It was built by the German Evangelisches Johanneswerk at the top of Camino Real (not far from Restaurant Mirador Cotobro) but has spent at least the last decade closed – a victim of the world economic crisis. It had provided medical services for its residents, mostly elderly Germans.
The new owners, who also manage twelve residential centres within Granada – will completely overhaul the installations, investing some seven-million euros with the intention of opening its doors next February.
Obviously, the Town Hall were over the moon with that sort of money being spent in Almuñécar, not to mention having a high-standard residence for the elderly within the municipality. The Mayor and a gaggle of councillors turned up for the presentation of the project in the building itself.
The said complex contains 6,200 sq/m of build spread over five buildings, three of which are stand independently and two connected. All told it can provide accommodation and care for 30 people in the day centre. Renamed the María Auxiliadora Costa Tropical, will be upgraded to satisfy modern regulations and according to the representative of the company will provide jobs for 70 workers, as well as another 15 indirect ones.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada Andalucia)