Everything new in the harbor of Puerto Portals
In the next 4 winters, Puerto Portals will see the biggest reconstruction of the port in the three decades of its existence. The purpose of the reform is to adapt the port to the newly negotiated concession for the next 35 years, as well as to the current Coast and Port Act. One of the main construction projects, which in no case envisage an extension of the port, is in particular the renovation on the water and the reinforcement of the breakwaters has already been completed. A total of 6,000 tonnes of rock were taken from a quarry to better absorb the waves. In the coming years, the front sides of the smaller jetties will be reinforced and the dry dock will be moved to another, more operational location. In addition, a crane with a lifting weight of 150 tons and more space for yachts with a length longer than 30 meters to be present in order to increase the capacity. Also in Puerto Portals an underground car park with 200 parking spaces will be created. On the grounds of the old dry docks, two buildings will be built, with a shopping and restaurant area on the ground floor, while the first floor will house modern offices and the second floor a classy gym. The building projects will be harmoniously integrated into the architecture of the existing buildings, which in turn will be renovated and upgraded and will receive new thermal insulation to increase energy efficiency. The first line of the sea will be transformed into a pedestrian zone as it used to be in the area of the restaurant Baiben. Instead of cars, there will be a palm-lined promenade here. Top technology will also play a significant role in the reconstruction of the port. All systems are modernized and connected via fiber optic cable.
Portals will open its first beach club on the pier with a restaurant, pool and views of Playa del Oratorio - another incentive to visit the haven. The entrances to the beaches will be rebuilt, the signs renewed and charging stations for electric cars / boats will be set up. The construction works are carried out between October and May. According to the Port Authority, work should be carried out as cleanly and quietly as possible to minimize harassment to residents and visitors to the port. We look forward to the new / old port of Puerto Portals and will of course report back in the future.