It all happens on a Monday in Tenerife

I was out for most of yesterday so didn´t get to read the newspapers until this morning, and in that time an awful lot has happened.

Limited numbers to Masca

The Cabildo plans to limit visits to Masca to 255 people a day and charge up to 6 euros although island residents are excluded from payments. – La Opinion

New taxi rates in Santa Cruz take effect today

On Monday March 6th, it was announced that the order that approves the modification of the tariffs of taxis, in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, would take effect today. This measure, agreed by the General Direction of Commerce and Consumption of the Government of the Canary Islands represents a change to €3.15 from the current €2.35. It means that an average fare within the urban area of 2 kilometres will increase by around 20 cents. The companies have 30 days in which to visit the ITV to adapt the taximeter. La Opinion

Santa Cruz has a date for Carnival 2018

The party has only just ended but the next one is already being planned. Carnival 2018 will start on January 12, just six days after Reyes – and the proposed programme can be found Here

Cepsa to distribute butane & propane bottles in Santa Cruz

Cepsa has been in the Islands for more than 85 years and have started a home delivery service in the main urban centres of the Islands (Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), that will soon reach all towns.

Butane and propane gas bottles are available to customers in most of the Cepsa Service Stations in Tenerife and Gran Canaria however now a customer can receive home deliveries that do not entail an added cost and can be placed 24 hours a day through  or the toll free telephone number 900 300 120.

Cepsa brings to the Archipelago bottles of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gases) that are compatible with 100 percent of butane installations, and are practically half the weight of conventional bottles. Added to this, the new bottles are safer. Posted by Strolling Santa Cruz

The public pool in Puerto de la Cruz to be rebuilt

The president of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, has announced the old municipal swimming pool in Puerto de la Cruz “will be have to be rebuilt completely” and the project will cost around 6 million euros. The initial intention was to partially rebuild the pool, “but it is impossible, as you cannot take advantage of anything.”

One of the most important advantages is, in Alonso’s opinion, that “there is already a pre-agreement with Costas to include this project in the Plan of Modernization and Improvement (PMM) linked to the development of the new port. The idea is that this be treated as a unique piece, where the new pier and the maritime park, and the new beach are expected, in the area of ​​San Felipe. The project includes a 50-meter swimming pool, changing rooms, offices, a 20-meter swimming pool, an exercise room, multi-purpose classrooms, and a space for dry training. Full Details Here

Body of a woman found on the coast of Los Silos

The body of a woman in an advanced state of decomposition was located yesterday morning on the coast of Los Silos. Because of her condition, full identification was not possible. A person walking in the area of Garajao at approximately 10:30 found the body. One of the suggestions is that it is someone who has disappeared in the last few weeks, although no disappearances have been reported in this area.

The body was removed by order of the judicial delegation at 14:00 and transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine.

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