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Alicante kicks off the high season without sunbeds or umbrellas on the beaches

Written by on April 15, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

Alicante kicks off the high season without sunbeds or umbrellas on the beaches

The services for bathers of five of the six stretches of coast do not arrive in time for a start of Holy Week at 30 degrees and with the crowded sands

The Postiguet beach full of tourists and residents who take advantage of the high temperatures on Sunday, already begun Holy Week.

The opposition criticizes the lack of foresight of the PP government, which ensures that today everything will be ready.

Holy Week begins with the beaches of Alicante undone. Yesterday, all the sands were packed with temperatures close to thirty degrees .

However, the sun loungers, umbrellas, nautical rentals and other services that are offered on the different points of the city’s coast, had not been able to enter into operation at the beginning of the high season , after the Popular Party government team he will take them out to the contest with a very tight deadline.

The opposition criticizes this delay and notes that it is a very negative situation before the arrival of tourists.

The 12 lots approved by the Tourist Board last March 13 for the exploitation of services on the beaches of Postiguet, Tabarca, Urbanova, Agua Amarga, Albufereta and Almadraba still have no companies assigned.

The lots included, among others, the operation of lockers, umbrellas, hammocks, chairs and nautical rentals. The only section that does have these benefits is that of San Juan beach, with a valid contract covering this period.

“It seems fatal to me that these dates arrive, with them the national tourism, and there is no service on the beaches. It does not give the image we have to give as a tourist city” criticized socialist spokeswoman Eva Montesinos.

“You can not allow it to be late,” Montesinos added in relation to the date on which the different services went out to tender. “If we go to any other city in the south we see everything ready. We should have this much more caught ».

Sonia Tirado, councilor of Compromís, also spoke in relation to the absence of these benefits in Alicante. “It is a very negative aspect of tourism.

The predominant model continues to be sun and beach, seasonal, and in the high season it should be ready for the people who come ».

The board of trustees met last Tuesday, the 9th, to present the classification and adjudication report of all the companies that present themselves to the contest but the different lots have not yet been awarded despite being approved.

Tirado does not believe that the award is late in leaving although he considered it possible that the administrative procedures could cause more delay. “Hopefully our beaches are ready soon to receive both tourists and residents,” said the councilor.

Faced with this controversy, the local government of the PP assured this newspaper that today the final adjudication of the services will take place so that the parasols, hammocks and other benefits can be immediately operational in the five beaches mentioned.

In addition, both on the beach of San Juan and Postiguet, the City Council has reinforced security with twelve local police patrol this Holy Week with bicycles, motorcycles and quads.

Risk of rain from Holy Thursday to Saturday

The magnificent weather with which the high season has started in the province could be ruined as of Holy Thursday, when according to the forecasts of Aemet there is a risk of rainfall that would last at least until Saturday.

However, this forecast should be confirmed in the coming days. Today, Monday, the sunny weather will continue with maximums not as pronounced as yesterday but which will reach 22 degrees in the capital of Alicante. The minimum will be 15.

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