ONE of the unseen side of fiestas is the clearing up after the party, and no more so than with the many beach celebrations that took place over the last week throughout the Costa Blanca. In Denia alone the council collected 15 tons of waste from their beaches; this was after one night’s partying.
Fogueras bonfires were present throughout the coast so the scale of the overall cleanup operation was vast. Again, in Denia, a group of twenty workers started at 4.30am and worked through to 11am, before the beaches were clean and ready for the next wave of occupants.
Tourism is the lifeblood of the Costas and the blue flag accreditation is a standard that all municipalities aspire to, and most have. Benidorm lost it for one of its three beaches last year, but recently announced with some pride that it had been they had been re-awarded to them.
By Paul Deed