I would like to inform you of a recent series of burglaries in our urbanisation [in Cotobro, Almuñécar]. On Saturday 14th, between the 3 and 4 o’clock in the morning, the “cacos” (thieves) broke into several houses along c/del Tenis (including my own). In all cases the owners were absent.
The landslip at the mouth of the Cotobro tunnel on the La Herradura side of the N-340 has all been put right, with the near completion of a very robust retaining wall.
Those readers concerned about the effect that the proposed new building developments on the Peñón del Lobo will have on the coastal footpath between Herradura and Almunecar will be pleased to know that the Junta de Andalucia has recently placed an information board at the Cotobro end of the “Fishermans’ Pathway,” which has a a map showing the route and details of the wildlife to be seen. They have also placed a wooden viewing platform along the path, at a point overlooking the Marina del Este
Work began towards the end of last month on the hillside where the 7-star hotel is planned, after the Town Hall gave the green light for geo-technical surveys; i.e., sinking bore holes for strata samples.
Today, work was started on Cotobro’s Calle Principal, which leads up from the beach near Playa del Muerto and connects with the N-340 and Punta de la Mona. According to the works’ foreman, both sections that were damaged by landslides are to have their contention walls rebuilt.
The following is a letter from a concerned resident of Punta de la Mona, La Herradura, about the proposed ‘Seven Star Hotel Project’ and the potential impact the project would have on the local community and coastline:
With the death of a 61-year-old man, this time in Almunecar, the Costa Tropical has registered three deaths through drowning in just two days.
The Mayoress of Almunecar, Trinidad Herrera, had a meeting in Granada with the provincial Delegate for the Junta, Maria Jose Sanchez about the latest development on the 7-star hotel, planned for Cotobro (Peñon del Lobo) and its building licence.
According to the IU (left-wing coalition) the Junta called on the Almunecar Town Hall to annul the building licence for the 7-star hotel in Cotobro on the Penon del Lobo on the 30th of June, days before the local elections.
Today, there was an article in the provincial press, concerning Cotobro Beach, or more accurately, the lack of it: the gale at the beginning of the week had wiped it out. The Town Hall was desperate to repair the damage as the summer season is upon us. The headline was: Botch-job solution for Cotobro Beach