Master Plan El Puertito it’s a urban and endowment project promoted by the City Council of Güímar with the objective of transform the coastline of the town in the 2.5 kilometers that separate Las Bajas (to the South) and the Malpaís from Guimar. In 2019, the insular government promised to invest five million euros during the mandate that will end in three and a half months. “We are in 2023 and we do not know anything about this important work for a place as singular and unique in Tenerife as El Puertito is.”
This is stated by Gustavo Pérez, mayor of Güimare, who warns that “we are not going to stop insisting that this project become a reality, based on citizen participation and that it represents a solution never seen before in such an important pole of attraction as the Puertito of Guimar”. More than 250 people (neighbors, merchants, groups…) from the nucleus actively participated in the creation of this initiative.
It is a question of ordering in detail the coastal front with spaces for the whole family, a careful treatment of parks, gardens and accesses to the sea; children’s and youth areas, healthy leisure, complementary services to the bathing areas with changing rooms, bathrooms and lifeguard infrastructures; a large central square as the meeting point for residents and visitors, as well as decent access to the Malpaís de Güímar “full of details of our nature reserve”.
Pérez recalls that “after the elections (2019), we held three meetings with the island government, some of which even included the participation of neighborhood and business representatives from El Puertito, where they promised to carry out this project, but, to date, they have not nothing has been done”.
“Another example of the abandonment of the PSOE in the south of Tenerife and the Valle de Güímar”, points out Fernando Clavijo, candidate for the Presidency of the Canary Islands Government for CC. After a visit to the town, he promised that “the financing of the project would be a reality” and advanced that, “with the transfer of the powers of Coasts to the Canarian Executive, we will make this project come out in our first year in office”.
The nationalist candidate for the Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, recalls that Master Plan El Puertito “It is a project that was completely ready and that had the commitment of the Canarian Coalition in the previous insular Government. However, with the arrival of the PSOE everything came to a standstill”.