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Between Bahia del Duque and La Caleta, the beach of La Enramada is about to take on a new look. The Costas coastal authority has pledged 11 million euros to upgrade the area and add green spaces and new sand to the large pebbles that currently dominate the beach.
It’s a controversial plan as there has already been a backlash against the closure of El Chiringuito, the small white sand area at the La Caleta end, where sun bathing, beach volleyball and chilling are the order of the day around a small beach bar. Some 10,200 signatures were collected against the plans to change the area. This was before the full extent of the makeover for the whole area was known, but there promises to be a lot more discussion between the two sides as the plans begin to move forward.
Three stages have been set out for the project. The first will involve a detailed study of what can be done, including some calming of the sea, possibly with dykes, to tame the big waves that can rise up there. Secondly, the intention is to build a promenade from the Costa Adeje Palace Hotel to La Caleta. Thirdly, and the most expensive part of the project, is the plan to build an urban park with green and sporting areas.
Keeping all parties happy will be a delicate balancing act, and changes are sure to be made to the original intentions along the way but after much discussion, it seems that Costa Adeje is about to embrace a new era of development.