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“Four Experience” to light up Los Realejos 

Los Realejos is about to present not just one attraction but four.

Four very different events have been organised under the one title of “Four Experience” which invites people to sample the four elements of earth, water, fire and air.

Los Realejos is a town in the north of Tenerife and has great ambitions to put itself on the tourist map for somewhere rather different to visit and explore.

One part of the “Four Experience” is the incredible firework display on May 3rd which is a long-held tradition and attracts a huge crowd.

The “Fuegos de Mayo” coincides with the festival of the crosses. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to admire around 300 crosses sited around the town, culminating in the evening with the firework display. This is one of the largest in Europe and is truly spectacular.

On May 3rd, so that people can enjoy the crosses to their full, there will be a free shuttle bus from avenida Los Remedios to the centre of Realejo Alto and La Cruz Santa and the main streets taking part which are calles de El Sol and El Medio Arriba. These transfers will be between 10.30am and 2pm and then from 3pm to 6pm.

As per tradition, there will be a church service at 11am in the parish of Apóstol Santiago and a procession through the streets.

The night procession will start at 10pm, from the same location, passing through calle de El Sol amidst the firework display, arriving at calle de El Medio Arriba for the second part of the pyrotechnic bo-nanza.

You can get a taster of what the event is like on www.losrealejos.travel.

Another exciting part of the four-day attraction is “Para-fest”, the second festival of para-gliding which represents the air factor of “Four Expe-rience”.

This takes place on May 3rd and 4th , with “lift-off” from La Corona, high on the hillside of Tigaiga, and landings on the sandy beach of El Socorro.

There will even be the chance to have a go at a tandem flight with an experienced pilot for those who have always wanted to give it a try.

Parafest has been endorsed by the Canary Federation of Air Sports and is organised by the local council through its sports department and Municipal School of Paragliding.

If all this wasn’t enough, Los Realejos is also incorporating “water” into Four Experience with its popular surfing festival, part of the Canary Surf Circuit championships.

This also takes place on May 3rd and 4th on the lovely beach of El Socorro (see also www.fcsurf.es). The day before, May 2nd, will see the annual La Laguna University surfing challenge and visitors will be able to have “baptism” sessions to see what this sport is all about.

The Mayor, Manuel Domínguez has issued an open invitation to everyone to come along to the town during Four Experience to see traditions, entertainment, the fireworks and thrilling sports with some of the world’s top athletes.

The local council’s site is on www.losrealejos.es should you wish to check times etc.