The opening of a new 400-metre stretch of Estepona’s coastal path on Friday means that 60 per cent of the municipality’s 23-kilometre-long coastline is now connected.
The new walkway, funded by a private company, which is building homes in the area, at a cost of 400,000 euros, runs between the Andalucía Beach and El Velerín areas.
Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, said that the new addition means that five kilometres of the town’s eastern coastline is now connected continually and highlighted that the area has gained a green space, with the company pledging to plant trees wherever the terrain allows.
Provincial authority president, Elias Bendodo, applauded the company’s help, saying: “Let’s hope that more private entities commit to this fantastic project and take the burden off public administrations.”
The town hall has another 700 metres of coastal path in the pipeline, with construction of three new stretches (in Punta de la Plata, from El Roquero to Punta Doncella and from Hacienda Beach to La Chiminea) set to start soon.