Las Gaviotas Beach in Tenerife is reopened

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Las Gaviotas – Naturist Beach in Tenerife

 

The reopening  of Las Gaviotas beach  in Tenerife is already a fact.

After its closure in 2010 due to landslides that made impossible guarantee to the safety of the users, the town Hall informed first phase of heath and safety works were   completed works , leaving 30% of the beach with restricted access, establishing fines in case people don’t respect resticted areas.

Las Gaviotas beach  is one of the most popular nudist beaches in Tenerife and these are its main characteristics:

average width: 40 m

length: 250 m

composition: dark sand

types of access : -car (TF-121)

– bus line 945. Check schedules at  Titsa.com.

Parking: 50approx.

There is  cleaning service.

Disabled access: NO

Now that  good weather is already here we have one beach more beach  in Tenerife to have fun with friends, surf or get a Tanned in the Sun.

Enjoy Tenerife!

Circular guided walking route at Mount Teide – Parador- Guajara mountain-Parador

Plan for any day in Tenerife : get together a group of friends and enjoy Mount Teide National Park. The seven of us , wanted to walk but also see Tajinastes (Tower of Jewels) blossom, so instead of getting there on  our own, we decided to hire a guide and avoid walking without specific direction and enjoy explanations about  flora, fauna,  legends…. Our guide: Félix de la Rosa from  Oditen 

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Red Tajinaste at Mount teide National Park – Tenerife

 

Felix picked up us with his car  in La Laguna and at  08.15 h already we were on our  way to  Teide National Park, making a brief stop for a coffee.

Enjoying the sea of clouds as we were getting closer to the Parador Nacional del Teide, our starting point , Felix was answering our doubts and questions about our circular medium – high difficulty, whose duration was estimated in  5 hours (as I was not very fit, it took  me at least one extra hour)

Once in our starting point, we  commented  the circular route from Mount Teide Parador  with the following map we had previously received, along with information by e mail.

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r Mount-Teide-round-route-Parador-Guajara-Parador-map

 

The heigh difference of this circular route is 500 m,  from 2200m to 2700m. In the first part, our  ascension, we enjoyed the Tajinastes that dotted the landscape in  red and whose bloom,  Felix said , that  takes a process of a month and a half, but whose peak only lasts for two weeks .Quite a visual spectacle that is one more excuse to go up to Mount  Teide Park with a guide.

We went through the Canada del Capricho, one of the areas where climbing is permitted in the National Park, with their gorgeous white and red shades, full of curious holes that should fascinate climbers.

 

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Canada-del-capricho-Mount-Teide

 

We continued walking up through Degollada de Guajara, stopping us to enjoy a grey Chaffinch singing, which seemed to be there waiting for us to attend to its concert  and that instead of flying,it sang for us. Amazing!

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Chaffinch at Mount Teide – Tenerife

 

We finally finished our ascent at a point from which the views of  LLano de Ucanca with Mount Teide just in  frontof us,  widely compensated the effort.

We made a break in where, long time ago, it had been refuge for goat herders, which also served in the 19th century as a place for astronomical observation and where you can find a box with agendas that are used  as  guestbooks. Among others, Raúl Socorro, from Cio Sport & Travel also left evidence of his visit.

 

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After listening to  the legend of Guajara, we began to descend by the Ucanca Valley, but not before a last look to  a panoramic view of Llano de Ucanca.

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Llano Ucanca views at Mount Teide National Park

 

During the  descent it was almost  when I more valued having a guide by me. While the  way up  was also busy and well signposted, the descent required much more attention, though  I don’t  suffer from vertigo, easy  was to  slip or give a stumble in a soil of sand or with a lot of stones, but that surprised us with a Mount Teide violet.

 

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Violet at Mount Teide

 

And so we kept  walking back to Parador,  always supervised by Felix . Done! … Although I  was the last arriving.

No, here does not end our day. Felix took us by Vilaflor to the Midlands area of Adeje to eat in a guachinche, El Dornajo in Ifonche. €15 per person (not included in the activity) with escaldón, rabbit, potatoes, wine, beer and water in plentiful quantities.

We returned to La Lafuna from  the South, tired but immensely happy after a fab day.

If you decide to do the same thing  with your group of friends contact Félix at oditen@gmail.com or visit his website Oditen

. Prices vary depending on the duration and difficulty, the one I’ve related in  this post had a price of € 30pp, including transportation, but not the food.

In addition Oditen services adapt to what you want, from routes to take pictures, to cultural tours combined with simple trips of short duration and low difficulty. You just ask and  Felix  will take care  of your day in Tenerife to make it such an unforgettable experience.

Jardin Tropical Golf Tournament 2013

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XIX Hotel Jardin Tropical Golf Tournament 2013

 

Another Golf Challenge in Tenerife is arround the corner. On June 8th at Abama Golf Course in Tenerife South the XIX Jardin Tropical Golf Tournament is taking place.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT XIX JARDIN TROPICAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

 

How can you register to enjoy Jardín Tropical Golf Challenge? 

