Los Cristianos Sunday Market Closes and Reopens

Avenida Londres Los Cristianos Sunday MarketThe popular Los Cristianos Market in Tenerife closed on Sunday 1st June 2014 without much warning, apparently for security reasons. There has since been much local protest regarding the closure, many local businesses rely on the bus loads of bargain hunting tourists, which the market brings to the area.

We were pleased to note that today, Sunday 15th June, the market has reopened in a nearby new location. That was simply achieved by closing Avenida Londres which is a dual carriageway, in one direction and erecting hundreds of temporary tented stalls for the day, see all the photos below. No one knows yet if this is to be a permanent home for the Sunday Market.

The previous market was in the confined area and during the hot summer months visitors often complained about the high temperatures due to the high density of people and lack of natural ventilation due to the small space, enclosed on two sides.

The new location has a lot more space and some traders are already saying this is a much improved venue for the market with plenty of space and adequate air movement. The market was busy today but with a lot less jostling than before.

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Tenerife’s spectacular Alcala Fiesta Firework display during August

Don’t miss Tenerife’s spectacular Alcala Fiesta Firework display during August, watching this video will only give you an idea, you will definately not be sorry if you attend this amazing event but arrive early to make sure you get a parking space, or take the bus!

 

Restaurant Margarita Los Cristianos Tenerife

Restaurant MargaritaRestaurant Margarita is something of a local landmark in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, having been so successful it remained unopened for two years, apparently for personal reasons. In July 2010 the restaurant was taken over by new owners who saw the true potential of this restaurant. It has a large but private terrace with an outside BBQ near the entrance, which makes it very difficult to pass it by if you are feeling hungry. The BBQ really is a piece of art, it looks like something fabricated from a sketch drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Inside there are attractive dining areas, a bar area and an upper gallery, not something which you would imagine when looking from the outside. Restaurant Margarita is the image of classyvenue for private parties and would make an ideal venue for a wedding reception. Tenerife is not exactly overwhelmed with suitable and affordable places to host a private party or a wedding reception.

Restaurant Margarita in Los Cristianos is open 7 days a week 365 days per year serving breakfast, snacks and evening meals. The bar is open all day for coffee, drinks & cocktails so if you fancy a nice chilled drink(s) you can just call in. You can even bring your swimming costume because there is pool par upstairs which is also part of the Restaurant Margarita.

The restaurant serves a vast range of home-cooked local Canarian cuisine and also English dishes, Pizza, Pasta, Paellas, and the BBQ is certainly not to be missed. The food is available to take-away, something which is very popular with the locals. The cellar also stocks a vast range of Wines, Spirits and Cocktails.

With Free Wi-fi and designated non-smoking areas, Restaurant Margarita caters for everyone. It is a great location for a business meeting, especially if you need internet access.

Restaurant Margarita is  located opposite the Cristian Sur Hotel, with the Tenerife Sur, Aguamar and Parque Margarita complex all very very close by.

Tel: 0034 922 753 172 and ask for Eddie or Ali. Visit the Restaurant Margarita Facebook page and read the reviews for yourself.

Blog posted by Expedia Property SL – Tenerife Estate Agents for Tenerife Bargain and Distressed Property Sales

Swimming at Ten Bel in Tenerife

Ten Bel Swimming PanoramicTen Bel is an older style development on the Costa del Silencio side of Las Galletas. Some would say it is not a very pleasant development but it has more amenities than many other tourist locations in Tenerife. Firstly it is easy to get to by public transport, it has a bus station hub with frequent services to most locations. You can walk to the Ten Bel Alborada from Las Galletas in a few minutes.

It has a large shopping complex with all types of shops but the amazing thing about Ten Bel is the beach and man-made salt water swimming pool, which is really a massive lagoon with an enclose swimmming area of 3200 square metres, sometimes referred to as “the whale”. It is a humongous swimming pool.

