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Entertainment at El Laguillo!

Posted by dolly diver on November 26, 2009
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Los Gigantes LaguilloThe Ayuntamiento of Santiago del Teide in conjunction with Pancraico Socas Gym, has put together a series of events for children and adults at the Laguilo in Los Gigantes, which is free.

The Los Gigantes Laguillo is a natural lake with a huge sunbathing area for sun lovers, it will be opening its doors at 8:am sharp till 9:am free for people to partake in the activities offered.

Due to the closure of Los Gigantes beach Laguillo has reduced its entrance fee to the price to 1,50€ with use of sun beds and umbrellas at a reduced price as well this will continue until the beach re opens.

Laguillo is situated just before you enter Los Gigantes marina opposite the beach entrance.

The oldest person in the municipality celebrates 99 years

Posted by dolly diver on August 3, 2009
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 	dona-jaimina-sentada-junto-al-alcalde-y-familiaresIn village of Tamaimo, Donna Jaimina González Jiménez, born on 26th July, 1910 has celebrated her 99th birthday with family and friends.

Jaimina is the oldest person in Santiago Del Teide, and her birthday celebrations were attended by the Mayor, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, the councillor of Social Services, Beatriz Gonz lez-Navarro, who is also the granddaughter of the grandmother of the municipality, the councillor for Culture, Maria Candelaria Perez and councillor of the People, María Pérez González.

The Mayor, on behalf of the council, gave her a bouquet of flowers and a painting commemorating this significant event.

Jaimina González Jiménez has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and continues to surprise her family and friends with her amazing mental and physical abilities.

mary-thomson-and-richard-dobinsonSantiago Del Teide Lions Club held their President’s Night Celebrations on July 4th, at El Marques, Los Gigantes.

In her address, retiring President Mary Thompson, thanked the Club Members for all their hard work, over the last twelve months, and the general public for all their support. Of the organisations that have received assistance from the Club over the last year, she highlighted the Bomberos, the Orabal special needs and family centre, and the completion of the ‘Computer Project’, which is to place, in 19 of the local junior schools, a new computer suite. This was funded by Jens Fulda a local businessman.

She gave special thanks to Secretary Jon Thornley and Treasurer Steve Gilbert. The Club’s internal award, by popular vote as ‘Lion of the Year’ went to Lizzie Herrick.

As Mary was about to hand-over her status as President, the next surprise was for her. Recognising her 14 years of fund raising work, capped by two consecutive years as President, she was awarded the prestigious Lion award, a Melvin Jones Fellowship. (Melvin Jones was the Founder of Lions Clubs International)

Incoming President Richard Dobinson thanked all present for supporting the evening, and promised a continuation of the Lions’ work in the future.

After an excellent buffet prepared by the El Marques staff, the evening continued with entertainment from ‘Extreme’ Carla and Michell’s Speciality Show. The icing on the cake for the whole night was supplied by another super performance from ‘Glam Slam’ the top 70’s rock tribute band.

Thanks go to Rick Porter for his support role, and to Maggie Porter and Denise Bell of Viana Shows for organising the evening’s entertainment.

Written by Ken Ward

These Lions have no time to laze around

Posted by dolly diver on October 31, 2008
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The Santiago del Teide Branch of Lions certainly have no time to laze around.


On 21st October a surprise phone call “Hi, I’d like to give you €500 for the Lions club”. It was John Sharples from the Comedy act ‘Bitter and Twisted’. “We need you to come and collect it”.


On 23rd October New member Sheila Lee Peg was badged up by President Mary Thomson at their club meeting this month.

lions-hand-over-cheque-to-mother-superiorOn 25th October the Club visited the Ladies handicapped centre in Santiago del Teide to hand over a cheque to Mother Superior. The money had been raised in the Lions Grand Summer raffle.

 	winners-the-yorkshire-puddingsThen on the 26th October it was time for the Lions and friends to let their hair down for a fun day with their annual treasure hunt where 6 teams battled it out for the Ralf Jennings memorial Trophy.
You can read the full stories of all events on the Lions web site

glam-slam…………and the work does not stop there. Make a note in your diaries Sat Nov 22nd. The day starts with their Christmas Fair at 12:30 where they join forces with other local charities. In the early part of the evening entertainment is being organised by the Carnival Commission. Then at 10pm – 2am the lions team up with Viana shows to bring you all an amazing variety of entertainment which will be taken live by the Power FM Road Show to all seven Islands.

