SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 14 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Councilor for Museums of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Concepción Rivero, held a meeting with the mayor of Icod de los Vinos, Francis González, to discuss different issues related to the Cueva del Viento, including the latest improvements applied to the enclave.
In addition, negotiations have begun for the possible acquisition of the property in which the visitor center is located.
Also present at the meeting were the Councilor for Historical Heritage and Works and Services, Silvia Expósito and Rafael Hernández, as well as the manager of the Autonomous Organization of Museums (OAMC), Carlos González, and technicians from this entity.
During the meeting, Concepción Rivero highlighted “the value of the Cueva del Viento both for its condition as a natural space and for the attractiveness it presents for visitors, since in the last quarter it was visited by 24,368 people on 1,773 routes, which represents an average occupancy level of 91.63%”.
In addition, he stated that the acquisition of the municipal property where the visitor center is located would serve to “expand the provision, increase the quality of services and improve the experience offered to the visitor.”
Reference was also made at the meeting to the improvements that have been carried out in the visitor center, as well as the recent acquisition of transport vehicles, defibrillators, a special evacuation stretcher and an emergency communication system, and highlighted the creating a safety plan and using evacuation drills to prepare staff for emergency situations.
For his part, the manager of the Autonomous Organization of Museums (OAMC), Carlos González, commented on the various investments and actions carried out to date.
Specifically, he mentioned “the geological and geotechnical study projects on safety inside the cave, the 3D scanning of the section that can be visited and the scientific importance of the results that studies on radon gas are contributing to the scientific community worldwide. “.
With this meeting, all aspects of the management of this enclave, whose ownership is shared between the island corporation, which manages the area that can be visited, and the City Council, have been put on the table.
In this sense, the good rhythm of visits to the Cueva del Viento was highlighted and the level of user satisfaction was 9.6 out of 10 in the 1,372 surveys carried out.