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Easter holidays canary islands: ▷ Have you celebrated Holy Week in the Canary Islands?

Опубликовано: February 10, 2023 в 9:10 pm


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▷ Have you celebrated Holy Week in the Canary Islands?

Spending  Easter In the Canary Islands is an experience that you should not miss. During these days you can enjoy incredible beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and an incredible offer of leisure throughout the islands.

Do not lose this chance!

  • 1 Holy Week in the Canary Islands: Vegueta, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 2 Easter holidays in the Canary Islands
    • 2.1 ≈ Enjoy its charming beaches
    • 2.2 ≈ Explore the Dunes of Maspalomas or Corralejo
    • 2.3 ≈ Swim in natural pools
    • 2.4 ≈ Attractive gastronomy
    • 2.5 ≈ Archaeological Parks
    • 2.6 ≈ Hiking in Gran Canaria
  • 3 Where to stay during Holy Week in the Canary Islands?

Holy Week in the Canary Islands: Vegueta, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

With the arrival of spring, we not only say goodbye to the cold winter, but we also welcome the first festive week, after Christmas, in which you can enjoy a well-deserved rest.

If you like tradition and culture, also at Easter in the Canary Islands you can discover numerous religious festivities, which has as one of the reference places, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In the Vegueta neighborhood, of the capital of the island of Gran Canaria, numerous processions are held from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

The different brotherhoods of the islands go out in procession in various parts of the archipelago, but, without a doubt, one of the most important is celebrated on Good Friday in the Vegueta neighborhood and is known as the Procession of Art or Las Mantillas. It shows the two most important images of the Canarian sculptor, José Luján Pérez, and the ladies, who accompany the images on their journey, are dressed in the typical Canarian mantilla.

Vegueta has very attractive tourist sites with a long history such as the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the market and the Cathedral of Plaza de Santa Ana.

Also, in the Vegueta neighborhood you will find museums, venues and restaurants, where you can taste the best typical Canarian food; and also enjoy the gastronomic days that usually take place during Holy Week.

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Easter holidays in the Canary Islands

The historic center of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria is one of the most recommended options to visit during your holidays on the island during Easter. But the archipelago has countless places to visit to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Enjoying the most of Holy Week in the Canary Islands means being able to know all the leisure and relaxation alternatives that the islands offer. Would you like to know more?

≈ Enjoy its charming beaches

Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have a variety of beaches that you will want to visit during your Easter stay on the islands. Above all, due to the favorable weather conditions within the archipelago at this time. Remember that, in northern and central Europe, temperatures are still low in March and April.

In Gran Canaria, one of the best known and visited is Playa de Las Canteras, located in the capital of the island. You should also not miss others such as the famous Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, or the Playa Anfi del Mar in Mogán.

If you choose to visit the island of Fuerteventura, in the south you will find the impressive beaches of the Jandía peninsula and El Cofete, in an almost virgin natural environment. Also, in the far north, you can visit the Cotillo beaches and the impressive Corralejo Dunes, which we will talk about below.

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≈ Explore the Dunes of Maspalomas or Corralejo

The south of the island of Gran Canaria hides one of its greatest treasures, Las Dunas de Maspalomas. A desert oasis of 400 hectares where different natural landscapes converge such as the La Charca lagoon and the Maspalomas Beach.

In Fuerteventura, the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo will amaze you with the beauty of its white sand in front of a beautiful turquoise sea. You can explore its more than 2,500 hectares lined with impressive beaches that, due to their climatic conditions, are ideal for practicing sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing.

≈ Swim in natural pools

Swim and immerse yourself in the bottom of natural pools of volcanic origin, such as Las Salinas de Agaete. The archipelago has numerous natural pools; but, without a doubt, those in the municipality of Agaete are one of the most popular. With its three saltwater ponds, in these old salt flats you will spend a different time during your Easter getaway in the Canary Islands.

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≈ Attractive gastronomy

Typical Canarian food mixes different flavors in its recipes. During your Easter trip to the Canary Islands, you will be able to taste the island’s native products, starting with its renowned wines, cheeses and typical desserts such as bienmesabe.

≈ Archaeological Parks

Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have a significant number of archaeological sites such as El Parque del Maipés, La Cueva Pintada, Risco Caído or the mountain Tindaya. Visiting these archaeological parks, you will discover how the ancient inhabitants of the islands lived, their customs and rituals.

