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Declare your assets, or risk a hefty penalty

Posted by dolly diver on March 23, 2013
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The British Embassy has updated its guidance on taxation for Britons who are resident in Spain, following the recent Royal Decree that reinforces an existing obligation on all residents in Spain – both Spanish and foreign nationalities alike – to file an annual informative declaration of assets held overseas. The Decree allows for tougher penalties for non-compliance.

See British Embassy for full information

Los Gigantes Carnaval Program Feb 1013

Posted by dolly diver on February 7, 2013
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Changes to driving licence laws

Posted by dolly diver on February 2, 2013
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Rumours have abounded about the driving licence changes that came into force across Europe on January 19.
What is certainly true is that the changes will affect everyone resident in any European country and, in particular, people from countries such as the UK who are living on foreign shores.

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The Lions Club – Santiago del Teide are holding their Charter Night this year at El Marques, Puerto Santiago on Saturday 23rd February. As in previous years the event will be a full sit down buffet followed by cabaret & dancing till late. The evening starts at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm sit down. Anyone that has experienced an El Marques Buffet will know what an amazing selection of food they provide.
In addition to the cabaret which features the popular entertainers, Gavin Nicholas & Tony Kay, there will be our usual Euro note draw with great prizes donated by local businesses.
This promises to be a great fun night & with the price of the tickets still held at 30 euros per person & including half a bottle of wine per person it is excellent value. There will be Happy Hour at the bar & Dress Code for the evening is Smart Casual.
As it will be Carnaval time in Los Gigantes why not start the evening with us & then, after midnight, move down to the Plaza & enjoy the fun there .
Tickets are available from El Marques Resales Office in Puerto de Santiago or call 666 362 092.

Christmas Programe of events 1st Dec – 5th Jan

Posted by dolly diver on November 30, 2012
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20:00 – Los Gigantes Plaza. Sr. Alcalde Juan Damián Gorrin Ramos and Members of Santiago del Teide Lion’s Club oversee the switching on of the Christmas illuminations and the Tree of Lights.

Concert from the Banda Municipal de Santiago del Teide playing in the Plaza Boganvilla Los Gigantes.


Painting competition titled “Town Commerce” which is aimed at the students from the schools around Santiago del Teide.



31ST SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE CRAFT Exhibition.  An exhibition of works from the XV1Photographic and Painting Competition entitled “Corners of Santiago del Teide”

Canaries Folklore Groups Street parade at 12.00 and at 5pm through Los Gigantes.


Carol singing from 7pm In the Plaza Vigilia, Puerto Santiago with the Folklore School of Santiago del Teide.



From 5pm until 8pm. FIESTA FRIDAY. Bouncy castle and music. In the Asemteide Centre, Playa de la Arena.



6pm - Plaza Vigilia. Lions Club Christmas Fayre.

Paella, wine and hot chestnuts.  Live music from 21:00

From 8pm Sports Gala in the Pancracio Sports Complex.


4.30pm “SHARING IS LIFE” 7TH Annual food, games and toy collection

With –Interactive games area (Wii, Play Station and Karaoke) Fun Football and Bouncy Castle in the Pabolión Casco, Santiago del Teide.

7pm Carol Singing from the Folklore School of Santiago del Teide in the Plaza Buganvilla Los Gigantes.


Day of Sport
17:00 – 20:00  Puerto Santiago Square – Activities and music for the children

19:30 La Vigillia square – Concert by Victor Rodriguez


16:00 Puerto Santiago football stadium – charity football tournament and collection of food and toys.

20:00 Los Gigantes Square – Christmas convert by folklore Canarian groups and the municial band.


16:30 – Musical performances and collection of food and toys




19:00 La Vigillia Square – Christmas concert by Canarian folklore group “Sabanda”



16:30 – La Vigillia Square – Children’s activities with music and games



18:00 Christmas basketball tournament “Third memorial Carlos A. Rodriguez – Figueroa Sanchez” organised by Sports department andB.C. Guama, in Tamaimo.



17:00 – 20:00 Los Gigantes Plaza – Activities and music for the children



From 22:00 Los Gigantes Plaza – New Year’s Eve Dance




Great cavalcade of the 3 Kings

19:30 Playa Arena – Puerto Santiago

20:30 Los Gigantes




Los Gigantes Marina Fair, 12th – 19th of November.

