New Year’s Eve on Tenerife
“Same procedure as the previous years (Mrs. Sophie)?” – That depends! With regards to what? Well, on where you spend this year. Aside from funny customs, Tenerife offers all kinds of parties and events for you to welcome 2018!
With us, you will find out everything about the island’s advantages, curious traditions and where to party on that special day.
The Advantages of Our Sunny Island
New Year’s Eve in Tenerife has many advantages – here are the most compelling:
The weather: sleet and rain while rockets and fireworks are launched on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife? – No thanks! In Tenerife, the island of eternal spring, it almost never rains.Therefore, a memorable night is granted.
Beach, sea and palm trees: Want to greet 2018 among palm trees?
No problem, because Tenerife, New Year’s Eve and palms belong together. Just come join us!
Tenerife: New Year’s Eve Specials
Tenerife’s New Year celebrations offer something for everyone:
If you like it like luxurious, you may want to get tickets for one of the gala dinners at the great hotels.
These are usually offered in combination with a room for the night.
If you prefer to party with friends, choose from the colorful hodgepodge of various offers, speckled all over the island.
The numerous clubs are cheaper but you might prefer the magnificent dinner shows!
Last we forget to mention, many hotels and party organizers often offer a complete service package that’s inclusive of food and beverages. This is especially nice as you won’t need to worry about your finances that night.
Convenient isn’t it?
New Year in Tenerife: Customs and traditions
Other countries, other customs – this also goes for New Year’s Eve! Tenerife, and thereby Spain, has a unique repertoire of charming customs for New Year’s Eve.
Firstly, you will meet with friends and family to await the big moment, and when that time comes, you will clink champagne glasses, in Spain too.
But beware, the devil is in the details: When the first 12 chimes are ringing and, before clinking glasses, it is the custom to swallow a grape (“uva”) for each stroke of the bell.
Whoever succeeds in swallowing all the grapes in time, will be granted a Happy New Year!
Do not panic though, as the chimes at midnight last for 3 seconds instead of one.
So take your time and do not choke on the “uvas”! 😉
What’s more: In Spain, it is common practice to wear red underwear for New Year’s night! This sparks a fortunate romantic year. So check your wardrobe now to see if you are prepared accordingly – just to be sure, of course.
Whoever wants to play it safe with fortune, should throw a golden ring in his champagne glass (this only works with real gold).
Once the grapes are eaten and the ring is (hopefully) back on your finger and did not end up in your belly, fiesta may begin!
The cheerful Spanish people organize New Year parties in virtually every corner of the island. The best parties are collected in this post.
Where to party on New Years Eve 2017-2018?
New Year in Tenerife is dominated by the Spanish love for fiesta. Whether north or south – New Year’s parties are spread all over the whole island.
To waste less time on searching and focus more on what’s essential – your vacation – we listed the most promising celebrations in this article for you:
Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz, the headquarter of FU Academy, offers numerous bars and clubs. And they all invite you to celebrate with them!
Who, what, when & where we show you here:
What: If you want to enjoy a large, public party with fireworks and Puerto’s revelling city dwellers, then Plaza del Charco is your destination.
Here, you and your friends can admire the Fuegos artificiales – the great fireworks near Puerto’s harbor. All this while salsa band ensures the proper mood. All for free, of course!
When: From 22:00 p.m.
Where: Towns center, Puerto de la Cruz
Parties at Northern Tenerife
What: One of the biggest parties where you can go this New Year’s Eve! With 3 rooms / stages with 3 different genres, astonishing decorations, local DJs, costume contests… Flashback is one event/party not to miss!
Where: O Club, Avenida La Constitucion, Edf. La Cascada, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Prices: Prices differ from 35 euro to 60 euro, that contains all the beverages you may drink.
What: New Year’s Eve party at a spectacular lounge bar. With huge dance floor, parking and additional taxi service provided.
Where: Bamboo Lounge Bar Tenerife, Calle Fernando Arozena Quintero, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Prices: 15 euro for early bird with consumption, 20 euro for normal ticket with consumption.
What: New Year’s Eve might be an occasion for couples/families to dress up, and have a romantic night and say goodbye to 2017. Organised by The BeerTrap, this night is for the gourmets. We immediately get hungry when we look at the menu!
Where: BeerTrap, Avda. Galván Bello casa club, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Prices: 100€ per person, kids (up to 12 years) 25€. Dinner starts 20:30h
What: Berlin 89 comes with a slightly different type of party to end 2017. With an Urban theme, DJs provide beyond an awesome atmosphere.
Where: Berlin 89, Avenida Francisco La Roche Nº 7, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
What: Celebrate Sylvester in La Orotava! Near the center of the old town, with DJs from the island is a party to consider.
Where: Via de Servicio, Salida 33, La Orotava
Prices: Early bird: 22 euro, Normal ticket price differs from 45 to 50 euro
What: Enjoy a wonderful night at Plaza de la Patrona, Candelaria! For people who love to stroll around, this is a perfect occasion. Cheer and celebrate with hundreds of people through the night from 22:00 to 5:00
Where: Plaza de la Patrona, Candelaria
Parties at Southern Tenerife
What: Organised by Achaman Discopub, a night full of music to say goodbye to 2017. 2 rooms on the terrace, afro, swing, trap, reggae whichever you prefer, they have it.
Where: Achaman Discopub Av Bruselas Entrada Playa Fañabe, Costa Adeje
Price: Entrance ticket with one drink included 10 Euro
What: Hard Rock Hotel presents “The Beginning Party”. A unique event inspired in Studio 54, with amazing performances, open bar and many other surprises from half past midnight to dawn.
Where: Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife Playa Paraíso, Avenida Adeje 300 nº5, Costa Adeje
Prices: – 75€ Earlybird tickets to The Beginning Party from 00.30h, with open bar all night long.
– 290 € Gala Dinner and tickets to The Beginning Party, with open bar all night long.
What: A night for Electronic and house music lovers. Papagayo Beach Club proudly presents their New Year’s Eve party.
Where: Papagayo Beach Club ,Playa Troya, 38660 Arona
Prices: Tickets online: 30 euro, at the door 35 euro.
Of course, you do not necessarily have to mix with the crowd. If you prefer to spend New Year’s Eve 2017 with a romantic backdrop, we recommend that you rent a small boat and admire the fireworks from the sea.
You cannot imagine how beautiful and shiny the water surface will be with this sea of lights!
Another option is, of course, to combine business with pleasure – make your good intentions come true and combine a language course at the FU Academy with your vacations at Tenerife. The New Year is calling! 😉