Nerja has received a huge grant from the regional government to improve the accessibility, safety, cleanliness and sustainability of its beaches.  It is the only municipality in the province to benefit from a new series of financial initiatives to boost tourism by the Junta de Andalucía.

Mayor José Albert Armijo said the €498,213 subsidy demonstrated, how the Junta and the Town Council are working “hand in hand” to “launch initiatives which facilitate economic activation and the promotion of employment.”

Work will include a reform of the seafront at Torrecilla beach to house public toilets, a treatment room and lifeguards, as well as the acquisition of an SUV for rescue and safety operations. Burriana beach will benefit from the installation of 34 underground containers for rubbish collection, while four ecological islands are to be installed on Playazo beach.

Updated information boards will appear on Burriana, Torrecilla, Playazo and Salón beaches, while drainage for public showers will be upgraded on Calahonda, Salón, Playazo, Maro and Carabeillo beaches.

The regional delegate for tourism in Málaga, Nuria Rodríguez, said, “All the indicators suggest that the second quarter of next year will see a recovery in tourism and for this reason, these grants are key to enhancing the tourist attractions of towns such as Nerja.”  She added that the subsidies will help the province of Málaga to continue to be a “accessible, safe and sustainable destination.”