From The Editors Desk
19th December 2014
If you are lucky enough to be on the island at the moment visit Puerto del Rosario where the largest nativity creation is situated in the Canary islands. In the Barranco Pilon by the bus station is 10,000m2 of land dedicated to the scene. It is an incredible display with functioning elements. It has background music and lighting. Certainly worth a visit to set the mood for Christmas celebrations.
Fuertenews will be coming to you from “sunny England” the next couple of weeks so please keep us updated with any new developments.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
Penny and Mike.
The Tourist Board has revealed figures for interpreting local heritage. "We receive annually about 2,500,000 tourists and we feel the obligation that they receive accurate, verified and approved heritage resources information". This commitment is aimed at official tourist guides and professionals who wish to receive specific training on heritage resources of tourist and cultural attractions; and can display the heritage and high quality information for visitors to the island.Read More
According to the European Court of Auditors, whose official report is due out tomorrow (16-12-2014) but has been leaked to German magazine Der Spiegel, millions of euros of EU money were spent on extending Fuerteventura's airport, but it will take several decades for the investment to produce dividends.Read More
After a series of defeats in Madrid, including the Supreme Court, Paulino Rivero had hoped that a late application to the Canarian High Court for an injunction against the exploratory drilling being conducted by Repsol off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura would get a more sympathetic hearing.
The XXVI Fuerteventura Book Fair 2015 will be held between 23 and 26 April in the Insular Library Centre of Puerto del Rosario and surrounding areas, according to the council in a press release. This is a great meeting of publishers, writers and readers of the island. Furthermore it is offered as a teaching resource to schools on the island and increases the interest in reading among students.Read More
One of the most pleasurable aspects of travel has to be experiencing the local cuisine. Yes, I know fish and chips or the ubiquitous pizzas are great once in a while but you miss out on an essential aspect of a country if you don’t at least give the local food a try while visiting or living in Spain.
The nuclei of Corralejo and El Cotillo have already turned on their Christmas trees, made with recycled materials sailors as a tribute to fishermen in the municipality of La Oliva.
In the case of trees in Corralejo, that went on last Friday on the promenade, the artist Yolanda Asenjo adorned the same buoys, ropes and nets. Meanwhile, Our Lady of Good Voyage association, who supervised the preparation of the Christmas Tree El Cotillo, also used maritime motifs, and other embellishments like globes.
The preparation of Christmas trees continues in the rest of the towns of La Oliva, in the workshops held in the cultural centres of different cultural associations.
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you!
We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
Grandparents often think that they can communicate well with their grandchildren
Here is our Fuerte X-Word No 194. How quickly will you do do it?
A dream home in Caleta de Fuste
Stunning golf frontline luxury villa! Converted central courtyard to create a huge living space with wood floors and providing an additional fourth bedroom this is a beautiful private villa with spectacular views of the golf course and ocean.
Potential buyers of property in Spain are warned to avoid cutting corners when purchasing a home or holiday apartment. Estate agents, lawyers and property developers who offer ways to save money and speed up the Spanish conveyancing system may lead to purchasers ending up with hugely expensive headaches later on, the British Embassy warned.