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camping fuerteventura

Camping on Fuerteventura
I think this article in RTVAC is referring to Camper Vans rather than tents. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere years ago that tents are banned but I could well be wrong.

Cabildo, city councils and SEPRONA meet for the first time to solve the camping

· Fuerteventura is the only island in the Canary Islands where camping is not prohibited, increasing the number of campers on our coast.

· Free camping significantly damages the coastal coast of Fuerteventura, not respecting the environment.

· More than 80% of campers are not residents of Fuerteventura.

· Cabildo and city councils reject the prohibition of camping on the island, working with the advice of SEPRONA, to define the areas that in each municipality can be used for this purpose.

On the initiative of public institutions and the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) in Fuerteventura, a first meeting was held this Friday morning in the plenary hall of the City Hall of Antigua, to assess the situation on the island regarding camping areas, campers and incidents collected, in order to create a consensual arrangement between municipalities, Cabildo de Fuerteventura and environmental agents.

The meeting chaired by the mayor of Antigua, Matías Peña, has been assisted by the Insular Councilor for Infrastructure, Territorial Planning, Coordination with Municipalities and General Services, Sergio Lloret, the accidental head of the Puerto del Rosario company, the Lieutenant Mario Fornes, the Head of Patrols of SEPRONA in Fuerteventura, Juan Carlos García, the councilors and councilors of the town councils of Pájara, Dania Álvaro Soler, for Tuineje, Pedro Soler and Martín Cano, of Puerto del Rosario, Sonia Álamo, of La Oliva, David Fajardo, in addition to the councilors of Antigua, Juan Cabrera and Agustín Rodríguez.

During the meeting, the significant increase in the number of campers was assessed this year, as well as illegal camping on the island, with consequent damage to the coastal coast of Fuerteventura, which is the only island in the archipelago that does not totally prohibit the camping

All public representatives present at the meeting agreed to keep camping on the island, not prohibiting them, but defining the areas where they can be held in each Municipality.

The mayor of Antigua, Matías Peña, valued the meeting as the first meeting that can solve the combination of respecting a traditional activity on the island such as camping, taking care of the environment and respecting the law.

The counselor, Sergio LLoret, has invited to participate in a new and upcoming meeting in which all municipalities bring proposals for areas of camping interest, assessing which meet the necessary requirements and what legal procedures must be initiated.

In turn, the Chief of Patrol of the Nature Protection Service, stressed the importance of the meeting to regulate and order in consensus, the camping areas, avoiding sanctions and complaints to users and municipalities. We are part of this team, together with the town halls and the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, and we agree not to want to prohibit but to define the camping areas within the legal framework that they require, says Juan Carlos García.

I have to confess to be slightly confused by all this as each year the various ayuntamientos invite people to apply for permits to camp at various places on our coasts - Tamara.
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I've seen people tent camping in the past. Lets just say they set up in areas that no sane person would. Under rock falls. Tidal areas that flood in the middle of the night. 

To make matters worse they leave their tent and garbage when they go often  Thumbs Down
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(09-08-2019, 10:19 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: I have to confess to be slightly confused by all this as each year the various ayuntamientos invite people to apply for permits to camp at various places on our coasts - Tamara.

If you have a permit it's not wild camping. They can control the location. The numbers.
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(09-08-2019, 10:19 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: I have to confess to be slightly confused by all this as each year the various ayuntamientos invite people to apply for permits to camp at various places on our coasts - Tamara.

They would simply love the campers to follow all the red tape they decided to create so each Ayuntamiento can one day regulate it as they wish.
The best way around it would be to offer the best services possible, free of charge and let the campers to register on site. But that would be too easy, methinks.
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Todays offering from RTVAC, doesn't look like the situation has advanced much!

The Cabildo proposes an island agreement on the regulation of camping areas in Fuerteventura.

It will allow to have provisional ordinances for the use of said activity.

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura has held a meeting today to assess the situation on the island with respect to camping areas in order to create a consensual arrangement between all public institutions, both Cabildo and Government of Spain and Coastal Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, city halls and environmental agents. For the first time the regulation of this activity is approached after 20 years of validity of the Insular Plan.

"The commitment of the Cabildo is to provide a definitive solution and security to the neighbors of Fuerteventura to a traditional and consolidated use such as this one, proposing agreements with the different municipalities in order to regulate the camping areas and allow it to continue performing this activity on the island ", refers the president of the Cabildo, Blas Acosta.

"The regulation of this activity in the Insular Plan of Regulation and in the Revision of the Instruments of Ordination of the Natural Spaces, will allow to carry out provisional insular ordinances in rustic soil", points out the insular advisor of Territorial Planning, Sergio Lloret , in which the location of the areas of permission of the activity will be expressly defined, respecting the environmental compatibility with the protected natural spaces, "to give security and without fear of complaints by the citizens".

Lloret also said that "next week we will release public information so that citizens contribute the areas of interest to carry out this activity in the different municipalities and, in about six or seven months, it is expected to have the drafting of these provisional island ordinances ".

For his part, the insular delegate of the State Administration in Fuerteventura, Domingo Fuentes, thanked the invitation by the Cabildo to this first meeting, and noted that "outside the boundary of the Coastal Demarcation is where parking areas could be made , camping or camping, if allowed by current regulations, and the reason for this meeting is to move forward in this direction, studying the applicable legislation involving both the Cabildo, the Government of Spain and the Canary Islands and the six municipalities in order to organize and regulate this activity in Fuerteventura ".

The Insular Councilor for the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Marlene Figueroa, underlines that this elaboration of an island ordinance for the regulation of camping "is one of the best options and a great opportunity for the safety of the population, as long as be compatible with natural spaces, as environmental compatibility is a necessary and mandatory conditioner ".
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Camping will not be authorized this summer in Fuerteventura

The president of the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, Blas Acosta, and the island councilor for Spatial Planning and Coordination with Municipalities, Sergio Lloret, met today, Wednesday, June 24, with the mayors of the six municipalities to discuss the situation of camping on the Island.

During the meeting, after evaluating the great inconveniences derived from the situation generated by the COVID-19, it was considered opportune and prudent not to authorize camping on the beaches of Majoras this summer, given the situation of health risk and the new regional regulation which establishes a maximum of 20 people per camping area.

Last Saturday the Government of the Canary Islands published in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands the Agreement establishing prevention measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19, once phase III of the transition plan towards a new normality, once the measures of the alarm state have ended.

Article 3.24 of this agreement states "that camping is not allowed except in the spaces provided for this activity and respecting the measures indicated in this agreement, with a maximum limitation of twenty people".

The institutions of the Island consider that this regulation would generate management problems due to the high demand that is expected and that it is necessary to take extreme precautions in the face of the potential health risk situation.

Therefore, from a health point of view and strictly respecting the regional regulations, this year it is appropriate not to authorize camping by the municipalities.

Island Corporation and town councils also agree on the need to continue working, urgently, on this matter in the PIOF and in the respective provisional municipal ordinances to have this situation regulated in the face of Easter next year.
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