Tenerife Sur, Municipality of Arona Access Plan and Guidebook, 2009
20/01/2008 | 0 comments
The Municipality of Arona, Tenerife Sur, has taken up the challenge to make its tourist offers available to everyone, including people with disabilities, through the Arona Integral Accessibility Plan.
In 1957 a group of young Swedish people with reduced mobility (originated by rheumatic problems) arrived at a fishing village after travelling around the world searching for a warm place.
This location with pleasant weather conditions and magnificent beaches introduced Tenerife as a suitable area for them to visibly improve their health. The privileged spot is Los Cristianos beach and the arrival of these visitors was the beginning of the tourism in Arona. From that moment on we all make an effort to turn Arona into a barrier-free place to live in.
A good example of this is the 7 km long barrier-free promenade, the longest in Europe. A wide offer of accessible hotels, leisure activities, sports adapted to people with disabilities and, of course, accessible beaches all together make Arona one of the most chosen holiday destinations by thousands of impaired tourists.
Further information is given on the Arona website in 3 languages, Spanish, English and German.
A downloadable 170-page access guide to Tenerif Sur, (2009 version), covers information bureaux, facilities, transport and accommodations. It is provided with many illustrations, pictograms and very detailed information about the accessibility of facilities and services. The Guide is in Spanish, English and German.
Download the Arona Barrier-Free Tourism Guide (EN, ES, DE) (PDF fomat, 14.8 Mb).