Updated 24 January: Granadilla Ayuntamiento says that the results of analysis show that the sea at El Médano beach are fine for bathing at registering an E-Coli index of  10 ufc/100ml, within permitted limits. The council has therefore lifted the beach’s closure. The council is continuing to monitor the situation and check the water quality.

Original post 22 January: Granadilla Ayuntamiento has announced that El Médano beach has been closed while investigations are carried out into a sewage spill. The council says that it has instructed Entemanser, responsible for the drainage systems, to look into whether there had been a problem in their network or whether there is some sabotage. The beach will remain closed until at least the first results of the analysis which are being carried out today by public health inspectors.

La Orotava Corpus Christi carpet display 2019

Updated 27 June: Today’s the day, and it’s spectacular, with thousands already milling around by lunchtime to view it. Part of it was damaged by rain over the past few days so the alfombristas were working until late last night to repair the damage … and this morning...

2020 public holidays and local fiestas

This is the calendar of public holidays for 2020 as published recently by the Canarian government.1 January – Año Nuevo/New Year’s Day6 January – Epifanía del Señor/Epiphany9 April – Jueves Santo/Maundy Thursday10 April – Viernes Santo/Good Friday1 May – Fiesta del...

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