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“Romerías” on the Canary Islands

Summer-time is "Fiesta"-time on the Canary Islands "Romerías" are the traditional harvest festivals which take place on all of the Canary Islands - Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Gomera and El Hierro. They are characterized by tradition and folklore. However, it is not only celebrated after the harvest, but especially on the day of [...]

June 20th, 2016|Fiestas|

Día de Canarias – an important bank holiday

The regional holiday “Día de Canarias” will be celebrated on the 30th May. On all the islands numerous cultural activities will take place on this holiday. Particularly in the capital cities like Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) there will be a varied program on offer. Also [...]

June 20th, 2016|Fiestas, leisure time|


A Roadtrip on Tenerife: Interns from s-w-e-p Last weekend we decided to see something new from the island instead of lying at the beach. The trip was definitely worth giving up our much loved beach day! – We have started with a self-prepared picnic at the beach of the surfer village El Medano. While enjoying [...]

June 20th, 2016|Excursions, Field report|

Zoe’s experiences on Tenerife

One of our intern´s has given some feedback on her internship so far. She is half way through her internship on Tenerife: "I am enjoying my internship. My main highlight is of course the wonderful weather! All the staff members are very nice and helpful too! It's difficult to go on excursions with the other [...]

June 20th, 2016|Excursions, Feedback, leisure time|

Aimee´s experience on Tenerife

Another hotel intern has been able to see a lot of Tenerife during her time off - doing lots of great things around the island. "I went to Los Gigantes and went on a boat trip to see the cliffs and Masca Bay which were beautiful; we also went on a boat trip from Puerto [...]

June 20th, 2016|Excursions, Feedback|

An intern´s experience on Tenerife

Our hotel intern, Klara has given positive feedback about her internship; she likes her placement a lot and has managed to sight-see practically the whole island. Thank you for your feedback. ¨We took a trip to Teide, by car. Then we were headed north during the carnival and then we visited some places like Playa [...]

June 20th, 2016|Feedback, leisure time|

Carnival on the Canary Islands 2014

We hope that you got a chance to go to Santa Cruz to take part in the carnival. Some of our interns were fortunate to have also been to see the parade (“coso”) on Tuesday. It was full of colour, music and it was inspiring to see so many people participating in the event. What [...]

June 20th, 2016|Fiestas, leisure time|

Carnival 2014

It´s that time of year again – Carnival is back. In Santa Cruz the ´Reina´ was elected on Wednesday and celebrations are to start properly tonight. The official end of Carnival is Wednesday 12th March, with the Burial of the Sardine. The Carnival is going to be so much fun! So get your costumes on [...]

June 20th, 2016|Fiestas, leisure time|

Hotel internships on the Greek Islands

Would you like the opportunity to experience a new culture and enjoy the beautiful scenery in your leisure time? We offer voluntary placements, on the Greek Islands, giving you the opportunity to gain new skills within a hotel where others go for holiday. The positions on Greece do not require you to be a student! [...]

June 20th, 2016|Free positions|

El Hierro – one of the small Canary Islands

In addition to the four biggest islands Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote there are 3 more that belong to the main islands of the Canaries. We have already posted about La Gomera and La Palma. Now we would like to provide you with some information about the final island El Hierro and tips for [...]

June 20th, 2016|Excursions|