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Beach clean up

Santiago del Teide Council is organising another coastal clean up for the Los Gigantes area, like Alcala did last week.

The event will be on Saturday 9th August, meeting at 9.00am on the marina of Los Gigantes.

Volunteers are wanted to help local fire men, local surf club and the local youth club to clean the coast.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along and help to keep our coasts clean.

8.8.08 Update: There has been a last minute change of plan for the clean up tomorrow. Because of parking problems the meeting point is now the beach in Puerto Santiago at 10.30am

Plaza de Espana open again

Posted by dolly diver on July 31, 2008
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Plaza España

The newly remodelled Plaza de Espana in Santa Cruz has officially opened.

The public areas of Santa Cruz, including the Plaza de Espana, the Duke of Alameda St. Helena and the Plaza de Candelaria, which have undergone massive renovations, are now finished and were officially inaugurated last Thursday by the highest representatives of the Cabildo.

An area of 36,160 square metres which has undergone the huge remodelling during the past two years only needs the completion of the required testing techniques to fill and empty the lake.

The project was designed by the architectural firm Herzog and Meuron and executed by the joint venture (UTE) constituted by Acciona and VVO Building and Infrastructure Projects.

Bus Fare Rise

Posted by dolly diver on July 31, 2008
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 	titsa-bus-puerto-santiagoA 4% increase in bus and tram fares, as of today, has been announced by the Tenerife Cabildo.

In the metropolitan area the increase is €1.25 to €1.30 per journey, or 0.95 with a Bono card (bus pass).

An increased of 4% has also been introduced on Interurban routes throughout the island.

The price of the monthly Bono ticket will remain the same, €40.

The Titsa Bus service is heavily subsidised by the Cabildo and the Canarian Government but still loses money, mostly on little used but essential outlying routes, which act as an essential lifeline to remote communities.

Fire victims complain at lack of support

Posted by dolly diver on July 31, 2008
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MascaThe first anniversary of the forest fires, which affected many people in Northern areas of Tenerife, has been chosen as the time for the affected people to vent their anger at the lack of aid received.

The authorities promised that compensation would be paid immediately to hundreds of people, particularly farmers who lost land in the fires that broke out on 30 July 2007.

Residents of Los Realejos and Masca say that little help has been received in helping to clear potentially hazardous scrub to prevent a the blazes of last year happening again.

The accusations have been rejected by the island authorities, who insist that applications for assistance have been processed in full except for a small number of claims.

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.


archaeological siteAn archaeological sites in the cliffs above San Juan de la Rambla and in two major barrancos may well complicate or halt plans to extend the motorway along the northern coastline of Tenerife.

The Government has approved a decree by which the cliffs as well as the Chaurera and Ruíz barrancos are to be declared areas of cultural interest and classified as an archaeological zone. In other words, they could become untouchable by law.

The area is a maze of caves and aboriginal Guanche dwelling sites, many of which have been excavated and well documented since the 1950s.

Many of the sites have been tamped with over the years. Experts say these sites must be protected for their historic and scientific interest.

Some of the sites already documented include a burial ground at La Gotera in the Poncio gorge, where human remains have been discovered along with primitive tools and utensils. Stone-age ceramics were found in caves inside the Ruiz ravine. If this decree goes ahead it will confirm a recent trend where archaeological sites take priority over progress.

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.

Nicer beach for Los gigantes

Posted by dolly diver on July 29, 2008
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Los Gigantes BeachThe Ministry of Environment is planning the dredging of more than four million cubic meters of sand from the seabed of Tenerife for the regeneration of various beaches on the island.

The five beaches where sand will be dredged are Punta de Anaga (655,905 cubic meters), Antequera (573,975 cubic meters), Punta de Abona-El Médano (896,062 cubic metres of marine sand), El Sauzal (1,345,225 meters cubic) and Los Gigantes (776,060 cubic meters).

Plaza de España exhibition

Posted by dolly diver on July 29, 2008
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under Plaza EspanaAn exhibition, opening for guided visits from September has been completed underneath the Plaza de España in Santa Cruz.

During excavations for the new main square a section of wall was revealed which turned out to belong to a medieval fortification, the Castle of San Cristobal. It was this castle that gave the name to the popular Calle Castillo main street.
Work on the new square was halted until new plans could be drawn up which would preserve the fragment of the castle.

A series of panels in the underground passages show the history of the castle and the town from 1575 to its semi-demolition and burial in 1928. At the end of the passage visitors can see a 40 metre stretch of the wall.