Photo: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento.
Updated 22 August: Puerto de la Cruz`Public Health Department has lifted the ban on bathing at San Telmo beach. As of midday today it is open to the public again.
Original post 21 August: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento has said that San Telmo beach has been closed to bathers today after routine analysis showed alterations in the biological parameters that required the precaution. The measure is temporary until further analyis shows the quality of the water has returned to levels required by public health safety standards. The council apologises for the inconvenience and says it will inform the public as soon as it can about the beach reopening.