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Update on Los Gigantes Rock Fall

Posted by dolly diver on November 3, 2009
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Following Sundays tragic events on Los Gigantes beach, when two people
lost their lives, the inquest will undoubtedly begin.

In an interview yesterday, Mayor Gorrín expressed his sadness and regret
at the terrible and unexpected events of the day he also said that
from Monday at noon, three days of mourning will begin for the two
dead women, who it seems, just happened to be in the wrong place at
the wrong time.

He also said that there was a project in place, under the direction of
the Department of Coasts, to stabilise that particular area of the
cliff, which had been cordoned off with tape as a precaution, following
a similar, though much smaller rock fall just weeks ago.

Flowers have been laid at the site by businesses owners of the Los
Gigantes marina who are still in shock at the tragic event.

The beach will now remain closed to the public until further notice.

Meetings are taking place, we will bring you more infomation soon.

‘WITCH CRASH’

Posted by dolly diver on November 1, 2009
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Tipsy Terrace Telegraph

NEWSFLASH!!

‘WITCH CRASH’

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!!

Recent sightings of a dark object with florescent green hair and matching accessories have been confirmed to belong to that of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Suspicions, which were firstly reported in the Tipsy Terrace Telegraph on Thursday 22ns October, were put down to nothing more than rumors from a leaky cauldron. However, at approximately 2.30am Monday morning, residents surrounding Tipsy Terrace were all out on their terraces.

“We heard this almighty screech which we put down to a dreadful cat fight” said Barbara Meadows, Hibisco III.
“Roy did his best to calm me down but my nerves are still shattered, seeing the witch crash on court one lamppost this morning was a huge relief”.

Wanda, the oh-so-ugly but oh-so-friendly witch is relieved; she is now officially the only witch in the whole of Tenerife and will not be forced to leave Tipsy Terrace by the very jealous wicked witch. A huge relief to all.

Opening of the new tourist office in Los Gigantes

Posted by dolly diver on October 30, 2009
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tourist-office-los-gigantes On the 16th of october in los gigantes, the new tourist information office was opened by José Manuel Bermúdez (Vice president of tourism for the cabildo of Tenerife) and Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos from la Villa Histórica de Santiago del Teide. The new toursit information office forms a part of INFOTEN (tourist Information office around Tenerife).
José Manuel Bermúdez said that the office will give a quality service to all tourists offering information not only about Los Gigantes but the whole island in general and will be working with other Tourist information offices around Tenerife.

Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos also said that he had great satisfaction in the Office being completed as it give tourists a top quality service, he also thanked the Cabildo of Tenerife for there help in improving the image of the whole area .

The office is situated in the centre of los Gigantes on the way down to the harbor, there are several personal there who speak various languages including English, Spanish, French, German etc and the information centre also offers Intranet, WIFI, Bluetooth and Skype. This office has everything locals and tourists could need with helpful and friendly advice, as part of all INFOTEN offices around The Island.

NEWSFLASH!! ‘WITCH SIGHTINGS’

Posted by dolly diver on October 24, 2009
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Tipsy Terrace Telegraph
NEWSFLASH!!
‘WITCH SIGHTINGS’

Concerns are mounting following reports that a strange “Flash of Bright Green” has been spotted in the sky at various times of the day and night over the village of Los Gigantes and the surrounding areas.

Residents and holiday makers alike are toiled and troubled that the dark object with flourecent green hair and matching accessories could belong to that of a witch.

Neighbourhood watch in both Jazmin and Hibisco I and II first noticed the unusual object on Monday.

Experts suggest that the recent introduction of Halloween decorations at Tipsy Terrace Bar & Bistro have increased the curiosity of what could be the return of The Wicked Witch of the West.

Also, the arrival of Wanda the Witch; the oh-so-ugly but oh-so-very friendly new member of Team Tipsy, could have sparked deep rooted jealousy and drawn the bad witch closer to the village than ever known before.

