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Welcome back to the Tenerife Property Shop newsletter! Apologies for the August disappearing act, but after learning of the quarantine rulings from the Governments of multiple nations, to say we, as an island, were all hugely deflated would be an understatement of cosmic proportions ….
Picture the scene, there we all were, at the airport, frantically waving our “welcome back” and “you are now entering a safe zone” banners, brimming with excitement that, as a result of all our hard work and sacrifice, we were now able to welcome the good people of Europe and beyond back to our wonderful archipelago, and then suddenly, we had the big fluffy air bridge carpet whipped out from under our feet and, at the same time, most of our positivity disappeared with it!
The people of the Canary Islands had diligently abided by all the rules and regulations imposed upon us, we locked our children away for over 40 days, protected and shielded our elderly, and sacrificed so much of our lives, in the hope that our tiny piece of rock in the middle of the Atlantic would come through this awful ordeal. We knew we would be somewhat battered and bruised, but we all concurred that we would be stronger than before and ready for the tourists to return.
Tenerife, and the South especially, survives on tourism and whilst every effort was made to protect our region, it is unfortunate that we have been placed in the same category as mainland Spain, which is soul destroying for the people that live and work here.
Whilst many businesses have re-opened and there are more intending to do so at the beginning of October, these shops, restaurants and bars are predominantly in the more residential areas or smaller resort towns, such as Golf Del Sur, El Medano and Callao Salvaje, but we are now seeing a growing number of establishments in Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos opening their doors again and welcoming clientele back with open arms … unfortunately minus the traditional 2 Spanish kisses and all from a safe distance of 1.5 metres away!!!
PROPERTIES IN CALLAO SALVAJE
PROPERTIES IN GOLF DEL SUR
The travesty in amongst all of this is that we are being punished through nothing other than a geographical guilty by association. You are safer in Tenerife than you would be in Telford, Toulouse, Tuscany, Thuringia ….
So, what can we do … well, we have picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves down, took some time to reflect, enjoy our Island and, to some extent, the quiet summer has allowed us to enjoy the parts of Tenerife we sometimes miss in the throws of everyday life. We are now back in a positive frame of mind and focusing on the clients who can make the trip to Tenerife, and gleefully admiring the growing list of prospective purchasers and property owners who will be booking flights as soon as the quarantine isolation rules are either reduced, or hopefully dropped altogether for the Canary Islands, as they literally cannot wait to get here, and it is only the logistics holding them back.
As of the 16th of this month, our schools re-opened for the first time since the middle of March, and another slice of normality is implemented and ticked off the “things to re-open list”. The children can see their friends again and, more importantly, re-start their education programme. There was a little anxiety with regards to the children walking back through the school gates after 190 days of home schooling and online classes, and there may be a few stumbles on the way, but the general feeling amongst British born parents is that as long as we are not subjected to PE with Joe Wicks again every morning, we should all be fine! For the non-British readers amongst you, wondering who Joe Wicks is; go to your wardrobe, find your finest Lycra or Spandex, and check out his YouTube channel.
Whilst we are on the subject of what is open and what is not, we speak to lots of people on a daily basis from all over Europe and aside from all the property related questions they have, one of the recurring lines of questioning relates to which activities are open for business.
So lets start with one of the most popular sports in the South of Tenerife….. GOLF!
If you are a keen golfer, why not purchase a property overlooking a golf course and offer some expert critique from the comfort of your own terrace, and even the non-golfers will agree, a view over a manicured lawn is still a wonderful sight.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF OUR
Now we have sorted the Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s of the world, what about all the families that visit us??
The above make a nice change to the pool or beach, and offer good value for money.
The areas where the above attractions are located are in high demand, why not take a look at these properties that we currently have for sale close by.
HERE ARE SOME PROPERTIES IN THE
CHAYOFA & TORVISCAS AREA
And for those enthusiastic explorers who want to get away from it all, we have found some fabulous hidden gems and walks …
If you are planning to come to Tenerife in the immediate future now is a great time to come, as airlines are offering flights at ridiculously low prices! Can you afford not to come and see us?
Well, that is all from us for now. If we do not see you before, we will see you next month, and remember, if you are looking to purchase a property, require a valuation, or would like to sell your existing property here in Tenerife, we are always here to help.
Please feel free to contact us for more information,
or with general enquiries about Buying or Selling Property in Tenerife