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gardens-los-gigantesThe municipality of Villa Historical of Santiago del Teide, together with the Agency for Employment and Local Development, is immersed in a project to improve all the municipal gardens.

Currently the gardens of Playa de La Arena, Los Gigantes and Viewpoint Archipenque are being worked on. Work will gradually continue its way through all the districts of the municipality.

One licence, two bars!

Posted by dolly diver on July 10, 2008
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During a routine inspection Santiago del Teide police discovered that two bars, one in Playa Arena and the other in Centro Comercial Tenir in Puerto Santiago, were operating under the same opening licence.

The bar owners are identified only by their initials, O.G.M. and D.G.M. and are brother and sister. The original licence applies to the bar in Playa de la Arena.

The two licences have been forwarded to the judicial authorities, as there was no clerical error in the municipal records.

Once again it is the time of year for the Santiago del Teide “Nooks and Crannies of Santiago” painting and photographic competition.

The competition is open to non-professional artists or photographers, there is no age limit.

The theme is Rincones de Santiago, or Nooks and Crannies of Santiago, and entries should reflect the picturesque nature and/or local culture of the municipality.

Artists are limited to three entries per person, and each painting must be a minimum of 40 x 30 cm and correctly marked with the artist’s name.

Prizes for the painting competition are:

First Prize €601

Second prize €301

Third prize €150

Photographic entries are limited to 3 per person. They can be in colour or black and white and each must be a minimum of 30 x 40 cm and clearly marked with the photographer’s name.

Prizes for the Photographic competition are:

First Prize €301

Second prize €240

Third prize €180

Fourth prize €120

Fifth prize €60

Competitors are limited to one prize. Entries need to be handed in by 2pm on 24th July to the Department of Culture at the Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento, with the following words clearly marked on the outside, “Para el concurso Rincones de Santiago”.

All entries will be on show on 27th July in the Guaninfa cultural centre in Tamaimo, to coincide with the Artesanía Popular Canaria – the local Arts and Crafts Fayre.
At 5pm the winning entries will be announced.

Playa de la Arena beach, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, receives its twenty-first consecutive year of the award “Blue Flag Beach”.

The beach is 175 metres in length and is between 50 and 75 meters wide, has 9 public toilets and 20 showers, it is well geared up for those people with mobility difficulties or blindness. Medical facilities are located just 20 metres from the beach

This recognition is granted on the basis of accessibility, water quality, environmental information to users and respect for legislation

6 other beaches that have won this recognition on Tenerife. El Médano and Leocadio Machado, in Granadilla de Abona; Las Vistas, in Arona; El Socorro, in Los Realejos; Playa Jardín, in Puerto de la Cruz; and La Arena, in Tacoronte.

Blue flags are granted by an international panel of judges made up of representatives of the Nations Programme for the Environment, the World Tourism Organisation, the International Life-Saving Federation, and of a range of organisations devoted to the conservation and protection of nature.

Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife

The Tenerife Cabildo, with the Council for Youth and Culture for Santiago Del Teide are organising a concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra) on 12th June 2008

The Magma Centre in Las Americas is the venue for the performance. (From the motorway on the right hand side, it’s the building with the odd shaped roofs opposite Siam Park)

The Santiago del Teide Council are organising a trip to the event. The price is €10 per person which includes entrance to the concert, transport and insurance. There are a limited number of places so book early.Magma Convention Center

For bookings contact the Youth Centre, behind Dumbo’s in Puerto Santiago
For more information tel 922 863127 ext 234 Mornings or 922 868013 Afternoons

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Ithaisa Medina González (left)representing Tamaimo, wearing a traditional Canarian dress which was worn in Orotava during the 18th century, was this years Queen of the Santiago Del Teide Romera

Folklore group “Voces de Mujer” and Asociación Cultural “Magec”Kept everyone entertained throughout the evening.

Salsa dancing to the Arguayo Band nicely rounded off the evening.

2 new special taxi’s for Santiago Del Teide

Posted by dolly diver on June 2, 2008
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The Santiago del Teide council has just received its 2nd taxi especially designed for people with reduced mobility.  Of the 34 taxis licensed in Santiago del Teide, these 2 will help solve the continuous demand for more adaptable vehicles.

Translated by John Punton
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Tomorrow evening (Thurs 29th May) in the plaza at Puerto Santiago is the election of the Romeria Queen, starting at 9.30pm.

This year’s six finalists, drawn from across the municipality, will be dressed in their traditional Canarian costumes. Our English (oops sorry, Scottish) host for the evening is Councillor Steven Gerald – McKenna.

There will be entertainment by the Municipal School of Folklore from Santiago del Teide, the Cultural Association ‘Magec’ as well as the group, Voces de Mujer.

The six finalists pictured below are, 1. Alexandra Débora Robinson, representing Puerto de Santiago, 2. Noelia Gil Linares, (Santiago town), 3. Melania Dorta Gorrín, (Valle Ariba), 4. Laura Troncatti Perez, (Arguayo), 5. Ithaisa Medina González, (Tamaimo) and 6. Elisabeth Sanchez Gorrín (Retamar).

After the new Romeria Queen has been elected, there will be dancing in the plaza to music by the Arguayo Band.

1. Alexandra Débora Robinson                                          2. Noelia Gil Linares

3. Melania Dorta Gorrín                                                         4. Laura Troncatti Perez

5. Ithaisa Medina González                                                 6. Elisabeth Sanchez Gorrín

Food handler’s course in Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on May 28, 2008
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Another basic food-handling health and safety course is being organised by Santiago del Teide council.

The course will be held at the sociodeportiva (social/sports room) in Paseo Agustín Herrera, Puerto de Santiago, next to the Chicken Shack, on June 10th and 11th, at 4pm – finishing at 7pm.

The six hour course is designed to give students a basic understanding of food hygiene and is very similar to the UK course. Holding the certificate is a requirement in law for anyone employed in the handling of food in bars and restaurants.

To enrol for the course contact the council offices in Santiago del Teide, or telephone 922863127 ext. 253.

The Lions Club International, Santiago del Teide branch, held their annual quiz at Bar Amozonia on the San Francisco urbanisation, just outside Los Gigantes, on Saturday evening. The bar, with its tropical feel, together with the sun going down was a perfect venue.



The quiz master, Lion Ken Ward (right), put all the teams to the test. A total of eleven teams of 4 contestants entered the battle for the sponsored event.

The evening and questions were punctuated by food, so after three rounds the food was duly served, if you like ribs with BBQ sauce you would have loved this spread, the next half hour being spent munching then the following half hour with the tooth picks.

The final round was about to be delivered. The points were being tallied by Lion Steve Gilbert and his assistant Jamie Gilbert who had spent most of the night collecting and delivering question and answer papers to and from the assembled protagonists.

The battle continued and in the end only 1 point separated the winners from the runners up.






          Winners “Just the Facts”                                     Runners up “The Good Four”

The presentations were made by Lion Sheila Widdrington, better known to users as Dolly Diver, and Lion Paul Marley publisher of

The Sponsors wish to thank all who took part for making the night a success and Ken Ward for his work preparing the quiz as well as Steve Gilbert for his adjudication and Jamie Gilbert for his help.

A total of €230 was raised for Lions causes.