The best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016

The best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016 – we’ve put together a list below to help you enjoy the month. In addition to the traditional festivals, there are other events, concerts and exhibitions that we believe may be of interest to you this October 2016 in Tenerife.

Obviously, there are many other events, but these are the highlights (at least for us). Of course, if you think an important event is missing (or we’ve made a mistake with the dates), please let us know by leaving a comment.


Other outdoor activities



Enjoy the good weather on the island and check out some of the outdoor activities offered there.

Last but not least, you can take part in many of the activities that occur regularly in Tenerife.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2016
Traditional celebrations

7th October, Festivals in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary in El Rosario.

26th September to 8th October, Festivals in honour of the Holy Christ of Health in Arona.

10th October, Festivals of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fasnia.

12th October, Columbus Day, a national holiday.

12th October, El Pilar festival, Chimiche in Granadilla de Abona.

17th October, Festival of the Holy Christ of Calvary in El Tanque.

18th October, Patron saints pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady the Virgin of the Incarnation and St. Ursula of Adeje.

25th October, Festivals in honour of Our Lady of Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte. Cultural and sporting events take place along with religious celebrations such as storytelling, processions and masses to the Virgin, festivals, conferences and various street parties. There is also the Los Remedios Carrera Popular race which starts at the Plaza de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2016
Concerts and musical events

1st October, Closing night gala of the Fimucité festival where the Symphony Orchestra and the Tenerife Film Choir will perform together at the Auditorium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The concert starts at 8pm and ticket prices range from €18 to €30.

1st October, the 3rd edition of “La Laguna descubriendo Tangos” at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna at 9pm. Tickets are €12.

7th October, Andrés Suárez concert at the Auditorio Teobaldo Power in La Orotava at 9pm.

From 12th to 16th October, Slava's Snowshow, a circus show (like the Cirque du Soleil) at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 8pm. Ticket prices from €25.

14th October, Fito & Fitipaldis tribute show in the Búho Club at 3 Calle Catedral, San Cristobal de La Laguna at 11pm. Tickets are €6.

14th October, Abraham Mateo concert at the Pabellón Santiago Martín in La Laguna at 9pm. Tickets are from €27.

14th October, Pedro Guerra concert in Arafo at the Auditorio Juan Carlos I at 9pm. Tickets are €15.

22nd October, Festival A Todo Color, exclusively for young people between 13 and 17 years old so no alcoholic beverages will be sold, but there will be many activities and music to ensure that visitors have a fantastic and fun day. It will be in the Plaza del Cristo S / N, San Cristobal de La Laguna, from 12pm. General admission price is €15 and VIP is €20.

22nd October, Earth, Wind and Fire (an R & B band very famous in the 70s and 80s) concert at the Pirámide de Arona from 8pm. Ticket prices start from €45. One of the best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016.

23rd October, Pedro Guerra concert in Arafo at the Central Building of the University of La Laguna at 8:30pm. Ticket price is €15.

From 27th to 30th October, Don Pasquale de Donizeti at the Auditorio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 7:30pm. Tickets start from € 5 up to € 30.

30th October, Pedro Guerra concert in Arafo at the Auditorio El Sauzal at 8:30pm. Tickets are €15.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2016
Exhibitions and other events

1st October, humour and irony with Santi Millán and Javi Sancho in their show at the Paraninfo ULL in the Central Building at the University of La Laguna at 8:30pm. Tickets are €12.

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th October, “Uno más y la cuenta” is a dramatic play about the pursuit of happiness, performed at the Espacio Cultural Aguere in San Cristóbal de La Laguna at 9pm. Tickets are €8.

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th October, “Las Aventuras del Gato con Botas”, an original version of the famous tale of Puss in Boots performed at the Teatro del Circulo de Bellas Artes in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 5pm. Tickets are €5.

2nd October, “Uno más y la cuenta” is a dramatic play about the pursuit of happiness, performed at the Paraninfo ULL in the Central Building of La Laguna University at 9pm. Tickets are €8. On 14th October, the performance will take place in the Teatro del Circulo de Bellas Artes in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 9pm. Tickets are €8.

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th October, in Mimaglandia a wizard and his bumbling assistant will perform an entertaining and enjoyable show at the Teatro del Circulo de Bellas Artes in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, at 12pm. Tickets are €5.

5th July to 15th October, in "La Magia del Cine" some 140 objects belonging to the French filmmaker George Méliès (precursor to special effects in movies) will be exhibited at the Espacio CajaCanarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Admission is free.

From 6th to 10th October, “Vaya par de gemelas” is the story of twins separated at birth and the confusion and comic situations that occur when they are reunited. It is at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 8:30pm.

