The Cabildo de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz last April 12th signed the agreement that defines the roadmap to start the Marine Park and Fishing Port, Sports, Trade, and Tourism project. In this way, both governments support the basic project drafted by TRAZAS Ingenieros – GIUR para el Puerto y Martín Menis Arquitectos, for the marine park whose total investment exceeds 156.7 million euros.
The project, one of the largest of the Canary Islands, is considered an important economic engine for the North of the island, as well as a priority for Tenerife. It will meet all functionalities requested both by public opinion, and by the representatives of bodies from previous phases with its ability to accommodate cruises, large yachts, a possible commercial line ferry, as well as a wide range of tourist and recreational boats, which joined the professional fishermen.
The project includes a seawall, part of the west end of Playa San Felipe. The length of which is 200 meters in two straight lines, while the dyke occupies 1,155m. The outer harbour wall starts from the fishing harbour, has a length of 160 meters and width of 88.35 meters, and can berth four commercial vessels operating between islands with capacity for 700 passengers and 120 vehicles, and cruise ships up to 80 meters in length.
The planned sports area has a capacity of 780 berths: 38 for large yachts, and the rest for recreational boats. The fishing dock, just over 4,642 square meters account up to 24 berths for boats from 6 to 12 meters and located in the next dock is a quay for excursion boats.
The Marine Park plans, totalling 110,000 square meters of space include areas for nautical and sporting activities such as sailing schools, plus parking, dining, entertainment, market, and fisheries, trade and port services and several areas that will host main events of the city.
The Cabildo de Tenerife wants to ensure maximum disclosure and citizen participation so that the project also has the backing of the population of the municipality, north of the island and the whole of the island of Tenerife. Project Video
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