Tauro Beach Project finally begins
The long awaited Tauro Beach project “will be a reality” before the end of 2015, according to reports published today. Construction of a new tourism complex on the south of Gran Canaria has at last been given the official go ahead by the Department of Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea.
In a statement well known timeshare operators Anfi have explained that to realize this initiative, they invested a total in excess of €6 million and that the development will last for at least the next 50 years.
The new beach, which includes a beach promenade linking Playa del Cura with Amadores, will be nearly 300 meters long and 50 meters wide, almost doubling the current stretch of stony coastline.
The new Tauro beach development was ceremonially started off by international football star, local boy, David Silva who has been working with Anfi to try and raise their profile over the last couple of years.
A marina with more than 400 berths is planned along with several hotel complexes, totaling 7,500 beds as well as a “sales area” of 18,000 square meters.
Anfi boss, Jose Luis Trujillo, explained that after many years of waiting, regulations and bureaucratic hurdles the “Anfi dream continues with the construction of a beach that will be a landmark for leisure in Gran Canaria.”
It is almost 30 years since the very first development suggestions were put forward for Tauro, and in that time there have been many false starts and changes of course, while an isolated urbanisation developed along with a large golf course run by the Emerald Club.
David Silva, who shoveled the fist pile of sand for the future beach, admired the “focus on quality and the development of first class infrastructure.”
Silva proudly benefits from global branding sponsorship to represent the timeshare company, at which, coincidentally, his mother was once a worker while he was growing up.
Mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, applauded “the start of a beach that will serve to attract more tourists to the municipality”.