Pick equality, think differently

Adeje has joined the  campaign against gender violence

Adeje’s department of equality politics, presided over by councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez, has added its support to the Canarian Equality campaign to counter domestic and gender violence.  The campaign slogan (translated) is “If you don’t think like him, REACT. Pick equality”, with the aim of reinforcing relationships built on equality and mutual respect between men and women, as well as underlining the reality of alternative forms of masculinity built on equality, promoting peaceful conflict resolution, rejecting domination and control as acceptable forms of behaviour in interpersonal relationships, and the benefits of a relationship built and based on equality between the sexes.
“We are delighted to support the campaign of the Canarian Equality Institute as the message they are transmitting is also our message”, said the councillor, adding that what was important was to stress that the campaign was combatting all forms of machismo.

The equality department is also running a series of events over the next week in the lead up to November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  Included is a literacy course for women in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) from November 20th to December 1st, an art exhibition in the Cultural Centre from November 20th to 28th, a series of events and films for secondary school students, and next Friday, November 24th, a reading of the council’s manifesto against gender violence and a minute’s silence on the steps of the Town Hall in memory of all those who have died as a result of this kind behaviour.   Secondary school students who have taken part in the annual short story competition on the theme will also find out who has won the main prize.
Other related activities include an ‘intergenerational’ walk from Ifonche to La Quinta, and related workshops.

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Information exchange: a ‘game changer’

While there may not have been a huge turn out to the recent Adeje Focus meeting with speakers from Blevins Franks and DeCotta Law, those in attendance were glad they came as the information garnered on tax matters, information exchange between jurisdictions and inheritance tax is of huge importance.
Paul Montague talked about the alarming number of people who don’t believe they need to pay tax here despite the fact they spend much more than half of the calendar year living in Tenerife, use the ‘residencia’ discounts, are registered with and use the local medical services, own a home and car, and perhaps only stay with a family member for a few weeks back in the UK. They are and will legally be deemed to be ‘de facto’ tax residents, he explained, and it is really important that people realise this and get their financial matters in order.
“You do not have a choice where you pay your taxes”. He said it was vital to make a tax declaration “now more than ever”. He also quoted Spanish government sources who have stated that, those British residents “who have legitimised themselves” in Spain will have few if any problems post-Brexit. In other words, get your paperwork, resident and tax status in order, now.
Wayne Sheridan looked at the issue of the automatic exchange of financial information on individuals between the Spanish and UK government, which has been in operation since September 2016, “it really was a game changer”. He quoted the experience of clients who have received letters from the Central Bank in London as they have picked up on the fact that they have a Spanish phone number or car registration, so they should be declaring assets in Spain. The bottom line, he says, is that “if you have a financial asset that you have not declared in Spain, in another country, rest assured Hacienda (the Spanish tax office) will find out about it in due course”.
The third speaker was Jon Sutton from DeCotta Law, who addressed the issues of wills and inheritances taxes. He spoke of changes in the laws regarding both, and urged non-Spanish residents with assets here (from a car to a home or business) to make a will. Having a will here will make life easier for your beneficiaries and help them avoid inheritance tax fines.
The company also remind people to make sure that if they have a UK will or are about to make one make sure it does not have the wording “I hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions heretofore made by my and declare this to be my last Will”, as this would revoke any Spanish will you have.






We are continuing the work we began 8 years ago, promoting local produce and gastronomy and the use of local produces in kitchens Adeje’s Degusta.Me works to bring that richness to everyone in the borough and beyond and to promote what is excellent in the borough as well as in the rest of the island through this festival of gastronomy which continues to have growing numbers of followers.
For almost the whole month of November Adeje’s restaurants will be offering the public their best and original recipes through a programme of events, with tastings, festival events, workshops for adults, families, and children.
We hope Degusta.Me is a cauldron of tastes and sensations which will properly promote the true gastronomy of the borough and show the true worth of our local establishments and the people who work in the sector, essential ingredients in our tourist offer.

(All events and workshops are in Spanish unless otherwise stated)
The full list of scheduled events will be publicised at the presentation of the Degusta.Me 2017 programme, including the Tapas Route and gastronomy workshops as well as demonstrations and exhibitions.

