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Los Gigantes Carnaval Program Feb 1013

Posted by dolly diver on February 7, 2013
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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.

Pay Parking introduced on Los Gigantes Marina

Posted by dolly diver on August 28, 2012
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There is total chaos in Los Gigantes as the new pay to park system is introduced on Los Gigantes Marina.

Cars arriving at the marina are now stopped at the barrier.  It’s take a ticket to enter or reverse into the beach road to turn.  The many people who choose not to pay and need to turn around are causing traffic jams backed up to Tamara.

Those who choose to pay are charged €1.90 per hour.  Berth owners can purchase a monthly pass costing €55.

Locals who work on the marina are now taking up parking spaces elsewhere in the village much to the annoyance of business owners.

So those who used to park their car behind the hotel to enjoy a day at the oasis now find the only place they can get parked is on the marina at €1.90 per hour, unless they get there before 9am


Pay and Display on Los Gigantes Marina

Posted by dolly diver on August 9, 2012
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By the end of next week residents and visitors will have to pay to park on Los Gigantes Marina. 

A new barrier and ticket machine are currently being installed at the entrance to the marina.  Hourly fees have not been decided yet but will probably be in the region of 80cents to €1 per hour.  There will be a concessionary rate for businesses and boat owners.

 There are also proposals by Santiago del Teide council to limit the amount of time people can leave their cars in one place on urban roads in the municipality.

The aim of the plan is to achieve a rotation of cars to benefit traffic flow, residents and pedestrians.  All roads will be classified into zones and sub zones.  General roads will allow parking up to one and a half hours, after this time the car will have to be moved and not return to the same space for four hours.  Residents can apply for a sticker for their car windscreens.

Parking in a road with a short term classification will be restricted to 15 minutes whilst general long term will allow parking up to two hours with no return within four hours.  All areas will be clearly marked to show their status.

Residents who would like a sticker will have to provide proof of where they live on application.

The parking plan is currently out for public consultation.

Lion’s President’s Night

Posted by dolly diver on October 21, 2011
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Saturday 15th October saw Santiago Del Teide Lions Club celebrating their President´s Night, with a magnificent Buffet Dinner and Cabaret evening at El Marques in Puerto Santiago.

Invited guests were Deputy Mayor Inocencio Doble and his wife Remedios and Legal Advisor to the Council, Antonio Espinosa and his wife Alexandra.

The evening was a huge success, with 89 guests in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by artist and showman Gavin Nicholas, who had many of the audience in tears of laughter and music to get everyone dancing came from the superb saxophonist, guitarist and singer, Stu McCoy.

It was a perfect evening for departing President, Steve Gilbert to hand the reigns to incoming President, Ken Ward.

Apart from the traditional welcome to all guests, Steve Gilbert was delighted to award the coveted “Lion of the Year” plaque to Terry Hill for his unstinting support and dedication to the work we do.

During the evening, brief speeches were made by Steve Gilbert, Ken Ward, Inocencio Doble and John Brookhouse from Las Rosas.

All were thanked for giving us such fantastic support and Inocencio Doble was pleased to announce, that after the 20th November General Election in Spain, the Ayuntamiento will be giving the Lions Club use of a local in Puerto Santiago. This will be set up as a store where people can donate unwanted items, that can then be sold on to generate more income to assist many local families experiencing difficulty in these harsh economic times.

It was announced by Steve Gilbert that during the last year, the Lions Club has raised 5,600 euros to put into their Food Voucher Scheme. It is hoped that with this new source of generating income, we will be able to support many more local people in need.

Deputy Mayor, Inocencio Doble addressed everyone in Spanish to give his personal thanks for all the help we were able to offer. His speech was ably translated by Jamie Gilbert, much to the relief of the majority of the audience.

All guests agreed that the evening represented tremendous value at only 30 euros per head and many are now eager to attend the next event, which is scheduled to be Charter Night in the early part of next year.

Ana Martin, Resort Manager for EL marques, was warmly thanked for the excellent service of all her staff in making this evening such a success and once again demonstrated that this venue provides a superb setting for this type of occasion.

Lions Club Santiago del Teide – Helping ease hardship.

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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With Spain’s economy undergoing such a bad period, hardships inevitably occur, especially among the unemployed who have families to support. This Lions club has designed food vouchers to the value of 10 euros each, which are distributed by the local Social Services, to between 40 and 50 those families, in the Santiago del Teide area.

The vouchers are recognized by the Transito Supermarket chain, and the Supermercado El Valle in Santiago Del Teide. The vouchers are for necessary food items only, toiletries, and fresh vegetables and fruit, no alcohol, cigarettes etc.

The Lions members hold weekly quizzes at El Marques Time-share resort, to raise the money, to redeem the vouchers. So far over 3,000 euros has been raised and spent, helping to alleviate the pressures of those in financial distress.

If anyone wishes to send a donation to help in this cause, a special account has been assigned at the ;-

Banco March, Playa de la Arena office,
Acc No 0087731. 0061 0215 10 0115530119
IBAN ES 28 0061 0215 1001 1553 0119

All the monies raised will be for the voucher effort, and nothing else.

About World Animal Day

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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A celebration of animals and their contribution to our lives

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. However celebrations may take place within the two weeks either side of this date.

It is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about animals. It is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.

Launched in the UK on 4 October 2003. organisations, groups, animal shelters, places of worship, schools, clubs and individuals who participated in what was to become an annual event, quite simply, helped make history.

I am sure you will agree that, building the World Animal Day initiative is a wonderful way to unite the animal welfare movement and something that everyone can join in with whether they are part of an organisation, group, or as an individual.

World Animal Day is not linked to any one individual, organisation or campaign, but belongs to everyone.

The Santiago del Teide Branch of Asociaciòn San Francisco de los Animales was the first association in the Canary Islands to officially participate in this world wide event, which can be held two weeks either side of 4th October.

Busy month for tourist offices

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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Santiago del Teide’s tourist information offices in Playa de La Arena, Los Gigantes and the town centre had a busy September, with over 3,000 enquiries.

The office in Los Gigantes was the busiest of the three, with nearly 1400 visitors, the majority of them British and Spanish. The local council says the figures are a further reflection of the upturn in tourism enjoyed by the area in recent months.