Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Invasion of jellyfish at Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz

imagePuerto de la Cruz town hall has prohibited swimming, but not closed the beach.

A veritable plague of jellyfish has left bathers on the Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife unable to take a dip.

Lifeguards say they have had to remove hundreds of these creatures from the water’s edge in the last couple of days.

The jellyfish measure up to 20 cm across and can be dangerous, thus the town hall, to avoid people receiving painful stings, have decided to prohibit swimming.


Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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