Conflict resolution in families

The social education programme “Educar en Familia” continues in 2018

The Adeje council and the regional department of education, in collaboration with the regional federation of parents associations (FITAPA) and the Tenerife Cabildo, have announced details of this year’s social education programme “Educar en Familia” (education within the family). The aims of the programme are to provide a space where the families with school-going children are able to explore social themes and also arm themselves with the tools and strategies they may need to resolve conflict within the family.
This training programme is structured through two-hour workshops with different themes looking at the practical and participative themes for families. In Adeje there will be ten such workshops during February, March, April and May, all taking place in the Adeje cultural centre.

Education councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says this is a huge help for parents since its inception a number of years ago, with excellent results. “The course contents have been specialised to deal with certain themes of major interest, such as bullying, drug dependency, how the adolescent brain operates, sexual adolescence, diversity, family harmony, sport and emotional education, prevention of gender violence, etc. “


The first session for parents is on February 20th at 6pm, dealing with bullying, and the talk will be given by sociologist, Patricia G Ojeda. All the talks and workshops are in Spanish. Although the workshops are free, you will need to register to take part as places are limited. Email Further information is also available on the council webpage During the hours of the workshops care for under 3s is also provided.

Costa Adeje’s Happy Streets!



As part of their presentation at Fitur, the Spanish tourism trade fair, the Adeje council through the Costa Adeje Brand, launched the Happy Streets booking concept allowing people to buy a huge range of tickets for different events on one webpage.

Under the tagline, “Wherever you look, 360º of fun” the council detailed the creation of a web platform allowing visitors to look for information on events and book directly. The activites are both public (Council organised) and private and include cultural, music, sports and social happenings. The platform sees the Costa Adeje brand working with private institutions such as Siam Park, Hard Rock Hotel, Fara Producciones, Monkey Beach, La Terrazza del Mare, Le Club and Creventy.

“For us it is very clear that what is increasingly important and what is the main challenge for us is meeting the needs of a diversity of tourists, and coming up with a leisure offer to meet all needs and expectations”, said the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who has been attending Fitur with the borough tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira.

Events detailed online include The Passion (the Good Friday street theatre on the town’s Calle Grande every Easter), concerts in Siam Park, the Children of the 80s gigs in the Hard Rock Hotel and happenings in popular night-time venues such as Monkey Club, Terrazza del Mare and Le Club. “We are offering different activities for all kinds of visitors, from those who are travelling alone or with a partner to families with children of all ages”, commented the tourism councillor.

Under the Happy Streets label visitors can chose the kind of event they are interested in. By visiting and clicking on the Happy Streets option they will have a menu to choose from, and can view the calendar of events planned throughout the year as well as buying tickets where and when they wish to.

During Fitur details of the XXVIII Rally Villa de Adeje Cicar were also presented with the news that the organisers will be working to include the circuit on the international stage. During the 2018 rally technical inspections will be taking place and if all goes well the rally could be a European circuit. Present at this event were Adeje sports councillor, Adolfo Alonso, the president of the Adeje Rally Poli Delgado, the director general of Cicar and the president of the Spanish automobile federation, Manuel Aviñó.





Kings arrival and parade through the town!

Their majesties, the Magi, the three kings of the Orient, Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, will fly into Adeje by helicopter on this Friday evening shortly before 6pm where they will be greeted in the municipal football ground by hundreds of Adeje families, and the mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who will give them the master key to the town, which, for one night only, opens the door for their majesties to the borough’s houses, so gifts may be left.
There is a nominal cover charge for entry into the football ground of €1, and this year the seating on both sides of the pitch will be open to the public as, for reasons of security, the helicopter won’t be landing in the actual grounds.  Tickets are on sale in the Cultural Centre and at the door of the football grounds tomorrow.  The public are advised to arrive before 5pm.

Once their majesties have received the key from the mayor, they will rest before joining the parade, which will start at the Adeje health centre at 7pm and make its way up the Calle Grande to the Plaza de España.  The parade is in two parts – the first is ‘Fantasía’, with steel drums, dancing groups, tumblers, and famous cartoon characters as well as local performers from Ballet Beanky and Los Angeles.  The Adeje volunteer fire brigade will also be on hand as will postal workers to collect and deliver letters to the Three Kings from the borough’s children.   The second part of the parade will be more traditional with their majesties accompanied by biblical characters.
The councillor with responsibility for the parade, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says “this parade is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the season, bringing together thousands of people not just from Adeje but from all over the south of Tenerife.”  He added that the night’s events will “mark the end of the Adeje Christmas programme in which we have sought to reflect and stress the importance of social harmony, well-being and harmony among all our people”.
When the parade is finished there will be a traditional offering at the doors of the Santa Úrsula church and then their majesties will be in the Plaza de España to receive letters and talk to children.
PRESS ACCREDITATION: Members of the press interested in covering the events must contact the Adeje press office (by return of email) before 11am tomorrow, Friday January 5th, with your name, contact details and name of the media organisation in question.

