¿Que Pasa?….What’s going on! in Santiago del Teide?

Don’t miss your chance to see the beautiful Almond blossom this season by going on one of the guided walks to see the flowers at their best. They vary in difficulty and length, some taking just a couple of hours and others as many as five. To make your selection call the cultural department on 922 86 31 27 X234.

If you want to learn more about the tricks of taking good photos of, not just the almond blossom, but nature in general, you can enroll for workshops to be held in Tamaimo on various dates between 5 feb and 7 march. The best photos from the course will be displayed in a special exhibition.

The annual photo competition of the almond blossom will be open until 28 Feb and entries need to be sent digitally to: almendro en flor stgo del teide @gmail.com. No more than 2 photos are allowed per entry. The first prize is €300!

The number for the cultural department again is 922 86 31 27 X234.

The 8th annual trail run called “Almonds and volcanoes” leaves Tamaimo at 4pm on 04 May. There’s a choice of distances between 7 and 21 Kilometers. Go to: deporte Santiago del teide.com

San Juan and Alcala markets

The Alcalá market takes place on Mondays in the main square (Plaza del Llano) of the village.

The San Juan market is on a Wednesday and has recently moved from the church in the centre of the town to the sea front...just follow the coast road along for a few minutes. Both of them are usually up and running by around 8am and start to pack up from 1pm onwards.

They sell a range of goods that include clothes, bags, gifts, handmade crafts and local produce, as well as offering a variety of charity and book stalls.

They are also a good excuse to visit the local area where you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops plus some delightful coastal walks, so you can not only grab yourself a bargain but there is plenty to do for a whole day out.

Los Gigantes Carnivaal Dates

15 to 23 of March