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Ten Bel and Costa del Silencio on Arona’s wishlist for major projects 

PAGE 6 Ten Bel and Costa del  Silencio on Arona's wishlist for major projects

Arona is in the process of intense modernisation, its Mayor José Julián Mena has told the Spanish Government.

Sr. Mena met recently with the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto with the aim of making her aware of various projects.

Work has already started (or is imminent) on the first phase of comprehensive reform of the degraded Paseo de Los Tarajales in Los Cristianos (near Iceland), which will “allow the municipality to recover a maritime space of great potential and which currently presents an important state of deterioration.”

The work is complemen-ted by the recent action of the council in the environment of the so-called abandoned Chalet de los Peña on the seafront because of the bad state it was in.

The meeting also discuss-ed plans for Las Galletas (please see our separate story in this edition).

Sr. Mena explained the situation in other areas, such as the process of unlocking Ten Bel, along the Paseo de Las Galletas, to relaunch Costa del Silencio.

The Mayor met with the minister during her visit to Arona as part of a meeting with the mayors who are part of the Association of Tourist Municipalities of the Canary Islands (AMTC).

Sr. Mena stressed that “we are in a process of intense modernisation of Arona, with the regeneration of public spaces, the recovery of degraded areas and the implementation of works that allow us to recover the lost time in recent decades, with key issues such as Las Galletas.”

“Just as this government group unblocked the situation of El Mojón after many years, we are now doing it to achieve a solution to Ten Bel that, together with the reform of Las Galletas walkway, is key to relaunch the Costa del Silencio area.”

With an investment by Arona council of more than 305,000 euros, plus financing from the Cabildo, the first phase of the Los Tarajales walk includes the section between the Casa del Coronel and the hotel H10 Big Sur, with a deadline of 24 months. The aim is to achieve an aesthetically modern space, fully accessible and equipped with furniture, lighting and adequate signage, in addition to properly integrate public and private spaces and facilitate access to the sea.

After the visit to Los Tarajales, the minister met with the mayors who are part of the Association of Tourist Municipalities of the Canary Islands (AMTC).