Update 28 February 2015: It’s been almost 18 months since the project was presented to the Ayuntamiento, and now it has been submitted formally to the Cabildo by promoter Andrés Alonso, president of the Hemi Investment Group, and the mayor of Güímar Carmen Luisa Castro. The Mimiland Park Canary Water World will be a 4* hotel and leisure complex set in the former quarry in the Badajoz barranco in the Güímar valley. Some 2,500 jobs in total are forecast to be created by the project, which will involve a hotel, “Afrikan” commercial centre, aquatic park, museum, theatre and casino, and cost €94m overall. The above video of the project will give an idea.
Original post 16 October 2013: The Hemi Investment Group has presented a €30m project for a theme park in a former quarry in Güímar. The new Mimiland Park will be a development of some 200,000 square metres and will provide employment for some 2,000 people: according to agreements reached with Güímar, these employees will be from the municipality itself. The park will include over 25 attractions, including a shopping mall, an auditorium for events and performances, a 5* hotel, and a mirador – a lookout tower set to become the highest in Europe.
The president of the Hemi Group, Andrés Alonso, said that all the paperwork had been submitted to the Ayuntamiento and they were now waiting for the procedural change of land designation. Sr Alonso indicated that a considerable number of obstacles had been presented both by the council and the Canarian Government, but that he was hopeful of getting approval to proceed in the next few months. He suggested that if agreement was not in place by mid 2014 the investment could be withdrawn. Güímar mayor Carmen Luis Castro dismissed the possibility of problems, however, and said that the Mimiland project would not only regenerate an area of illegal quarrying but also represent the economic regeneration of the town.