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Costa Teguise Beaches Get Universal Rating

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Costa Teguise Beaches Get Universal Rating

Three beaches in Costa Teguise have been awarded certificates approving their ‘universal accessibility’, the first time that any beach in the Canary Islands has received such a rating. The beaches which have achieved this status are Playa Bastian, Playa Las Cucharas and Playa Los Charcos.

Apart from easy access for wheelchair users, this rating also covers a range of facilities within close proximity to each stretch of sand. Amongst other things, the cleanliness of the beach, good maintenance of the facilities that are available and the presence of a lifeguard all constitute factors which are taken into consideration.

In addition to wheelchair ramps, the access routes of these beaches have also been painted with two bands of blue paint to help any users with visual difficulties to distinguish the discreet zone of activities dividing the sand from the facilities. Easier access to the toilets, showers and foot baths have also been introduced, as well as the removal of street furniture that has inhibited access.

Improvements have also been made to the signposting of all public facilities at the three beaches and to the access ramps surrounding Red Cross stations. Further changes have also been made to the pathways linking beach areas with car parking zones to facilitate good access and safe usage.

As a result of all these changes, the beaches can now be considered truly open to all users, something the Ayuntamiento of Teguise will be very proud to promote in all future literature about the holiday resort of Costa Teguise.


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