The Policía Local have put this down to nothing more than rumours from a leaky couldron but Team Tipsy would be grateful if any further sightings could be reported to the bar as soon as possible.

Spear fisherman wounded by his own spear gun.

Posted by dolly diver on October 18, 2009
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A spear fisherman who was pushing his luck whilst spear fishing off Los Gigantes, accidentally shot himself with his own spear gun!

Spear fishing is banned in this area but the 48 year old man was practicing loading and firing his gun.

Fortunately the 48-year-old man suffered only minor wounds to his shoulder. He was treated by locals then taken to The University Hospital in Santa Cruz.

Repaving Calle Hibisco in Los Gigantes

Posted by dolly diver on October 4, 2009
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Calle Hibisco Los GigantesCalle Hibisco which runs past the Sports Centre/Tipsy Terrace and the bus stop in Los Gigantes is due a refurb.

The work will take 3 months at a cost of 198,690.64 Euros which will be covered from the Local Investment Fun.

The new curbs and pavements will be the same as the new surfaces already laid in other parts of the village.

Smart new look to Calle Tamara

Posted by dolly diver on September 18, 2009
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Smart new look to Calle TamaraThe work of repaving Calle Tamara in Los Gigantes is now complete

The pavements have been made with a new type of material, coloured stamped asphalt, which was also used for the pedestrian crossing on the road.

New curbs have been laid along the full length of the pavement and the ramps have a maximum gradient of 8%, to comply with the Act Accessibility Canaria.

Finally, new covers were placed on drains to complete the smart new look.

How to cool off in this heat wave

Posted by dolly diver on August 1, 2009
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I’m considering myself very fortunate at the moment. Whilst Los Gigantes sizzles in this heat wave I’m lucky enough to be able to cool off twice a day in a very pleasant 23° diving beneath the waves off the coast of Los Gigantes.

Temperatures in the shade are reaching a staggering 39° in Los Gigantes and we’re the lucky ones, residents of towns and villages higher up are baking in temperatures over 40°. A staggering 45° was recorded at Guia de Isora making it impossible for those without air conditioning to sleep at nights.

So when will it end? Well it depends which news source you listen to. One source says it will cool down as from today, another predicts record breaking high temperatures tomorrow (Sunday).

Well I’m now off for another dive too cool off again, this time with the amazing stingrays of Los Gigantes.

To dive with these amazing creatures you need to hold the minimum qualification of PADI Open Water (or similar).
For more info visit http://www.divingtenerife.co.uk/index.html

If diving isn’t for you then view the video of these amazing creatures http://www.divingtenerife.co.uk/Video.html (scroll down to No.6 – Hand feeding stingrays)

 helen-dickson-prydeHelen Dickson Pryde, from Los Gigantes, (pic left at Burn’s night in the Bamboo Bar) is through to the finals in this year’s “Tenerif’s Got Talent “competition.

Helen together with the other hopeful winners, Alexander McRae, Becky Mallone, Jason, Hollie Bourne, The Glitter Show and Jordana will be battling it out on Sunday 14th June at 1 pm at the THE THEATRE BAR in San Eugenio.

Three winners from the show will go through to the grand finale with other finalists on July 26th at the Anthelia Hotel in Fañabe.

The overall winner walks away with a Blackpool contract from HRH entertainments.
Good luck Helen from the losgigantes.com team

More info on http://www.tenerifesgottalent.com/1.html

Carnival Fund Raising

Posted by dolly diver on June 7, 2009
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The carnival commission of Los Gigantes would like to thank all those who attended the Canarian Day Dinner Dance in the plaza on Friday 29th May.

A great night was had by all and the commission, with your help, raised over €1800 towards next year’s 30th anniversary of Los Gigantes Carnival.

Los Gigantes Carnival dates are Feb 26th – March 1st 2010 the theme of the carnival will be announced soon.