One San Juan celebration and bonfire took place on the Casares beach

The fire was soon burning quickly

The fire was soon burning quickly Credit: Casares Council

WHILST the vast majority of towns along the Costa del Sol banned bonfires on beaches to celebrate the Festival of San Juan on June 23, Casares took the opposite view.
The Council created a magnificent structure featuring cartoon characters and under strict safety measures, controlled social distancing and wearing of masks a great evening was had by all.
The event at Playa Ancha started with a lively performance by Malaga band Alejados who performed a selection of pop and rock from the 1990s and at midnight, the ‘Juanito’ was set on fire remotely.
By all accounts, it was a great evening enjoyed by all, who were grateful for the fact that they were some of the privileged few across the Costa del Sol who could experience the bonfire which had been designed by a Manilva artist when so many others were unable to attend any festivity at all.

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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