The current ocean promenade provides basic access to this coastal stretch made up of a beach and a rocky area with ponds. However, its utility, safety, and facilities could clearly be improved. Considering how scarce the accessible bathing areas along the southwest coast are and how difficult the access is as a result of the rugged terrain, these conditioning efforts are well justified.
This project has as a reference the “Conditioning of Beach and Coves of La Jaquita” project (another project by our studio), Both projects share the same criteria of maximizing the environmental suitability for the actions undertaken in the intertidal zone: the beach area saw its profile set back, moving the promenade inland only to support itself on the existing rocky coastline. In this way, it avoids breakwaters that harm the seabed. In the rocky area to the north, the actions have been limited to implementing an accessible ramp, avoiding affecting the existing geoforms (corded lava), and preserving the natural renewal of the ponds in order to guarantee the sustainability of the marine fauna. All of it has been done in accordance with the respectful use that inhabitants of the Canary Islands have traditionally upheld for these places which are so valuable for biodiversity.
In the background, the promenade guarantees an accessible connection to the built environment, expanding the service area with several activity establishments (children’s activities, sports activities, and canine activities) plus a building integrated into the gardened area that houses various services and facilities (changing rooms, safety and rescue offices, storage, and infrastructure – taking the place of the existing wastewater pumping stations).