Cabildo is limiting access to Teide for the Perseids meteor shower
The Tenerife Cabildo, have announced a special initiative at Mt Teide for the two main nights of the Perseids meteor shower, Friday (August 12th) and Saturday (August 13th), to protect the area of the National Park and guarantee the safety of people wanting to go up and watch them.
Isabel García said earlier today that “The excessive influx of vehicles during the sighting of the Perseids on Mount Teide, like every year, can experience a lack of control, as has happened on other occasions, which is why we have established certain reinforcements at the checkpoints, both fire-fighting points, and the information service area.”
“The sighting of the meteor shower is a traditional activity in summer, but it must be done in the most respectful way possible, in a highly sensitive environment such as Mount Teide,” pointed out García, who added that, of course, “once again we ask the population for cleanliness, common sense, and respect for the signs and instructions of the park staff”.
This reinforcement, which will be established during the two days, includes the extension of the hours of the fire checkpoint staff, pickup vehicles with 400-litre water tanks, two Unimog trucks, and two information service vehicles that will make patrols at different points in the park and control the capacity of car parks, with access being limited when they are full.
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