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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).


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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Municipality of Arona
Language(s): DE | EN | ES
Start Year: 1957
Countries: Spain


Publisher: Municipality of Arona
Date published on the web: 20/01/2008

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Families with small children | Older people / Seniors | People with a service animal | People with disabilities | People with hearing impairments | People with learning difficulties | People with long-term health problems | People with mobility impairments | People with visual impairments | Tour operators | Travel agents | Travel companions, personal assistants | Wheelchair users


Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Beaches | Boats and boating | Bus and coach transport, touring | Caf├ęs, restaurants, bars and pubs | Camping | Car hire | Cruises | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Diving, sub-aqua | Ferries and maritime transport | Fishing | Food and drink | Gardens and parks | Golf | Health, therapy, wellness | Hospitality | Languages | Marinas and ports services | Medical and nursing care, treatment | Natural Phenomena | Nature holidays | Nature parks | Shopping | Special services for disabled visitors | Suppliers of equipment | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel agents | Travel services | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services