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Sardines on the beach to help boost local businesses in Fuengirola

The town councillors at the presentation.
The town councillors at the presentation. / SUR
  • Each participating establishment will be offering the typical 'espetos', accompanied by a drink, for four euros from 31 May to 4 June and then from 7 to 11 June

Over twenty chiringuitos (beach bars and restaurants) are taking part in Fuengirola town hall's initiative aimed at supporting local businesses that have suffered during the Covid pandemic.

Each establishment will be offering the typical espetos (sardines threaded onto a skewer and roasted over coals), accompanied by a drink, for four euros.

The Semanas de Espeto initiative, which will run from 31 May to 4 June and then from 7 to 11 June, will also allow customers to enter into a draw to win an evening meal at one of the restaurants taking part.

At the presentation of this gastronomic event, the councillor responsible for Business, Javier García Lara, said: "The hospitality industry, and especially the beach bars, are among the businesses most affected by the Covid-19 crisis as they are businesses that mainly depend on foreign tourism.

A typical espeto.

A typical espeto. / SUR

"In order to help them in these difficult times we are promoting this gastronomic event which we hope will attract both local and foreign customers, by offering the typical espeto de sardina at an affordable price."

All the beach bars taking part will display the town hall's poster advertising the event.

They will serve the grilled sardines and a drink for four euros during kitchen opening hours on the days mentioned previously.

In addition, customers will be able to take part in a draw to win ten evening meals costing 50 euros, at one of the participating establishments.

"If the current situation continues, we hope to add more events to help promote tourism in the town," added Javier Hidalgo, the councillor for Beaches.

Other initiatives planned include Las Noches al Relente (nights of live music in the chiringuitos), and Noche Blanca de San Juan with music and partying on the beach but all the events will be strictly regulated to prevent any spread of Covid-19.