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New cultural centre for Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on January 29, 2009
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 	fisher-womans-roundabout-puerto-santiagoConstruction work will soon commence, in Puerto de Santiago, on a three storey new Tourist and Cultural centre with a large urban park next to it.

It is a local project with local financing and the plot of land allocated is situated on the new road between the fisher woman’s roundabout and the New Costa Los Gigantes Hotel.

Plans are also in place to include a 432 seats theatre/auditorium on the third floor complete with dressing rooms, toilets, lifts, a box office and a terrace. On the lower floor will be a number of multiple-use salons and meeting rooms, a library with archives and a cafeteria.

According to the Mayor, Juan Damián Ramos Gorrín at a cost of three million Euros, once completed the building is expected to be a key installation for the area.

Row brewing about fish farms locations

Posted by dolly diver on January 29, 2009
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fish-farm-los-gigantesThe hotel association, Ashotel have received countless complaints from tourists regarding the location of the fish farms being too near to tourist beaches.

Whilst the association understand that fish farms are a large part of our economy and every effort must be made to protect the livelihood of the fisherman and his family, they insist that the farms could be situated on better sites away from the busy tourist zones.

The most affected areas are Arona, Adeje and Santiago del Teide.

Our own Mayor of Santiago del Teide, Juan Damián Ramos Gorrín is not opposed to aquaculture but considers that it should not take place in tourist areas, such as the cliffs of Los Gigantes.

Tenerife at your feet

Posted by dolly diver on January 29, 2009
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 	hikingAn outdoor activity company El Cardon, based in Buenavista del Norte, are offering a wide range of themed hiking routes, as well as several other activities in the best natural areas of Tenerife. The walks are specifically aimed at tourists. The company have been established for 10 years and their professional guides, environmental educators, will enhance the walks by telling you about the history, nature etc.

Some of their activities are:-
The laurel forests every Tuesday in the Monte de Agua.
El Teide is on the first Saturday of the month.
Masca ravine on the second Saturday of the month.
Caving in the world famous San Marco cave on the third Saturday of the month.
kayaking off Punta de Teno on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Check out their web site (it’s in English)

Tel. 922 127 938 or email info@elcardon.com

 	mobile-phoneImportant press release from the Cabildo of Tenerife:

The Director General of Police and the Minister of the Interior have asked that as many people as possible are alerted to the following:

“Do not retrieve any mobiles that you may find, especially in Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Indiscriminate attacks are being prepared with detonators recently stolen from Grenoble by E.T.A.

Their modus operandi is to insert grams of dynamite in mobile telephones, key rings etc. that they then abandon in the streets.

They are sufficiently powerful to take off your hand.

Please alert as many people as possible, including the Red Cross.”

 	playa-arena-beachThere is hope that the economic crisis might not affect Tenerife tourism as much as was originally feared.

A report announced by the Association of British Travel Agents suggests that despite the doom and gloom of this financial crisis more than two-thirds of consumers are adamant they will have their annual holiday.

In a Holiday Value Report 68 % of people questioned intended to spend the same as last year or possibly increase their budget. The report also predicts that a single person will spend an average of £632 and a family of four £2,500. 37% said a holiday was the most important annual purchase – more important than a new car.

Between 24th December 2008 and 5th January 2009 2,447 adults took part in the poll.

Second Annual Dog Show – 25th January 2008

Posted by dolly diver on January 27, 2009
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By: Roger Diss ( Roger said he didn’t want credit for this story but I didn’t want anyone to think I was into female legs!)

They came in all shapes, colours and sizes but there was no doubting the big hit at the second annual Asociación San Francisco de los Animales dog show – among the male onlookers, at any rate.
Xena, a golden retriever, was the dog in question but most male eyes were turned to her owner, Sabrina Biagini, whose long and shapely legs made the pair firm favorites to win the fun class, Best Six Legs, in the competition. Read more

Tourism minister Rita Martín and tourist Board bosses from each of the Canary Islands are in England this week to meet with leading UK tour operators, including Tui and Thomas Cook.

The main aims of the meetings are to discuss the demands from tour operators pressurising hotels to lower their prices and the “what ifs” of a repercussion of a charter airline collapse .

More jobs for the unemployed

Posted by dolly diver on January 22, 2009
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In a bid to create more jobs for the unemployed and to boost the economy in this time of crisis three major projects, which have been on hold for various reasons, are being kicked back into action.

The controversial issue of the construction of the new port in Granadilla which will create 500 jobs and cost around 200 million euros is likely to get the go ahead once a few technical issues are sorted . Green campaigners are far from happy but industrialists claim it is vital for the future of Tenerife.

Work has resumed on the new hospital El Mojon, in the south of Tenerife, which has been at complete standstill after rows broke out over the planning. Arguments are still going on but it is estimated that the new hospital will be opening in 2011.

Plans on another huge project, train of the south, which is estimated to cost around 1,712 million euros are well underway. The territorial plan will be formally approved in February, which will allow preparation work, split into 23 projects, to go ahead. Stations are being planned for Candelaria, San Isidro, Reina Sofia Airport, Las Americas and Los Cristianos and possibly another in Arona, between the Guaza mountain and San Miguel.

Storm warning – again

Posted by dolly diver on January 21, 2009
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The met office has issued yet another storm warning. High swell is starting to build and wave height is expected to reach between 4 and 5.5m. The North of Tenerife is expected to be hit worse than the South.

Higher up from the coast temperatures reached four degrees below zero in Las Cañades and the approaching roads to Teide have been closed due to black ice. Worst effected towns were La Esperanza and La Orotava where temperatures reached two degrees below zero.

Here on the coast of Los Gigantes daytime temperatures and sunshine have kept the average temperature around 20 degrees.

The Photo was taken at Punta Blanca at 9am this morning. You can also see the waves coming over the Los Gigantes Marina wall (Sorry about the grubby state of the web cam housing, but as fast as it’s cleaned it is covered in salt spray again).

Flyglobrspan reduces fares to Tenerife

Posted by dolly diver on January 15, 2009
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 	flyglobespanFlyglobespan have announced a January sale on winter and summer flights.

Departures from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Durham Tees and Belfast include Tenerife as a destination in their offers. On some routes there is as much as 25% discount. Some flights are as low as £29.99 and all flight prices listed are one-way, including taxes.