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Fonsalía port is one step closer

Posted by dolly diver on May 19, 2010
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Plans for the new Fonsalía port (between Alcala and San Juan) have already passed the draft, blueprint and environmental impact stages and, if economically viable, will go out to tender in late 2011.

Councillor for Public Transport and Works Juan Ramón Hernández also announced that at the end of June this year, all documentation will be open to the general public.

The new port will be created on an artificial platform going out to sea, separated from the mainland by a narrow arm of water allowing for the movement of currents and avoiding stagnant water so as not to alter the peculiar morphology of the coastline.

This will create a 15.5 hectare “island” to accommodate commercial, fishing and marina use via a 200 metre long bridge with four lanes for vehicles and pavements for pedestrians. 2.77 hectares will be dedicated to fisheries and 5.50 hectares to sport.

It will have 739 metres of vertical breakwaters, 840 metres of artificial rubble breakwaters, four berths for commercial vessels, 460 moorings for pleasure boats and thirty for fishing boats.

Socialist deputy Julio Cruz said the port of Fonsalía is essential and very important for the Canary Islands and Tenerife, “especially considering that the port of Los Cristianos has collapsed.”

It will be an important logistics and communications hub between the Canary Islands, and should be constructed as quickly as possible as it will benefit two million users.

Source:- Tenerife News

West Tenerife’s got talent 29th & 30th May 2010

Posted by dolly diver on May 7, 2010
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West Tenerife’s got talent

29th & 30th May 2010 you don’t have to be a professional artist to enter Tajinaste’s


They may or may not be young, they may or not be pretty, they may be professionals or amateurs but for one afternoon with nothing to lose they’re daring to go for it.

Heats will be held on the Saturday with the final on the Sunday. Both starting around 14:30
Acts and/or sponsors of the act you are nominating can obtain an application form from Tajinaste restaurant (see below how to get there) or by email from
Alternatively call 610062353 or 678195750 and give details of the act.

There are many categories, female/male vocalists. duos, bands, instrumentalist, comedian, novelty acts, magic acts, dancer or dance troupe or other.

How to get there
From Los Gigantes Police/Fire station follow the road up the hill on the Tamaimo road for aprox 1km. Turn right into the village of La Caldera (there is no sign post) go past the laundry and turn left after the little church. Follow the very narrow road until you come to a fork in the road (aprox 1km). Fork right. Here you will see a small car park and the restaurant.

A taxi from Los Gigantes is around €3.50 and the restaurant owner will call a return taxi for you.