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The mayor of Antigua, Matías Peña and the Councillors for Sports and Commerce, Fernando Estupiñán and Pedro M. Armas, respectively, paid a visit, in April, to the CrossFit 28° Norte centre, to discover their premises and congratulate the founder of this successful enterprising and sports initiative, Eduardo Rodríguez. “We chose this municipality and this location, and we got it right, judging from the response we got from the athletes of Antigua and the whole island, and even from tourists, who contact us in advance to book their training during their holidays”, confirms Rodríguez. CrossFit 28° Norte is located in the upper part of the industrial estate of Costa Antigua, providing professional coaches who are focussed on the well-being and physical improvement of every user, whether they are tall, short, fat or skinny, and even for people with health issues.
The Sports and Youth Councils of Antigua's Ayuntamiento organised, in April, a guided hike throughMalpaís de La Arena, in La Oliva, which ended with a tasting of local products on the main square. This is the second hike of the programme called “Antigua se mueve, conoce tu isla” (move yourself with Antigua, discover your island) that proposes hikes of cultural, ethnological or historical interest in the different municipalities of the island, with a fabulous combination of healthy exercise and the discovery of the island. Each hike is animated by a guide who explains the main cultural, ethnographic or geological points of the island, providing hikers with information, data and general knowledge.
Approximately 140 elders from Antigua participated in an excursion, in April, to La Lajita, Gran Tarajal and Caleta de Fuste, where they enjoyed themselves and danced on every possible occasion. The excursion was organised by Antigua's Elders' Association with the collaboration of the Ayuntamiento which provided two buses, considering the number of participants. The elders took the opportunity of displaying their dancing skills in La Lajita, during lunch in Gran Tarajal and during the meal in the lounges of the Barcelo Hotel in Caleta de Fuste.
On April 5th, the Official Bulletin of the Canaries, number 67, published the agreement of the Autonomous Commission to the Environmental Survey concerning the Declaration of Environmental Impact of the route of the North-South motorway, between the airport and Pozo Negro. The approval of the Declaration of Environmental Impact releases the project that will improve the connection between Antigua and the rest of the island, especially for the section of Caleta de Fuste, that will reduce the level of traffic of private vehicles, lorries and public transport through this touristic village.