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Viewpoint could become hostel for walkers 

San Juan de la Rambla has put forward ambitious plans to save a viewpoint from becoming a ruin.

The council wants to turn the building at the Mirador del Mazapé into a hostel for walkers with capacity for 22 visitors.

The viewpoint has been closed since 2013 and has suffered several acts of vandalism.

The work has an estimated budget of 182,746.83 euros and would provide four rooms for visitors and one for staff. Modifications would be made to the toilets and shower area to obtain two independent zones. A laundry room with access from the outside would also be created.

Various repairs are also necessary but little work outside apart from weeding.

Councillor for municipal services Fidela Velázquez said given the special location of the building within the Teide National Park, they felt it would be more beneficial as a hostel which would also solve the problem of limited acco-mmodation in the municipality.