The fresh smell of pine on Costa del Sol Spain streets

Mayor Mula savours the scent Credit: Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola

THERE is a sweet smell in the air around Fuengirola as not only is the council working on improving its drains, they will also be adding the perfumed smelling scent of pine to the bowsers used for street cleaning.

After experimenting with the use of pine sprays for street cleaning prior to the last local election, Mayor Ana Mula added the promise to make Fuengirola smell better if re-elected and she has now approved the use of pine scented water.

It’s not just about the smell as the 11 vehicles controlled by the council which wash the streets are using a special liquid which also deodorises and contains  a powerful degreaser which will help to remove stains left on the streets and pavements.

The pleasant pine smell lasts for several hours and will be used by both the council trucks and those owned by the concessionary company which is also involved in street cleaning.

Whilst the new service will be appreciated throughout the municipality, it will definitely be a positive activity around the Fairground and Market and will come into its own in the summer when tourists will be able to enjoy the sweet smell of the town.

So with cleansing taking place 24 hours a day all year round in one area or another, there is yet another reason to want to visit Fuengirola.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page