lovingly making the pasta, pastry and bread on the premises. It just couldn’t be any fresher! The 34
Sauco also serves fresh fish and seafood, just check out the board for the fresh fish of the day which may include grilled sea bass or golden bream. There are also steaks, lamb chops, Iberian pork, chicken, tuna and bogavante (like lobster) dishes as well as 22 delicious homemade pizzas, so what do you choose? We selected our starter from the daily board, Goat’s cheese salad, and followed
with a Carbonara and a Pizza Sauco. We decided to order a few dishes and share them between us. The salad was beautifully presented, the grilled goat’s cheese perched atop a selection of crisp fresh leaves, the most predominant of which was rucula (rocket), and garnished with slices of orange, halved cherry tomatoes and walnuts – a deliciously light way to start a meal, and a dish to be savoured. Our Carbonara
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certainly didn’t disappoint us either – it was mouthwatering, rich, creamy and yet light, a wonderful example of how fresh pasta makes all the difference. The Pizza Sauco arrived in all its splendour, made with typical fine Italian pastry and topped with tomato, ham, cheese and garnished with chopped fresh tomato and rucula, an absolutely wonderful combination. Don’t leave Sauco without trying one of their homemade desserts – for example lemon sorbet, banana flambée or tiramisu, and to accompany your meal, there is a wide selection of predominantly Spanish and Italian wines as well as a full bar. Sauco is thoroughly recommended to anyone who appreciates food made with really fresh ingredients, served with a smile. So for a memorable meal just like Mamma used to make, take a trip to Sauco Italian Restaurant. It is open from 6pm to 2am every evening except Tuesday. For reservations, call 922 860744. A local delivery service is available in the area from Los Gigantes to Alcalá.
Sauco serves a variety of fresh fish and seafood
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El Embrujo and La Lola Restaurant El Embrujo and Tapas Bar La Lola, in CC AmĂŠricas Plaza, Playa de las AmĂŠricas, opened in mid-March. Guests at the inauguration event enjoyed succulent tapas, surprising beers, fine wines (from their impressive open plan wine cellar) and a lively flamenco show.
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Mojito Cacique Oâ€™Jangles in Los Cristianos was one of the many bars offering a special St Patrickâ€™s Day promotion during which partygoers were offered a delicious and refreshing alternative to the traditional Guinness. Many of them decided to go green with a Mojito Cacique.
Inaugurating the path
The wooden walkway is wheelchair and pushchair friendly
The senses path
A new walk which can be enjoyed with all five senses was opened to the public in the Anaga Rural Park recently. Offering three levels and lengths of walk from 340 metres to 1,272 metres, the shortest of which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, the routes take you through a lovely part of the evergreen forest just next to the parking area at the Cruz de Carmen. Follow the recommendations on the notice boards to enjoy the smells, colours, touches and sounds of the area as you walk into the very heart of the forest. 38
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St Patrick’s Day
Irish eyes were smiling There may be only 4.5 million people born in Ireland but there’s over 80 million worldwide claiming some link to the Emerald Isle, and lots of them were in South Tenerife on March 17th. Entering Playa de las Américas from lunchtime on St Patrick’s day you might have been forgiven for thinking you were in a sunny corner of the auld sod. Regardless of country of origin, everyone was Irish for the day. Green, white and orange balloons fluttered from every bar terrace and awning, thousands of merry revellers were dressed in all kinds of costumes, from the sublime to the delightfully ridiculous to the downright silly. There were more than a few pretenders to St Patrick’s throne, but it was all good fun and great craic!
Tenerife Ladies Match Play Tenerife is to host the spectacular Ladies Match Play between June 9th and 12th at Golf Las Américas, Arona.
