Our Annual Newsletter  2017 - 2018

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We arrived in Puerto  mid-November 2017 and immediately noticed how dry and warm it was. Potatoes were struggling to produce leaves and even sub-tropical plants were looking stressed. This warm ‘n dry weather lasted until mid-January when we had a three-week period of colder/ damper ( and snow atop Mt. Teide) to deal with ( using cagoules as windproofs rather than for rain) .Come and join us

Last Winter was a very busy for us with five groups opting to bring their Walkers to us and their comments(see comments page) are appreciated. We had TravelEyes bring a mixed group of Visually-impaired/Sighted walkers. Now we guided a similarly-composed group from Guide Dogs for the Blind over twenty years ago, so it was still a surprise when one chap greeted us by name and then told us that he was in the original group and still keeping fit and active!

Our “comfortably-paced” (grade 3) euphuism suited everyone and a number (well, just the ladies, actually) took advantage of the swimming opportunities after the Bajamar and Jardina-Tahodio walks. (so mermaids can walk, too).

 Everyone was impressed with the high standard of the hotel accommodation, having more than our 50% share of poolside studios. Again, we would urge everyone who wants to book, to do so as soon as possible as  the resort  becomes fully booked by the Autumn. A small deposit secures your place in the sun…

 

 

A reminder to bring all your clothing gear with you on the walks, which you can leave on our coach if not required, as ,especially in the Canadas at 7,000ft., the weather can change quickly, so a decision can be made once  we’ve got up there. A few still need to take greater care about ultra-violet exposure  at this height and don’t forget the need for walk-sticks as an aid on descents.
 

Recommended restaurants, for those who opt for B&B or self-catering, and a list of things to do on days off is   on our Welcome sheet, on arrival. The weekly group meal has been a great success and appreciated by all who participated. Even if you have booked Half-Board for the week, you can ask the hotel to give you a packed lunch on the day of the group dinner and you’ll find that this will save you making up your own packed lunch for two days!

This year, our KWA donation went to  the CREVO home for children with cerebral palsy. This home now has 35 children on, mainly daily care and 16 staff. They are only 60% funded by the state, so the rest has to come from charity donations. There is a warm, water pool and various specialist staff for audio, speech and exercise training. We no longer do the charity walk to raise funds but if you feel you would like to contribute to our “giving something back” to those in desperate need, we would be pleased to include your contribution next year.

We’ve enjoyed all of your company and we know you have enjoyed meeting each other and us. Our “returning client rate” is over 90% so we must be getting something right. Do tell friends and fellow walkers about us as in these difficult, economic times, they need to know about our splendid walks amongst such lovely scenery, with a quality hotel to come back to and at the lowest possible cost.

Eve & Stan.

 

Home page
Welcome to KWA
Tenerife information
Puerto de la Cruz information
The Masaru Hotel
Walkers Information
Annual Newsletter
Walks Programme
Picture Gallery
Picture Gallery Latest
A selection of customer comments
Contact us, or make a booking
A selection of links to other sites of interest

 

KWA logo

British Registered