Exciting New Developments to the Tenerife.buzz App

Exciting New Developments to the Tenerife.buzz App

Have you seen the Latest Developments to the App?

Since our BETA Launch of the Tenerife.buzz App we have been working tirelessly to create new opportunities with businesses across the island. This engagement has brought some further changes to the app that works for businesses, residents and tourists alike.

So, What’s New?

  • Fantastic new chat feature – instantly communicate with businesses!
  • Residents can now register your interest for cheap insurance.
  • You can now Drop a Pin to see your location on the map.
  • Flick quickly and easily between views – choose The Island Directory or Interactive Map
  • Weekly recommendations of the top places to eat, visit or take part in.

Download the App Now

If you have the app already installed we recommend uninstalling and reinstalling to ensure you have the latest version to use all features. You can find links to download the app here.

More to Follow…

We are not stopping here… Our aim is to Unite the Island and Welcome Visitors, what a better way than with a reward points system for your favorite haunts, plus property rentals across the island. More to follow on this soon, keep an eye on our social media channel for more announcements.

How Can Your Business Get Involved?

Please free to contact us to discuss any opportunities.

Thank You

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has download the app so far and provided us with feedback, if you would like to get in touch with any comments or feedback please use our contact form.

Brexit: Deadline For New Name

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of...

Behind The Scenes at Reina Sofia Airport!

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Five Star Complex at Los Gigantes

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New Facilities in Cho-Parque La Reina

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Cabildo Starts Work on Roads

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Unemployment Down

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Local road, water and electricity disruptions: water cut in Adeje Thursday 25 April

Local road, water and electricity disruptions: water cut in Adeje Thursday 25 April

Date&time/incident/area

Thursday 25 April: 8.30am-2pm. Water cut in Adeje. Areas affected: Avenida Austria
Calle Pasaje de Austria
Avenida Europa
Calle Suecia
Calle Grecia
Avenida Francia
Calle Portugal
Calle Francia
Calle el Musgo
Calle Diario de Avisos
Calle Vista Bella
Calle Italia
Avenida de Dinamarca
Calle Alemania
Calle Irlanda
Calle Paises Bajos
Calle San Eugenio Alto
Calle Suiza

Source Janet Anscombe

The Brexit post: appointments have not been stopped for British nationals seeking to register with the police, but their availability is low due to high demand and low staffing during August

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Tenerife’s Fiestas de la Cruz – the May fertility rites

Tenerife’s Fiestas de la Cruz – the May fertility rites

Wherever you look over the next couple of weeks, and especially Friday next week, you’ll see floral crosses. They are symbols of the Fiesta de la Cruz de Mayo (May Cross Fiesta) which is celebrated on 3 May throughout Spain, but especially in Tenerife because it is the date on which, in 1494, Santa Cruz was founded.

The best known celebration here is in Los Realejos, where a firework display that is now world-famous is part of the town’s Cruces & Fuegos fiesta (see HERE). There are also major celebrations in any town with Cruz in the name, indeed there is a municipal public holiday in Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz, as well as Los Realejos (see HERE).

Although the actual origins of the fiesta are unclear, the cross is evidently a Christian symbol. The real roots, however, are far older, and go back to pre-Christian, pagan times when May meant fertility and growth, and signified Spring passing into Summer. To mark this time, trees were traditionally decorated with greenery, flowers and coloured ribbons to represent the blooming of new life and the abundance of the land.

And as the main symbolic representation of fertility in many village greens and squares, the tree was replaced by a pole and was decorated instead. We think of the May Pole and the morris dancers as particularly British, but in Spain, the Fiesta de la Cruz de Mayo was originally called the Fiesta del Palo de Mayo … not the “cross of May” but the Pole of May! We are not the only ones who have a May Pole because ancient symbolism runs deep and very far afield! And you’ll see plenty of Tenerife’s May Poles over the next week in the modern day version of the May Cross Fiesta!

Source: Janet Anscombe

The Brexit post: appointments have not been stopped for British nationals seeking to register with the police, but their availability is low due to high demand and low staffing during August

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Loro Parque celebrates World Penguin Day in the eternal midwinter of the Penguinarium!

Loro Parque celebrates World Penguin Day in the eternal midwinter of the Penguinarium!

Loro Parque foundation has done enormously good work for environmental causes, especially when it comes to birds, some species of which it has saved from extinction. And one particular species of bird has found an amazing home in the park, where the penguinarium hosts the largest colony of penguins outside Antarctica in an environment that offers real snow and a huge iceberg in facilities that are considered the best human reproduction of the natural living conditions of these curious and amusing animals.

This Thursday, 25 April, Loro Parque says that it is celebrating World Penguin Day. The park says “we have five different species of this animal represented in our expositions. Unfortunately, the situation that penguins face in nature is very complicated. A number of threats, such as climate change, pollution, overfishing or uncontrolled tourism, are impacting negatively their populations, which are decreasing by leaps and bounds. In fact, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), of the existing 18 species, 10 are under pressure through one or another type of threat. The specimens that live in Loro Parque act as ambassadors who help raise awareness and, thus, contribute to the conservation of their counterparts in the wild.”

The park has released the following video of how a real winter exists at Planet Penguin even in the middle of a Tenerife summer.  Loro Parque says that the penguins “find themselves in a significantly darker environment with lower temperatures as dim light perfectly recreates the Antarctic winter season for these animals that receive the best care by their keepers. A perfect example to it is that penguins voluntarily collaborate with the veterinarians of Loro Parque who control their weight and conduct the corresponding analysis.”

