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Busy month for tourist offices

Posted by dolly diver on October 12, 2011
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Santiago del Teide’s tourist information offices in Playa de La Arena, Los Gigantes and the town centre had a busy September, with over 3,000 enquiries.

The office in Los Gigantes was the busiest of the three, with nearly 1400 visitors, the majority of them British and Spanish. The local council says the figures are a further reflection of the upturn in tourism enjoyed by the area in recent months.

This year’s swimming race from Playa de La Arena to Puerto de Santiago takes place at 18:00 hours on 10th July 2010 entries will be accepted up to July 6th.

The race covers 950 meters. The start line is at Playa de La Arena and the finish line is the beach at El Bajio in Puerto de Santiago.

The race is organized by the Department of Sports Hall of the Historic Village of Santiago del Teide, with the collaboration of the Federation Swimming Insular de Tenerife, Tenerife Referees Committee, Mar Red Cross, Civil Protection, Volunteer Fire Santiago del Teide and the Ad Hoc Underwater Civil Guard.

Entries may be made on website and the municipal website Or for more information call 922-86-81-08, lines open from 08:00 to 15:00.

The categories are female and male, divided into groups according to age. Entry fee is Euros 5.

Improvements continue in Playa Arena and Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on September 26, 2009
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Santiago del Teide Council continue the work of renewing the pavements of Avenida Maritima in Playa Arena and Puerto Santiago.

The cost is covered by the Local Investment Fund with a budget of of EUR 274,236.13.

The works began with the digging up of the pavements and curbs. A new type of material will be used for the replacement, natural stone, red porphyry, and new enclosures with better drainage will be built for all the trees.

The work will take four months employing seven people.

Playa Arena Tourist Information Office

Posted by dolly diver on September 20, 2009
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Over the busy Summer months of July and August the Santiago del Teide tourist office in Avenida Marítima de Playa de La Arena received almost 1,000 visitors.

 	oficina-de-turismo-de-stgo-teideThe most visitor numbers were Spanish, followed by English, German, French and Italian, with smaller numbers of Russian and northern Europeans.

Most enquiries were about beaches in the area, visits to Masca and Punta Teno, excursions to Los Gigantes to see the cliffs and whale watching.

Great interest was shown in walking maps and gastronomy in the area.

Hotel occupation in the municipality has varied between 70% and 90%, mostly over weekends

Defibrillator for Playa Arena beach

Posted by dolly diver on August 4, 2009
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momento_de_entrega_del_desfibriladorPlaya de la Arena beach which has recently been awarded, once again, the Blue Flag of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, now has a semiautomatic external defibrillator.

The ceremony for the defibrillator device was made by Councillor for Tourism, Germán Jiménez, to one of the managers and lifeguards of the beach, Adolfo Garcia.

A semi-automatic defibrillators is a small, lightweight device which allows the trained lifeguard to apply an electric shock to the casualty in a cardiac arrest situation. The device could save a person’s life while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

The blue flag continues to wave in Playa Arena

Posted by dolly diver on July 28, 2009
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 	momento-izada-de-la-bandera-azul-2009-playa-de-la-arenaA ceremony was held on Thursday July 23rd with the Mayor, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, councilman of Tourism, Germán Jiménez and various hotel and staff from the beach, to officially raise the coveted Blue Flag awarded by the European Union to Playa Arena beach.

The beach has become the most awarded beach in Tenerife since 1987 as it has been awarded the blue flag each year for the past 22 years.

The Blue Flag is a recognized symbol to stringent health and environmental levels, the presence of adequate sanitation and waste, as well as rescue services, first aid and lifeguard.

 	swimming-competitionThe 14th annual swimming race from Playa De La Arena beach to Puerto de Santiago beach takes place on July 12th at 10am. The distance is aprox 950 mts.

If you would like to participate then call 922 868108 or 922 868041 between 08:00 to 15:00 hours, for more information.

I want to start this story with an apology, due to the office move for Los we have been completely run off our feet, and this great news for our area has been delayed. So I hope it’s better late than never.

 	improvements-in-calle-tamaraRecently the staff of had the chance to meet with the councilor for tourism Germán Jiménez who explained to us the latest plans for the area. It is important to understand that two years of single handed dedication on the part of Germán have resulted in our area, (Santago del Teide) being accepted to a very prestigious group of three other councils, Puerto de la Cruz, Arona and Adeje, who are entitled to special funding for tourism, many other areas would love to have this help.

It means that during the next 4 years (at present) funding to the tune of 6.6 million Euros has been approved for a number of projects to raise the standard in this area, some of which has already started such as the new pavements, pedestrian crossings, water pipes, drainage, cables, curbs etc in a number of streets in Los Gigantes.

 	new-tourist-office-in-los-gigantesPlans approved include a complete re-paving of the roads for el Marques Las Rosas all around the loop to the hotel Barcelo de Santiago including new sewers, pavements road surface and the planting of over 125 new trees. Other plans include a complete overhaul of Playa de la Arena, which is truly spectacular.

The new Los Gigantes tourist office, opening soon, has just been built on the small plaza by Tamara, as part of the on-going commitment to tourism in the area, other projects worthy of a mention include a complete revamp of the plaza in Los Gigantes and the one in Puerto de Santiago, re-surfacing of a number of roads throughout the area, new street lighting in the area.

The level of investment that this new status will bring to this area over the next few years I believe will truly help to transform the area to one of the most sort after destinations in Tenerife.

Author – The PM

Discount on fees at Pancrazio Sports Centre

Posted by dolly diver on April 23, 2009
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The Pancrazio Sports Centre in Playa de la Arena has launched a campaign called “Spring Promotion 2009”.

Any member who brings along a friend to join the gym will be given a 20% discount for their self and their friend for 1 month. The promotion lasts until June 30th 2009.

Spanish Classes

Posted by dolly diver on April 23, 2009
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Santiago del Teide council, is organizing another Spanish course for foreigners starting June 1st to July 31st.

The course, which will be divided into basic, elementary and advanced will be held 2 days a week, lasting 2 hours each day. The price is 116 euros, including all materials.

You can enrol on the course at the Tourist Office in Playa de La Arena or telephone 922 860348 between 08:00 and 15:00.