Using chocolate as a base the younger members of the family will have lots of fun creating a a range of gastronomy products.
When: Saturday November 11th, 10am – 1pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Price: €10, includes chef’s hat, apron and cooking materials
Numbers limited (15), for 7- 12 year olds
Partner: ACYRE Canarias

Creating different dishes that are easy to prepare so that even the smallest members of the family can try their hand at cooking and surprise the family in the kitchen
When: Saturday November 18th, 10am – 1pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Price: €10, includes chef’s hat, apron and cooking materials.
Numbers limited (15), for 7- 12 year olds
Partner: ACYRE Canarias

Surprise friends and family at parties by making these amazing alcohol-free cocktails – Cocktail Smoothies, Fruit Cocktails, fruit decorations
When: Saturday November 18th, 10am – 1pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Price: €10, includes chef’s hat, apron and materials
Numbers limited, for 7- 13 year olds
Partner: Tenerife Barmans Association (ABT)

CHILDREN’S GASTRONOMY WORKSHOP “Cooking with the family”
Making different dishes where the family need to work together though the children take centre stage.
When: Saturday November 25th, 10am – 1pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Price for a child and a family member: €10, includes chef’s hat, apron and cooking materials
Numbers limited (14 pairs), for 7- 14year olds with an adult
Partner: ACYRE Canarias

COOKERY WORKSHOP “Healthy Recipes”
Here we offer a selection of delicious recipes prepared especially for persons with cancer. The aim is to learn new healthier nutritional habits and contribute to an improved quality of life

When: 13, 14, 16, 17 November, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
For: Family members and other interested parties
Partner: Spanish Cancer Association (AECC)
Numbers limited, no charge, advance registration

Introduction to the world of tea, learning to appreciate the aromas, colours, tastes and textures
When: November 14th, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
For: Maitre D’s, sommeliers, baristas, waiting staff and all those who appreciate the taste of a good tea
Numbers limited: no charge, advance registration

Enjoy workshops and showcooking with a range of gastronomic choices in the Adeje Farmers Market
When: Workshops on Wednesdays November 15th , 22nd , 29th 5pm -7pm, showcooking on Sunday November 26th 11am – 1pm
Where: Adeje Farmers’ Market, C/Archajara, Las Torres, Adeje
No charge, register for the workshops

Learn from experience with our seniors with workshops detailing the secrets of their delicious cooking.
When: Wednesdays November 15th and 22nd 5pm – 7-30pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
No charge, advance registration

Cocktails from the movies: The Big Lebowski, Sex in the city, Godfather II, Some like it hot…come along and find out how to prepare the cocktails made famous in these great films.
When: Thursday November 16th 5pm – 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
No charge, advance registration
Partner: Tenerife Barmans Association (ABT)

If you want to surprise clients or family learn a few alternatives to decorating your seasonal table and Christmas table settings
When: Monday November 20th 6pm – 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Numbers limited: No charge, advance registration. Tasting at the end of the workshop
Partner: Students of the PFAE ResturAdeje

Enjoy this tasting in the restaurant that won last year’s Degusta.Me Tapas route popular vote, where you will be offered a combination to amaze the senses
When: Thursday November 16th 8.30pm -10.30pm
Where: Restaurante La Rambla, C/Grande, 7, Adeje
Price: €15
Numbers limited. Advance registration
Given by: Abona Denomation wine board

GASTRONOMY WORKSHOP “Preparing your Christmas menu”
Still wondering which dish to prepare this Christmas? With this workshop your decisions will be easier and you can surprise everyone this year!
When: Thursday November 23rd, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Numbers limited: No charge, advance registration.
Partner: ACYRE Canarias

Enter into the amazing world of Canarian wine. Taste the best the region has to offer
When: Friday November 24th, 5pm 8pm
Where: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Price: €10
Numbers limited, advance registration
Given by: Abona Denomation wine board

Enjoy this tasting in the restaurant that won last year’s ‘Tapa de Oro’ where you will be offered a combination to amaze the senses
When: Thursday November 30th 8.30pm -10.30pm
Where: Taberna Amores, C/Nueva, 51, Adeje (Winner, Degusta.Me 1016 Tapa de Oros)
Price. €15
Numbers limited. Advance registration
Given by: Abona Denomation wine board

Don’t miss the theatrical menu on offer this month and enjoy the local gastronomy before and after the shows.
When: Every Friday in November (see festival programme on www.adeje.es)
Where: Adeje Cultural Centre
Promotion 2017: VIA the ZCA Adeje Centro APP capture your free ticket, or there’s a chance of free entry with your purchases. Take advantage of the discounts on offer in the restaurants in the area. See the list of participating restaurants who are part of the ZCA (Open Commercial Zone) Adeje Centre.

