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Man drowns at Playa San Juan Beach

Posted by dolly diver on August 17, 2011
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A local man in his late forties was pronounced dead at the Playa Chica in San Juan on Monday evening.
The man was spotted floating in the water but attempts from emergency services failed to revive him.
Witnesses suggest that the man suffered a heart attack while he was in the sea, and was unable to swim back to the beach.

Luxury hotels for Playa San Juan

Posted by dolly diver on March 31, 2011
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Guia de Isora’s drive to attract upmarket tourism continues to gain force with the early stages of planning approval for 2 new luxury hotels in Playa San Juan.

Town Mayor Pedro Martin said that that a new zoning plan has been agreed by the council after lengthy negotiations with other levels of administration and with the companies behind the project, which will see a total of 1,100 new hotel beds added to the area, along with an upmarket thalassotherapy centre. “We are adamant we only want a few hotels and the ones we do allow must be 5 star” explained the major.

The council will also go ahead with public works which will improve parts of San Juan, particularly those close to the locations of the new hotels.

According to the mayor there will be a new connecting path created between Calle Artes de Mar (the road that goes down to the beach) and a new urban zone which will also boast one of two new public parking areas for the town, the other to be constructed near the Agua Dulce neighbourhood and the TF47 and the new hotel sites.

According to Martin the council’s planning is three-fold. “One, to acquire and develop more public spaces which will happen within the plan: Two, to see two new luxury hotels built with the intention of turning Guia de Isora into a reference point of the world of tourism, and last but not least to inject some economic life into the zone”.

Regarding the latter, the mayor said that the economic benefit of having 5 star hotels in the area were two way, “just as the hotels will benefit from having a beach nearby, the beach wins too by having such hotels in the proximity with people coming and going, commercial activity and an increase in the leisure activity”, all leading, it is hoped, to economic benefits for the area.

Council approval has now been sent to the regional government as well as the Cabildo and the Costas department and once all the approvals have been received work can begin.

Source: Tenerife News

Parking plans for Alcala and San Juan

Posted by dolly diver on September 16, 2009
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more-parking-in-alcalaWill the headache of trying to get parked in Alcala or San Juan soon be a thing of the past?

Work has already started in Alcala and is expected to be finished by 2010, on providing two floors of additional parking for 50 cars in the extension of the new cultural centre.

There are also plans for San Juan. The town square will be remodelled and the church demolished. A new church will be built by the beach. Sixty new parking places will be created in this project.

Guía council is treating the parking problem as a priority. Although new legislation means that new buildings have to have garage space for their residents, there are a great many older buildings in the area without this facility and they are determined that the transport of the borough will not be brought to a halt for lack of decent and sufficient parking for residents and visitors.

It’s a shame Santiago Del Teide Council have no similar parking plans for Los Gigantes. DD

Burglar falls into police hands

Posted by dolly diver on November 18, 2008
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While out on a routine patrol, Civil Guard officers in Playa San Juan came across a man climbing balconies, looking in windows and checking if doors were open.

When the man realised he was being watched he panicked and ran . In his haste he fell and was instantly arrested by the officers.

Coastal clean up for Alcala

Posted by dolly diver on July 25, 2008
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Beach clean up San JuanAfter the success of last year’s coastline cleanup campaign at San Juan, the beaches and shoreline of Alcala will undergo a massive clean up tomorrow, Saturday July 26th 2008.

Work will begin at 9am when the volunteers meet in the Plaza de Llano, in Alcala. Several groups will be formed, and each will cover their specified area.

At the same time there is a plan to inform all citizens about the rules of recycling and garbage separation.

Burglar caught red handed in Los Gigantes

Posted by dolly diver on May 8, 2008
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On the night of May 6th the Local Police received a call from a person reporting movement inside commercial premises in Los Gigantes.

On investigation the police discovered a burglary in progress, the thief was a Romanian aged 23yrs who had gained access to the premises by forcing the door.

The youth was arrested and detained at the Guardia Civil in San Juan for a court hearing.

On further investigations it was discovered the accused has prior convictions in Castellón as well as a warrant for his arrest in Teruel, Spain.

K9 – A Jazz, swing and rock evening in San Juan

Posted by dolly diver on March 6, 2008
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A jazz, swing and rock fundraiser evening for animal charity K9 will be held by Dave and Karen at Bar San Juan, in the plaza near the church in San Juan.

Kick off will be Sunday March 9th around 5pm. Cabaret acts will include Stevie D and Jessie G and other surprises. Why not join in the fun and support this good cause helping abused and abandoned dogs in this area.

Keep an eye on “What’s on locally” – Programme of events on the losgigantes.com message board for an up to date diary of events in the area. See this link www.losgigantes.com/board/index.php?topic=951.0 

Minister visits San Juan and Alcala

Posted by dolly diver on March 4, 2008
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Spain’s Environment Minister, Cristina Narbona is in Tenerife to see for herself the progress being carried out at San Juan beach.

The Minister was accompanied by José Fernández, head of the department of Coasts. The high-powered delegation also looked over the new La Jaquita coastal walkway in front of the new hotel complex, Alcala.

The Playa San Juan beach, which has been a building site for months, is expected to be open to the public within the next few weeks.