Is very easy and you can perfectly do it online  clicking here  or contacting them via e mail at:  torneojt@jardin-tropical.com

How much does it cost to participate? 

Fortunately there are several options available :

with accomodation 164€ per person including:

  • Tournament inscription
  • 1 night staying in double room  on BB Basis
  • prize giving dinner
  • transfer to golf course for the tournament and the dinner
  • For those non players price is  92€

And if you want to extend your stay at the Fabulous Hotel Jardin Tropical  and enjoy greatest services and unbeatable breathtaking sunsets they are offering a special price : 50€ pppn on B&B basis. Treat yourself!

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Hotel Jardin Tropical – Tenerife South

 

 without  accomodation 114€ per person including:

  • Tournament Inscription
  • prize giving  dinner
  • If  you you are atending with a non player  price is 42€ just for de prize giving dinner
Don’t miss the chance to participate in this well known Golf  Tournament yearly organized by Hotel Jardin Tropical

 

Paddle and Tennis Charity Tournament at Bahia del Duque

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José Salazar – Tennis player from Tenerife

 

Keen on Paddle or Tennis? Up to give a hand for a better world? Tenerife is hosting a great charity event  you shouldn’t miss for several reasons you might discover on spot … or before.

Organized by Cio Sport &  Travel   at  Bahia del Duque Grand Hotel in Adeje you have an unbeatable combination of sport, exclusive atmosphere and great fun as they are celebrating I Charity Tournament ” Raquetas solidarias” ( supportive rackets ) , a fund raising Tournament on June  15th and 16th.

Supportive Rackets Programme: 

June 15th 

  • Tournament: 09.00h – 14.00h
  • BBQ: 14.00h – 14.45h:
  • Tournament: 17.00h – 21.00h
  • 22.00h: Vintage Dinner  inspired in “WIMBLEDON in the 20s” . Dressing code  inspired in British  tennis or cricket events during the 20s.
  • Live music bt “Cus & The Yuyus”: 23.00h
June 16th:
  • 09.00h – 13-00 h: Tournament
  • 13.00h: Prizes
Supportive Rackets special package  with accomodation includes  : 
  • 1 night  staying in a standard double room and buffet breakfast
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Hotel Bahia del Duque – Tenerife
  •  Tournament registration
  • Sportive activities for the ones not taking part in the tournament with  Diego Intelisano.
  • BBQ lunch
  • Vintage Dinner “WIMBLEDON in the 20s” 
  • Live Music
  • Prizes ceremony
  • Contribution to the fund raising
The special price for two people is 280€  and Bahia del Duque extends its generousity offering a special price for those  who may want to extend their stay the previous or the following night for only 151€ /night. Do not hesitate in making your reservation  e mailing: reservations@bahia-duque.com

If you need more information about this event, please contact them at: felisa@cio-company.com

 

 

Blue flag Beaches in Tenerife updated listing

The Environmental Education and Consumer Association (ADEAC)  decided what beaches are top quality in Tenerife awarding them with Blue flags.

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Tenerife beaches with blue flag

Tenerife Tourist Board and town halls consider  keeping  the beaches in the best conditions a priority as it’s one of the most demanded by  most of the travellers that visit the island  for beach holidays, they are precious natural resources we all need to care about.

In order to get the Blue Flag award the beaches have to meet the following chriteria listed here http://www.blueflag.org/ :

  • Environmental Education and information
  • Water quality
  • Environmental Management
  • Safety and Services

List of beaches in Tenerife with Blue Flag 2013:

Granadilla:

  • El Médano
  • La Jaquita

Adeje:

  • Troya I and II
  • Fanabe
  • El Duque

Santiago del Teide: 

  • La Arena
  • Los Guíos Beach

La Laguna

  • El Arenisco

Los Realejos

  • El Socorro

Puerto de la Cruz: 

  • Playa Jardín
  • San Telmo

Tacoronte

  • La Arena – Mesa del mar

Guía de Isora

  • San Juan

13 top quality beaches in Tenerife just waiting for your visit.

Flamenco show in Playa de las Americas – EVOLUCION

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Evolucion by Carmen Mota in Tenerife

Once more, the South of Tenerife offers a musical by Carmen Mota : Evolution at  Piramide de  Arona.

Get ready for a  21st century flamenco show without renouncing  to the appropriate passion and force merged with tango, pasodoble or contemporary dance.

Art of the highest quality combined with nowadays innovative visual effects that  the audience will enjoy  for a little less than two hours and since October has collected the best possible reviews reflected in online reputation sites, reaching also, a well deserved, first position in Tripadvisor  as most  recommended show in Playa de las Americas .

Flamenco in Tenerife

 Schedules to see Evolucion from 1 November:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.

Ho much do tickets cost for  the show EVOLUCION  in Tenerife?

  • Children under 12: free
  • from 13 to 17 years: €23.50
  • Adult: €47. If you are resident in the Canaries there is  – 30% discount.

OFFER dinner and show evolution.