Demonstration of disgorging of sparkling wines, local gastronomy and wine tasting
When: Saturday 25th November, 9am – 4pm
Where: Altos de Trevejo Bodega, San Miguel de Abona
Price: €20 (includes transport, food and visit)
Numbers limited, advance registration
Partner: Abona Denomation wine board

The Tapas Route is back, inviting you to try the excellent Tapas prepared by participating establishments in Adeje, and allowing you vote for the best in different categories, so make sure you ask for your voting slip.
When: November 17th – 26th, during the opening hours of the participating restaurants/bars
Where: In the participating restaurants/bars
Promotion 2017: VIA the ZCA Adeje Centro APP capture your Tapa Gratuita outside and enjoy it in one of the participating establishments

If you want to enjoy the tapas and are going in a group or would like to join a group doing the route, sign up.
When: Fridays 17th and 25th of November, 7pm, welcome
Where: Leaving from the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
Registration: Sign up in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) until November 15th

A double offer in Costa Adeje, inviting you to enjoy a different gastronomic experience offered by Food Trucks, with parallel activities, and the Insular Craft Fair
When: November 17th, 18th and 19th, 11am – 11pm
Where: Food Trucks – Salytien Plaza and the Insular Craft Fair, Troya path, Costa Adeje
Craft Fair, Food Trucks on tour – musical performances and lots of surprises
No charge
Organiser: Adeje Council and Tenerife Cabildo

The eagerly awaited Christmas fair with the chance to buy all you need for the season as well as enjoying a gastronomy offer, musical performances and children’s activities.
When: Friday December 1st, 5pm – 10pm, Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd, 10am – 10pm
Where: Parking, Adeje School of Music, Las Torres
Sale of Christmas products, children’s activities, food, performances
Tasting of Christmas foodie treats and chocolate for everyone (Friday, December 1st, from 6pm)
No charge
Partner: Adeje Open Commercial Zone (no charge for children’s play area)

Food festival for all the public where you can enjoy a huge variety of foods and wines from local bodegas as well as musical and family activities
When: November 9th, 4pm – midnight
Where: Calle Grande and Plaza de España
Musical activities, stalls for food, Christmas gifts, bodegas, children’s activities, surprises
No charge, tickets and ‘COPA DEGUSTA.ME’ vouchers in the gastronomy area
PROMOTION: VIA the ZCA Adeje Centro APP capture your free COPA DE CRISTAL outdoors or with your purchases in one of the ZCA Adeje Centro establishments, exchanging the voucher on the day of the event at the ticket sales point.

Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro.
Asociación de Empresarios, Comerciantes y Profesionales de Adeje (AECPA).
Asociación de Barmans de Tenerife. (ABT)
Spanish Cancer Association. (AECC)
Asociación de Cocineros y Reposteros de Canarias (ACYRE)
Abona Wine Board

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Department of Economic Development and Employment Policies
Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA)
C/ Las Jarcias nº 4, 38670 Adeje – TENERIFE.
Tel.: 922 756 249 – 922 050 150 Fax: 922 775 506

Residents on the Adeje ‘padrón’ will be given preference in events requiring registration, thereafter places allocated on the basis of first come and fee (where listed) paid.

The programme is subject to change, consult the Adeje web page.






November is Gastronomy month in Adeje


For a number of years now November has been gastronomy month in Adeje and the 2017 DegustaMe (Taste Me) programme has just been launched. And as in previous years there are a range of workshops for all members of the family, trips, events, and of course the Tapas route with prizes for the best restaurants as well as for the public.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín said, “Degusta.Me is a gastronomic get-together for different sectors of the food industry, offering culinary creations promoting the best of cooking in the region.

“The Adeje council knows that the tourist industry is the economic motor of the south of the island, and in this regard we have top class hotels attracting about 2 million visitors last year. We also have over 50,000 residents, so our gastronomy must offer different and diverse elements as well what is good locally, and create jobs for our residents here, always bearing in mind that gastronomy is one of the determining factors in a tourist destination”.

The tapas route will run from November 17th to 26th with 14 establishments taking part: El Puente, Taberna Amores, Loren’s tasca , El Rincón del Sushi, Tasca Italiana La Favorita cake shop, cafetería Atlántida, La Salud bar, tasca El Cañón, cafetería Casa Juan, Compostela restaurant, Metro pizza, León de Venezia and Rincón de Aranda.

The full programme of events runs until December 9th and 350 people have already signed up for events on offer. Most of the workshops will take place in the CDTCA (The Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre), and registration is already open. The full programme is available in Spanish and English on the borough’s webpage, www.adeje.es, and flyers are available with the programme in public buildings in the town


WTM: Challenges for Spanish Tourism

Adeje and Arona were represented by their respective mayors at the recent meeting of the ATM, the Alliance of Tourism Municipalities in Spain, held during the World Travel Market in London this week. Along with representatives from San Bartolomé de Tirajana, they constituted the Canarian presence at the group event.

The AMT was conceived in March of this year, creating a unified platform for tourism boroughs in the country to allow them work on common causes, exchanging information and experiences, and proposing and advancing strategies to advance the industry as a whole.  The group also work to defend quality in hotel infrastructure, leisure options, sustainability and the respect for the environs.

