Laying the first stone of the motor circuit in Atogo

For many a dream fulfilled. Motorbike Magazine witnessed the symbolic act of laying the first stone of the Circuit de Tenerife. Monday August 29 is certainly a historic moment for lovers of speed and is the jumpstart to building the future Motor Circuit de Tenerife.

The future Centro Insular del Motor (the official name) will covers a circuit of 4,068 kilometres, meeting approval from the Federation of Motorsports (FIA) and Motorcycling (FIM) and Formula 1, MotoGP or SBK testing may be carried out.

The circuit is located in Atogo, within the municipality of Granadilla de Abona and close to Tenerife Sur Airport, a strategic location that will also serve to host other events such as fairs and concerts.

The company Kiti Trans has been awarded the project and a private investment of 39 million euros has been budgeted, that also includes the creation of access from the North. Work will be carried out over the next 22 months, although some sources consulted by MBK say they believe it may even be less time.

The circuit will have similar characteristics to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari located in Imola (Italy). You will have an 819m stretch of ten left – handers and five rights with a width of between 12 and 15 meters and it is estimated to be able to reach top speeds of 312 km / h for F1. The infrastructure will have 4,000 parking spaces and seats for the public. In addition, teams will have parking for 2,000 cars, 60 buses and 20 trucks.

For more details, full story can be found HERE

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Playa Jardin

Tenerife beach is the work of César Manrique

In the tourist resort of Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island of Tenerife, Playa Jardin is one of the most famous in the area. Designed in the Nineties by renowned Canarian artist Cesar Manrique, it is a beach created to ensure the rest of the visitor. Only access to the beach through the gardens of native plants, along paths between stone walls and waterfalls, it is all an initiatory journey to a day relaxing on a beach with all amenities and magnificent views of the Teide volcano

Three urban black sand beaches in Puerto de la Cruz

Playa Jardin is an urban black sand beach divided into three sections: Playa del Castillo, Playa del Charcón Beach and Punta Brava. It has a lateral wave breakwater to protect it, but retains open areas to allow surfing. Its promenade connects the beach with gardens, children’s areas, terraces and cafes and the bandstand where musical performances are held.It also has rental services hammocks and parasols, showers, changing rooms and access for the disabled.

The above  was originally postedholaislascanarias
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Weather 30th August 2016 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

It is another hot morning, already  25°C, the sky is dirty grey and I can´t see where the horizon should be. The south of the island continues to be on a yellow alert for temperatures up to 34°C.


Yesterday was much the same – soaring temperatures even in La Laguna at 7.30 in the evening one weather station was showing it was 38°C and the city, although beautiful is not known for being the warmest place on the island.😦  Looking at the webcams it looks as if the north had the worst of it, at least in the south we did see a blueish sky while we were roasting.


The following images are from Costa Adeje in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 5.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. 

Las Americas, South Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz, North Tenerife

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