The residents of Costa Adeje are very festive people and very attached to local traditions, and they have made every effort to keep them part of everyday life in the area. Besides the typical and popular celebrations such as the carnival, we can highlight the conservation of certain customs such as Canarian wrestling, the lifting of the plow, el juego del palo, and many more!
Across the Canary Islands you will find countless customs and traditions, most immersed within a fantastic party atmosphere, vibrant colors and great food and drink. Participating in or attending the traditions of Costa Adeje in Tenerife will be a lively experience you will never forget!
Rural tourism offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere surrounded by Canarian architecture, living amongst the traditions and customs of rural Tenerife; see firsthand the stunning wildlife, the local crafts, festivals and much more!
Many festivals are held in cities and towns across Tenerife throughout the year, all celebrated in the great tradition and most of which are religious in origin. You will always find a party atmosphere, music, color and plenty of dancing. The famous food and wine of the island always accompany these festivities, in which visitors are always welcome!
The main festivals are the most common "pilgrimage" festivals celebrated in honor of the Virgin Mary, a saint, which is usually the head of the community. The mixture of religious and party atmosphere and the general joy of the holidays are cherished moments for participants.
In most local holidays, customs of great tradition and popular tastes are represented in acts such as the famous carpet of flowers and different colored sands from Mount Teide, which is somethign created for the Festival of Corpus Christi.
Some more examples of these local traditions: running through the streets hitting pots and pans on the floor to make as much noise as possible or decorating the streets with boats.
But the most spectacular event, both incredibly large and unique to the island is undoubtedly the famous Carnival, which rolls through the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In Costa Adeje, the ayutamiento organises a "Cereal Day". The main objective of this day is the recovery of the agricultural traditions and countryside custom in the area.
The major festivals we celebrate in Costa Adeje are:
- Via Crucis - Alfombras del Corpus - Festival of San Sebastián - Romería de Adeje
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