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Apr 18

Discover a fascinating underground world in the Cave of the Winds

La Cueva del Viento or Cave of the Winds, located in Icod de los Vinos, has received more than 125,000 visitors since its opening in June 2008. It is the largest volcanic tube in the European Union and the fifth largest in the world. Run by Tenerife Cabildo, museums’ chief Amaya Conde says: “It has become an important resource of tourist interest.” The Cave of the Wind was formed 27,000 years ago, with basaltic lavas that came from the first eruption of the Pico Viejo volcano, located next to Mount Teide. Its name is due to the air currents that are produced inside.
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Apr 18

Ten facts you probably didn’t know about Spanish wine

Spain is the top exporter of wine in the world. In 2014, Spain exported 22.8 million hectolitres with the majority of it going to France. Not only is Spain a top exporter, but in 2014 it was the third largest producer of wine, behind France (1) and Italy (2) with 42 million hectolitres produced. While everyone thinks of Rioja when they think of Spanish wine, the top area for volume is actually Castille-La Mancha near the capital of Madrid.
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Apr 18

Cabildo launches new campaign to protect Los Gigantes cliffs

Tenerife Cabildo has designed a campaign to raise awareness about the care and environmental preservation of Los Gigantes Cliffs, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide. Vice-president and en-vironment adviser, José Antonio Valbuena said the campaign arose from the initiative of the body of environmental agents and aims to encourage responsible behaviour in the development of the tourist activities, recreational and sport in this zone coastal.”
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Apr 18

Step further for swimming centre

Tenerife Cabildo has approved a collaboration agreement with Puerto de la Cruz for the construction of a new swimming centre. The works represent an investment of approximately 11.6 million euros, which will be borne entirely by the island corporation and have an execution period of 20 months. The decision was adopted at a recent meeting of the Government Council.
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Apr 18

New camping site for La Palma

La Palma’s Cabildo has approved a project to create a caravan campsite in the Laguna de Barlovento and there could be more to come. It will be developed on a plot adjacent to the recreational park. The project will go out to tender shortly with a budget of 2,967,491 euros included in the Canary Islands Development Fund (FDCAN). The approved document states that this new area will include a sanitary-health services building with independent modules, a laundry area and sinks and fire area, laundry space, a service building with a bar-cafeteria and a small reception building.
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