PLANS to convert the Cabo de San Antonio lighthouse into a hotel had a chilly reception in Javea.
The council would have preferred an interpretative centre, a type of small museum centring on local heritage, but promoter David Morera still hopes to win the corporation over.
He wrote to Javea’s mayor, Jose Chulvi, suggesting that should the regional government approve the project, he would build a 190-square metre lookout point over the headland.
This would be accessible from inside the site to avoid having to use restricted areas now recovering from last year’s devastating fire.
Residents and tourists would have free access five days a week, as well as the use of a multipurpose assembly room, plus observation cameras trained on the Marine Reserve national park.
The project would highlight the area’s culture and traditions and be carried out with total respect for nature and the environment, promised Morera, who hopes to sign a collaboration agreement with the town hall.