amunette.." But this is not your(ie Brit buyer) island or livelihood. You are a foreigner who chose to buy in a holiday resort. Who are us Brits to dictate to the Canarians when they should let off fireworks, hold parties, fiestas, discos etc? Just because Brits have decended en masse in LG does not mean they should have the final say in what goes. It is really not on to colonise a thriving town in a foreign country and turn it into a replica of a Brit pensioner retreat "
That is true, but do you have any idea what the local Canarians want on their Island(s) ? Do you think the majority are happy with places like Las Americas and Los Cristianos or do they just tolerate them for the tourist bucks ?
This website gives the history of the area, quote.." The tourist village of Los Gigantes was created in the 1970s, in a previously deserted and barren area, predominately by British Nationals, and one can still see the predominately British influence there today "
Los Gigantes was never a thriving town before the Brits arrived en masse and I doubt that many local Canarians are invoved in the parties, discos and fireworks. If the events were for celebrating local holidays, fiestas, Saint's days, weddings, Christenings etc..thats great. What you wish to promote is the exact opposite, entertainment for hordes of sunburnt tourists.
I think the party Edward attended sounds great. That was never intended as a regular event and by the looks of the pictures posted, was a most civilised and enjoyable celebration
The discussion has moved on and now seems to be about changing the entire character of Los Gigantes. Why does a peaceful and scenic resort need to be a pensioners retreat ? There are hundreds of successful holiday resorts that thrive without pandering to the drunken British sun, sea and sex brigade. I think the problem is that nobody can decide on how to market LG, at the moment you are trying to please everyone with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You can either go up-market and forget families with young children and teenagers, concentrating on turning Los Gigantes into an exclusive resort with quality accommodation, restaurants, amenities and attractions. Alternatively, you could go down-market and join the other resorts with all their problems that will surely follow. Personally, I like LG as it is, warts and all..but from the numerous postings a lot of people seem to think that things are stagnating. All I have to say is..be careful what you wish for..make the wrong decisions and there is no going back, you live in a beautiful place, dont spoil it !