Despite losing quantities of beach sand at the end of August and a Fiesta line up that went down... with all hands, Motril's Playa Granada has had a good summer.
Admittedly, until the sea gives back some sand, the Town Hall can’t sort out the split-level beach between Bonobo and Hotel Impressive. Despite this, beach goers have made the best of it and enjoyed the sun and sea, if not the beach.
The Chairman of the Asociación de Chiringuitos de La Costa Tropical, Francisco Trujillo, considers that the money taken this summer will equal, if not surpass by 5%, that taken during 2019; i.e., before Covid hit.
War or no war in Eastern Europe and despite fuel and electricity prices to make your hair curl, tourists are determined to have a summer como Díos manda.
Sr. Trujillo, points out, however, that although tourists have flocked to these beach eateries, this same inflation is going to eat into the profits, without a doubt.
The association comprises of some 60 beach businesses on the Costa Tropical, which have provided over a thousand seasonal jobs for the sector. In 2020, over two thirds of that number were lost to the pandemic.
There is still a lot of work to do to make Motril’s beaches optimal, which is why this gentleman, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Federación Andaluza y Nacional de Empresarios de Playas, will meet with a Central Government bigwig on the 7th of next month to discuss the lack of beach defences on the coast of Granada.
Good luck with that one, Paco!
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)