Take a walk along the coastal path over the cliffs and there are several paths down to the sea for some alternative swimming.

The area is very popular with tourists who enjoy swimming and there are many holiday apartments on the seaside of Ten Bel.

Costa Martiánez Swimming Pool Complex Puerto de La Cruz

Costa Martianez Pool Puerto de la CruzTenerife was developing for tourism in the north far before the south of the island became a magnet for tourism with the advent of the jet age.

Puerto de La Cruz became centre stage for one of the most ambitious swimming pool projects, known as the municipal swimming pool complex of Costa Martiánez. A team of experts were appointed headed by Cesar Manrique, a famous Architect from Lanzarote.

Completion of this project left Puerto de la Cruz with one of the most admired coastal developments in the world. You have to see it to appreciate how it blends perfectly into its surroundings complete with native plants and original sculptures.

The man-made lake in the Costa Martianez swimming pool complex contains 27,000 litres of sea water and there are four adult swimming pools and three children’s pools. It truly is a remarkable project, the jewel of Puerto de la Cruz.

It is a social centre, an early tourist theme park, complete with bars, restaurants, stalls and there is even a nightclub below sea level. It is a stunning attraction to say the least and a reminder of what can be achieved using mostly natural resources.

Another new beach for Alcala in Tenerife

The Spanish government have pledged three million Euros to build a new beach and promenade at La Jaquita (Alcala). Plans to beuild the new beach and promenade have been approved, and the local council says it is hoping to award the contract during the next few weeks.

Mayor Pedro Martín says the new beach at Alcala will complement Playa San Juan, where a tourist information office has recently opened. Play San Juan has grown from a small fishing village to a chic lay back resort since the new beach was constructed there. The new beach at Alcala will strengthen Guía de Isora’s case to be formally designated a tourist town, which will bring more public investment and help local businesses thrive. The project is the second to be undertaken in La Jaquita during the last few years, following the extensive work done to the seafront stretch during 2007.

This is good new for Tenerife Property buyers in Playa San Juan and Alcala where throngs of Brits are increasingly in evidence. Property is still cheap in this area but prices are set to rise along with tourist popularity. There is already a strong holiday rental market in Playa San Juan. During the winter is is popular with northern Europeans and during the summer it is also popular with tourists from mainland Spain.

More about Playa San Juan and the new beach.

Tenerife Carnaval 2010

Tenerife Carnaval 2010Tenerife Carnaval 2010

Tuesday 26th January until Sunday 21st February

The following events are planned to take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a very full programmes of events for almost a month. The tradition of Carnaval in Tenerife is very well established and ranks very highly, second only to Brazil. Don’t miss the burial of the Sardine!

Tuesday, 26 January
20:30 h. Nomination of the Queen
Teatro del Círculo de Amistad XII de Enero

Wednesday, January 27
19:00 h. First phase of the Children’s Parades Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Thursday, 28 January
19:00 h. Second Phase of Children’s Parades Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Friday, 29 January
19:00 h. Third phase of the Children’s Parades Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Saturday 30 January
20:00 h. Groups Musical Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Sunday January 31
17:00 h. Gala Election of the Queen Child
International Trade Fair and Congress

Monday February 1
21:00 h. Competition Phase Murgas Adult
International Trade Fair and Congress

Tuesday, 2 February
21:00 h. Contest Phase II Adult Murgas
International Trade Fair and Congress

Wednesday, 3 February
21:00 h. Third phase of Murgas Adult Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Thursday, 4 February
17:00 h. Gala Election of the Queen of the Third Age
International Trade Fair and Congress

Friday, 5 February
20:30 h. Gala-Final Contest Adult Murgas
The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
20:00 h. Comparsas Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Saturday  6 February
20:00 h. Comparsas Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Sunday February  7
11:00 h. Costume Contest for Children and Adults
International Trade Fair and Congress
17:00 h. Choreographic Festival
International Trade Fair and Congress