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20 years of music and dance


This evening sees the start of the annual Adeje Dance and Theatre showcase, marking twenty years staging works in the borough. Every Friday the Adeje cultural centre will host a performance, starting at 8.30pm.

According to cultural councillor Adolfo Ferrera, “this has become a firm and favourite part of our annual calendar of artistic events and is evidence of our commitment to the art in general. And for the second year running the showcase coincides with the Adeje Gastronomy Fair with both events coming together at various stages during the month”.

This event the Morfema company stage a comedy, “El buen Samaritano”, and next Friday Burka Teatro offer “La Batalla”. The following week Paula Quintana interprets a poetic staging of “Siempre, en algún lugar”, combining dance, theatre and video and the showcase festival closes with “Me llamo Suleiman” staged by Una hora menos producciones.

Tickets for all performances are on sale in the Adeje cultural centre during the week or at the box office on the evening of the performance.
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Everything ready for ‘back to school’


Adeje’s schools are ready to receive the hundreds of students who are finishing up their summer holidays this weekend. Primary schools reopen their doors on Monday September 11th and the borough’s secondary schools on Wednesday September 13th.

During the months of July and August the council have invested over €50,000 in repairs to centres in the borough. The Adeje education councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says “this year we have invested money in improvements in all of the borough’s public centres following specific requests from the schools and the works carried out have improved security for pupils in the schools too”.

The works were carried out in conjunction with the department of works and local development under councillors Esther Rivero Vargas and Manuel Luis Méndez Martín. In Fañabe the entrance to the school has been upgraded with resurfacing and improvements to the park as well as an improvement in telecommunications in the school. In Adeje Casco the pavement outside the school’s main lower gate has been extended to offer greater safety to pupils, there is a ramp for those with reduced mobility, the steps to the courts have been improved and there is a new zone for the AMPA (parents’ association).

In Los Olivos the canteen floor has been renewed and there is a new archive area. In Las Torres the school farm has been completed, in Armeñime the sports courts have been resurfaced, the gardens and the school farm upgraded, and in Tijoco Bajo there is a new pavement with adapted paving and the centre’s façade is being redecorated.

While the secondary schools are actually run by a separate body, the council have met some of their outstanding needs and will be installing a new pedestrian access to the IES Adeje II (El Galeón) and installing benches in the IES Adeje I (Los Olivos) patios.

Sanitation facilities have been repaired in all of the borough’s infant and primary schools, classrooms and communal areas painted and garden and greens attended too. Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera: “We have been able to work to meet the requests of the schools in the borough as it is important that the centres are ready for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. We hope that the students can look forward to a year full of hope, learning and discovery”.

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Slam dunk in Adeje!

Top basketball teams face off this Saturday in a pre-season derby
The Trofeo Costa Adeje, this Saturday (8pm) will see the two top Canarian teams, Iberostar Tenerife and Herbalife Gran Canaria, face each other in the first derby of the season.

Launching details of the match, to be held in the Las Torres pavilion, were Adeje sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera, Roberto Konrad from Tenerife Top Training, and Iberostar Tenerife president Felix Hernández.

Both teams have enjoyed a headline grabbing season in 2016/2017, with the Tenerife side classifying for the Kings Cup and the title play-offs with the icing on the cake being victory in the Basket Champions League Final Four. The Gran Canarian side were crowned European Supercup champions. And while Saturday’s game may be a friendly, there is a healthy rivalry between the two sides. “The game has become a fixed part of the national pre-season calendar”, said Adolfo Alonso and Iberostar’s Felix Hernández. The councillor added that these kind of sporting events were very important for Adeje, and thanked both sides for bringing the derby to the borough for the second year in a row.

Tickets for the game are at “affordable prices, as we want to ensure that fans can come and see the game”, added Adolfo Alonso, with the sports department also announcing an increase in seating for the match. Hernández said this was a very important tournament for the players and the public, given that this year they would be seeing the Champions League title holders play the European Super Cup winners, here in Adeje. “Despite the fact that this is a pre-season game we have spent weeks in preparation to guarantee the public that they will see a top class sporting event”.

Hernández detailed too how many of this year’s new season tickets holders were from the south of the island –more than in previous years, “proof that the team is consolidating its base here in the south”.

