All the news from Charco del Palo
All the news from Charco del Palo
We are often asked about the opening hours of the Farmacia in Mala so while I was there the other day I spoke with the girl at the counter and she confirmed that it is now open everyday except Sunday. If you do not know the location then its easy to find. Drive out of Charco del Palo to the junction where you have the Arepera Bar and Don Quijote, turn right and its down there on the right about 200m or so.
Monday to Friday 9hrs till 21hrs
Saturday 9hrs till 13,30hrs
Once you have your car, the first thing to check is do you have enough fuel??
If a quarter full then you will be fine but if you need fuel then there is a garage within the airport on your way out.
When leaving the airport you are looking for signs to Arrecife take the slip road onto a dual carriageway.
Once you have driven past the Deiland shopping centre on your right, up ahead you will see a sign above the road, saying Arrecife straight on or Circunvalacion going left, take this road. As soon as you see this sign get into the outside/fast lane and stay there.
Ok so now you are on the Circunvalacion/Autovia, this is a very new road and very easy to navigate, above you look out for signs Orzola LZ1 its as easy as that. After around 4kms you will branch off right signposted Orzola, Tahiche and Arrecife, take this slip road and as you arrive at the roundabout your route takes you left back under the new road to another roundabout, then its straight on.
Now its all roundabouts, go straight over the first three and when arriving at the 4th branch off right towards Orzola LZ1
At the next small roundabout go straight over.
Continue past the Costa Teguise junction
Soon you are heading downhill where you will see a garage and the slip road and signs for Guatiza and the Jardin de Cactus, take this.
When you get into Guatiza unless its very late there is a Supermarket on the right which should be open if you want to pick up anything.
Continue through Guatiza passing the large Cactus and shortly you will come into the village of Mala.
When you see the Red Cross sign start to indicate right, after 50mtrs take the road sign posted Charco del Palo which passes between the Don Quijote and Arepera Restaurants and just follow this narrow and very bendy road.
Dropping down into the village you will see the La Tunera restaurant in front of you, just drive past it, turn off right and immediately on your right is the Centro Commercial with the village supermarket.
The Ayuntamiento of Arrecife has announced that the new Marina will open in September. Situated at Arrecife's Puerto Naos the new marina should bring new life to this once dilapidated area. The harbour is to be dredged to allow for larger yachts to moor at the marina. I think for the visitor this whole area is a bonus especially to the Cruise ship tourists who are dropped off by coach in this area. One assumes there will be lots of bars and restaurants and designer shops to peruse, so I for one will be happy to have a look around.
More photos and information when it opens.
When I woke this morning the colour coming in through my bedroom window was pretty weird, so I struggled out of bed and checked outside and this is what I saw.
Strange that two photos taken seconds apart are so different in colour. I didn't change any settings on my camera, this is just how they turned out, weird ! Happy Thursday everyone. x
Holly; Fancy a day out on Sunday?
Me: Where are you thinking?
Holly: Taking a run over to Mancha Blanca to see what the Fiesta de Los Dolores is all about, Pete will drive
Me: Ok, why not........
........so along with Pierre and Linda we all loaded into the Dodgy
(Dacia Lodgy) and off we set to Mancha Blanca.
After a short detour due to the fact the roads where mostly blocked with No Entry signs, which the Dodgy did manage to ignore on several occasions, we arrived and managed to park relatively close to all the action. I think we mis-timed our leaving Charco del Palo because when we got to Mancha Blanca just after 2pm all the ceremonies and religious bits had finished. Oh well never mind says Holly lets check out whats over there in the big marquees.
Each Marquee had a variety of arts and crafts from all across the Canary Islands, lots of hand made jewellery, leather goods, stone work, weaving everything you could think of, plus food and drink stalls and of course the Gofio makers giving a great demonstration and singing in the process.
Now its time to have a walk around the funfair. Linda myself and Pierre all had a go on the darts game and got very excited when we started hitting the money envelopes, but we were disappointed with what was inside. We didn't have enough for a prize so Holly (she didn't even play) grabs the fake money from Linda's hand and gives it to a little boy who is standing nearby, the look on his face was lovely. Next it was time to try our hand at the shooting gallery. Pierre and Linda did well and won a talking Parrot. Pete and Holly walked away with a set of earphones. Good fun.
It was now definitely time for a beer, so we headed over to the large stage area where Pierre and I had Mojitos and the rest had beer ice cream, whatever. We looked at the itinerary and saw that a band called Los Salvapantallas (The Screensavers) where playing in about an hour, so we sat and passed the time with idol gossip and listening to some bird on stage who had a mike in her hand and didn't know when to shut up. OMG could she talk, and talk she did for about an hour......... The band came on and Linda and Pierre who had witnessed them preforming at the Wine Run recently said they where well worth waiting for, and she was right. Did they get the arena dancing or what... really great sound, lots of energy. We stayed for most of the first set, and every time we picked up our bags to leave another great song was sung. We eventually dragged ourselves away dancing all the way to the car. A Brilliant afternoon in Mancha Blanca with friends.