Best Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015

For those missing the list of things to do in Tenerife in October 2015, below we summarize our list. As well as the traditional festivals there are other events, concerts and holidays which we believe will interest you in Tenerife in October 2015. We have selected those which we believe are the most interesting for the majority. 

Clearly there are many other events, but these are the stand-out ones (at least for us). However, if you think that something is missing (or if we’ve made a mistake with any of the dates), please let us know by leaving a comment.


Other outdoor activities


There are many activities and top things to do in Tenerife in October 2015. This is a month with fewer concerts and events than in previous months, but you will certainly have a lot of options. Enjoy the good weather on the island by trying one of the outdoor activities.

Lastly, but by no means least importantly, you can try many of the activities which you would normally be able to do in Tenerife.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015
Traditional Festivities

7th October – festivals in honour of Nuestra Señora del Rosario in El Rosario

8th October – festivals in honour of the Santísimo Cristo de la Salud in Arona.

10th October – festivals of Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Fasnia.

10th October - the Librea de Valle de Guerra in La Laguna is celebrated in honour of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, commemorating the victory of the Liga Santa over the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. It is a cultural event in the style of a passion play, where the locals from the town reconstruct the battle with the Turkish and Christian boats. It is a festival which has been declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest, so it deserves to be one of the top things to do in Tenerife in October.

11th October – festivals in honour of Nuestra Señora La Virgen de la Encarnación and Santa Úrsula de Adeje.

12th October – Pilar festivals in Chimiche in Granadilla de Abona.

15th October – festival of Santa Úrsula de Adeje.

22nd October – patron saint festivities in Santa Úrsula in honour of Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Santa Úrsula Virgen y Mártir, with outdoor dancing, beach bars and music festivals. The tradition dates back to the year 1587.

22nd October – festival of the Santísimo Cristo del Calvario in El Tanque.

25th October – festivities in honour of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte. The cultural and sporting events go side by side with the religious ones like, for example, the storytellings, processions and masses of the Virgin, festivals, conferences and various open-air dances, as well as the Carrera Popular de los Remedios (race) which leaves from the Plaza de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015
Concerts and Musical Events

2nd October to 13th November (every Friday) – at the Keroxen 2015 festival you will have the opportunity to participate in interesting concerts where you will discover new and exciting artistic propositions. It is at the Espacio Cultural El Tanque in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The entry prices starts from €10.

4th October – Malasombra, a great puppet show at the Teatro Leal in La Laguna. The entry prices range from €6 and the show starts at 12pm.

9th to 11th October – the XIII Tenerife 50s Rock and Roll Festival at the Hotel Panorámica Garden in Los Realejos. There will be different kinds of party: Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Country. A pass for all three days of the festival can be bought for €25, and it is in our list of best things to do in Tenerife in October 2015.

10th October – Fito & Fitipaldis present their new album ‘Huyendo conmigo de mi’ at the Adeje football ground. It starts at 10pm (but doors open at 9pm) and the prices starts from €30.

The whole month – the musical Malizia from Rigoletto. A surprising musical spectacle with a mix of Flamenco, Opera and Dance, held at the Auditorium of Piramides de Arona. Prices from about €49.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015
Exhibitions and Other Events

Until 4th October – at the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre there is a temporary exhibition entitled ‘La mujer guanche. La fuerza de lo invisible’, which is free to visit.

1st October to 30th November – Cultural Autumn at the Espacio Cultural Caja Canarias in Santa Cruz, there will be various concerts by national and international artists, children’s activities, discussions about current affairs, etc.

26th June to 18th October – José Manuel Ciria shows ‘Fauces‘; at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA). It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm, and is free to visit.

14th to 17th October – XI Amateur Theatre Festival in El Sauzal.

3rd October to 14th November – Ten-Diez Movement at Baobab Suites (5 stars). The hotel brings together some of the most exciting artistic talents of the region in the IV International Art Event under the name of ART BOX. The admission is free.


Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015
Sporting and Theme Activities

1st to 3rd October – the International Festival of Sport in La Orotava.

5th to 8th October - International Golf Travel Market 2015 – this is the most important golf tourism fair worldwide, and this year it will be held in Tenerife. The IGTM brings together destination, buyers, suppliers, golf tour operators, travel agents and booking portals from many places around the globe every year. It will be held at the Magma Arte & Congresos in Costa Adeje and will include visits to many landmarks, a golf tournament, presentations and gala dinner with after-party.

24th October – the Tenerife Bluetrail, a mountain race which forms part of the Copa de España de Carreras por Montaña Ultra. It has five classifications with different categories, and it is one of our best things to do in Tenerife in October 2015.

31st October - La Noche de Guayota a different way to celebrate Halloween with Volcano Life. Sunset at El Teide, dinner and starlight experience. 71€ per person.


Other Outdoor Things to do in Tenerife in October 2015

As mentioned in the agenda of September, we are partnering with several other companies providing outdoor activities. Soon you will be able to check our reviews for all those activities, but in the meantime check out below the list of activities we recommend for the month of October. 

Last chance to go sea kayaking this year! The season for this activity with El Cardón NaturExperience is almost ending and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn more and behold the breath-taking cliffs of Los Gigantes to the south of the island… Kayaking with El Cardón is one of the best things to do in Tenerife in October 2015.

Have you ever wondered what the underwater fauna of an amazing island like Tenerife is like? But scuba diving is not your thing? Or maybe you wanted to see it from a different angle? We believe that the Submarine Safaris are a great choice to have the underwater experience of a lifetime. You will dive on board a real submarine with a tour guide.

Teleferico del Teide Cable Car at sunset. What an amazing experience! You will be able to contemplate a very unique view from the 3rd largest volcano in the world – El Teide. You can appreciate a wonderful sunset from one of the cable car terraces while drinking a glass of sparkling wine. If you are lucky to have clear weather, you can even see the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. All of that makes this activity one of he top things to do in Tenerife in October 2015.

How about a medieval adventure in a castle? Experience a fantastic tournament with Knights of the Round Table while tasting the Medieval Banquet at Castillo San Miguel. Explore this beautiful castle and afterwards, enjoy a great Capoeira show in the adjoining room.

Wine and sex … did I get your attention? That’s it adults. Enjoy delicious wine at Bodegas Monje through an erotic and gastronomic approach at an event where you will enjoy music and performing arts in a simple and sensual language … a must!

If you like hiking, there’s no better option than to walk through the fabulous Anaga Massif with the experienced team from Anaga Experience. This is a 7-hour themed guided excursion, in which you tour the laurel forest, passing 2 beautiful viewpoints, and finish with an exquisite typical food. Include in your list of best things to do in Tenerife in October and explore one of the many fantastic senderos (hiking trails) in a mind-blowing part of the island.

Would you rather have family time in a relaxing environment in the sunny area of Playa de Las Americas? Aqualand is one of the best waterparks in Tenerife and certainly a perfect place to spend the day with your kids. The park has many attractions for children and babies and some radical waterslides for adults and older kids. The dolphin show is one of the best anywhere, making your day perfect, as well as one of the best things to do in Tenerife in October or any time of the year.

Fancy a luxury tour through the island without sweating much? Helidream helicopters offers a number of VIP helicopter tours around Tenerife to see incredible landscapes such as the amazing El Teide volcano, Las Canadas National Park, the beautiful La Orotava valley, the alpine forests of Vilaflor and much more.

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