The dream of building a 5.3- kilometre coastal walkway in Mijas Costa between La Cala and Fuengirola is a step closer to becoming reality after the local council announced that it has submitted a master plan for carrying out the works.
Mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, along with the town councillors for Planning and Infrastructure, Andrés Ruiz and José Carlos Martín, explained that project details have already been sent to the national government and the Junta de Andalucía for them to carry out their analysis of the proposals.
Maldonado stated that the path is one of the most called-for improvements by residents to Mijas Costa, following the success of the path running from La Cala towards Calahonda.
The project is part of a wider scheme, promoted by the Diputación provincial council, to provide a coastal path, or ‘Senda Litoral’, along the entire length of the Costa del Sol from Nerja to Manilva.
Maldonado said that Mijas was aiming to be the first municipality on the Costa to finish its part of the walkway.
The national and regional governments will now report back to the town on the project, with councillors hopeful of a quick decision, given that the relevant authorities were involved while it was being drawn up. Once permission is given, the project can be put out for tender.
Councillor for Infrastructure, José Carlos Martín, added that their aim is to get approval before the end of the year and claim government funding, adding money from council funds as well if needed.