News Roundup

Another child rescued from drowning

I mentioned earlier this week that a child (under 5 years of age) was rescued unconscious from a swimming pool in a hotel in Playa de Las Americas. In today’s paper, it seems another child aged under 7 years had to be rescued by lifeguards from the swimming pool of a hotel complex in Lanzarote and the unconscious child had to be taken to hospital. I wonder where the parents are when these incidents occur.

The problem of car sales on public road of Los Cristianos

The sale of used cars is a problem that has been increasing in recent years in Arona, mainly in Los Cristianos. Eldigitalsur verified the public car parks of Juan Carlos I and Amsterdam Ave, where occupied by more than 50 vehicles being offered for sale, much to the dissatisfaction of the public when there is no free parking available. The Local Police say many of the cars have no insurance or passed the ITV. In 2015, the councilman for Security in Arona, said they should be classed as abandoned vehicles and after a period of time scrapped. He has also said municipal agents were following up the situation.  Read in full HERE

Naviera Armas connects Los Cristianos with Tazacorte for the Love Festival

The Love Festival organisation have reached an agreement with Armas to schedule a round trip, from Los Cristianos to the port of Tazacorte for those attending the event. The price of the ticket is €10 and is aimed at people who buy tickets through the online platform www.entrées.es The boat will leave Los Cristianos at noon, the exact date TBC, and will arrive in time for the opening at concert venue. The journey back to Tenerife will take place after the festival ends between 6 and 7 in the morning. Info HERE

Tourists with physical disabilities test their limits in Tenerife

About twenty people with different physical disabilities have tested their resistance and their limits in Tenerife. The adventure began on the 10th and will end on 17th and participants suffering from blindness, muscular-atrophy, or mobility problems are being accompanied by doctors, therapists, and members of the NGO Proyect U / Turn and volunteers, as well as Tenerife Tourism staff. The program, under the title of ‘Tenerife Special’, has included different walking routes from Vilaflor to Teno Alto, passing through Teide National Park, Arenas Negras, and Garachico.

Mar y Sol hotel once again host World Congress of Affected by Thalidomide

About 200 people will meet from 20 to 27 May at the Spa & Sport Hotel Mar y Sol, located in Arona for the III World Congress of Affected by Thalidomide.

The organisers of this third international meeting again chose Tenerife, and specifically the Mar y Sol hotel, as the only hotel in Europe accessible to all. The organisation has planned a complete program of talks related to the disease and activities of crafts, workshops, Pilates, yoga, aquatic gymnastics, personal defence, dancing, singing, and painting. All these activities are focused and adapted to the special needs of the attendees. A number of active tourism activities have also been organised, with diving classes and paragliding excursions.

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