The Mayor of Arrecife, Astrid Pérez, has stated that she expects the planned natural swimming pools at the capital’s Marina/Cruiser pier to be ready by 2023.

Approved in 2018, the pools will be located between the Marina and an extension to the cruiser pier that is currently under construction. The extension will also permit larger cruisers to dock at the Marina, allowing passengers to reach the town centre much more quickly than they can from the original cruiser pier at Puerto Marmoles.

Two pools are planned – an Olympic swimming pool and a leisure pool with access for the disabled. A bridge will also span the space between the Marina and the pier, and there are plans to open up several other areas in Puerto Naos for public use.