With Semana Santa only a couple of weeks away, the last thing that the Costa Tropical’s main tourism destination needed was to lose its beaches.
And that is basically what has happened, with Cotobro and Velilla beaches taking a veritable hammering from wave action. But it is not only beaches that have suffered because the rocks that protect Aquatropic from wave actions have failed to do so because the perimeter fence has been undermined causing the bank to collapse.
According to the Councillor for the Environment, Luis Aragón, the areas affected by a loss of sand are Playa Velilla, next to the breakwater and the water park; Playa Cotobro, Playa Marina del Este and the Peña Parda end of La Herradura.
He went on to say that with only three weeks to go before Semana Santa it would be “very difficult” to replace the sand loss and that in order to do so, every administration would have to pull together, meaning the Town Hall, Junta and Central Government’s Costas Department.
Of course, being in the midst of a pre-election campaign everybody is out blaming each other; the PSOE socialists consider that this is the result of a lack of money spent during seven years of a conservative Central Government, for example.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de H.)