The central government has guaranteed that the beaches along the Costa del Sol will be in “optimum condition” for tourists arriving for Semana Santa after allocating 4.1 million euros to emergency works made necessary by the recent storms.
A total of nine coastal municipalities will benefit from the investment, including Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmádena, Malaga city and Rincón de la Victoria.
Malaga MP for the Partido Popular, Carolina España, stated that the works along the Costa del Sol “are very important with regards to sun and beach tourism, at a time when we are reaching historic numbers of visitors”.
Torre del Cable
Marbella will be at the receiving end of around 1.3 million euros of the total, with the eastern beaches getting repairs totalling 560,000, the town centre beaches 520,000 and the San Pedro Alcántara area 220,000 euros.
The central government has also allocated 100,000 euros for the restoration of the Torre del Cable, now an iconic feature off the Marbella coastline and one of the last remaining traces of the municipality’s mining past.
The clean-up operation will most likely start in May, when there is a significantly reduced risk of storms affecting the coast or hindering the work.
The restoration will focus on the upper part of the tower and will include the removal of the paint, which has not been changed in a number of years, as well as the reinforcement of certain parts which, due to their poor upkeep, could be a potential danger to bathers.