Weather 29th March 2015, Tenerife South

There was a slight mist over Mount Guaza this morning, but it soon cleared away and temperatures are 19°C of course they were that yesterday but it was an hour earlier!!

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Yesterday started cloudy but soon cleared up and another great day.  It was hot with temperatures at one point hitting 27°C.

ResortThe forecast for the coming  week looks good.  Sunshine and a touch of hazy clouds every day both north and south of the island.

ADEJE

Adeje / Arona

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Puerto de la Cruz

 

The following images are for Las Vistas Beach 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 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Light fantastic: Tenerife

Tenerife named one of the best places to go star-gazing

Most tourists travel to Tenerife in search of winter sun but holidaymakers who turn in early to bag the best sunlounger are missing out. The popular holiday destination has been named one of the world’s best locations for star-gazing thanks to its low-light pollution and pristine night-sky conditions.

Star attraction: Tenerife is one of the world's best locations for star-gazing thanks to its low-light pollution and pristine night-sky conditions

Star attraction: Tenerife is one of the world’s best locations for star-gazing thanks to its low-light pollution and pristine night-sky conditions

Teide National Park was awarded the title of ‘Starlight Tourist Destination’ and ‘Starlight Reserve’ thanks to its clear, dark skies, high altitude and proximity to the Equator – a long way from tropical storms.

The certificate was awarded to the UNESCO World Heritage Site by the Starlight Foundation, which aims to preserve clear skies. A law is in place on the island to control contamination levels and flight paths in order to protect the perfect star-gazing conditions.

Nature's light show: A law is in place that protects the perfect star-gazing conditions

Nature’s light show: A law is in place that protects the perfect star-gazing conditions

Tenerife is accustomed to hosting ‘astro tourists’ who flock to the island for the Starmus Festival, which began in 2011. The unique event is the brainchild of Dr Garik Israelian of the Astrophysical Institute of the Canary Islands (IAC) and features astronomy talks, documentary screenings, astrophotography exhibitions and ‘star parties’.

The sky's the limit: Teide Observatory in the island's national park is one of the world's most advanced astronomical observatories

The sky’s the limit: Teide Observatory in the island’s national park is one of the world’s most advanced astronomical observatories

Tenerife is also home to one of the world’s most advanced astronomical observatories – the Teide Observatory – from which the entire northern hemisphere and part of the southern hemisphere can be viewed. And tour operators are now cashing in on the appeal of the night sky, with several companies offering special star-gazing walks and astrophotography tours.

Window table: Mount Teide's cable car offers riders the chance to spot the stars after sunset while enjoying dinner at 2,000 metres above sea level

Window table: Mount Teide’s cable car offers riders the chance to spot the stars after sunset while enjoying dinner at 2,000 metres above sea level

Visitors can also get free tours of the IAC, which can be booked at www.iac.es, and the Teide Observatory has a visitor centre where tourists can learn more about the work carried out there.

Meanwhile, Mount Teide’s cable car recently introduced a new experience that includes star-gazing after sunset while enjoying dinner at 2,000 metres above sea level. Mr Carlos Alonso, President of the Tenerife Island Government, said: ‘Astronomy is becoming a more and more popular activity in Tenerife and we are extremely happy that the Teide National Park has achieved the ‘Starlight’ seal, recognising the excellent quality of the island’s skies, which keep attracting tourists and scientists from around the world.’

 

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Weather 28th March 2015, Tenerife South

The morning sky was salmon-pink and the houses and trees were silhouetted against it, but as the day has worn on, it has become quite overcast, particularly looking towards the west.  Temperatures are 19°C  but it doesn’t feel it.  In fact it was long sleeves and long trousers for our walk today.

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Yesterday was lovely, sunshine and almost no cloud for the whole of the afternoon. Temperatures reached 25°C. It was pleasant to sit on the shingle beach with the sun shining and the salty taste of the sea on our lips as the waves kissed the rocks.

