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The TIC Newsletter -, Autumn 2013
October 01, 2013

The Magic of Tenerife - issue #31
October 1st, 2013


This is your genial webmaster John with the latest Tenerife Information Centre Newsletter!


Well, October has arrived and, here in the UK, the nights are already closing in, even more so when the clocks go back at the end of this month. (Don't forget, the clocks go back in Tenerife, too.) Although the UK enjoyed an unpresidented spell of warm, settled weather this summer, rivalling Tenerife for temperatures, it's now reverted back to type. No such thing for the sunshine island!

The period of October to December is arguably one of the best times of year to visit Tenerife. It's still sunbathing weather by day, but nowhere near as oppressive as mid-summer. For those of you intending to visit during this period, don't forget to pack a jumper or a light jacket, as evenings can become a little cool. And, don't forget, before the next newsletter, in three months' time, Christmas will have been and gone. This, plus New Year, is a very popular time for holidaymakers to visit - with good reason!


As regards noteworthy things happening during the three-month autumn period, it's a bit of a mixed bag.

The 19th of October sees the Tenerife Bluetrail long-distance mountain race. Now in its third year, this test of endurance begins in the south of the island, passing through the magnificent scenery en route to its finishing point in the far north.

There are four different routes in an attempt to include runners of all abilities. It's 30 euros to enter.

November the 29th is the date of one of Tenerife's most popular festivals - La Fiesta de San Andres. It's popular because it involves the "riding the boards" in Icod de Los Vinos and "dragging the pots and pans" in Puerto de La Cruz. Not to mention the opportunity for lots of wine tasting! More details of this festival can be found on my site here.

Of course, December includes Christmas - a brilliant time to be in Tenerife. But, why not try and get to the famous Christmas Day Concert, given by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra? On the evening of December the 25th, this world-class musical ensemble will be performing popular classical pieces under the stars in Santa Cruz harbour.


Finally, I'm going to bring things down a bit by considering crime. My site's Q&A page receives many submissions regarding people being victim of a crime and the police being very unhelpful when it is reported. The solution to that is to not fall victim of a crime in the first place. If venturing out at night in the tourist resorts - especially Las Americas - be very vigilant. Only take enough money to cover your night out. Unless you intend to call someone, leave your mobile phone behind. These are the two things most stolen. Never walk alone and never engage with a stranger who may approach you, asking for a light, for example.

Please, stay safe.


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This is John signing off. See you in three months! (And for those of you who celebrate Christmas, have a good one!)

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