Photo: José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga.
The Adeje Abinque prize is awarded in Adeje by the Asociación San Juan to recognize women who stand out for their contribution to the life of the municipality. Over recent years it has been won by Walk for Life founder Brigitte Gypen, by young world bodyboard champion Alexandra Rinder, and by cheesemaker and co-owner of the Tijoco-based dairy Montesdeoca Ángeles Nieves García Rodríguez.
This year’s winner, just announced by Adeje’s Mayor Fraga, is Cristina Lorenzo Ibáñez, a marine biologist, marine environment conservationist, and publicist. A woman of La Caleta, a woman of the sea, and a woman of science, says the mayor, with an active role in favour of equal opportunities for both women and men. This award, says, Fraga, is a justly deserved recognition and homage.