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Let there be light in our “intelligent destination” of Puerto de la Cruz

There have been a lot of news items coming from the town hall lately, so much so it has been a job to keep up with them all. It is hardly surprising, the clock is ticking, we are into the last six months of this council’s four year term and after three years of a great deal of promises, but relatively ...Full Article

“Torre del Conde” of La Gomera

Through the pages of the ‘Tenerife News’, may I make a suggestion to the Cabildo of Gomera, the Ayuntamiento of San Sebastian and the University of La Laguna, that an archaeological ...Full Article

Litter, car parks, PR stunts, jacuzzis and more…Puerto issues once again in the news

Did you know September 15th was International Coastal Clean-up day? I didn’t, at least, not at the time, in fact not until four days later while walking along Playa Jardin early ...Full Article

Statistics, statistics, statistics…but what is reality for Puerto?

By this time last year, everyone in the town hall team was gung ho about the ever increasing visitor numbers.Full Article

Kings and queens

In Santa Cruz the Museo de Bellas Artes in Calle Jose Murphy, next to the Plaza del Principe, houses a collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the 16th century to ...Full Article

Promises for Puerto but when can we expect firm dates?

I have no plan for this month, that is to say I have no topic, not a major one anyway, so I’m afraid it will have to be a case of ...Full Article

Hugh Salvin and Simon Bolivar “The liberator” of South América

On 5th January 1824 HMS ‘Cambridge’, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families and their staff, ...Full Article

Hugh Salvin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1824

On 5th January 1824 HMS Cambridge, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families and their staff, making ...Full Article

Is Puerto really flying the flag for its four beaches?

Summer has officially arrived in Puerto de la Cruz The one season when even the locals shed their outer layers and head for the beach, weather permitting that is, of course.Full Article

Home and away: spot the differences between the UK and Tenerife!

To be honest, with my deadline looming, I have been in a bit of a quandary over what to write this month.Full Article
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