TF1 to Tejina de Isora road to be closed for three works for improvements

Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced that due to roadworks to widen and resurface the Tejina de Isora to Piedra Hincada road as far as the TF1 junction, the road will be shut to traffic from this Tuesday, 24 January. Residents will be allowed access, as will buses and school transport. The council says that the roadworks have long been demanded by locals, and they should last some three weeks….

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Carnaval in Tenerife 2017

Updated 21 January: The full calendar for the Santa Cruz Carnaval has now been published. Just click on the thumbnails below to see full size. Updated 18 January 2017: A popular carnival in south Tenerife is that of Los Gigantes, and the dates for that are now confirmed as 10,11,12,17 & 18 March. The theme is “the farm”. Updated 11 November 2016: I’ve been asked several times about the date for the Los Cristianos…

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Santiago del Teide Almond Blossom Route

Photo: Alicia Barquero Padrón. Updated 21 January 2017: The extremely popular Ruta del Almendro en flor organized by Santiago del Teide Ayuntamiento will take place next Saturday, 28 January. The walk regularly attracts large numbers, and a look at the photos below from previous years will easily give an idea of why. Full details will be announced on Monday, when inscription opens, but in previous years there have been two routes, a short low-medium…

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Resident foreign assets reporting – EC begins infringement procedure against Spain

Updated 20 January 2017: Blevins Franks say that they are now approaching the time of year where they receive many phone calls regarding asset reporting, and so the London tax advisory team has just updated two documents that they find extremely useful when being asked about the completion of Modelo 720, the declaration that anyone tax resident in Spain has to make if they have assets of over €50,000 outside of Spain. I…

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San Sebastian blessing of goats, sheep and horses in the sea in La Caleta

Photo collage: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Updated 19 January: Just a reminder that this traditional fiesta will be taking place tomorrow, from lunchtime. Original post 12 January: As every year, the first of Adeje’s two local public holidays gives an opportunity to see some real Canarian tradition in the heart of the tourist area. The fiesta of one of the town’s patrons, San Sebastian, in La Caleta this coming week involves horsemen riding into the sea, and pastoral farmers dragging…

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Fire station and brigades system explained by Bomberos Tenerife

This is a good video explanation here from Bomberos Tenerife of the fire station and professional/voluntary brigades system in Tenerife, as well as of the reason they’re striking. It’s all in Spanish, so apologies to those who can’t read it, but it should make sense generally from the drawings.

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Man in critical condition after falling onto rocks at Playa del Callao, Los Cristianos

A man is in hospital with multiple injuries after falling onto some rocks at Playa del Callao, Los Cristianos, this afternoon. Emergency services say that the accident happened shortly before 4pm, when they received calls that the man had fallen several metres and was in need of assistance. Paramedics immobilized the man at the scene and, after stabilizing him, transferred him to Hospiten Sur where he is said to be in critical condition.

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British Consulate information event in Los Cristianos

Updated 17 January: Just a reminder that this meeting is this afternoon, 6pm in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos. Original post 10 January: The British Consulate is holding an information event in Los Cristianos for the public to find out what help is available from the Consulate, and to ask about any concerns they might have regarding life after Brexit.  The event is because of the visit to the Canaries of…

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Drownings in Tenerife in 2017

Updated 16 January: An 86-year-old Belgian tourist has drowned while swimming at Playa del Camisón this evening. Emergency services say that he was rescued from the water by lifeguards but that neither they nor the paramedics could do anything to save his life. The cause of his death was drowning caused by cardiac arrest. As you will now expect me to say, cardiac arrest in the sea is a symptom of cold water shock, which…

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