Tuesday, 9 February
20:30 h. The Musical Lyric Concert Association Fregolina
Hall CajaCanarias

Wednesday, 10 February
21:30 h. Gran Gala Election of the Carnival Queen
International Trade Fair and Congress

Thursday, 11 February
21:00 h. Song of Laughter Contest
International Trade Fair and Congress

Friday, 12 February
19:00 h. Procession
Starting from the Avenue of Belgium, the Dominican Republic Plaza, Avenida de la Asuncion, Ramon y Cajal, Galceran, Plaza Weyler, Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending at Avenida Francisco La Roche. Great Exhibition Pyrotechnics
20:00 h. Contest Festooned floats and cars during the Parade
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria

Saturday February 13
17:30 Projects on the different scenarios
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria
20:00 h. Comparsas Competition Rhythm and Harmony.
Avenida Francisco La Roche
20:00 h. Mini Ride
Starting from Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets Castillo, San Francisco, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending at Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria

Sunday, February 14
11:00 h. Performance of Ni fú Afilarmónica – Ni fa
Plaza del Príncipe
12:00 h. Performance by the Group Lyrical Musical The Fregolina
Plaza del Príncipe
17:00 h. Rondallas Contest
Auditorio de Tenerife
Then the Rondalla street parade along Avenida Francisco La Roche
17:30 Projects on the different scenarios
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria
20:00 h. Mini Ride
Starting from Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets Castillo, San Francisco, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending at Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
22:00 h. Valentine’s Day Special
Plaza del Príncipe
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Plaza de La Candelaria

Monday, February 15
17:30 Projects on the different scenarios
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria
20:00 h. Mini Ride
Starting from Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets Castillo, San Francisco, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending at Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria

Tuesday, February 16
11:00 h. Performance of Ni fú Afilarmónica – Ni fa
Plaza del Príncipe
12:00 h. Performance by the Group Lyrical Musical The Fregolina
Plaza del Príncipe
16:00 h. Coso Apotheosis
Avenues of Francisco La Roche, Jose Antonio and Maritime
20:00 h. Dances with major orchestras
Plaza de La Candelaria
21:00 h. Great Exhibition Pyrotechnics

Wednesday, February 17
21:00 h. Burial of the Sardine
Departing from John Paul II Street, Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending at Avenida Francisco La Roche. Great Exhibition Pyrotechnics
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Plaza de La Candelaria

Thursday, 18 February
20:30 h. Rondalla Festival
Tenerife Auditorium Hall
20:30 h. Lyric Association Festival Circle La Zarzuela Amistad XII de Enero
Auditorio de Tenerife

Friday, February 19
22:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria

Saturday, February 20
13:00 Day Carnival – Carnival of Color
17:00 h. Drake Saturday
Organized by the Federation of Murgas Tinerfeña
18.00 Coso Infantil
Anaga and Marine Avenues, ending at the height of the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena
21:30 h. Dances with major orchestras
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria

Sunday, February 21
10:00 Quiz XXXIX Automobile Museum
Church Square, Calle La Noria
From 12:00 hours tour starts the following streets: Antonio Dominguez Alfonso, Charco de la Casona, Bravo Murillo, San Sebastian, Puente Serrador, Valentín Sanz, Ángel Guimerá, Plaza de Weyler, Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Plaza del Principe, Villalba Hervás, La Marina, Avenida de Anaga, Rambla del General Franco to the Hotel Mencey.
11:00 h. Performance of Ni fú Afilarmónica – Ni fa
Plaza del Príncipe
12:30 Performance by the Group Lyrical The Friendship Circle Zarzuela January XII
Plaza del Príncipe
17:00 h. Great End Festival Carnival
Circle of Friends XII de Enero
17:30 Projects on the different scenarios
Prince Square, Europe and La Candelaria
22:00 h. Dances with major orchestras
Plaza de La Candelaria
21:30 h. Great Exhibition Pyrotechnics
Avenida Marítima