≈ Hiking in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is called the island of a thousand landscapes. And, if your idea of ​​having fun at Easter is related to mountaineering, trekking or hiking, the island is the right place for you.

In Gran Canaria you can find incredible natural routes to discover the island on foot with. Some of these routes can present a high level of demand, although other trails have a medium difficulty, such as the Caldera de Bandama, which originates from the remains of an ancient volcano.

Where to stay during Holy Week in the Canary Islands?

Spending the Easter holidays in the Canary Islands is, without a doubt, an ideal plan to get to know the archipelago and experience this time of year in a different way, accompanied by the sea and good weather.

If you need accommodation to make a getaway to the Canary Islands during Easter, go to the website Lopesan Group and book your stay at one of our incredible hotels.

Come and visit the Canary Islands at Easter!



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Enjoy Easter in the Canary Islands

For many years, Easter holidays in the Canary Islands have attracted visitors to this destination from all over Europe. Its climate, its landscapes, its gastronomy and its culture are an attraction that fascinates all travellers.

The trips to the Canary Islands during this week give you an opportunity to enjoy a few-days holiday in a place where traditions, culture and cuisine are the main course, full of fun, colour and music.

The processions of Easter Holy Week in the Canary Islands

The religious traditions during these dates are typical throughout the Canarian community. On each island, in every city or village, you will find processions of a religious nature and of great beauty. According to the island that you choose, you can enjoy the best processions. Among the most outstanding celebrations of Easter in the Canary Islands are: 

If you are in Fuerteventura

You will find the most important processions in Puerto del Rosario, where the guards walk through its streets with the images of El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, the Jesús Nazareno and the Virgen de los Dolores in the Procesión del Encuentro.

If you are in Lanzarote

In Arrecife the processions begin on Domingo de Ramos, with the first procession of the Señor en la Burrita, and after the procession of Encuentro on Holy Wednesday. The next day – Holy Thursday – takes place at the Via Crucis that runs through the streets of Arrecife, and on Holy Friday you can see the processions of Santo Entierro and La Soledad.

 In the other islands, the most outstanding processions are: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, La Orotava, Güímar, Garachico and Los Realejos (Tenerife), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria) and Santa Cruz de La Palma (La Palma).

What else can you do and see during Easter in the Canary Islands

 Most religious events during Easter in the Canary Islands are held in the evening, which gives you the possibility to enjoy many activities during the day.

 The weather during this season in the Canary Islands is excellent for you to enjoy the beaches and bathe in its spectacular waters; practice water activities such as surfing, diving, windsurfing, snorkelling; go on a tour to volcanoes, deserts, natural parks, caves; visit museums, villages and taste its wonderful cuisine.

Ideas for your visit to Lanzarote during Easter

Lanzarote has landscapes worth seeing throughout its territory. A getaway to this island promises to be spectacular and Easter is an ideal time for taking excursions. You can visit the volcanoes of Timanfaya Park, the Cuevas de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua. If you want to know the seabed of Lanzarote, an unmissable diving excursion is the Atlantic Museum.

A tour of the streets of the San Ginés neighborhood in Arrecife will invite you to visit emblematic places such as Charco de San Ginés, El Castillo de San Miguel and strolling along its promenade you will reach the Las Bolas Bridge.

If you want to sunbathe and take a dip, the beaches of Lanzarote will fascinate you. All of them have their charms and there is something for everyone. The most popular are Playa Blanca, Papagayo and you also have unspoilt beaches such as Órzola Beach, Playa Calentón Blanco or Playa de la Cera.

Your Easter in Fuerteventura

On this island, the weather is always pleasant and for this reason there is a great variety of activities and excursions that you can do all year round. It is an island with varied ecosystems that will inspire you to explore it. During the Holy Week, on your visit to Fuerteventura you will have the same variety of offers for leisure as during the rest of the year, so you will not miss anything.

The offers of activities in Fuerteventura are abundant, both by land and by sea. You will find excursions to volcanoes, dunes, beaches, crossings by land in quads, bicycles, on foot, or by sea in kayak, sailboats, ferries, etc.

