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New beach bar on Malapesquera beach attracts complaints

The new chiringuito will be nearly 200 square metres in size.
The new chiringuito will be nearly 200 square metres in size. / SUR
  • Local residents reported that building works were continuing until late at night and say there are enough 'chiringuitos' in the area already

The police have received several complaints about the construction of a beach bar-restaurant on Malapesquera beach, beside Puerto Marina, because palm trees which formed part of the green zone between the seafront and the sand have been trimmed, and the building works have been continuing until late in the evening.

Sources at the town hall say the project has been granted all the necessary permits and that the late-night works were an exception, caused by a problem with one of the lorries.

This has always been a controversial project, because the council believes there is no need for another 'chiringuito' in the area, but the decision was made by the previous legislature and could not be changed. The new bar-restaurant will be 150 square metres in size, with a further 30 square metres for toilets which the public will be able to use.