Here in Tenerife the children believe their presents are bought by the Three Wise Men on El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany. We went to Los Cristianos to see a small festival about this. We walked from Costa Adeje to the port at Los Cristianos and that is about three miles! I got a bit hot walking, but thought it was good for Pete to walk off all the cakes he has had for breakfast here.

Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations

The beach front was packed with parents who had bought their children along to see a boat arrive at the port carrying the three kings. The kings were dressed in bright costumes, and walked among the crowds talking to the children.We noticed a big difference where we are staying in Costa Adeje to the other side of Los Americas where we walked to.

Sand Sculpture, Los Cristianos
Sand Sculpture, Los Cristianos

We were staying three nights at “Dream Hotel” a five star on the seafront, and found a secluded selection of upper class restaurants around the corner from our Hotel. Prices are higher here than in the north, but we did enjoy one too many Garlic Spaghetti at these restaurants. Found a very nice cocktail bar in the Paris shopping centre also in Costa Adeje.The big Hotels in the South and the rest of the Island are elaborately decorated for the festive season. Whilst staying in Santa Cruz we spotted a little train which was brightly decorated fro Christmas, and took families for a ride around the park.

Christmas Train Santa Cruz
Christmas Train Santa Cruz