Kontiki Apartments Going 4 Star
German tour operator Schauinsland has bought the Kontiki apartment complex in Puerto del Carmen. The property will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over the next few months and is expected to re-open in the summer. The refurb will raise it to the four star category, and it will have 235 beds in 108 accommodation units.
Schools Close Early & Airport Struggling Again
Extremely high winds and rain closed the island’s schools early on Wednesday, and lead to more disruption at the airport with many flights delayed and some cancelled. Fire crews were called out to deal with flooding on roads in Tahiche and Arrecife.
Read more about disrupted flights.
CT Scanner For Arrecife Hospital
Arrecife General Hospital now has a CT scanner – previously patients requiring a full CT scan had to be flown to Las Palmas. The €1.2 Million machine was paid for jointly by The Canarian Government and European Fund for Local Development.
Storm Emma Damage
The stormy winds, combined with a very high tide caused considerable damage in Puerto del Carmen. The beaches at Playa Chico and Playa Grande lost a considerable amount of sand, the wall along the avenida was damaged, the public toilets were flooded, and the small harbour wall at Playa Chica had paving stones ripped up.