Infamous 38-metre urban slide in Estepona is taken away

The site where the slide had been installed.
The site where the slide had been installed. / JOSELE
  • It was the longest in Spain but it attracted controversy on its first day after users reported bumps and scrapes

The company responsible for the construction and installation of the longest urban slide in Spain has now completed its removal.

The 38-metre slide, which was installed in the Parque de los Ñiños close to Estepona port, had to be closed a day after it opened after several images began to circulate on social media showing users who had suffered bumps and scrapes as a result.

The town hall on 11 May then ordered the company to carry out safety checks and the slide, which attracted attention across Europe, was kept closed during that time. Now that these checks have been concluded, the slide, which was at an angle of between 32 and 34 degrees, has been removed.

Estepona town hall released a statement stressing that neither the installation or removal of the slide came at a cost to the public coffers as it was an initiative on the part of developers charged with revamping that area of the town.

A council statement said that the slide had "discredited" the town.