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Staying safe in Tenerife waters

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Staying safe in Tenerife’s heat

Think it can never be too hot? Stay cool! and be safe in the hottest months

Where’s to go? what’s to see?

Visiting Tenerife? Need a checklist of “the essential” places to go and see?

Arona Ayuntamiento has anounced 2017’s Expoutlet Arona, a fair meant to promote shopping in the municipality where there will be many bargains on offer since local shops will be selling off last season’s stock and ends of lines. The Expoutlet will be held in the Recinto Ferial next to the sports pavillion in Los Cristianos on Saturday and Sunday, 28 and 29 October.READ MORE

As though there weren’t enough to be worried about in the waters around the Canaries, the MV Cheshire, a British boat carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, is currently on fire some 60 miles south of Gran Canaria. Despite the president of the Canaries saying yesterday that the boat had already sunk, technicians of the Dutch shipping company under whose flag the craft is sailing have been visiting the site since last night to see what options exist to deal with the blaze. It seems that despite smoke billowing wildly, the flames are contained within the hold where the fertilizer is burning fiercely. Some concern must surelyREAD MORE

Photo: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento. The Plaza de Europa will be the focus of Puerto de la Cruz’ annual Oktoberfest on the weekend of 1, 2 and 3 September. The square and its surrounding streets will be full of stalls of beer and food, accompanied by traditional German music and dance.  It won’t be hard to find for those who don’t know the town because of the crowds, but Plaza de Europa is on the front near the original harbour with the fisherwoman statute.READ MORE

Updated 15 August: Just a reminder that the main day of Alcalá’s fiesta is today, with activities all day centred on the harbour, and where tonight some 400 kilos of pyrotechnics will light up the sky for around half an hour or so in the famous fireworks display. Original post 2 August: Apart from being the patron saint of Tenerife and of the town of Candelaria itself, the Virgen de Candelaria is also the patron saint of Alcalá on the west coast, and every August, during the town’s fiestas patronales there is a fireworks display which has become known as the place to see fireworks in south Tenerife. The fireworks areREAD MORE

Photo: Ejército del Aire Updated 14 August: And finally, the Tenerife Cabildo has lifted the ban on fires in mountain areas, including the recreational zones and BBQs. Updated 11 August: And at long last, with heat alerts off and the calima passing to cooler weather, the Canarian Government has lifted its forest fire risk alert in all the western islands and Gran Canaria from midnight tonight. Updated 7 August: The Tenerife Cabildo has banned fires in the mountains while prevailing weather conditions continue. The ban will last until at least the end of the Canarian Government’s forest fire risk alert, and means a prohibition on machinery likely to causeREAD MORE

Photo: European Space Agency. There will be a solar eclipse next Monday, and here in Tenerife it will be visible as a 41% eclipse. Only those with unrestricted views to the west will be able to see it, however, because it will only be visible at the point of sunset. The Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos has encouraged the public to watch the event, but advises that even though it will be late in the day, and at the point of sunset, special care should still be taken to view through protective glasses or some other means which will give full protection toREAD MORE