With overnight stays up by 3.2% to 502,566. The average stay also increased to five days. All of which is up on the figures for 2017, which is pretty good as these figures don’t include August, it’s just up to the end of July.
Motril has received record numbers of migrants this year already and we’re only in September. This human tragedy was brought into sharp focus yesterday as the Motril Town Hall arranged the burial of the five migrants, four men and one woman, who lost their lives at sea after their inflatable boat was sank.
The residents of the Almuñécar district of Torecuevas will be celebrating their VII Cultural Coexistence Fiesta this evening. It’s really an extension of the Fiesta de la Candelaria (Candlestick Party), also known as the Night of the Lights.
In our case it’s Rio Verde in Almuñécar, so we were pleased to see municipal workers giving the place a bit of a spruce up, including refreshing the exterior paintwork, before the new term begins.
A tragic day yesterday when, at around midnight, the rescue boat Polimnia arrived at Motril port with 102 migrants, along with the bodies of four men and one woman.
It was seven years ago that Robbie and Ali Medina took over at El Faro in Almuñécar. Now, due to circumstances beyond their control, the bar will close it’s doors for the last time this Monday.
A swimmer from Malaga, Alejandro Castaño Chacón, of the Fuengirola Swimming Club won the XIX La Herradura Across the Bay Swim in the incredible time of 27 minutes and 48 seconds, and not a jellyfish in sight!
The Guardia Civil Maritime Rescue Service was called into action yesterday, just off La Herradura, when a young woman of 23 years found herself in all sorts of trouble with her kayak.
The body of an Englishman was discovered this morning in a premises in La Herradura. The Almuñécar Policía Local were contacted by worried neighbours, who hadn’t seen him for about a week.
Good news! With the summer madness just about over and done with and those pesky holidaymakers on their way home, it’s back to normality here on the coast.