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Tenerife Ladies Match Play is a new creation by Turismo de Tenerife. It is a professional tournament which is part of the Ladies European Tour, and whose playing characteristics do not yet exist within the programme for this professional ladies circuit. The Cabildo first vice president and councillor for tourism, José Manuel Bermúdez, indicated that this tournament will, “convert the island into the world capital for this sport for several days, as happened in previous years”. He emphasised the importance of this event, not only from the sporting perspective but also from the promotional point of view, as
the island will be seen as a privileged location for year round golfing, a sport which attracts thousands of players who also take advantage of the island’s other attractions during their stay. The new Tenerife Ladies Match Play will be reserved for only 32 players, the first 30 from European Professional Ranking and two guest players, which will ensure exclusivity. As the game format will be fundamentally Match Play (direct eliminations prior to a day of Stroke Play), the tournament will be even more exciting, with each hole having a special importance. Also, 2011 is the year of the Solheim Cup, and Tenerife Ladies Match Play offers an excellent opportunity for European players to practice in Match Play mode, which will without doubt be decisive in the eagerly awaited duel against the North American team for the Solheim Cup. Turismo de Tenerife has put the company Deporte & Business in charge of running the tournament. They have designed a playing format which establishes, for June 9th, a ProAm with individual classification for the professionals which will permit the first table of eliminations to be established. In the following days the final 16 will be selected on June 10th and the final eight on June 11th, while June 12th will be reserved for an 18-hole round of Stroke Play in which the eight best players will take part. All these players will be classified at the same time and will all win a cash prize. april 2011
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Avuncular in aspect and generally smiling, as a popular and respected politician, Tenerife’s Island President, Ricardo Melchior, is the exception that proves the rule. The last time we interviewed Ricardo in 2003 he was talking about retiring in early 2008 yet here we are in 2011 and he is standing for election for another term. When we reminded him of this, he laughed and affirmed that this would be, “the last time for sure. We have some very important projects on the go which I wanted to see through.” One of these is the recently inaugurated Neutral Access Point network, linking the Canaries and Western Africa with 42
the rest of the world which is an enormous business opportunity for the islands and will mean that the, “neighbouring countries will have the opportunity to develop”. Others are the projects for the northern and southern trains. In addition Ricardo feels that, “the island is in a difficult situation economically and socially, this is definitely not the time to jump ship”. A dedicated political life leaves little time for hobbies, but Ricardo still manages to squeeze in time for a few. Music is a great love, Classical, melodic, folk music and some rock and ecclesiastical music. Classical choices include Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms, a melodic favourite is Sinatra and his rock choices settle on the Scorpions, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. On folk music his choices are not restricted just to his Canarian favourites of Los Sabandeños and Benito Cabrera, but take in Celtic music both from Galicia and from Ireland and Wales. His enjoyment of the written word is restricted these days – he’s far too used to speed-reading the mountain of paperwork that forms part of his remit, but two books that have been constant companions for the last 40 years are La Incógnita del Hombre and La Conducta en la Vida by Alexis Carrel and more recently The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. Fishing along the coast is another favourite april 2011
hobby, but for Ricardo it’s more about relaxing than what he might catch. He still goes through the same routine he would have carried out as a child, finding the worms and treating them to make suitable bait. He fishes from a rock using a long fixed rod. It’s precious private time and, “a good reminder that man isn’t as bright as he thinks he is since most of the time the fish beat us” he laughed. Massively influential in the promotion of the Tenerife wines and the improvement, in particular of the bottled wines in the island, it’s not surprising that wine is another interest of this genial individual. “Wine is fundamental in our culture and very significant in the Latin and Mediterranean culture in general,” he underlined. The Tenerife viticulture will undoubtedly figure in the book that he is planning to write, when he retires, on the land and traditions - the things that are meaningful to Tinerfeños and Canarians. Gardening is another pleasure, possibly one bred in the bone, as among his ancestors are the famous gardeners and rose breeders the Scottish Booth family who worked in Hamburg for many years. One of the gardens they created there is now a protected listed garden Ricardo proudly told us, and they
Ricardo Melchior is a keen gardener
Retirement will mean more time with his animals
created a new rose hybrid, the Queen of Denmark, of which he has an example in his garden. His family and much loved animals will also benefit in Ricardo’s retirement plans and he will undoubtedly be able to spend more time on his unusual hobby of collecting the regimental batons carried by officers of British regiments. He already owns over thirty examples. A long holiday is also likely to figure on his retirement wish list. In all his time in public office here he will not go far from the island or for more than five days during a holiday period, as the Cabildo holiday time coincides with the month in the year when there’s most likelihood of forest fires and he feels he should be close. In a long political career he has met many important figures, but although Bill Clinton, Simón Pérez, Juan Pablo II and Desmond Tutu 44
are among the people who most impressed him, the first name that passed his lips was Mother Theresa of Calcutta, whom he was lucky enough to have as a neighbour during a flight from Madrid to Rome. In the past, Ricardo has spoken of how the importance of dreams and belief in what you are working on are as important as hard work and putting in the hours. He still has that vision and that drive. He believes it’s not only necessary for him to face each day with, “happiness, strength and conviction” but to be able to generate and spread that enthusiasm to others. It’s something he has successfully dedicated his life to both in and out of politics and will unquestionably continue into retirement whenever that comes along.
