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Improvements to the Marina

Posted by dolly diver on June 15, 2011
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Over the last few weeks security guards have been employed on the Marina in Los Gigantes. Any boat owner who has not paid up his fees has been refused entry. There have been many heated arguments and damage to the security gates but the guards have stood their ground which has resulted in a large percentage of the outstanding fees being recovered.

The money recovered is being used to resurface the entire road around the marina. Once completed parking spaces will be marked out to improve the road.

Now the not so good news: Parking fees will be introduced. The cost has not been decided yet but it is expected that a day’s parking will be in the region of Euros 4. It will be possible to enter free for 10 mins or so for deliveries. Business owners will be able to purchase a parking permit.

Improvements to the TF-82 in Tamaimo

Posted by dolly diver on January 20, 2010
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The mayor of Santiago del Teide, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, reported that after meetings with the Island Council improvement work will begin on the TF-82 at Tamaimo.

A petition of hundreds of signatures was collected from residents and road users seeking urgent action after continuous landslides put lives at risk.

Facelift for La Caldera

Posted by dolly diver on June 18, 2009
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Workers from Santiago del Teide council have completed the work on the pavements and roads of the small village of La Caldera.

The budget was €16,917.67 and the work took a month to complete.

This work has enhanced the visual impact of the village and made it easier for many of the residents to access their homes and garages.

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I want to start this story with an apology, due to the office move for Los Gigantes.com we have been completely run off our feet, and this great news for our area has been delayed. So I hope it’s better late than never.

 	improvements-in-calle-tamaraRecently the staff of losgigantes.com had the chance to meet with the councilor for tourism Germán Jiménez who explained to us the latest plans for the area. It is important to understand that two years of single handed dedication on the part of Germán have resulted in our area, (Santago del Teide) being accepted to a very prestigious group of three other councils, Puerto de la Cruz, Arona and Adeje, who are entitled to special funding for tourism, many other areas would love to have this help.

It means that during the next 4 years (at present) funding to the tune of 6.6 million Euros has been approved for a number of projects to raise the standard in this area, some of which has already started such as the new pavements, pedestrian crossings, water pipes, drainage, cables, curbs etc in a number of streets in Los Gigantes.

 	new-tourist-office-in-los-gigantesPlans approved include a complete re-paving of the roads for el Marques Las Rosas all around the loop to the hotel Barcelo de Santiago including new sewers, pavements road surface and the planting of over 125 new trees. Other plans include a complete overhaul of Playa de la Arena, which is truly spectacular.

The new Los Gigantes tourist office, opening soon, has just been built on the small plaza by Tamara, as part of the on-going commitment to tourism in the area, other projects worthy of a mention include a complete revamp of the plaza in Los Gigantes and the one in Puerto de Santiago, re-surfacing of a number of roads throughout the area, new street lighting in the area.

The level of investment that this new status will bring to this area over the next few years I believe will truly help to transform the area to one of the most sort after destinations in Tenerife.

Author – The PM