Monthly Archives: October 2012
A man’s body was found in a basura room in Calle Castilla shortly after 3pm this afternoon. Calle Castilla is the road that goes from the roundabout up to the Sky Park in Torviscas. The man is said to have been 46 years old, and a foreigner. Emergency services were called out when the poor man’s body was found but once at the scene, paramedics could do no more than confirm his death. The Policía Nacional are carrying out the customary procedures, and no doubt there will be further information in due course.
There is a whole series of pdf files HERE which can be downloaded. They are “touristic situation” reports for anyone who would like the detail from Turismo itself.
The concejal de Servicios Municipales in Adeje, Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, has announced that over the coming week some 29 new recycling bins similar to the above image will appear around the municipality. The bins are specifically for clothes and shoes, and the installations are hoped to help Adeje become a recycling and ecological paradigm for the Canaries. The business Canarias Recycling will run the scheme for the Ayuntamiento, and will be placing the containers in Adeje town centre, Los Olivos, Las Nieves, Las Torres, Tijoco, Los Menores, Las Rosas, Armeñime, Sueño Azul, Callao Salvaje, Playa Paraíso, Fañabé, La Caleta, El Madroñal, Miraverde, Roque del Conde and Torviscas Alto.
Since the government announced that it had 7,000 procedures on the go against illegal letting there has been speculation about what this figure comprised. Some thought it was inspections, others actual fines, and some others had a range of different ideas. Now the government has confirmed the numbers of actual legal actions taken against illegal touristic establishments. In 2011, 2,600 cases were initiated, followed in the first six months of 2012 by between 1,300 and 1,500, with a further 600 in process, a total of between 4,500 and 4,700.
Update 22 October: Jesús has been found in Los Realejos in north Tenerife. Two locals called 112 yesterday after spotting him on the beach at El Socorro, where he was lying immobile, still wearing the same clothes he disappeared in, and clearly disorientated and dehydrated. He was was transferred by ambulance to Clínica Hospiten Bellevue in Puerto de la Cruz, where his wife visited him immediately, but he was unable to recognize her. He was kept in for observation.
The wonderful children’s musical Disney spectacular Beauty and the Beast is being performed at the Adán Martín auditorium in Santa Cruz bewteen 28 December and 6 January. Tickets cost €39, 51 and 56, and are available from the auditorium online HERE, or by phone from 902 317 327. The above video is of the performance itself, and is a great taster of a show for all the family. Performances are as follows:
Friday 28 Dec, 9pm
Saturday 29 Dec, 5.30 & 9.30pm
Sunday 30 Dec, 4 & 8pm
Wednesday 2 Jan, 5.30 & 9.30pm
Thursday 3 Jan, 5.30 & 9.30pm
Friday 4 Jan, 5.30 & 9.30pm
Sunday 6 Jan, 4pm
Aemet has raised a yellow alert for rain in Tenerife tomorrow. The alert is for 15mm per hour between midday and midnight, and is specifically for the north coast and altitude. I hope some in the south get to see some as well, but anything will be welcome for the island’s reservoirs.
The Canaries regional airline, Islas Airways, has announced that it has cancelled all flights with immediate effect. The company blames rival airline Binter for its problems, alleging that unfounded complaints about irregular trading have stifled it financially, costing it millions in unpaid subsidies while the denuncias were investigated. The airline says the move is temporary, and it hopes to resume services, but for the moment, there is a customer information page HERE with details of refund arrangements for passengers.
Puerto de la Cruz will be particularly beautiful right now, thanks to the 3rd Puerto de la Cruz en flor Festival taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 19, 20 and 21 October. Organizers, the Centro de Iniciativas y Turismo, with collaboration from the Ayuntamiento, say that they hope to show visitors that the town is not just a coastal resort but a place where nature is one of its most identifying characteristics.
There is another property available direct from the owner, a quiet and well-maintained 2 bed, 2 bath, townhouse in El Médano. The direct link is HERE, or go to the Owning Property tab at the top and look in the Property for sale direct from owners. I think the asking price of €160,000 represents superb value for money, and there are undisturbed sea views. Here are a few photos, but there are more on the house’s individual page.