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October, Pasen y Vean Teatro will be performing a show of illusions at the Circulo de Bellas Artes at 9pm in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tickets are €8.

From 10th to 16th October, Periplo – International Journey and Adventure Literature Festival. The festival comprises literature, photography, social networks and film on different travel experiences and the changes in their author and followers. In Puerto de la Cruz.

From 23rd September to 11th December, 'Recherchez les femmes!!!' is an audio-visual project by three French artists: Katia Bourdarel, Valérie Mréjen and Isabelle Lévénez. It is at the TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) in Santa Cruz.

28th October, Cobain: Montage of Heck, a full documentary about the singer Kurt Cobain in the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 8pm. Admission is free.

From 28th to 30th October, the Apocalipsis Fest, a mix of workshops, food outlets, concerts, and films, all with a horror theme. It starts at 9am in the Plaza de España on the Avenida Marítima in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The opening party will be on 7th October at Hombre Bala on Avenida Francisco la Roche, 11, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 10pm. Admission is free.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2016
Sports and other activities

1st October, Team Warriors Race I in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. There will be two categories, one of 5 kilometres and another of 10 kilometres with obstacles. One of the best activities and things to do in Tenerife in October 2016. 

2nd October, IX Cicloturista Loro Parque - Siam Park which will take place in Puerto de la Cruz.

2nd October, Tenerife Bike Race, which will have three stages.

8th October, XIV Medio Kilómetro Vertical in Garachico.

9th October, Orientación en Lomo Las Jaras, an orienteering race in Tacoronte which is the seventh round of the XXI Campeonato de Orientación Isla de Tenerife. It has to be completed in two and a half hours and has seven categories.

16th October, VII Cicloturista Virgen del Pilar, which will take place in Granadilla.

22nd October, Zin-Power Tenerife is a Zumba masterclass (€15) at La Cascada in the Parque Marítimo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 10am. It is followed by a pool party (€10) which ends at 10pm when the Fluor Dance Party will begin (€10). You can buy the tickets separately or together for €25.

31st October, La Noche de Guayota, a different way to celebrate Halloween, with Volcano Life. Sunset in El Teide, dinner and an amazing experience under the stars. € 71 per person.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2016
Other outdoor activities

Tenerife Travel Secrets is associated with several companies that offer outdoor activities, so we will suggest some that we have tried and think are ideal as things to do in Tenerife in October 2016.

Last chance to go kayaking this year! The season for this activity with El Cardon NaturExperience is almost at an end and you should not miss the opportunity to learn more and marvel at the impressive Los Gigantes cliffs, in the south of the island. Kayaking with El Cardon is one of the best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016.

Have you ever wondered what the underwater fauna of the incredible island of Tenerife is like? Is diving not your thing? Do you maybe want to see it from a different angle? We believe that submarine safaris are a great option to have that once-in-a-lifetime underwater experience. You submerge while aboard a real submarine with a tour guide.

Cable-car ride over the Teide at sunset. What an amazing experience! Admire a unique view of the world's third-largest volcano, Mount Teide. You can see a wonderful sunset from one of the cable car terraces while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine. If you are lucky enough to have good weather, you can even see the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. All these things make this activity one of the best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016.

Fancy a medieval adventure in a castle? Experience a fantastic tournament with the Knights of the Round Table while enjoying the Medieval Banquet at the Castillo de San Miguel. Explore this beautiful castle and then enjoy a great Capoeira show in the next room.

Wine and sex ... Has that caught your attention? Adults only. Enjoy a delicious wine at Bodegas Monje, with an erotic and gastronomic twist. An event where you can enjoy the music and the performing arts in a simple and sensual language ... A must!

If you like hiking, there is no better choice but to walk through the fabulous Anaga Mountains with the expert Anaga Experience team. It is a 7-hour thematic guided tour covering laurel forest, passing 2 beautiful vantage points, and ending with some typical and delicious cuisine. Include this on your list of top things to do in Tenerife in October 2016 and explore one of the many fantastic trails in an amazing part of the island.

Do you prefer your family time to be in a relaxing atmosphere in the sunny area of Playa de Las Americas? Aqualand is one of the best water parks in Tenerife and certainly a great place to spend the day with your children. The park has many attractions for children and babies and some awesome slides for adults and older children. The dolphin show is one of the best around, making this an unforgettable day. Certainly one of the best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016 or any time of the year.

Fancy a luxury trip around the island without sweating a lot? Helidream Helicopters offers a number of VIP excursions around Tenerife in a helicopter. You can see amazing landscapes, like the spectacular El Teide volcano, the Las Cañadas National Park, the beautiful La Orotava valley, the alpine forests of Vilaflor and much more. One of the very best things to do in Tenerife in October 2016 and any other months of the year.

Things to do in Tenerife