The planned coastal path known as the Senda Litoral, running 181 kilometres along the Costa de Sol, has taken a big step towards completion in its western stretches.
In Estepona, where 22 kilometres of the pathway project runs along the municipality's coast, the town hall announced on Tuesday that it has finished the plans for two new stretches and the plans for a third are being finalised.
The first new Estepona stretch to be announced is in the Arroyo Taraje area. Here a 130-metre-long paved walkway will be laid out and a 20-metre wooden bridge. There will also be landscaping and lighting.
The second announced stretch is alongside the Las Dunas hotel and will run for 130 metres. This will link up with the Hacienda Beach and Cabo Bermejo paths to create a completed stretch of over three kilometres.
In nearby Manilva, councillors have proposed that a viewpoint be added to their plans at the start point of the whole Senda Litoral, which needs to be approved and funded by the Diputación provincial government which is behind the overall pathway project.
In Casares, the council is waiting for approval to connect up with the Estepona section.