Coastal Pathway Closer

MOT Beach PathwayMálaga has a coastal pathway and Motril has long since wanted one, too – soon it will be more than a wish, though.

Costas has given the thumbs up to a project to build a pathway between the beach and Villa Astrida, pending final authorisation from the Junta, which should have materialised before this edition of the Gazette hits the streets. In fact, if all goes well, the Town Hall can start to build it in January.

“In January we will begin the pathway to join Playa de Poniente to Playa Granada,” explained the Councillor for Tourism, José Lemos, adding, “by Semana Santa this part of the pathway will be ready and by summer we will be able to count on it having shaded areas.”

The first length of pathway will be wooden and have a length of 260 metres, costing 65,000 euros and passing behind the late King of Belgium’s summer residence, Villa Astrida. The funds are earmarked within the 2021 municipal budget, which should be approved in December.

Once the first phase of pathway is completed in its entirety, strollers will be able to walk along Motril’s shore from the boundary with Salobreña as far as the Port. The second phase will run between Hotel Playa Granada as far as the area where Chiringuito el Bonobo stands. This second phase is also set to begin this year. The pathway’s total length will cover four kilometres.

Finally, a paseo that joins Salobreña to Motril has also long been an idea cherished by both mayor’s of both municipalities and now it has the Provincial Council, Costas and La Mancomunidad with their shoulders behind the scheme.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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