20th Jul 2023 @ 8:15 am

The Cabildo’s  new tourist councillor, Ángel Vázquez, has said he will reconsider whether to include the Museo Atlántico, the underwater sculpture museum in Playa Blanca, in the island’s official list of tourist attractions.

The museum was removed from the list by the previous administration for not bearing any relation to César Manrique, and because it was operating at a significant  loss. However, there were also political reasons for the decision stemming from conflict between the Socialists and the Coalición Canaria.

Vázquez, a PP veteran who is part of the PP/CC pact in the Cabildo, and who served as tourist councillor for several years until 2019, told Lancelot that he would study proposals and implement them as “as long as they are possible and profitable.”

He also expressed a wish to increase tourist interest in the newly-renovated Islote del Francés in Arrecife, and the El Álmacen arts centre, founded by Manrique in the 70s.

Vázquez said he would study proposals for a shuttle service to ease congestion at Timanfaya, but indicated that the decision would depend on the advice of experts. 

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