According to the Cabildo of Tenerife, the preliminary procedures for the new sports and ferry port of Fonsalía have already started.
Although this project was presented in 2007, it was put on hold due to the financial crisis and the long process stages. In 2014, it was approved by Cotmac (Comisión de Ordenación del Territorio y Medio Ambiente de Canarias), and now it is time for the spatial planning.
This infrastructure will be very important for the coastal area between Playa de las Américas (Arona) and Los Gigantes (Santiago del Teide), bringing economic growth to the nearby villages of Playa San Juan and Alcalá, and improving Tenerife’s ferry connections.
Fonsalía port will cover at least 6 hectares and will cost approximately 200 million Euros. The plans include five ferries to connect Tenerife and La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma, as well as 470 berths for sports boats and yachts, and a 739-metre-long breakwater.