09-DSC05409It was a nice evening here and looked the same in Puerto.  Looking at the time-lapse webcam of Puerto the Fiesta de Vino that was held around the harbour last night looked lively – better on the webcam as the people move around and the lights sparkle, but below gives an idea. :-)

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach 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 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Notice of Parking Restrictions in Arona

Arona City Council have advised that due to roadworks starting at 07:00am on March 31st until 08:00am on April 1st parking is prohibited on the following roads.

Los Cristianos
Calle La Montaña.

Valle San Lorenzo.
Calle Casas de Abajo.
Calle Vera de Abajo.
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Weather 27th March 2015, Tenerife South

Yet again this morning there are a few fluffy clouds around and temperatures at 9.00am were 19°C  and rising quickly as they are now 23°C.  The forecast for the weekend is looking good with sunshine all the way although there may be a few light clouds on Sunday.

Our Walk

Yesterday as anticipated remained nice. Temperatures reached 25°C and although clouds drifted in on a couple of  occasions they soon drifted away again.  I wasn´t feeling 100% yesterday so stayed close to home but did enjoy the twinkling lights at twilight.

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach 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 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Round up of the News

Rat infestation

Users and residents of Playa Jardín, the figurehead beach in Puerto de la Cruz on the north coast of Tenerife, are alarmed. The reason: a plague of rats. A resident, who regularly goes for a walk in the morning between Castillo and Punta Brava, recently saw twelve rats along the way.  In the beautiful garden around the flagship beach on the northern metropolis, the animals seem to feel especially comfortable.  The rubbish bins on the beach containing household garbage seem to attract the rodents.  A rat has even jumped from the rubbish bin into a German holidaymaker’s pocket!   Also, rats have been seen in the playground.  The animals are so naughty that they don’t even bother to hide from people. The municipality of Puerto de la Cruz stressed that the animals are startled, especially by rat eradication work being carried out on the sewer system, so they’ve come out of hiding.  This work will continue until the end of March around the Playa Jardín, and also at other critical points, with several measures undertaken by a company specialised in dealing with infestations.  This work is expected to be completed by Easter. Island Connections

Cruise passengers offered Electric Cars

Cruise passengers and crew who dock in the capital of Tenerife are being offered a new service to get around the city. It’s electric vehicles which can be rented by at the pier in Santa Cruz for prices ranging between 70 and 110 euros. The fleet of cars from Renault Twizy 80, belong to the company E-Cars .The organization, which was part of the forum TF Invest, is the first company of electric vehicles for hire on the island. Each car has room for two people, and includes details of 109 tourist attraction in Santa Cruz and La Laguna and a dozen routes, guided by GPS and offered in four languages ​​(Spanish, English, German and French). Diario de Avisos

Tenerife will host the largest golf tourism fair in the world

From 5 to 8 October, the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), considered the most important golf tourism fair held around the world will be hosted in Tenerife. “This is a first class event whose impact will be huge in sending potential travellers to the island to play golf,” said the president of the Cabildo, Carlos Alonso, who has said that collaboration between the various entities is “key” to get the IGTM “out as planned and become the best of all that have been held so far.” The IGTM brings together buyer destinations and great golf vacation and tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents and booking portals. Among the countries participants include Germany, Holland, USA, China, Russia, UAE and India and others. Magma Costa Adeje will be the venue. El Dia

KAOS says goodbye to Calle Castillo

After 27 years on the main shopping street of the city, the gift shop says farewell however a vinyl on the window says that they are to continue in their establishments in Carrefour Mall Santa Cruz and La Laguna. Walking through Santa Cruz

And for those who missed it – the Snow on Teide

from Tenerife Bonjour La Page

 

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Weather 26th March 2015, Tenerife South

This morning temperatures are 20°C and not yet 9.30am there are a few clouds around, but also plenty of blue sky and it looks as if we could be in for a nice sunny day.

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Yesterday had quite a lot of cloud with only the occasional short period when the sun broke through. Temperatures however were around 24°C for most of the day, so although it looked dull it was warm.

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach 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 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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