From The Editors Desk
31st July 2015
Strong winds make the ideal conditions for the last week of the windsurfing championships in Sotavento. A great family weekend out with plenty of entertainment for the children.
August has arrived which means all government offices are closed for the month and reduced service is offered in local medical centres. It is the month when the Spanish go on holiday! Several local bars and restaurants will be closed as the “all inclusive” hotels cater for the children. Car hire is also very difficult at this time. If coming away last minute always try to book a car in advance.
This Saturday is the party, including the cake for the two babies.Read More
Among other activities, will be a talk held on this subspecies, Giraffe Camelopardalis, with multiple gifts and the performance of the African rhythms, acrobatic dances by the dance company Datana. Oasis Park organization requested that attendees come dressed in white to participate in the parade of coloured powders the African rhythm of the christening party.
More than 50,000 speed checks were carried out by the Civil Guard's Traffic Branch on motorways and numerous other roads in the islands during the much-publicised 7-day campaign which ran from 20-26 July. The radar checks included many from unmarked cars and led to a total of 1653 summonses issued for breaking speed limits.Read More
The significant 'quake in the early hours of yesterday was recorded by seismic activity monitoring stations operated by Spain's National Geographical Institute, which pinpointed the location to a spot 32 km beneath the earth's surface off Tenerife's south-east coast.Read More
According to the Canarian Emergency Services, the 77-year-old man was one of two persons reported to have lost their way in the Ginigináma area of Tuineje yesterday afternoon. Search teams located the pair at around 3.30pm and summoned a helicopter after the man was found to be suffering from severe sunstroke and was very weak.Read More
Barceló Hotels & Resorts announced the addition to the group of a new hotel in Fuerteventura, which will feature 15 locations in the Canary Islands. The Barcelo Brisamar is a 4-star hotel with 156 rooms of which 67 are suites. Located in the town of Corralejo, renovation work will start next October to reopen in the summer of next year.Read More
The mystery and legend surrounding Gustav Winter chalet, Cofete, has attracted the American television channel specializing in history, The History Channel. A team records in the house, which today is owned by Lopesan, to analyse the role of Spain and the German citizen, Gustav Winter, in the Great War.Read More
The Official Gazette published in today's edition the resolution of the Interior Minister, Jose Fernandez Diaz in which he appoints as new chief of police Canary Jose Maria Moreno Moreno replacing Jose Solano San Miguel. José María Moreno Moreno was assigned as commissioner in Maspalomas in the 90s and now returns to the Islands.Read More
The ferry company Fred Olsen's 'Bonanza Express', which runs between Morro Jable (Fuerteventura) and Gran Canaria, had to return to home port, Thursday afternoon, following a heavy sea which displaced one of the caminones on one of their covers, prompting a caution manoeuvre as the ship could have destabilised.Read More
The Mayor of La Oliva, Domingo González Arroyo received the Blue Flag awarded for Grandes Playas, Corralejo, a distinction awarded for the twentieth consecutive year to be recognized, once again, the quality of its waters and its services by the Foundation for Environmental Education.Read More
Elaine Ferguson, Head of the OverseasGuidesCompany.com Resource Centre and one of the team’s country specialists for Spain, looks at the enduring popularity and recent surge in interest for Spain and the Spanish Islands as holiday and holiday home destinations.
Spain remains the most popular destination for British property buyers, whether as a holiday home, second home or permanent resident as an expat.
Getting over to Cofete village and beach has always been a bit of a struggle unless you have a four-wheeled drive vehicle. The beach is one of the island’s most beautiful and despite the water not being safe for swimming (due to high winds and strong currents), is becoming very popular. But getting there means driving over the most inhospitable of mountains on a small, stony, winding track. Some visitors listen to advice and hire a four-wheeled drive car; others are foolhardy enough to take their small rented cars.
Keep your passport safe while visiting the Canary Islands
British consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife join forces with airport authorities to warn visitors of the consequences of losing a passport while on holida. As part of a joint initiative with the British Consulate, all airports in the Canary Islands are now displaying digital banners advising passengers to keep their passports safe while on holiday.
Almost 600 British holidaymakers lost their passports in the Canary Islands last year* and, as a result, had to spend valuable holiday time and money at a British Consulate obtaining an emergency travel document (ETD) in order to get home.
A Charity concert is being held
8:00pm on Monday 3rd August
at the Brisamar Bar
on Corralejo Main Street
Charmaine Arbouin urges residents to register with local authorities
Support for British residents and sustainable tourism topped the agenda during a recent meeting between the British Consul for the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin, and newly-elected President of the Canarian Autonomous Government, Fernando Clavijo Batlle.
President Clavijo heard how the local British community, consulate, local authorities and charities work together to provide support for those in need.
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you! We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
There are many things that are great about Britain but there are some odd things as well.
After last time our Fuerte X-Word No 210 is a little easier.
Ideal Location with Views to the Ocean
This newly constructed one bedroom apartment is situated in El Cotillo town a charming fishing village in the north of the Island. Is ideally located close to all services and amenities., fine restaurants, shops and off course the gorgeous golden beaches and lagoons. The pretty harbour is nearby.
There are many costs involved in buying and maintaning a property abroad that you should take into account.