Visiting the Natural Park of Corralejo is one of the must-see visits in Fuerteventura. The dunes of this desert landscape with the contrast of the sea on the horizon is an image that will amaze you. At the Mirador de Morro Velosa, located in the Tegu Mountain, you will have a panoramic view of the centre and north of Fuerteventura.The beaches of Fuerteventura are ideal for surfing, diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, etc. These water activities can be done throughout the year, so you can also enjoy them during Holy Week. You will have fun, you will sunbathe and spend a week in full fun.

A visit to the Island of La Graciosa

Easter Holy Week is rest week for many, it is the time when people want to disconnect from the routine and the bustle of the city. If what you need is tranquillity, a visit to La Graciosa would be a perfect plan.

Going to La Graciosa is easy from Lanzarote. From the Puerto de Órzola the ferries that take you to the island leave daily, and the excursions they offer include everything you need to spend a fabulous day, with both terrestrial and aquatic activities. This island is a paradise where time will pass slowly, you will enjoy the peace and tranquillity that you long for and that will help you recover your strength.

If you plan to visit Lanzarote, Fuerteventura or La Graciosa during Easter Holy Week and want to travel between the islands, we will be happy to assist you and offer our ferry services. Plan your trip with Líneas Romero.

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Easter in Tenerife. – TRINITY DOM

Spaniards are sensitive to religion. Therefore, Easter becomes the main holiday in Spain in the spring (in 2018 it falls on April 1). Easter in Spain is considered a public holiday and therefore the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Easter are days off. Thousands of Spaniards these days go to their relatives and friends and arrange a small vacation for themselves. The Canary Islands are a great place to spend the Easter weekend. In Tenerife, Easter is celebrated according to the Catholic calendar. It is preceded by Holy Week, as the Spaniards call it, Holy Week. An important day in the Easter calendar is Friday of Pain, when the Mother of God and her suffering for her son take place. It is on this day that the first processions of believers take place in Tenerife. The next day is called Palm Saturday – this is the day of the liturgy before the start of Holy Week. nine0003

The entire Canarian archipelago enters a period of colorful theatrical performances and street processions. In the south of Tenerife, the most colorful performance takes place on Holy Friday in the municipality of Adeje. With the support of the local government, a theatrical performance dedicated to several days of Jesus Christ, from the arrival in Jerusalem to the crucifixion on Golgotha, is played here. Having visited such a performance, one can understand the degree of significance of Christian traditions in modern Canarian society. nine0003


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Easter is the largest religious holiday in the Canary Islands.

Preparations for the holiday begin on Friday, 10 days before Easter Sunday.

On Friday, Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Pain) honors the suffering of the Virgin Mary. It is on this day that the first processions of believers take place in Tenerife. nine0003

The next day is called Sabado de Ramos (Palm Saturday), the day of the Liturgy before the start of Holy Week.

The following Sunday, Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday), is the first official day of Holy Week. It is dedicated to the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. In towns and villages, the streets are lined with palm leaves, reenacting scenes from the past.

Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday) is the first day of the three-day Easter service dedicated to the Last Supper. On this day, solemn processions take place throughout Tenerife. nine0003

On Viernes Santo (Good Friday), the day Jesus was crucified, the processions begin before sunrise and end after midnight.

Particularly noteworthy are the Vía Crucis (Way of the Cross), during which Christ’s journey to Calvary is commemorated, and the Procesión del Santo Entierro (Funeral Procession). The most memorable procession is the Procesión del Silencio (Procession of Silence), during which clergy and penitents (nazarenos) walk through the streets with their faces covered with special hoods. Some choose a more ruthless path of atonement – walking through the streets barefoot, wrapped in chains or carrying a heavy wooden cross. nine0003

Every city in Tenerife has its own way of celebrating Easter.

Street performances of scenes from the life of Christ (La Pasión) have become a tradition in the city of Adeje, with up to 300 actors participating. The audience is also involved in the production:

The city of Guia-de-Isora turns into a flower garden, as the streets are traditionally decorated with flowers at this time (Pascua Florida): Santa). The first procession will take place at sunset on Thursday, filling the streets with the smell of incense. The statue of Jesus will be moved from its place of storage to the Cathedral. This sculpture dates back to 1500. On Friday afternoon, a second procession takes place when the statue is transferred to the Santo Domingo Temple. nine0116 The main procession is broadcast by Canarian TV (TVE Canarias):

But there are no Easter culinary traditions in Tenerife. Children are bought chocolate hares and kinder surprises.

All photos are from the Internet.

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