Santa Cruz de Tenerife will soon have a new bathing area

Charcos de Valleseco will be a free public space for bathing, leisure and sports activities with different possibilities to enjoy the sea

The beach of Charcos de Valleseco constitutes a free and public space for bathing, leisure and sporting activities, with different possibilities for enjoying the sea.

Its design is based on criteria of landscape integration, taking into account the configuration of the slopes of Anaga; the articulation of the area in the city’s coastline, with special attention to the Valleseco neighbourhood and favouring adequate pedestrian accessibility; the solution for contact with the service road of the capital’s port, and the maximum use of resources and attention to future maintenance work.

The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has already begun the assembly of the first of the two pedestrian walkways included in the Maritime Defence and Management of the Puddle Area of the Valleseco Functional Area project.

This first footbridge, which connects the TF-11 highway with the future “Charcos” Area, will have a total length of seventy metres. After placing the corresponding formwork, the structure will be concreted and removed approximately one month later. It will be the same one that will be used in March to build the second pedestrian walkway, the southern one, approximately 100 metres long, which will be erected near the facilities of the Maritime Captaincy tower.

At the same time, and once the maritime work has been completed, Ports of Tenerife continues to make progress on the work involved in the project, focusing on work such as the completion of the quays, the installation of plumbing, electricity and water installations in the two multi-purpose buildings, the configuration of the green slope and the construction of the foundations on which the north and south walkways will be built.

This project aims to integrate the seafront to validate the opening of the city to the sea and thus recover the use and enjoyment of this coastline for the citizens. The aim is also to reconvert it and adapt it to recreational activities for urban uses that are compatible with and complementary to the management of the system of road and pedestrian traffic.

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