Las Galletas harbour area beach reopened to bathers

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento.

Updated 22 August: Arona Ayuntamiento says that the latest analyses show the water is fit for bathing and so the restriction has been lifted. The tape cordoning off the area has been removed and the public can use the beach again.

Original post 21 August: Arona Ayuntamiento says that it has closed the Las Galletas harbour area to bathers after routine water quality tests detected the presence of Enterococcus bacteria. It is an area, the council says, that doesn’t have any outlet pipes or spillways, so it is thought that the problem has come from the bottom of boats in the bay, an hypothesis to be confirmed or not by an investigation with further analyses now initiated.

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