Two million euros is to be spent on the works to improve the swimming zone along the strand that flanks the El Duque beach by the Hotel Bahía del Duque. The El Beril beach will also get a facelift as part of the plan, given its location in part of the tourist zone that continues to grow in popularity.
The El Beril beach concession is owned by the Sociedad Urbanizadora El Beril S.A. and managed by Playa del Duque S.L. According to the Adeje tourism councillor, Ermitas Moreira García and Municipal Works councillor, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, “The work to recondition the El Beril beach is part of the overall improvements for Costa Adeje which, in recent years, have included a number of undertakings focussing on renovation and improvement in the hotel sector and public and private infrastructures”.
A representative from the CIO company, part of the management of the zone and the Bahía del Duque S.L. added, “Given that up until now this beach didn’t fully meet the needs of the growing number of users, we felt it was vital to put an improvement plan in place that could adapt the bathing zone to meet the new needs of the resident and visitor population, while also respecting the environmental needs of the area. The changes will give the area added value” he said.
The work will cost in the region of two million euros which will be met by the CIO, and will see an enlargement in the sandy zone to cater for the increased number of beach users during the year. Using local stone, the plan is to create a dry sandy zone of 14,000 square metres. Other changes will see three new beach accesses for people with reduced mobility, ramps throughout the beach zone, showers adapted for all users, wooden walkways, adequate rubbish bins, etc. There will also be improvements to the five existing steps down to the beach from the pedestrian area.
Work has already started which does mean that for the time being there are some restrictions and barriers in place for the safety of pedestrians.