Adios Hotel Lagomar: La Manga’s abandoned 1970s monstrosity

La Manga's iconic Hotel Lagomar demolished Image: Facebook/ Laila Scriattoli

AT long last the Hotel Lagomar, a 1970s-era building that never saw use, has been completely demolished in La Manga. Demolition works, initiated in November, concluded on February 23. Mayor José Miguel Luengo expressed his satisfaction, anticipating a transformed landscape for tourists starting from Easter.

Demolition of Hotel Lagomar Marks a Historic Turning Point

The sprawling complex occupied a 20,000-square-metre plot and was declared a ruin in 2012 due to structural decay caused by nearly fifty years of exposure to adverse weather. Despite years of demands for demolition from locals, it remained standing until now. After eleven years of requests, negotiations, and delays, the San Javier Town Council finally greenlit the building’s demolition.

New Chapter for La Manga Unfolds After Hotel Lagomar’s Removal

San Javier took on the demolition, billing the owners, Intramanga Turística, nearly €800,000. If the owners fail to cover the costs, the plot may be auctioned to offset expenses. Waste management and site conditioning remain, with the project expected to conclude by early April, leaving residents astonished at the swift progress after decades of the building being a fixture in La Manga’s urban landscape.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!