Posted by dolly diver on November 13, 2012
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Los Gigantes Marina Fair, from the 12th till the 19th of November.
A food fair in the bars and restaurants of Los Gigantes (double click on poster for full details)

For weekend program 18th & 19th November scroll to bottom of page

Saturday 17th of November
9am Opening with an exhibition of photos of Los Gigantes, from the past.
9:15am An open doors day for the Adventure and Leisure businesses. They can exhibit their various services during the day, giving discounts and prizes.
9:30am Entertainment with “Rocódromo and Tirolina.
10:00 -12:00 Fire fighting equipment exhibition.
12:00 Exhibition of Key rings
12:00 The start of the 15km Kayak race from Los Gigantes.
12:30pm Exhibition of wallet and bag making
5pm Stilts and tricycles on the street.
5:30pm Origami and paper models.
6:00pm Exhibition of marine animal, all made from recycled waste.
6:00pm Musical bands performing in the marina and on the beach road.
9-9:00pm Fashion show.
10-12; 00pm Live music with the Chango Mantinga and the Caracoles group.
Sunday 18th of November
10:00am Exhibition of photos from the past (Coastal)
10:00am Opening of the mobile Whale and Dolphin Museum.
12:00 Painting exhibition
12.30pm Course “Biology for a Day” Enrolment in the Ludotecas in the district.
3.00pm The release of Turtles and /or Pardelas (Shearwaters) from the Los Gigantes beach
6.00pm Live music from Chango Montinga group.
6.10pm Stilts and trycicles in the street.
6.15pm Exhibition of”El mar de los Sentidos” Discover new sensations.
6.15pm ”Make up” exhibition.
8.00pm Live music with Tio Franklin from the Bandana Group.
10.00pm Close of activities.

The Lions Club – Santiago del Teide in collaboration with with Santiago del Teide – Social Services Department are organising a Grand Benefit Dinner at The Hotel Costa Los Gigantes on Saturday 24th November at 7.30 pm in favour of the Santiago del Teide Lions Club Charity Funds. The proceeds from the event will go towards supporting local families in the present times of great need. Tickets for the Dinner are priced at 20 euros each & include the excellent sit down buffet & half a bottle of wine per person.
Top Class Entertainment is also included & there will be a Grand Raffle during the evening with great prizes donated by local businesses. Dress code for the evening will be smart casual.
Tickets are available now from El Marques Resales Office in Puerto de Santiago or call 666 362 092.
This event is part of the ongoing support that Santiago del Teide Lions Club give to the neediest local families throughout the year.

Pay up or get out in 10 days

Posted by dolly diver on September 17, 2012
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Tenants who are in arrears with their rent can be evicted within ten days if they are not able to present a reasonable explanation before a judge.

This is just one of the measures contained in a bill entitled “Measures for Promoting Flexibility and Giving Impetus to the Rental Housing Sector”, which has been put into force, by the Spanish Council of Ministers.

In the past regulations forced the landlord to sue in court and obtain a judgment for eviction due to non-payment of rent. This was a very lengthy process, and right up to the last minute, the tenant could pay something and avoid eviction.

The new law sets a deadline of ten days for the tenant to pay their outstanding rent, and if they do not, a judge can terminate the contract immediately, without further proceedings.

The completion of the process will be by order of the judge, instead of a decree issued by the clerk of the court.

Help stop a fraudster

Posted by dolly diver on September 2, 2012
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Financial hardship is no excuse for claiming benefits you are not entitled to, benefit officials have warned, as they encourage Brits who suspect a fraudster to call the hotline in Spain.

Whether you live in Spain or the UK there’s no avoiding the current economic crisis but taxpayers’ money should go to those who need it most, not to a small percentage of Brits who have chosen to fund a life in Spain at the UK taxpayer’s expense.

Call the benefit fraud hotline 900 554 440  Read More

Homeowners who rent out their properties to holidaymakers are being warned they could face huge fines unless they comply with Spanish law.
The British Embassy has become aware of a number of cases where homeowners have been fined up to €30,000 for letting properties without the correct permits. Read more