Most of this has already been said but I will summarize:
1. Yes it is a bit cheesy – the “castle” couldn't be much more than 20 years old.
2. The food is as described – a bland soup followed by a surprisingly good whole chicken with a potato, then a hot banana. No cutlery. Each group has bottles of red and white wine, water and orangeade. They will offer jugs of beer – that’s EUR 5 each.
3. Of course the fights are stage managed – they have to be in order to avoid injury. The standard of horsemanship is good.
4. The flamenco dancers after the show (when the bar becomes a pay bar) are good, especially the soloist.
5. They do want you to buy their photos – each one was EUR 6. You can say no.
6. It is a little pricey – to go from Puerto de la Cruz down to the “castle”, see the show and get transported back is about EUR 55 a head, not cheap.
HOWEVER; it’s a fun evening out and you just have to relax and join in the fun. Do support “your knight” or, once he has been beaten, support the surviving “good knight”. Do go and watch the dancing – you can even join in if you are brave enough.
As long as you are prepared to do that you will have a great evening out.
Tip: Take some wet wipes to clean fingers after the meal.
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