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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 a total of seventy-two passengers, to the newly independent republics of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru.

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 ...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.

HUGH AND JEFFERY SALVIN

The name of Reverend Hugh Salvin will be familiar to a lot of people in Alston, Cumberland. He left his name in Salvin House, opposite the ...Full Article

Ten years on, work starts on bus station but what happens next?

Work on the new bus station in Puerto de la Cruz has finally started, although if it wasn’t for the security fence surrounding the site you wouldn’t ...Full Article

The Mando Economico of the Canary Islands

In the Anaga hills, high on a ridge above the valley of Igueste de San Andres, is a little ruined hamlet of about six or seven houses ...Full Article

Does Puerto de la Cruz really have to change?

To be honest I am beginning to get bored with Puerto de la Cruz. The town where very little ever seems to change and even when change does ...Full Article

Taking a look at the latest news and views in Puerto de la Cruz

Well, the Carnaval is over, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, I suppose that’s it out of the way for another year.

Occupancy rates still high

Latest news on the occupancy figures for Santiago del Teide appear to make encouraging reading.

New forum to work towards a better Los Gigantes

Community-minded residents are to meet the Mayor to discuss a joint vision to improve the local environment.
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