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Auditorio Infanta Leonor The new auditorium for the district of Arona, situated next to the Los Cristianos Cultural Centre, was inaugurated on March 11th by the alcalde, José Alberto Gonzalez Reverón in the company of councillor for culture Miguel Ángel Méndez, Cabildo president Ricardo Melchior and Cabildo director of culture Cristóbal de La Rosa amongst others. Guests enjoyed a programme of entertainment which included performances by the Teatrokdos company, a trio formed by Candelaria González (soprano), Pancho Delgado (guitar) and Jeremías Martín (piano), singer Fabiola Socas accompanied by Polo Ortiz, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica Contemporánea and Coral Nova Pax, accompanied by the Ballet de Tenerife.
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Golf Hermitage is an exclusive resort at the heart of Amarilla Golf, a highly technical course with a light refreshing breeze helping you to play all day long, even during summer and bringing out the best of your game. This delightful complex is totally integrated with the values and traditions of the surrounding area, and is located within easy reach of the course at Amarilla Golf, with its clubhouse only 50 metres away, but also Golf del Sur, just 300 metres away. 46
The Canary Islands are bathed in sunshine for most of the year and Tenerife, the home of Golf Hermitage, is also known as the island of eternal spring. So close your eyes, and dream of living in paradise. At Golf Hermitage, swathed in laid-back luxury, these exclusive apartments are fitted with every possible home comfort, built to a high standard with top quality materials, equipped with Italian designer kitchens and wardrobes, and most of all, with an architecture designed to meet the demands of a high standard of living and of course, La april 2011
Dolce Vita. All apartments enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, Mount Teide or the golf course (three holes surround the complex itself). They each occupy 120 square metres and can have two to four bedrooms (or only one, if that is what you wish). The penthouses have wooden lined pitched ceilings. Imagine waking up on a sunny morning and having breakfast on the terrace of your apartment, which could occupy up to 100 square metres. Then you could go out to play a round of golf or, if this doesnâ€™t appeal to you, simply pamper yourself at the resortâ€™s
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Sun Live Festival Canarias have gone across the Atlantic to find their next concert star, and Michael Bolton will take to the stage at Golf Costa Adeje on July 8th. One of the great American singer/songwriters, Bolton has a string of hits to his name, has sold more than 53 million albums worldwide, with Billboard Nº Ones, not to mention two Grammys for best male singer, American Music Awards and many more accolades for his songwriting skills. He has a star named after him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but in July he will walk onto the stage at Golf Costa Adeje, following in the footsteps of Elton John, Rod Stewart and Simply Red who have helped convert the Sun 50
Live Festival Canarias into a name that means the best in music for South Tenerife. Most of Bolton’s recordings are original material; however, he has also written songs for such artists as Conway Twitty, Barbra Streisand, Kiss, Kenny Rogers and Kenny G among many others. He has also worked with BabyFace, Diane Warren, and Bob Dylan and as a singer has performed with Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Tony Cetinski, Lucia Aliberti, Renée Fleming, Zucchero, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Percy Sledge, Wynonna Judd, and BB King. According to Gaspare Bertolucci, artistic director of Sun Live Festival Canarias, this will be Bolton’s first concert in the Canaries, and of course it’s april 2011
competition good for the islands. “We are attracting the attention of lovers of great music all around the world. We can now count on the support of the tourism sector since the success of the Elton John, Rod Stewart and Simply Red concerts have proved the effectiveness of events of this nature, and they have asked that we continue with this kind of initiative”. The group’s Jordi Esplugas said that already Adeje and Arona councils had given firm commitments to support the event and they were expecting similar support from the Cabildo as well as the regional government. He said that experience shows that big name concerts attract millions of people around the world as well as bringing pleasure to those who live in or visit the location, not to mention the positive repercussions for the concert location on the press, radio, television, internet and social networks. “Now more than ever we need good tourist products to continue to compete with other destinations and here we can both increase the number of visitors to Tenerife as well as increasing the fame of the destination”. Details regarding ticket sales will be confirmed soon.
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