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Arona introduces new tours to help the disabled 

People with disabilities can now enjoy the delights of Arona, thanks to new tours.

They are aimed at those who suffer from a physical, mental, visual or hearing impairment.

One group has already enjoyed a tour of the centre of Arona and more are to follow.

“We believe in an inclusive tourism that allows all people access to leisure and tourism activities with equality, norma-lity and autonomy,” said tourism councillor, David Pérez.

With this initiative, Arona becomes one of the few municipalities in Spain that offers this free service themed guided tours, aimed at all audiences and particularly accessible to people with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities.

The routes have official guides who specialise in caring for people with disabilities and also with sign language interpreters.

Arona has worked together on this project with a number of organisations for the disabled, including ONCE (for the blind) and the Canary Federation for the Deaf amongst others.

In this first initiative, they have designed three acces-sible tours for groups of 20 to 25 users and a duration of two to three hours. They are Playa Honda – Los Cristianos; Arona, historic centre, and Las Galletas.