Just lovely!

Source Janet Anscombe https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/its-the-depth-of-winter-in-loro-parque-at-least-in-the-penguinarium.html

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The Brexit post: British PM statement as UK enters last week of EU membership

The Brexit post: British PM statement as UK enters last week of EU membership

Updated 7 April: British Prime Minister Theresa May has made the following statement as the UK enters what could be its last week in the EU, with a deadline on Friday, if an extension cannot be agreed, that will see the UK leave the EU with whatever arrangements are put in place over the next five days, or with no deal at all.

Delivering Brexit has been my priority ever since I became Prime Minister and it remains so today. I want the UK to leave the EU in an orderly way as soon as possible and that means leaving in a way that does not disrupt people’s lives.

My strong preference was to do that by winning a majority in Parliament for the agreement the UK reached with the EU last November. I did everything in my power to persuade the Conservative and DUP MPs who form the government’s majority to back that deal – including securing legally-binding changes to address MPs’ concerns with it.

But that deal was rejected three times by Parliament and there is no sign it can be passed in the near future. So I had to take a new approach.

Because Parliament has made clear it will stop the UK leaving without a deal, we now have a stark choice: leave the European Union with a deal or do not leave at all.

My answer to that is clear: we must deliver Brexit and to do so we must agree a deal. If we cannot secure a majority among Conservative and DUP MPs we have no choice but to reach out across the House of Commons.

The referendum was not fought along party lines and people I speak to on the doorstep tell me they expect their politicians to work together when the national interest demands it. The fact is that on Brexit there are areas where the two main parties agree: we both want to end free movement, we both want to leave with a good deal, and we both want to protect jobs.

That is the basis for a compromise that can win a majority in Parliament and winning that majority is the only way to deliver Brexit.

The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all. It would mean letting the Brexit the British people voted for slip through our fingers. I will not stand for that. It is essential we deliver what people voted for and to do that we need to get a deal over the line.

To achieve this I will go to Brussels this week to seek a short extension to Article 50. My intention is to reach an agreement with my fellow EU leaders that will mean if we can agree a deal here at home we can leave the EU in just six weeks.

We can then get on with building a new relationship with our nearest neighbours that will unlock the full potential of Brexit and deliver the brighter future that the British people voted for.

Updated 4 April: The Spanish Government’s Royal Decree detailing No Deal Brexit contingency measures was approved last night by Congress. This will provide UK nationals legally resident in Spain with a 21-month window to register for their new TIE (third country national foreigner ID card) in a system whose details will be announced in due course but which is promised to be “virtually automatic”. The TIE will be a replacement for the green Certificado de Registro, which is why it is essential for British nationals living in Tenerife to be legally registered with the police before the point of Brexit, whenever that might be … possibly next Friday 12 April if there’s no solution to the current impasse. For more information, see the government’s website HERE.

Source Janet Anscombe https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/brexit-negotiations-affecting-british-nationals-in-tenerife.html

The Brexit post: appointments have not been stopped for British nationals seeking to register with the police, but their availability is low due to high demand and low staffing during August

Updated 8 August: There has been some controversy over recent weeks about police appointments for residency appointments, with claims that the police had stopped giving them entirely to British nationals. This is simply incorrect. Appointments are still being given...

Autumn arts and crafts fairs in Tenerife

Artisan fairs are a regular event throughout Tenerife, and they are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some really creative and talented individuals, all of whom are officially recognized with an artisan card, a carné de artesano...

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This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 5 April: A varied weekend is in store with the El Arca de Noé homeless charity fundraiser in Los Cristianos tomorrow and the IX Feria del Queso de Canarias in Pinolere ethnographic museum village tomorrow and Sunday. Also on Sunday, runners and spectactors will fill the roads for the Las Galletas Half Marathon and the magical and devilish Las Burras de Güímar will take place, postponed from last Friday because of weather conditions. Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope you have a lovely time.

Updated 28 March: It’s a big weekend this, and no longer because of Brexit! That might have been postponed but there is a lot still going on in Tenerife over the next few days! Today starts the new three-day Magic of Science and Technology fair in Playa la Arena, and tomorrow Friday Chio hosts new Boleros al Vino wine event and there’s the marvellous Sensaciones ‘Más que Mar’ in Los Abrigos. Also tomorrow, something very strange, mystical and devilish is going on with Las Burras de Güímar. On Saturday there’s the ever-popular Noche de tapas y vino in Playa San Juan, and over both Saturday and Sunday runners and spectators will be taking part in the Trail Fuente Alta Vilaflor. Finally, on a sporty Sunday, boxers take part in bouts including the National bantamweight title fight in Santa Cruz, and the El Médano Triathlon will see hundreds swimming, cycling and running in the annual challenge that’s exhausting to watch, but hundreds more will still be lining the routes! However you spend the weekend, I hope you have a marvellous time … and that you remember to put the clocks forward an hour on Saturday night!

Source Janet Anscombe: https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/this-weekend-in-tenerife.html

The Brexit post: appointments have not been stopped for British nationals seeking to register with the police, but their availability is low due to high demand and low staffing during August

Updated 8 August: There has been some controversy over recent weeks about police appointments for residency appointments, with claims that the police had stopped giving them entirely to British nationals. This is simply incorrect. Appointments are still being given...

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Artisan fairs are a regular event throughout Tenerife, and they are always well attended, with people browsing and buying the products of some really creative and talented individuals, all of whom are officially recognized with an artisan card, a carné de artesano...

Motorcyclist dies in collision with car in Tacoronte

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