Adeje’s young writers commit to equality

The winners of the Adeje secondary school short story competition commemorating International Day Against Violence Against Women were named last night

“Gender violence is a scourge which must be eradicated, root and branch” was the overriding sentiment voiced at last night’s event to mark the winners of the Adeje short story competition for the borough’s secondary school students. The night also awarded artists who concentrated on the theme of good treatment practices. Both events are designed to raise awareness among young people of equality and respect among the sexes and genders.

“Sadly the statistics are horrifying with an average of 50 women killed as a result of gender violence annually, and over 700,000 reports of violence and abuse. That means we have over 700,000 abusers in our society too”, commented the councillor for equality policies, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro. She reported that just a number of hours prior to last night’s event another women had lost her life bringing the number to 45 in 2017. “Unfortunately this is only the tip of the iceberg, and is an indication of the kind of suffering many thousands of women are enduring day after day, to often in silence, without the means to escape”.

This is why, the councillor explained, “The Adeje council work to sow the seeds of change to overcome this problem. Because this is a job for all social agencies, to work to prevent and to care for those women who are suffering as a result of gender violence. We mustn’t forget that the children in families are suffering too. So our work must be in training, awareness raising events and activities in our education centres, workshops and more such as this short story competition, concentrating on the issue of gender violence, and the art competition on good treatment practices. What we want is that students think about the theme and put into words and colours and shapes what they are feeling and thinking. After all they are the future of our society”.

The short story jury commented that the level of participation was one of the highest since the competition began. First prize went to Corina Linarea Quinteros, second place was for Nicole Almeda Ehemann, and third place went to Agustina Kasperskas. All three are 4th year students in IES El Galeón secondary school.

In the art competition, the winners were judged on relevance to the theme, originality, artistic quality, technique and sensitivity. There were a number of winners – Paola Blas, Lilia Piva and Natalia Llamas (IES Adeje) for “Amar te duele”, the work “Freedom” by Anna Sosina and Paola C. Tunarosa, from the Costa Adeje school was second and third prize was for “Speak your mind” by Rafael Hernández Pérez, also from the Costa Adeje school.



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Saturday November 25th Adeje activities suspended due to weather alert

The mayor has also ordered the closure of all municipal buildings tomorrow, except the local police and civil protection unit

The Adeje mayor, having been informed by the municipal emergency co-ordination committee (CECOPAL) of an official weather alert in place from midnight tonight (Friday/Saturday) due to expected high winds and rain, has taken the decision to suspend Adeje council organised activities from midnight tonight (00.00 November 25th) until further notice.

He has also ordered the closure of all municipal buildings tomorrow, except the local police and civil protection unit. The mayor has also asked hotel managements in the borough to make their clients aware of the current and overnight situation and the alert in place so that they may take appropriate decisions regarding activities and excursions planned for the weekend. He also asks that hotels request that visitors respect the instructions of the police and authorities in this regard and heed necessary recommendations.

Furthermore the local population are asked to be aware of the alert in place and take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their families, and if they require clarification or assistance to call the local police or civil protection unit ((922747206 – 922716508) or in the case of an emergency to call 112 or 012 for information.

The alert remains in place until further official notice from the regional security directorate.



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Students, gender and stereo-typing


The Adeje councillors for equality and youth, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro and Zebenzui Chinea Linares, organised an event yesterday (Thursday) for over 400 3rd and 4th year secondary school students from the borough, as part of events leading up to International Day Against Violence Against Women on November 25th. This was a video-forum where the students had the opportunity to debate relevant concepts already discussed in class, resolve doubts and suggest ways in which things could be improved in the area of gender equality.

Using audio-visual supports in the Adeje cultural centre, the students were able to explore issues of gender violence in its many forms and how to identify it and deal with it. They also discussed myths and stereotypes associated with gender violence and gender identification as well as romantic relationships.


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Taste, vote, win


The Adeje Tapas route, part of the month-long Degusta.Me festival, is up and running with 14 restaurants, bars and cafes taking part and the public have until Sunday November 26th to taste and vote for their top tapas.

There are prizes for the public as well as the restaurants, with a cruise for two, courtesy of the Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centre, as well as an overnight stay in a hotel for two, with lunches and dinners also to be won. For the participating restaurants the awards range from Tapa Oro (gold) Tapa Professional, Tapa Plata (silver) and Tapa Bronce (bronze).

Each tapa is on offer for €2 on its own or €3 with a drink. When you have eaten you can ask for the competition leaflet and make sure the restaurant stamps the section reserved. When you have four stamps you can then cast your vote, naming your favourite tapa in the space provided, and place your vote in the boxes in the Adeje cultural centre, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) or the Adeje Youth Centre (Casa de la Juventud).

The tapas route participants are: El Puente Taberna Amores, Loren’s Tasca, El Rincón del Sushi de Adeje, Tasca Italiana La Favorita bakery, Cafe Atlántida, Bar La Salud Tasca El Cañón, Cafe Casa Juan, Cafe Compostela, Metro pizza, León de Venezia and Rincón de Aranda.




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Adeje’s cheeses – best in the world


The Adeje-based cheesemakers, Montesdeoca, have won Supergold at the World Cheese Awards as well as numerous other medals


The Adeje cheesemakers Montesdeoca have just returned from the London World Cheese Awards, which brings to together the world’s top dairy producers and sellers every year. This year there were 3,000 products competing from 33 countries.

Overall the Canary Islands took home numerous awards, with winners from Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife, where the Montesdeoca dairy took a total of 9 prizes.

For the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, “the success of this company is unparalleled, and is the result of a combination of hard work, dedication to things well done, to looking after staff and care for quality. This is a family company which also creates jobs. Montesdeoca works to ensure their products are quality products, using excellent primary materials and are a fine example of the kind of company that shows Adeje to be a borough that is productive, prosperous and attractive for investors”.

One of the titles awarded to Montesdeoca this year was a Supergold for their cured goat and oregano cheese. They won three silvers and five bronzes as well for their range of excellent cheeses, cured and semi-cured.

“This is an honour for our small family company” a spokesperson for Montesdeoca said”, “and we are now listed amongst the 66 best cheese-producers in the world, an achievement that we are delighted about”.

And you don’t have to travel far to try these world-class cheeses as their dairy is in Tijoco Bajo, by Llano de las Flores, or you can buy them every week, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, at the Adeje’s Farmers Market. More information on their cheeses is also available from their webpage


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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
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.