The twins of Oasis Park Fuerteventura, today they turn 59 years old in the park that saw them grow

Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

Vicente and Esteban have lived a lifetime in the park. More than two decades ago Oasis Park Fuerteventura opened its doors and since then both are part of its identity. Today is their 59th birthday surrounded by their family and companions

Vicente is the happiest face that welcomes all tourists. With his charisma and sympathy has won some loyal visitors to the park who always ask for him. His name is recorded frequently even in the guestbook of Oasis Park Fuerteventura.

Vicente, joined the animals

No wonder that even the camels are named after the park twins. The brothers have always been in the bowels of Oasis Park Fuerteventura and they were integrated into the farm as Camel drivers and keep very good memories. Anecdotes? Yes, many. Vicente, for example, always gave the animals and even he would prepare bottles of milk for the Guelphs as if they were his own children.

Vicente, in the Camel Farm (1990)

Esteban, lover of gardening

Esteban, meanwhile, has shown a special knack for gardening activities and, there in the Garden Center Fuerteventura, oversees the management of a variety of plants, the construction of public and private gardens and green areas providing advice to hotels. 

If anything can be said for the career of both it is that they have developed various tasks in different areas of nature. And it is that instinct to protect the flora and fauna that was instilled from a young age at home by their parents Vicente Cabrera and Rosario Rodríguez in the south of Fuerteventura, where they met every Saturday with a tradition of going to clean the beautiful beach of Viejo Rey (Municipality of Pájara). Thus, not only do the brothers do a lot to provide shelter and maintenance to various species of plants and animals such as sea turtles, species they cured and subsequently returned to the sea. 

 
Esteban, in the gardens (1986)

They are very dear to the visitors

The park continues to receive letters from tourists from different countries that visited Oasis Park Fuerteventura for decades and even today interested in the twins. Those same visitors who rarely distinguish one from the other and always wondered who was who. Such was the complicity with tourists that they have even been invited to countries such as Sweden, Ireland, Germany, to return the gesture they had on the island during their visit. It is amazing to see how the language was not a barrier to understand with visitors from all over the world. Esteban and Vicente have achieved something very difficult today, they receive not just emails but letters and photos of moments spent more than 20 years ago. Tourists who wonder today about the health of those two young twins who received them so well. Because not only Vicente and Esteban give recommendations to those first visitors but they accompanied them after their working day to tour the island. It was a different and close way to meet Fuerteventura without losing the wildest places that only lovers of the island know at sunset. The picture was touching because the twins even invite tourists to a family Sunday lunch at home with their parents; why not?,for Vicente and Esteban, It was natural.

Thus, Oasis Park Fuerteventura is grateful for personnel like that, who exudes passion and affinity not only for a center of conservation of nature – It is and will always be their home - but love their land and want to deliver in its splendor to everyone who wants to discover their values and traditions.

Protagonists for their day

The best venue can not be anything other than Oasis Park Fuerteventura. Therefore the management wanted to make a gesture of affection with veterans on this special day. Vicente and Esteban They are also special because they contribute to enriching the good working environment; always generating smiles.  But not only, the brothers have demonstrated their good work in good and bad times. Along with coworkers working day by day and as equals, Esteban and Vicente have made a break in their day to receive the affection of all and to blow out the candles! Congratulations!