Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento

Update 13 May 2015: And at last, Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced the opening of the bridge between Callao Salaje and Playa Paraiso!

Original post 24 November 2014: Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that at last there will be a link between Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraiso. Work is due to begin this week on an iron and wood bridge over the barranco.

At a packed meeting in the Callao Salvaje cultural centre the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga joined local councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo and councillor for works Gonzalo Delgado Diaz and the council’s architect to detail the plans, as well as mention other projects in the pipeline for both neighbourhoods. There was a translator present at the meeting to facilitate the many non-Spanish born residents who attended.

The mayor told the residents, “This meeting has two objectives – to let you know about the works that will begin now to join the two neighbourhoods and to invite all those present to continue to work together on local initiatives for the area”. He continued, “ we are aware of the on-going efforts by those who live in the these communities, how they are working to solve local problems and we are delighted to continue to encourage you to keep us informed, voice your opinions to help us improve where you live. This work will see an historic union of these two neighbourhoods who, have always been united in many ways.

“The work we are now undertaking comes under the wider umbrella of improving and modernising the borough in areas where it is needed and we hope it meets some of the genuine needs of the area, an area that is very important to our borough”, he said.

The project will see work to regulate the pathway that already exists along the cliff top in Callao Salvaje, with signposting and bins, with upgrading to remove any danger to pedestrians, and improvements to the existing maritime paths along the Playa Paraíso side ending along the Calle El Horno. To link the two villages an iron and wood bridge is to be built over the barranco (ravine). The base will be reinforced cement, and all the structures have been approved by the national Coastal department. The plans will be available in the Adeje Cultural Centre within two weeks for those who wish to see them.

The residents of both villages welcomed the news and were also pleased to hear of other plans for the near future in the area including a park for dogs, and a roadway linking Callao Salvaje and Posto al Sole.

This article has 12 Comments

  1. This is great news. As a frequent visitor to Callao Salvaje we often walk to Playa Pariaso to enjoy the views and the exercise. The current path in the barranco is so badly worn it is dangerous and this will make such a difference.
    Looking forward to my holiday next year.

  2. That’s great news. I quite often walk from Callao Salvaje to Playa Paraiso but I stopped using the barranco a few years ago because it became too dangerous, so I walk through he banana plantation road instead , so the bridge over the barranco will make it a lot easier and also a more pleasant walk.

  3. We (2 adults with 2 children) also use banana plantation road. As cars often has quite a lot speed there, it is not very safe route especially with children.. This bridge is a huge step connecting Playa Paraiso and Callao Salvaje.

    Janet, you did great job reporting about ongoing work in Playa Ajabo. Thank you for that. Is it possible to get same kind of reports about this bridge project?

  4. This path is taking longer than Siam Park to build !! Although it will be a welcome addition to both communities

  5. If you think the path is taking a long time, which basically already exists,
    just think how long the bridge will take?

  6. I walked over on Sunday and they have indeed started the bridge ( not a lot had been done ) . Has anyone seen the plans ? Does it include lighting etc. are they just moving rocks etc to make the path neater or using paving slabs ?

  7. I walked around Playa Paraiso this afternoon, 27 January, and was fortunate enough to come across a Supervisor/Manager chap at the new bridge who spoke excellent English. He told me that the bridge will be completed by the end of next week, and then a footpath on the Callao side will be constructed to link with the coastal path. The bridge is a fine structure about 4 meters wide, very solid, which should be able to bear the weight of some of our heavier tourists!

  8. That’s great news. I will go over there tomorrow. It will be a lovely walk now and a lot safer.

  9. so pleased to hear the new bridge is completed we often walk via the banana plantation as it was to dangerous to cross via the barranco we will use bridge in october when we visit tenerife

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