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Los Gigantes beach - NOW OPEN
« on: January 25, 2011 »
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  • I've read that the contract was awarded to repair the beach and was due to start early January. Is there any signs now of this happening? I read the work was supposed to take 2 and half months, we arrive on March 22nd so I was hoping the works may be complete by then, but only if it started on time! Hoping for a quiet relaxing holiday not listening to heavy drilling etc, we are staying in the Marina apartments so we will be quite close to the beach. Can anyone shed any light please?
    « Last Edit: April 15, 2011 by Dolly Diver »

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach work
    « Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011 »
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  • Me hoping the same - am due out on 29th March ???

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach work
    « Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • Had a chat with Councillor Gerald last night and he informs me that work on the beach has actually starterd. 

    The work is not visible to us yet.  The huge pins and net needed are being made, and it is expected that in a couple of weeks we should see lots of activity in Calle Adelfa as work will start at the top and work down.

    The plan is to have the beach open by Easter.

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011 »
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  • Thanks Dolly - that is very encouraging!

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011 »
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  • Work started this morning from Calle Adelpha see pic http://losgigantes.com/news

    paulaf

    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011 »
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  • Thanks for the info Dolly. As it looks like the work will still be ongoing whilst we are there, we are staying in the Marina apartments so quite close to the beach, have you heard how noisy the works are? Is there lots of drilling etc and heavy machinery? Do we need to bring our earplugs?!! What hours do they generally work on it?

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011 »
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  • Most of the work is being carried out from the beach.  There are no reports of noise. Work is going on mainly in the mornings.

    See latest picture http://losgigantes.com/news

    paulaf

    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011 »
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  • Thanks Dolly, could you just give us another update in 2-3 weeks time. Looking forward to our holiday there soon now!

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011 »
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  • Thanx for the link Chiquita, very informative xx

    Julie  :)

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011 »
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  • Nice website.

    The cage in which the men are drilling the rock face should have a roof on it to shelter them in the event of a rock fall. Will they never learn?

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011 »
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  • HSE doesn't exist here!

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011 »
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  • Obviously not - hope they work safely to  completion!

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011 »
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  • Thankyou Chiquita x

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011 »
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  • Anyone able to tell me how the work on cliffs is progressing?  Coming out week after next. (can't wait!) Thank you.

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #15 on: March 21, 2011 »
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  • Apparently they are ahead of schedule

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011 »
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  • Thanks Dolly - will have a look (if possible) at progress -I come out on 29th and am really looking forward to it.

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - WORK HAS STARTED
    « Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011 »
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  • The workers on the beach are now spraying the pinned and netted cliff face with concrete.  All being well it could be open for the weekend.

    Will keep you posted.

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    It's official.  Work has finished.  The Los Gigantes beach will be open again on Friday 15th April at 12:00 noon.

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    « Last Edit: April 14, 2011 by Dolly Diver »

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    Now that is brilliant news, lets hope LG can claw back the beach sun worshiping refugees that had to go to Arena, S.Juan and Fanabe beaches to return to LG for their UVA fix.  This news must be a welcome relief for the shop traders along the beach road

    I wonder when or if Restaurant Jessie will re-open, have to say never eaten there but heard many people say the food was good. 

    Now, where did I put those cossies !!  ;)
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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    Great news!  Walked down beach road to check on progress last Monday - came back to UK on Tuesday - but will return in September.  Very glad about loss of bless/curse too!

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    Re: Los Gigantes beach - NOW OPEN
    « Reply #21 on: April 17, 2011 »
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  • The Beach has opened i believe  fantastic!!!!