By the end of next week residents and visitors will have to pay to park on Los Gigantes Marina. 

A new barrier and ticket machine are currently being installed at the entrance to the marina.  Hourly fees have not been decided yet but will probably be in the region of 80cents to €1 per hour.  There will be a concessionary rate for businesses and boat owners.

 There are also proposals by Santiago del Teide council to limit the amount of time people can leave their cars in one place on urban roads in the municipality.

The aim of the plan is to achieve a rotation of cars to benefit traffic flow, residents and pedestrians.  All roads will be classified into zones and sub zones.  General roads will allow parking up to one and a half hours, after this time the car will have to be moved and not return to the same space for four hours.  Residents can apply for a sticker for their car windscreens.

Parking in a road with a short term classification will be restricted to 15 minutes whilst general long term will allow parking up to two hours with no return within four hours.  All areas will be clearly marked to show their status.

Residents who would like a sticker will have to provide proof of where they live on application.

The parking plan is currently out for public consultation.