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What is open in Tenerife on the Day of the Canary Islands?

On the 30th of May, Canary Islands Day, many services in Tenerife will have altered opening hours due to the regional holiday, with only certain establishments remaining open to the public.

The 30th of May, Canary Islands’ Day, is one of the most significant dates of the year in the Islands, when many people take the opportunity to go on a long weekend break. Few establishments remain open to the public as it is a regional holiday. So, what is open in Tenerife?

Day of the Canary Islands: General Guidelines

What is open in Tenerife on the Day of the Canary Islands?

According to the Order of 27 June 2011 of the Ministry of Employment, Industry and Commerce of the Canary Islands Government, in the areas considered Zones of Great Tourist Influence, commercial establishments within them have complete freedom to determine the days and hours that they will remain open to the public. For the restaurant sector, the closing time of the terraces may be increased by one hour with respect to the rest of the municipal territory, both in winter and in the summer period.

What Opens on 30 May in Tenerife?

What is open in Tenerife on the Day of the Canary Islands?

  • Essential Services: Health professionals, police, firefighters, and private security agents will be at work.
  • Pharmacies: Pharmacies that are on duty, as well as those that are advertised as being open 365 days a year, will remain open. You can consult the complete list by municipality online.
  • Bakeries: New franchises like El Horno de Pan or El Rincón del Pan, along with small establishments dedicated to the sale of bread and bread products, will be open.
  • 24-Hour Shops: These small supermarkets usually maintain their normal opening hours.
  • Bars and Cafés: Many bars and cafés will decide to open, taking advantage of the public holiday to serve an increased number of patrons.
  • Petrol Stations: Similar to pharmacies, not all petrol stations will be open, but many will offer their services. It is advisable to check which stations are open.
What is open in Tenerife on the Day of the Canary Islands?

  • Shopping Centres: In tourist hotspots, shopping centres such as Siam Mall, Rosa Center in the south of the island, or the Martiánez Shopping Centre in Puerto de la Cruz, will be open almost every day of the year.
  • Supermarkets: Some supermarkets in tourist areas will open their doors. However, major chains like Mercadona, Alcampo, Aldi, Carrefour, and Lidl have announced that they will not be open on Canary Islands Day. Most Canary Islands supermarkets will also be closed, except in tourist areas. It is best to check the updated information on their websites for specific opening hours.

On this regional holiday, it’s crucial to plan ahead and check the specific opening hours of establishments, especially if you are in need of essential services or plan to visit tourist areas.

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