Garrucha is to get a new four star hotel on its beachfront. The “La Palmera” carpark will be the site for the new five storey building, which will have up to 52 rooms.
The land is owned by the council, who will lease the site for 99 years, after councillors voted in favour of the plan yesterday.
The project has yet to be tendered out to a company, but the council expects the project to cost around €5.1 million of which €1.8 million will be paid for the landlease.
Garrucha hopes to put the tender out this year and expects work to start by next year. The Mayor said that Garrucha was a popular tourist destination but lacked quality hotel rooms compared with nearby Mojácar and Vera. (Via La Voz).
The plenary meeting was not without discourse. The opposition PP party abandoned the meeting in protest at its 9AM start, which they claimed was down the Mayor’s desire to stop members of the public from attending. They also criticised the “terrible economic decisions” of the Mayor over the last year. I shan’t bother you with the details (read more here).
However, the council also agreed to tender out its water to a new company, leaving Galasa once and for all. The 25 year contract is almost certainly going to go to Codeur, which runs the water in next door Vera.
Garrucha, of course, is the nicest place for a stroll and a walk of an evening along our coastline, with a decent (albeit ageing) promenade with lots of bars, shops, nightlife and general things of interest happening. A nice hotel there should do rather well.