Participative cleaning, it’s called, in other words, everybody mucking in for the greater glory of Nature… sort of thing.
But the 20 volunteers, organised by the provincial environmental board, not only cleaned the beach, but the surrounding footpaths and hillside, and that was just phase one.
Phase two involved kayaks with volunteers getting a guided kayak tour along the natural parks coastline.
The Parque Natural de Maro-Cerro Gordo has EU recognition as Zona Especialmente Protegida de Importancia pare el Mediterraneo (ZEPIM) as well as Zona de Especial Proteccion para las Aves (ZEPA), so it’s not just about soaking up the sun in your birthday suit, but also about enjoying an ecological jewel on our very doorstep.
There was also an information kiosk, by the way, erected on the beach to provide information on the park; its flora and fauna. Possibly not much use, pocket-sized guidebooks on a nudist beach, mind…
The only negative element during the day was the appearance of the frothy flotilla from Nerja’s inadequate sewage-treatment system, as the town doesn’t actually have a sewage treatment plant and the problem is dealt with using the time-honoured system of ‘sea burial’
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)