By Linda Hall • 14 March 2022 • 15:32
LARGER BEACH: Abandoned Arenales del Sol hotel no longer mars the seafront
Photo credit: Jose A
ARENALES DEL SOL beach is 6,000 square metres larger now that an eyesore hotel built in 1963 has been demolished.
Encroaching on the state-owned maritime strip, it closed in 1979 but stayed open for weddings and other celebrations until its definitive closure in 1989.
Although glad to see the hotel demolished, Alejandro García Raduan, former mayor of the Elche city sub-division and president of España suma Elche, complained to the Guardia Civil’s Nature and Environment protection unit of flaws in regenerating the empty site.
Burying rubble and remnants of concrete and iron pillars under lorryloads of sand was a stopgap solution, Raduan maintained.
“Storms and wave action could eventually expose them, endangering the people who practise water sports here year-round,” he said.
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