The reconstruction of Frasquita Restaurant began yesterday

The Mayor of Antigua (Juan José Cazorla) and Councilman Works and Services visited yesterday morning the beginning of the rebuilding of the popular Caleta’s restaurant – Frasquita. Antigua City Council meets with the agreement signed with the property of Frasquita Restaurant, initiating the reconstruction of what was the first eating establishment in Caleta de Fuste, more than 30 years ago.

City Council of Antigua is actually who finances these works agreed with the owner of the restaurant Frasquita, rebuilding the establishment a few meters back to back open in the next six months.

The owner of Frasquita is not suffering any financial loss since the City of Antigua guarantees the payment of the amount of the monthly lease while running the reconstruction.

The reconstruction project respects square meters, distribution dining room, bar, kitchen and terrace and submit the original settlement demolished last December, in order to free up space for the construction of the promenade and to continue the process regeneration of the Playa del Castillo, one of the requirements from the Department of Coasts in Madrid.

Councilman Works and Services, Matthias F. Peña, also noted during the visit that Caleta de Fuste is starring in the biggest investment in improvements and modernization projects tour has had for more than five years.

The reconstruction of Restaurante la Frasquita confirms that the tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste, said the councilman, transforms looking to the future but never forgetting its past and its origins, as it is this pioneering establishment in the town before Caleta was one of the biggest tourist establishments of Fuerteventura.

Irishman killed in hit-and-run near Puerto del Rosario

Jim Campbell was killed when he was hit by two cars, one of which failed to stop, as he walked along a road (between the Airport and Puerto del Rosario) in the dark on Wednesday night.

The 40-year-old landed at Fuerteventura Airport, which is also known as El Matorral Airport, earlier on Wednesday and had been drinking for several hours leading up to the incident.

The accident occurred at 23.40 hours on Wednesday (17th. Feb 2016) as reported by the Emergency Operations and Security Center 112 of the Canary Islands.

He was about 500 yards from the Fuerteventura airport, walking on the road towards the capital, Puerto del Rosario, which is some three miles to the north, when he was hit by a car. That’s a dual carriage way with cars driving 90 Km per Hour.

The driver immediately went back and called emergency services, but by then Mr Campbell had been run over by a second car, which failed to stop.

He died at the scene shortly before midnight. Medical personnel of the Emergency Department Canario at the scene could only confirm the death of the hit person, a man of British nationality.

The second vehicle was found by police just over an hour later parked in the nearby capital, thanks to details given by other drivers.

Police said the driver, a 50-year-old local man, gave himself up to police at around 2am on Thursday and was “shown later to be under the influence of hashish”. He has not been named.

A senior officer from the paramilitary Civil Guard said yesterday: “This was an accident waiting to happen. The victim had been drinking in the airport for several hours after landing.”

“He then set out on his own for Puerto del Rosario. Mr. Jim Campbell was walking on the road, not on the side, with his back to the traffic in the night and wearing dark clothing.”

XXVIII International Kite Festival Fuerteventura 2015

Kite professionals and fans around the world will meet from 5th to 8th November 2015 at the 28 edition of the International Kite Festival held at the Dunes of Corralejo Natural Park. This Kite Festival began in 1987 thanks to the initiative of a group of amateur kite flyers, who selflessly promoted a meeting that brings together every year audience of tourists and kite enthusiasts. The festival is visited by regional and international kite flyers mostly from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. They will paint with colours the sky of Corralejo and El Cotillo beach at a festival, that after more than a quarter of a century, has extensive national projection internationally and a significant impact on the media.

The festival is organized by the Department of Tourism of the City of La Oliva and will begin 5th November 2015.

Throughout the days of the event, incredible massive kites can be seen flying over the beaches of Fuerteventura, making the Corralejo Nature Reserve an even more spectacular sight. This is a good opportunity to discover this space for the first time, or to revisit its immense sand dunes, radiant sun with its views over the Isla de Lobos Nature Reserve in the background.

Last year the mayor of La Oliva, Claudia Morales, and the Councillor for Tourism, Marcelino Umpiérrez, presented the twenty-seventh edition, together with the organizers of the event, and Claudio Jacinto Rodriguez Azzali, who announced that school township will also have an important role during the event.

The program will start on Thursday 5th November on playa de la Concha (El Cotillo), with a display of acrobatic flight and static kites, although the inaugural flight will be one day later on Friday at Playa del Burro next to the great dunes of Corralejo National Park.

Numerous free kites are handed out so that kids and adults can participate, don’t be shy and grab one!
Date: From 5th November to 8th November.

November 5th in El Cotillo

From 6th to 8th November at the “Playa del Burro”,  Corralejo.

And here is one stunning video of the Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2014:

After seeing the whole video, don’t you want just book the fly tickets for at least the weekend? Hope to see you there!