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New Beach at San Juan opens today – At long last

Posted by dolly diver on March 14, 2008
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San Juan New Beach

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After an 18 month wait, and much irritation to locals, the new beach at San Juan is opening today just in time for the Easter break.

The Ministry of the Environment and the Department of Coasts started the planning back in 1998, construction started in November 2006.


San Juan New Beach41,000m3 of sand dredged from the bay has been placed on the new 285m long beach and a new construction of a 150m breakwater to protect the bay has cost a staggering €4.8 million euros.

To add the final touch Guia de Isora council has applied for permits to operate a sun bed and umbrella hire service, as well as concessions for kiosks and beach bars.

Hotels almost full for Easter

Posted by dolly diver on March 14, 2008
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Canarian hotels are expected to be almost full as the Easter holidays get under way.

Spain’s biggest hoteliers’ association has commented that average occupancy levels across the islands are predicted to be around 85%.

Lanzarote could top 90%, Gran Canaria 95% and Tenerife a good 85% with the busiest days anticipated by the middle of next week until Easter Sunday on 23 March.

Miss Spain 2008, born in Tenerife

Posted by dolly diver on March 14, 2008
Posted in News about Tenerife 

Miss Spain 2008

A couple of weeks ago she was crowned ‘Miss España 2008’, at just 17. Four days later, she turned 18, and now Patricia Yurena Rodríguez, who hails from the village of Charco del Pino, in Tenerife, is trying to get used to her new status, and being apart from her family and friends.

Has it sunk in yet that you have been named Miss Spain 2008?
Yes, it has. I didn’t think I’d be able to cope with being away from my village and my family as well as I have, but I speak to them every day so I don’t feel as if they’re far away. The Miss Spain organisation is treating me very well too. Read more