Many foreigners living on the Costa Tropical know El Pantano de Bermajeles as simply, The Lake, even though, as its Spanish name suggests, it is a reservoir. The dam itself is impressive, offering spreading views across the water, and the old installations looking rather like an abandoned army base provide an interesting walk.
Well, that’s one autovia promise that didn’t last long! The work on the A-44 over the Rules Reservoir now won’t be finished until February 2015.
Not only is there to be no coastal autovia (A-7) this year or next, but come September, the province will lose the Granada-coast autovia (A-44)
Well, as you’re moaning about what a dismal beginning the summer has had, look on the bright side because there won’t be any water shortages in the next two years, at least.
Found on the other side of the coastal mountains is the stunning Bermejales Reservoir. Now you’ll definitely need transport to get to this one, as its located 77 km inland from Almuñécar, but the impressive drive is well worth the effort. I made the journey last month perched precariously on the back of Ed’s bike…