Roberto Konrad said Tenerife Top Training was delighted to be the sponsors of the match. “Our doors are always open to Iberostar Tenerife. Being able to sponsor events of this kind is part of our commitment to sports in general.”
The match will also be broadcast on Television Canarias on Sunday September 3rd at 11.25am.
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Comedy returns to the Adeje stage in September

The Adeje department of creative development, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, is bringing comedy back to the stage this September for the second year running with the ‘Adeje je je’ festival of laughs, continuing to promote theatre as a tool for cultural enrichment.

The councillor stressed that “cultural activities help us reinforce the importance of creativity and creative development. In Adeje we are constantly working to offer initiatives that appeal to all sectors of the public and we know that comedy is always in demand, something we saw last year. That’s why we have decided to mount the festival for the second year running, bringing laughter to the theatre during the month of September.

The comedy nights will be on four Fridays during next month, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September, in the Adeje Cultural Centre theatre, from 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale in the centre or at the door on the night. All works are in Spanish.

Friday September 8th, Palante producciones y Darío López with Echadito Palante
Friday September 15th, Abubukaka, with Cuenta Deluxe
Friday September 22nd, Juan cállate with Un Leñador no es un diseñador
Friday September 29th, Doble M with Inspector Sullivan.

Adeje and CaixaBank renew aid programme

Last week councillors Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and Isabel Fernández González, from the departments of education and social welbeing respectively, voiced their delight at the renewal of the partnership programme with CaixaBank through their social department, “La Caixa”. The Adeje councillors met with the Tenerife West negotiations director, María del Pilar Quiroga Gutiérrez and the main CaixaBank director in Adeje, Eva María Salazar Arrocha.

The continuation of this collaborative programme contributes to three specific programmes, including one that works to guarantee that no child is without school materials. Under this scheme families suffering economic difficulties can apply for help with purchasing school materials for the 2017/2018 academic course.

The “Ningún niño sin bigote” (no child without a moustache – a milk moustache in this instance) is inviting the public to donate milk (long life milk) with collection points around the borough, in the Adeje town cultural centre, the Las Torres and El Galeón sports centres as well as the bank, and all the milk collected will be distributed via the municipal food bank.

The third project is also linked to education and sees the CaixaBank working to support the Adeje Summer University. Altogether the bank is donating €18.000 to support these educational/social aid programmes.

Open bay swims this Saturday in Costa Adeje

The 5th Costa Adeje open swim welcomes more international swimmers

The 7,8k and 2.8k swims leave from Ajabo and La Enramada beaches arriving at Fañabe

This year there has been a noticeable increase in the number of overseas swimmers flying into Tenerife to take part in the ‘Travesia a Nado Costa Adeje’, the Costa Adeje open sea bay swims, taking place this Saturday, May 20th. This is the 5th year the races are taking place, organised by the Adeje council and the Anima2 Association.

Each year the numbers taking part have increased, underlining the importance the swims now have in the Canarian sporting calendar, in particular the longer swim of almost 8 kilometres.

The main change from last year is the extension of the distance of the shorter swim from 1,300m to 2.800 and the 7,500 to 7,800, with well over 200 swimmers signed up to take part. Adeje’s sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera commented on the importance “that the council places on events of this kind, in a sport with many followers, at the same time allowing us show the delights of our borough to the many sporting visitors”.

The councillor voiced his particular pleasure at how the event has consolidated its position as “one of the important sporting events of its kind in the island, not just attracting local athletes, but also teams from the Spanish peninsula and Ireland, for example”, with the participation of swimmers from the “Phoenix Masters Swimming Club”, from Dublin and the Cork Triathlon Club. Last year’s winner was also from Northern Europe – Briton James Secoy, a Tenerife resident, and who is participating again this year.

The longer race will start from the Ajabo beach in Callao Salvaje at 4pm and the shorter one from the La Enramada beach in La Caleta at 5pm.both finishing at Fañabe beach, and followed by the prize giving ceremonies. .

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Music in the main street!


The El Mesturao group will host a music event on Adeje’s Calle Grande on May 20th

The musical group El Mesturao will host the II ‘Festival de Parrandas’ (festival groups) in Adeje’s Calle Grande on May 20th from 9pm. Taking part this year will be the “La Peseta” group from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, bringing their particular Canarian touch to the evening.

To celebrate the festival, various bars and restaurants along the town’s main street will make sure their clients have excellent seats to enjoy this open-air free show, which was hugely appreciated last year during the first festival of this kind.

“With the event we are contributing to the evolution of new traditions and offering free live music to the public which we hope all can enjoy”, said the councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.

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