Rush hour traffic congestion in South Tenerife.

Traffic problems in the South of Tenerife have become increasingly worse in 2017.
For example, there are a several kilometre long jams on the TF 1 around the roads to Golf del Sur and San Miguel and an average of 75,000 cars per day are affected. There also are plans for a huge roundabout over the TF1 at las Chafiras to replace the existing one. It will have 3 lanes which will have fast access lanes so you don’t have to join the roundabout making getting to and from The Las Chafiras trading estate much easier.

  • Posted on: 14 December 2017 by lee

New Venture Group Restaurant.

New to Tenerife and situated in the heart of the classy fishing village of La Caleta and enjoying superb sea views! Lagarto Restaurant and Cocktails!
With a great ambience and modern international cuisine, it is a restaurant for a glitzy special night out or for all the family earlier in the day. Lunchtime menu served 13.30h to 16.00h
The menu is extensive and includes fish meats, pasta’s and salads and even does special dinners for 2 people including surf and turf and a Chilled sharing seafood feast for 2.

  • Posted on: 31 October 2017 by lee

Arona Summer Festival 2017

This years highly popular Arona Summer Festival has just passed and again been hugely successful. World famous D.J,s Steve Aoki, Steven Angelo and Michael Calfan had the crowd rocking through the night. Pre ordered tickets with a full drinks package cost as little as €55 and on the day can be bought for €75

Basic entrance runs from €35 to €45. Entrance is from 3pm until 3am in the morning.

One party reveller wrote the following;

Emily Morfitt wrote;

  • Posted on: 9 August 2017 by lee

Changes expected in short term holiday rental laws.

THE year was 2012. Owners of tourist apartments on “Utopia Island” were closely monitoring the legal situation regarding the rental of their properties to tourists following years of systematic persecution by the tourist authorities.
Fear and uncertainty was rife. Everyone agreed that something had to be done about the “unfair” and “monopolistic” laws restricting how properties may be rented to tourists, but nobody appeared to have any real answers.
Meetings were held, plans were drawn up and action groups were formed. Group leaders pushed their individual agendas, mostly borne out of ego or financial interest.
The common theme among all groups was to pressure the authorities into reviewing or changing the law, or to challenge the law through the courts.
However, the general consensus among the more influential members of the tourist industry and the community was that such action, in the short term, would be a complete waste of time.

  • Posted on: 25 May 2017 by lee

Latest Update on tourist rentals in Tenerife.

Updated 5 April 2017: A very interesting read with information regarding the new rules and laws with tourist holiday rental properties.

The Canarian Government has announced that its redraft of the Vivienda Vacacional decree will be published in the near future. Tourism minister María Teresa Lorenzo said in Parliament today that the redrafted decree would allow owners to let residential properties to holidaymakers in touristic areas but with conditions attached, most notably related to quality and security being on a par with that offered by existing tourism businesses so as not to endanger the islands’ tourism model.
The decree in its current form allows private letting to holidaymakers of residential property in non-touristic areas (see HERE for detail), but as reported below, the Government has spent the last couple of years redrafting it after the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), which we would know as the Monopolies Commission, said that it “restricted competition and created barriers to the market, thereby unjustly privileging tourism businesses and disadvantaging users”.

  • Posted on: 6 April 2017 by lee

Great cancer care in Costa Adeje.

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that as a result of the on-going partnership between the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Cancer Association) and Adeje’s department of health protection and quality of life, residents of the borough who are suffering from cancer can soon access a free service offering physical, psychological and social assistance for themselves and their families. The goal of this pioneering service, as outlined by AECC president in Tenerife Juan Julio Fernández, is to meet the needs of the more vulnerable members of our society who are suffering as a result of this illness.
At the launch of the new service, Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said “This is a resource that we are putting at the disposal of our people, to provide a service designed for those suffering from any cancer. With this programme in place we can extend the assistance on offer and improve the quality of life for those affected. However we will also continue to stress the importance of education, prevention and early detection as vital tools in maintaining good health”.

  • Posted on: 30 March 2017 by lee