 	folklore-group-los-gigantesThe Department of Tourism of Santiago del Teide, together with the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife and the Department of Culture organized a series of events over the weekend to celebrate Dia del Tourista – Tourists Day, which were enjoyed by both tourists and residents.

 	folklore-groupThe activities began with a show of Canarian products. Then later in the day Canarian folklore groups “Tayme” and “Breezes of Arguayo” entertained guests of hotels and apartments as they toured the streets from Playa Arena to Los Gigantes.

 	old-dogs-new-tricksThe main event was held last Saturday evening in the Plaza, Los Gigantes. The night started with a show of local products, and then the audience was entertained with performances from several Canarian folklore groups.

The evening ended with many lively songs from “Dogs Old New Tricks” who very quickly had the majority of the audience on their feet dancing.

Tapas Route winner

Posted by dolly diver on September 3, 2008
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Tapas route winnerThe awards presentation of the recent “Ruta de la Tapa”. (tapas route) competition took place at the Town hall last week by the Mayor, Juan Ramos Damian Gorrín.

The competition was organized by the Department of Trade and Tourism, in collaboration with the employers’ association, Dealers Santiago del Teide and Eating Plan de Tenerife.

The contest, held during the first ten days of August, had a total of 25 participating bars and restaurants from the Santiago del Teide district.

There were 3 judges, one member proposed by the Department of Trade and Tourism of the council, one by the employers’ association of the municipality and a third by the Food Plan de Tenerife.

The outcome of the contest was as follows:

A first prize of € 300 was awarded to the Restaurant La Taberna de Verin, Edif Eva – Los Gigantes, whose tapa was called “La Tapa de Verin”

Second prize of € 200, went to Tuscany Restaurant, in Playa de La Arena, for their entry called “ Montadito la Toscana”. (montaditos Tuscany).

Third prize of € 100 went to Little Italy Restaurant ,Tamara – Los Gigantes, for their tapa called “Champiñones Rellenos de Salsa de Queso”. (Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese Sauce).

The event was also attended by representatives of participating restaurants in this first ever “Ruta de la Tapa”. All entrants were handed a diploma of participation.

A tidy Santiago del Teide

Posted by dolly diver on August 22, 2008
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foto-clausura-del-campo-de-trabajoThanks to a group of young people from all around Spain the countryside of Santiago del Teide has received a face lift.

The youth department of the local council invited 20 youngsters from all over the country to join the latest campaign, The Study, Recuperation and Improvement of Rural Areas and Walks of Santiago del Teide. The group of 18 to 30 year old volunteers joined the cleaning and clearing operation during the first two weeks of August. A large proportion of their work concentrated on the areas affected by last year’s fire.

A number of activities were also available for the visitors, including traditional sports, music and dances and visits to El Teide and Teno Rural Park

Clamp down on “Cowboy” taxi drivers

Posted by dolly diver on August 2, 2008
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Santiago del Teide’s campaign to clamp down on cowboy taxis was stepped up yesterday with the handing over of official ID cards to local licensed taxis.

The drivers also received a new rule book compiled by the local council and a revised street map. A small number of new permits were issued to new taxis. The council says that the cards will help identify bona fide drivers on the spot and should deter the cowboys.

Notary office opens in Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on July 31, 2008
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Santiago Del Teide now have a Notary office in the Municipio.

The new office opened its doors on 21st July 2008. Address is Avenida Maritima number 25, Edificio La Mar, Local 40 Puerto De Santiago.

Hours : Monday to Friday, 9.00am till 3.00pm.


Santiago Del Teide Town hall together with the Tourist Board of Tenerife and the Canarian Government are organising a Tapas competition in the Municipality of Santiago Del Teide 2008. This is the first time a competition of this type has been organised.

The Tapas route competition 2008 will start from 1st August until 10 august 2008.

Prizes will be presented to the best 3 entries:
First prize 300 Euros and a diploma
Second prize 200 Euros and a diploma
Third prize 100 Euros and a diploma

During the competition the business entering the Tapas route will:-
Be visited by the judges, and the public.
Each Tapa must not cost more than 2 Euros, the name of the Tapa must be displayed.

The Tapa will be judged on:
Quality of ingredientes
Quality of work involved

For a full list of entries issued by the tourist board

The results and winners will be announced on the 26th August 10.00 at a press meeting.