night of San Juan in Tenerife

The Night of San Juan in Tenerife: The Most Magical Night of the Island

We’re getting closer to one of the most magic of the nights. The night of San Juan in Tenerife is a truly surreal scene, with millions of bonfires lighting up the beaches.

The Night of San Juan in Tenerife

San Juan’s night is celebrated in June, all over the beaches of Tenerife. The theme of the night of San Juan focuses on the changesfire and water, night and day. it’s said that the fire purifies and the water rejuvenates. Men and women, young people and children, all spend the night creating these bonfires.  

bonfire at beach night of San Juan in Tenerife

There are plenty of traditions, rituals and legends connected to the Night of San Juan. 

For example, after midnight, people wash their faces three times, after which they get three wishes and happiness for the whole following year.  

In Icod de los Vinos, people burn colourful wooden flags and stay up until the sunrise. In San Juan de la Rambla and Garachico, north of the island, the night of San Juan is celebrated with wonderful fireworks and fireballs, made from bags of sawdust.  

night of San Juan in Tenerife bonfire

8 Beliefs related to the night of San Juan in Tenerife

Here are some of the most popular beliefs related to the night of San Juan in Tenerife: 

  1. According to tradition, if a person bathes in the dew of the Night of San Juan, they will be protected the whole following year. 
  2. If a person lies next to the bonfire, with a guitar in their hands, they can learn how to play it immediately. 
  3. Who jumps in the sea naked and from the back, looking at the moon, will obtain certain gifts 
  4. Singles that start the day looking through the window, will see the love of their life. 
  5. Writing something that you want to forget on a paper and burning that paper, will bring you happiness. 
  6. A person that stays awake during the dawn, will not miss a single dream. 
  7. If a person jumps over a bonfire three times, they will be purified and all their problems will burn away. 
  8. All of these beliefs have a magical and supernatural aspects, everything seems to be under a magic veil. 

bonfire night of San Juan in Tenerife

But most importantly, this night of San Juan in Tenerife is about happiness, joy and freedom, and the rituals are there to purify and rejuvenate our souls. 

Make sure you spend the night of San Juan in Tenerife. Bring your friends, family and we will take care of the accommodation. Discover the magic Night of San Juan. Purify and enjoy.  

Written by Marija Jovic, for Ruraltenerife.

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Happy Day of Canary Islands!

Day of Canary Islands: 30th of May

30th of May marks the Day of Canary Islands; a day that makes all the people of this archipelago proud. In just a few days the islands will be filled with the traditional colors and sounds, celebrating the Day of Constitution of the first autonomic parliament.  

On May 30th, 1983 the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands took place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, chaired by Pedro Guerra Cabrera. 

This year’s Day of Canary Islands is marked by a feeling of unity of all the Canary people, on the island and anywhere in the world. 

In response to that feeling, this year’s program is created to promote the connection between all the islands and to strengthen social cohesion of the Canarias, no matter where it’s people reside.  

This is a day that highlights the uniqueness of the islands and shows significant values, Canary identity and a their special charm.  

Day of Canary Islands

Day of Canary Islands: A party day for the 7 Canary Islands

This party of seven islands will involve many cultural manifestations, folklore, sport and social events.

If you happen to be in Tenerife, you can go to a Concierto de la Banda Insular de Música.  Where you could spend your morning listening to the lovely sounds of the Canarias.

Or if you find yourself on El Hierro; make sure you stop by the Parque Las Cancelitas, where you can see “Una leyenda encantada”; a spectacle for the whole family, a wonderful mix of theatre and music.

VIII Paseo Romero will take place on the island of Gran Canaria, and after you finish your walk. Make sure you stay and listen to the Banda de Música y Balle de Papagüevos.

No matter which island you find yourself on, make sure you experience this event with all your senses; eat the good food, dance, laugh and celebrate this Day of Canary Islands.

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In Tenerife you can find beautiful beaches both in the south and in the north. There are from very touristy and full of people, to secret beaches and the best beaches to surf. If you love to enjoy dream places, where it seems that time has not passed, you will have to discover the wild beaches of Tenerife.

5 Wild Beaches of Tenerife that you have to Visit


In Tenerife you can find beautiful beaches both in the south and in the north. There are from very touristy and full of people, to secret beaches and the best beaches to surf. If you love to enjoy dream places, where it seems that time has not passed, you will have to discover the wild beaches of Tenerife. These wild beaches of Tenerife are special because they do not have big hotels near or chiringuitos with music, but they are virgin beaches that are in remote places and that are not the typical ones that appear in the tourist guides.


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The Carnival of Tenerife

Carnival of Tenerife, the most important event at Canary Island

The Carnival of Tenerife is the third most important in the world, after Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Venice (Italy). It is so important that the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the most important festival in Tenerife and the most participative of the Canary Islands. Carnival of Tenerife is a Festival of International Tourist Interest since 1980; also appears in the Guinness Book of Records for a dance held in an open place in 1987, where more than 200,000 people gathered.


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Meteor Shower in Tenerife

Meteor Shower in Tenerife

One of the most special things about Tenerife is its night sky. Aside from the stunning sunrises and sunsets, that can be seen on this island, Tenerife offers you an incredible view of the Moon and stars, that seem so close that you can catch them. To see the Meteor Shower in Tenerife is an experience you will surely treasure.  


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