Nerja Town hall was forced to shut down one of Maro’s beaches over the weekend because the demand was greater than safety distancing permitted.
By 13.00h on Sunday the beach’s capacity had reached 90%, thus surpassing that permitted by the Plan de Contingencia approved for this summer. Another beach that was closed off, but only for a few hours was the playa de La Caletilla in Nerja, just below the Balcón de Europa.
Other Maro beaches, such as Molino de Papel within the natural park Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo had attracted quite a few beachgoers but not to the degree of the one that had to be closed down.
The Councillor for Beaches, Francisco Arce (PP), explained that the maximum occupation capacity for the Playa de Maro is 1,127 people
One of the opposition parties, Adelante Nerja-Maro, considers that the Town Hall had lost control over the beaches, claiming that beachgoers on Playa Maro, Playa Burriana, Playa Playazo or Playa El Salón were not only failing to keep a safety distance between them, but on some beaches carried out birthday parties. Furthermore, the opposition party claims, the lifeguards and local police turned a blind eye to it all.
In the case of the Costa del Sol, there are websites that inform you of the maximum permitted capacity of beaches along the coast of Málaga, such as aforocostadelsol.es and there are even phone apps that you can download for this information, too, available for both Android and Apple format: Costasoleando.
(News: Maro, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)