The Mueca Festival in Puerto de la Cruz is synonymous with life, joy, fun, entertainment and street art for all audiences. That is why, year after year is consolidating its success with a large number of attendees, who want to enjoy the streets of Puerto de la Cruz in a different way and be surprised by the many activities that can be found in the Mueca Festival, along with an environment even more animated than usual in this city.
The edition of 2016 will take place between Thursday 12 and Sunday May 15 .
What can be found at the Festival Mueca?
Theater, music, circus, visual arts, dance, acrobats, actors, musicians, storytellers, people of all kinds and of all nationalities, and in general, live street art.
The Mueca Festival can especially be enjoyed the most central areas of Puerto de la Cruz, such as the Plaza del Charco, the space of the Archaeological Museum, the Plaza de Europa, etc …
It is common to see on Mueca Festival large family groups, from long-lived members to children, but they all enjoy it with great enthusiasm due to the high quality of the performances and the fantasy that develops in them.
There have already been several awards won by the Mueca Festival, and it has become one of the main cultural events to be found on the Canary Islands.
There are also many companies that support Mueca in their local special programming for the festival.
In addition, the Mueca Festival is another incentive to enjoy all the possibilities offered by Puerto de la Cruz and the surrounding area. Enjoy the best cuisine of the Canary Islands, or be amazed by the beautiful scenery in this area of the island.
Numbers of Festival Mueca
Each year, the success of the Festival Mueca in Puerto de la Cruz is greater, achieving higher participation rates. During the 2015 edition ther were brought together 28 art companies, 419 artists, 96 functions, a 12% increase in hotel occupancy, 1000 tourist offices promoting this event and about 70,000 spectators.
In addition the Festival Mueca also has international partnerships in France, through the Festival Les Translatines and in Colombia, the Manizales Theatre Festival.
Mueca also has partnerships to promote the festival in places like Madrid, London, Berlin and Moscow thanks to the Tourist Offices of Tenerife.
A festival that arises from collective participation
The economic crisis and the lack of institutional funds to continue funding Mueca caused in 2010 that its realization was interrupted. However, collective mobilization among citizens, organizations and businessmen led to that the festival could go ahead to today, having already more than 10 editions. In short, Mueca goes far beyond artistic expression, it also represents an ideology, thinking that by uniting people with a common goal can be achieved great successes that positively impact society.
Links to enjoy the festival
We share with you some links that will be useful to make the most of Mueca Festival: first the full program of Mueca Festival, and on the other hand the map with the locations where different events will take place.
The best of the festival
The Mueca Festival has many incentives and a lot of professionals performing the numerous artistic representations that you can enjoy these days in Puerto de la Cruz, but there is something even better in the festival and that is hard to describe: the magnificent environment and energy produced in the city during the course of the Festival. A brotherhood between visitors and citizens, including adults and children, among people of all conditions together through art.
A perfect week to visit Puerto de la Cruz
If you are thinking of coming to know Puerto de la Cruz, the weekend from 12 to 15 May may be the perfect time, because not only can walk through its streets and explore its history in the usual way, but also, for during the afternoons and evenings, you can enjoy live entertainment, an explosion of joy in the street and the confluence of a great positive energy as is grouped during the course of the Festival.
If you decide to come, we at Ambassador Apartments will offer all the comforts to make this a memorable stay. Book now and do not miss the chance to enjoy this unique experience in Puerto de la Cruz, thanks to Mueca Festival.