Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraiso are at last adopted by Adeje after a wait of decades

As of yesterday, Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraíso have been adopted by Adeje after a wait of 40 years in the case of Callao Salvaje and 20 in that of Playa Paraiso. From now, the two towns will enjoy all Adeje’s services alongside the rest of the municipal area, whether rubbish collection or water supply, as well as street cleaning and garden work. The only part of the entire area…

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Spanair ceases trading

Spanair ceased trading as of last night, and the company website is showing the following text HERE for any travellers affected: As of today, 27 January 2012, Spanair has ceased its operations and therefore, given these exceptional circumstances, all our flights from today are cancelled. If you have a ticket for the next few days or weeks, you have varios alternatives: a- if you paid with a credit card, notify…

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New Garachico port expected to be in operation from June

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Km940AwpY[/youtube] Update 26 January 2012: The President of the Canaries, Paulino Rivero, has visited the new Garachico port and expressed his satisfaction at the way the works have progressed. The port will have two docks, one for fishing and another for sports with the capacity to moor 40 boats. It will also have facilities for commercial maritime lines. The works are currently being finished, with the port expected to be…

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New multi-lingual OAC in Los Cristianos

Arona has opened a new Citizen Attention Office (OAC) in Los Cristianos for people who can’t speak Spanish. The office is multi-lingual, and allows municipal business to be conducted as in any other OAC. The office is open from 8am to 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is located in the La Montañeta area of the town, in local 7a…

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Public meeting on illegal letting

Update 23 January: This is just an update to say that the silence from official quarters on the subject of this proposed meeting is deafening! I have not heard anything more about it, and needless to say, if I knew, I would hardly keep the information to myself, so please don’t expend any effort in contacting me to see if I have any news. I will post the information here the…

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magnificently, sexily exotic – Santa Cruz is one of 5 best places to live in the world

The Guardian has picked the five best places to live … and Santa Cruz is one of the five! It says: Yes, Tenerife. But not that Tenerife. As if. No, this is The Other Tenerife. The capital bears no relation to the island more familiar to Brits. Turn a few corners on the coast road and it’s like, well, Spain. Santa Cruz is magnificently, sexily exotic. Its neighbourhoods mostly date…

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Woman in hospital after falling into Los Cristianos harbour from ferry

A 60-year-old woman is in hospital tonight after falling into the sea from a ferry in Los Cristianos harbour at 8pm this evening. The woman was travelling on the Volcán de Taburiente ferry when, for reasons which are still unexplained, she fell overboard. She was rescued within minutes by a lifeboat and brought to the jetty where paramedics were already waiting for her. She was treated and stabilized at the scene and…

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Loro Parque announces arrival of pair of white Bengal tiger cubs

Loro Parque has two rather special new inhabitants – white Bengal tiger cubs. The cubs, a male and female called Yangyu and Linmao, are just a year old and have come from the Guangzhou Panyu Xiangjiang Safari Park in China. They can already be seen by the public in their specially designed enclosure, surrounded by vegetation, and a waterfall and lake for their exclusive use. The cubs are settling in…

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