CACT To Close Atlantic Museum, Casa Amarilla & Archaeological Museum
CACT has decided to closer the Atlantic museum off the coast of Playa Blanca, Casa Amarilla in Arrecife and The Archaeological Museum, in a cost cutting exercise. CEO Benjamin Perdomo said all three were being closed as their high running costs don’t justify them being kept open. An average of 22 divers per day visited the underwater museum.
Water Shortage Causing Problems
Many large hotels and both golf courses on the island rely on “green water” to keep their plants well watered. This is water that is recycled from waste water. Currently, the island has almost no green water available, as the hotels are not in use to produce enough for recycling. This has lead to both golf courses and many hotel gardens really struggling to keep plants and grass alive.
Another Evacuation From La Graciosa
A second person was evacuated from La Graciosa this week, this time a lady, suspected of having Coronavirus. She, and a man evacuated last week, both tested negative.
Passengers And Crew On Flight Test Negative
The passengers and crew from a flight from Madrid, that was carrying someone who had tested positive, have been tested and found to be Covid free. Iberia Express has said that it proves the safety of air travel, as long as people are wearing masks.
Naviera Armas Celebrates 25 Years
The ferry company celebrated 25 years of service this week for it’s Playa Blanca – Corralejo ferry service. During that time, two vessels, both called Volcan de Tindaya have served the route, taking 11 million passengers and 2.6 million vehicles between the islands.
Thieves Caught Stealing Fish
Two men have been arrested on a charge of stealing 150 Kilos of Sea Bass from the fish farm at Playa Quemada. The men were stopped as part of a routine traffic patrol, and claimed they had caught the fish. Police were able to establish they had come from the fish farm because of the type of species and the uniformity of their size.
Blue Flags Recovered
Five beaches on the island that list their blue flag status last year have been awarded them once again for 2020. They are Playas Grande, Matagorda, Pila de la Barilla, Los Pocillos and Blanca. In total, the island now has nine beaches displaying the coveted blue flag.
Hoteliers Concerned At Lack Of Payments From Tour Operators
Many of the island’s hotels have still not been paid for invoices sent to some of the major tour operators to cover people who stayed in their accommodation in the first quarter of 2020. The hoteliers are demanding these outstanding invoices are paid, in order to give them some cashflow as they seek to open up.
Premium Ticket For Jameos del Agua
Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new premium ticket for Timanfaya, CACT has announced that there will also be one for Jameos del Agua. The new ticket will give small groups a full guided tour of the caves and take them to places not normally open to the public, finishing with an aperitif made from local ingredients.
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