Fuerteventura water park not reopening until summer 2021 due to the pandemic
Acua Water Park, in Corralejo, has decided to delay its reopening until summer 2021. Given the complicated and uncertain current situation that the tourism sector in the Canary Islands is going through, the management of the only water park in Fuerteventura, have been "forced to make one of the toughest decisions since it opened six years ago."
The company explained that there is a ‘certain optimism’ between the hospitality entrepreneurs and the Fuerteventura Tourist Board, regarding the recovery of the tourism sector in the Canary Islands, as the forecasts regarding the arrival of tourists to the island, and hotel occupancy in the coming months "do not leave us with a sufficiently encouraging scenario to make the decision to open our doors for the remaining months of this season," said Alejandro González, director of Acua Water Park.
The reduction of flight routes, added to the delays in air operations in general, and the British market in particular, the main issuer of clients for the water park, has had "a domino effect" throughout the islands tourism sector, and espècially in Fuerteventura. To these exceptional circumstances we must also add the restrictions imposed by the current regulations regarding the maximum capacity allowed within the water park facilities.
“All in all, and after exhausting all possible options, we do not see the opening of Acua Water Park as viable this season", says González, who nevertheless is optimistic for the upcoming 2021 season. “We are however, convinced that the Canary Islands in general, and Fuerteventura in particular, will recover stronger from this crisis."