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Having a laugh at Mueca date change fiasco!

I never quite seem to be able to work out when this will go to print, so as you are reading this it will either be the Mueca Festival this weekend in Puerto de la Cruz, or you will have just missed it.Full Article

Election countdown: Will you be exercising your vote in Puerto de la Cruz?

I had been wondering what to write about this month. After all, the Carnaval is over, and the swallows are already starting to pack their bags, ready to head ...Full Article

Projects promised but do they all come to fruition?

So, the long awaited “coastal path” in La Paz has reopened. It may well be open, but it isn’t finished, nor, if I choose to be a bit pedantic, ...Full Article

Puerto, champions of recycling but refuse collection still a thorny subject

Just over one month into 2019 and I am already talking rubbish. My favourite topic, I know, and one which Puerto’s Ayuntamiento seems to make such a big deal out of.Full Article

Social media engulfs Puerto council but is it a good or bad thing?

I have been sorting through some old paperwork, you know, the sort of thing you only do when you are really bored, like over Christmas, for instance.Full Article

Do Puerto hotel owners need more financial help for regenerations?

All the talk of how Puerto de la Cruz has become so busy once again, yet two hotels in the town have recently closed with a loss of over 300 ...Full Article

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 ...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

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
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