“The tourists who visit Spain chose to visit specific places where they expect certain services, a care and level of attention dealing with all including the very basic questions, and we need to make sure these destinations are in the best possible condition” commented José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga.  He said that by working together they could access regional and national governments and the European Union to explain to them the realities of the industry and create positive synergies to meet future challenges.

Arona mayor José Julian Mena added, “Our integration into the alliance is very important for Arona and the south of Tenerife as a zone.  Here we have 8 of the most important tourist destinations in Spain working together as a force, working to garner investment for the modernisation of infrastructures, technological advances, and the renovation and diversification of the tourism offer”, adding that this would benefit competitivity, economic growth, and job creation.


Mena also said that thanks to the presence of his colleagues from Adeje and San Bartolome de Tirajana, Tenerife and the Canarias has their own voice at the table, equal billing as leaders of the industry. And the Adeje mayor continued along these lines, saying that together they were working “to evolve, improve and renovate the offer in a very active manner.”

Top footballers in Las Torres

This year, for the 11th consecutive time, Martin Tierney and Soccer Experience are bringing some top class footballers to Tenerife, to play in the Veterans International Tournament 2017, in the Las Torres Pavilion.

Sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and ex-Barça star Nayim

The weekend, November 11th and 12th, with the support of the Adeje council’s department of sport, brings together local amateur players, who generally play weekly in the Soccer Experience league here, and ex-pros from the Scottish, English, Irish and Spanish leagues. This year, for instance, Irish internationals Andy Reid and John Thomson are travelling over, as is Nayim, ex-Barça player, and John Fawcett of Royale International is bringing a full Nottingham Forrest squad to Adeje for the weekend.
While it’s a fun weekend of football, the teams take the matches seriously. This is also very much an open event for the public. It’s free in, with a chance to see some of your favourite ex-league stars, playing in 15 minute matches over the two days. The matches start from 12.15 on Saturday and Sunday, playing in a mini league format with finals on Sunday afternoon.
If you want to contact Soccer Experience visit their website www.socexp.com

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Recycle your imagination!

Students in Adeje’s primary schools can start making their recycled gadgets now

The annual Adeje competition encouraging children and families to create art from recycled materials is underway.   As in previous years, students in the borough’s public infant and primary schools are invited to submit entries in the ‘cacharro’ competition (A ‘cacharro’ is a gadget or gizmo, toy or model, which in this instance should be made from recycled materials, cans, boxes, etc).  This year the theme is recycling, and the competition is supported by Ascan Torrabonaf, the company that operates the town cleaning service.
This is the seventh year the competition has been run by the council and schools and children can bring their entries along to their schools between November 13th and 24th.    According to Adeje cultural councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera,  “as well as the talent, creativity and quality of the entries received over the years, we have also recognsied the value of inviting families to work together and to value the importance of recycling.
As in previous years all the chosen entries will be part of an exhibition in the Adeje cultural centre.  There will be three winners and three highly commended chosen by the jury from each education centre and prizes up to the value of €700 have been donated by Ascan Torrabonaf .  The prizes will be in the form of vouchers for books and school materials, of €40, €25 and €15 with certificated for the highly commended.  Use of recycled mateials, creativity, family participation and originality will be judged by the jury.
Pieces must be submitted in the schools, with a card in a closed envelope with the name of the work and the name and surname of the student, her or his class, age, and contact number.  The piece must have a corresponding sticker bearing the name of the work only.   The full list of regulations can be found online, www.adeje.es
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What to do in an emergency?


Adeje is inviting members of the public to suggest additional measures in emergency planning

The Adeje council and the Cruz Roja are organising a series of days to elaborate a programme to deal with security, emergencies and catastrophes, and they are inviting members of the public to add to the plan. The final date for suggestions is December 15th and people are invited to send their proposals to escuela@adeje.es. The final version of the plan will be discussed during March 2018.

According to councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares, “we want to make sure these working days have a participative element, to encourage and include ideas from local residents”.

The programme has three pillars already established. In the first place the response of the co-ordinated emergency team is in place, dealing with emergencies at local, national or international levels where relevant, with a panel of experienced personnel. The second point refers to analysis of the situation and the development of technologies in the field of emergency response and the third pillar examines the strengths and weaknesses of both public and private safety bodies and measures.

From these bases the programme is being developed and expanded and the councillor is making a special appeal to experts in the sector to help in the development and deployment of the plan to allow it meet properly the needs of any real emergency.

The ideas sent will be evaluated by the technical team responsible, and during January and February the final programme proposals will be evaluated.


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