Nerja has taken the step to close its beaches as of midnight each day until daylight, in order to make it more difficult for botellones to take place.
Nerja is only the second coastal municipality on the whole of the Costa del Sol to introduce this measure, following the lead of Marbella.
Effectively, all of the municipalities beaches, including those of Maro, will close at 00.01h and reopen at 06.00h. At six in the morning it’s still dark as it doesn’t get light to after seven, but anglers will be out at that time before the crowds start to arrive. In fact, anglers are exempt from this restriction as long as they can provide a fishing licence if questioned by the Policía Local.
In the last two weeks, Nerja has had 16 active cases of infections, which doesn’t make it the epicentre of a viral onslaught, which is precisely why the Town Hall wants to keep it that way.
Editorial comment: So, what with the discotheques and pubs closed, restaurants and bars closing their doors to late comers at midnight, what is there left to do in the evenings? Paseo and Pipas, but that’s it, really, when you think about it. Over the border in Costa Tropical, it’s much the same, of course. But then again, whose fault is that, right?
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)