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Title: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on January 25, 2019
Is work actually under way on this new building, as Janet Anscombe's site says? Is the hideous eyesore shell of a building further along being demolished?

It says Cristal apartments going for 750,000 euros!! Does anyone think there will be a rush to buy?
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on January 25, 2019
8 sold already according to Paul Ruane website
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on January 25, 2019
That surprises me Pete. I wouldn't want the walk back up the hill all the time.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: VictorM on January 26, 2019
Has the work started?  You bet - very noisy yesterday. No sign any demolition, only of the cliff!
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: pilgrim on January 26, 2019
That will be the last bit of the village to be built on.
Developers will have to start looking for a new area.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on January 26, 2019
I wonder if we'll hear it in El Sombrero?
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: pilgrim on January 26, 2019
Yeh, you will do, but maybe the music from harbour club could drown it out.
But then again the beating drown from above maybe better, even more melodic,,,,,
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: VictorM on January 27, 2019
Unfortunately, the Cristal noise can be heard on Crab Island as well as most of the area.  That does finish before the Harbour Club starts, though, so not any clashing of the varying sounds.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on January 27, 2019
There’s a similar development called Aqua suites planned for Av. Maritima next to the Jacaranda apartments
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on January 27, 2019
This really isn't boding well for our holiday.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on January 28, 2019
I'll be over myself in 3 weeks time. Just have to accept building work goes on everywhere, holiday resort or not.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on January 28, 2019
Report back what it's like please Pete?
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 24, 2019
You asked me to report back on the goings on Sandylea. We'll it's Monday to Friday for the jackhammers carving out the rock for the Cristal apartments. Personally we don't find it a problem but I suppose it's how close you are. There are also roadworks on the road to the Marina with traffic lights. They are digging up the roads in Puerto Santiago, looks like they are replacing drains. There are jackhammers going at Hotel Playa Arena, they are building where the waterfall was. Can't be much fun if your staying there. The walkway from Barcelo to Crab Island is nowhere near finished. Must have been a shock to residents of Sansofe.
The seafront at San Juan is being upgraded with the roadworks causing traffic to be routed one way.
But the weather's great and we're still having a great time 😁
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on February 25, 2019
Blimey!  Why on earth is all of this going on at the same time? Madness.  Only four and a half weeks and we'll be there. Hope I'm not disappointed because all of this.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: AWOL on February 25, 2019
You asked me to report back on the goings on Sandylea. We'll it's Monday to Friday for the jackhammers carving out the rock for the Cristal apartments. Personally we don't find it a problem but I suppose it's how close you are. There are also roadworks on the road to the Marina with traffic lights. They are digging up the roads in Puerto Santiago, looks like they are replacing drains. There are jackhammers going at Hotel Playa Arena, they are building where the waterfall was. Can't be much fun if your staying there. The walkway from Barcelo to Crab Island is nowhere near finished. Must have been a shock to residents of Sansofe.
The seafront at San Juan is being upgraded with the roadworks causing traffic to be routed one way.
But the weather's great and we're still having a great time 😁

You forgot the road pavement rebuilding and one way system between Varedero and Legends bar which has quite a long way to go yet at the speed of work and the road works rebuilding near the plaza at P Santiago by the Hiperdino.

Awol
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: angiebabes on February 25, 2019
Don’t also forget the reinforcing of the walls to the football pitch at the back of Caesar Hotel, and the works ‘yard’ that’s been made by removing trees etc in the plaza next to Caesar Hotel, both sites causing much noise and dust.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 25, 2019
Maybe it's all being done before the EU money tap gets turned down after Brexit.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: AWOL on February 25, 2019
And the little street by the church on the hill above P Santiago which is now closed off as they have built a WALL across it would you believe.


Awol
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: unhappy on February 25, 2019
All this expense when the World is on the verge of a recession, according to the building notices on each project there are no EU funding details so the councils are paying for the works themselves.

All this when the Canaries had a drop in visitors last year, I might just buy another property when the prices drop,

As for the reported prices at PR Cristal, I viewed a local private 5 bed 3 en-suite villa with own pool 3 car parking with fantastic views it has been built to the highest standard just under a million pounds no competition and no fees 
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: pilgrim on February 25, 2019
Where was the villa!
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: losgiganteskid on February 25, 2019
That surprises me Pete. I wouldn't want the walk back up the hill all the time.

Suppose anyone with three quarters of a million euros to spend can afford a taxi to and from the village, or a rather swish hire car - just hope they find somewhere to park !

I may make myself available to give them a piggy back up and down to the village if the price was right !! :D
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: unhappy on February 25, 2019
Just some info on the road works in Valeadero because it is a one way system you can not catch the bus past the road that leads upto the LG hotel which is the way it now goes to Alcla & further. There are bus stops above the new Mercadona on the main road & one before the junction back into Valeadero.

If you are catching the bus back from PSW you catch it on the wrong side of the road just before the road works but make sure the bus has LG on the front or you will be heading up the motorway.

The villa is in PA and it is fabulous.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 25, 2019
Surely it can't be a bad thing that all this infrastructure is being upgraded and new projects are taking place. A bit of short term inconvenience should be worthwhile in the long term.
Good to see few new additions in the Marina, a Dino's minimarket has opened, the cheap jewellery store replaced be Ale-Hop selling all the novelty items you never knew you needed and El Rincon Dr Antonio Tapas closed but now replaced by Trattoria Maria Rosa.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: AWOL on February 25, 2019
Totally agree but just think better to hit one job at a time rather then very few hands on lots of jobs like they seem to do🤔


AWOL
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: linda on February 25, 2019
Don't forget the work by legends is not Santiago del Teide but arona
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: VictorM on February 25, 2019
Linda - Legends is in Guia de Isora.  Arona is the other side of Playa de las Americas from Los Gigantes
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: AWOL on February 25, 2019
Legends is overlooking the beach at Playa la Arens above Angelos furniture shop. Well the one I drink at anyway.

Awol
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on February 25, 2019
Trouble is the workmen are just sooooo slow.  When we go to Turkey, they build whole 5* star hotels in half the time it takes the Canarians to do something like just repave the square (badly).

Good to hear of new businesses in the marina although I will miss el rincon de Antonia.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: janey on February 27, 2019
the 'new residents' at christal will be very disappointed to hear of more shops selling 'novelty items' otherwise known as cheap rubbish in the harbour.  what is it with all these shops?  there is a big chinese warehouse selling this stuff in the old mercadona, and in the puerto santiago back streets.
not exactly upmarket shopping.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: pilgrim on February 27, 2019
Just seen these apartments in Royal estate agents window in Los Christianos. It is saying 22, 2bed and 2 bath each has own infinity pool. Prices from 450.000 Euros!     so it seems they are 300,000 euros cheeper than here in LG!
You being truly minted Unhappy, maybe you could by a couple and turn them around for a quick profit.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 27, 2019
Those apartments could be the Aqua Suites one down from Cristal. Work hasn't started on them yet.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 27, 2019
I would say in defence of the Ale Hop novelty gift shop, its a bit more upmarket than the usual, having branches in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville etc.
 
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: SandyLea on February 27, 2019
We went to Ale Hop in Nerja, Malaga province, and very nice it was too!
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: will on February 27, 2019
How do you pronounce Ale Hop shop?
Is the Ale part the same as in meaning beverage?
There is an Ale Hop shop in Cristianos.
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: Pete on February 27, 2019
I believe it's pronounced like the circus gymnasts used to say.
'Allez hup'
Title: Re: Cristal
Post by: frogeddy on February 28, 2019
Spot on Pete.....