The Government of the Canary Islands announced this week that it will manage the extension of the port area of Tazacorte in La Palma to make it possible for larger cruise ships to dock at this picturesque place. Although smaller cruise ships already dock at this port, larger cruise ships do not have sufficient space, and enlarging the existing port area was requested by the Municipality of Tazacorte.
The cruise ship docking area will be enlarged by 100 metres, and is one of the measures that have been adopted to reactivate this important infrastructure of La Palma.
The Municipality of Tazacorte aims to make this tourism infrastructure a benchmark for the economic development of the region. This initiative is also supported by town councils across the western region of the island, and local business are also keen to attract more cruise ship passengers to explore this part of La Palma.
Another measure that is currently being considered is to start up a second dock to create a dry marina for high-end boats and a possible base for school ships.
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