  • Children aged 7 to 12: €17
  • from 13 to 17 years: €45.50
  • adults: €73

Dinner is buffet-style and is served at the nearby hotel Mediterranean Palace in Playa de las Americas.

Taxes included

where can I  buy tickets for the show Evolution?

  • You can make your reservation by: phone: 922 75 75 49
  • email: pdareservas@expogrupo.com
  • online: tickets evolution

 

In addition, the Concert Hall of Arona pyramid, with a capacity of more than 1700 people is perfectly accessible and is proud to have implemented various management systems of quality, thus demonstrating the importance given to it.

So we can only leave you with a short video of the sensational show you shouldn’t miss

 

Free Guided walking tour arround Santa Cruz old town

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Concepción Church in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a historic centre easy to walk , where trendy restaurants and entertainment venues live together with emblematic and representative buildings in our small capital.

If  walls could speak! … who knows what they would say!

As this is not even remotely possible, what it is for sure is  a historic route Santa Cruz de Tenerife through with a few  great guides  that will take you through the following places:

  • Iglesia de la Concepción
  • Teatro Guimerá
  • Plaza del Chicharro
  • Plaza del Príncipe
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • Plaza de la Candelaria
  • Plaza de España

The guided tour is for FREE

What days is the guided tour in the old town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife?

Mondays and Wednesdays starting from the Plaza de la Concepción at 11.00 h

if you want more information simply contact:  imaginasantacruz@mcapaz.org

So as you already know, you just need:  comfortable shoes, camera or mobile phoneto discover the history of Tenerife. I am sure that it  will surprise you.

Don’t forget to check the following guided visits in Santa Cruz:

 

Tenerife Hotel Sir Anthony – Luxury Hotel In Las Americas

If I told you there is a luxury hotel in Tenerife‘s beach front, right on Playa de las Americas, where absolute tranquility is all over… would you believe me ?

Do not hesitate to do so.

Hotel  Sir Anthony , proud of  wonderful seventy rooms in this ideal location to offer relaxing  sea views and an exclusive atmosphere in the strict sense of the word.

 

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Tenerife 5 star Hotel Sir Anthony

 

This 5 star hotel in Playa de las Americas, Arona,  is designed to provide maximum comfort to its guests.

Its rooms, all with lounge chairs on the terraces, have  direct access to the pool, if they are in the first level, or the exclusivity of a small and intimate private pool on the sun terrace, which is accessed via a spiral staircase, if you reserve those rooms  in the upper floor, all of them, duplex type.

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Hotel Sir Anthony – rooms with private pool

 

Sir Anthony is not an Adults Only Hotel, but it is the perfect hotel for those days of disconnection as a couple or alone, for that romantic getaway, for a perfect anniversary celebration, for that surprise that he or she can’t  imagine and worth enjoying with no kids.

At Sir Anthony you won’t miss anything, from an ice dispenser in the corridor, for that drink in the room at the time that you want while you can see how your partner ultimates the Jacuzzi or poolside Balinese beds. You may also, as it could not be otherwise,have all  you need to prepare your tea to have in  bed.

Hotel Sir Anthony offers the dining a la carte options, although the proposals of the day can be checked in a  buffet. Dishes for all tastes with fabulous presentations and first quality products , as for example this palette of Apple, red fruits and pineapple sorbets, as delicious as attractive .

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Hotel Sir Anthony – a-la-carte Half or full Board menus

 

Do not hesitate to succumb to the temptation and come to the Hotel Sir Anthony in Playa de las Americas, a luxury that you deserve.

Tenerife Musical whims 2013 June programme

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El Tanque wiewpoint-Tenerife

 

El Tanque, Buenavista, Los Silos and Garachico are part of what we also know as Isla Baja.

An authentic area with natural and historical wealth that deserves more than  one visit and if, moreover, you are music lover, during June the Isla Baja has a practically cost free musical program which is an added value to make  you fall in love.

 

Tenerife Musical whims 2013 June programme

  • June 1st in Buenavista at 20.30 h

“Tango para cinco” presents their new record

  • June 7th in Buenavista at 20.30 h 

“Tilellit Duo” plays “ Entre corrientes a dos voces” ( piano and cello)

  • June 8th in Los Silos at 20.30h
Saxpia ( saxophone and piano) playing ” Classical music, jazz, habaneras….”
  • June 15th in Los Silos at 20.30h

“Augusto Baez Trio” playing “Noche de Jazz”

  • June 16th in Garachico at 12.30h

Garachico’s local band plays at Plaza de la Libertad

  • June 22nd in Buenavista at 22.30h

Piano and voice recital  by Estefanía Perdomo and José María Curbelo ” Spanish song and arts: a languages conjunction”

  • June 29th in Los Silos at 20.30

Clarinets’ ensemble “Clarinorte”

 

All the above is cost FREE . Minors must attend accompanied by an adult.

You can download  Isla Baja Musical whims 2013  Full Programe in a click

 

And if you need accomodation in the area we suggest 8 places  that we are sure you’ll love, all of them in our lovely Isla Baja. Enjoy it!