Junta says Algarrobico will be demolished “as soon as” the courts allow

Mar Moreno, the nº2 at the Junta de Andalucía, told reporters today that the Junta de Andalucía is very clear on the matter – as soon as the Supreme Court gives the green light, the Junta will order the bulldozers in to demolish the El Algarrobico hotel. The question of whether or not the hotel has been built on protected land is now in the Supreme Court of Andalucia (TSJA) and a quorum of five Continue reading Junta says Algarrobico will be demolished “as soon as” the courts allow

More on the beaches

Following on from my post about the cost of getting to the provinces beaches, I note with approval that the Ministry of the Environment has opened an investigation into the chap who’s charging 7€ a pop to motorists who want to cross his land to get to San Pedro beach in Cabo de Gata. No, wait, they’re investigating him for fixing the road. The Minister for the Environment said that “any work carried out in Continue reading More on the beaches

Expensive, these beaches

Almería has one thing going for it in the summer – its beaches. Miles of lovely golden sand. Or so I’m told. I’ve never been a beach person, and after being savaged by a tropical jellyfish in the Thai gulf I made a vow never to go nearer the sea than the deck of a boat (or, indeed, the deck of a chiringuito, which is more my sort of scene). Anyway, these beaches have now Continue reading Expensive, these beaches

Big citizen beach cleanup in Cabo de Gata this Sunday

Ecologistas en Accion, the ecologist group, has organised a citizen’s beach cleanup of the famous Los Escullos beach in Cabo de Gata this Sunday 17th, starting at 10am. The beach will be cleaned between, at least, Los Arcos and El Embarcadero. The aim is to remove all the plastic and litter left from the summer (EeA describes it as “horrendous”) and also a volunteer team will be cleaning up an oil spill they found there Continue reading Big citizen beach cleanup in Cabo de Gata this Sunday