Costa Tropical marinas boast best results in years

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DOZENS of visitors and locals can be seen these days strolling about the Costa Tropical marinas, an increased activity that reflects the positive visitor numbers registered this year.
In fact, there are only around 60 spaces left out of the 637 total moorings distributed amongst the Nautical Club of Motril (180), Marina del Este (La Herradura, 227) and the Marina Park (230). The Nautical Club and Marian del Este practically have a full house.
“This year the recovery has been staggering if compared with previous years,” said the President of the Motril Nautical Club, Antonio Gutierrez. “We receive many requests to book a mooring and have a waiting list of up to 12 candidates. We need more space because people are buying more boats than last year, and even though we are not yet at levels registered eight or nine years ago, we are doing better than last year.”
The situation is similar in La Herradura’s Marina del Este, where its 227 spaces are almost all booked out.
“We are almost at 100 per cent occupation,” said head of the Marina del Este club, Manuel Raigon. “These spaces are public property which means that we cannot rent them or sell them, only transfer their use for a limited period of time established by law.”
Mr Raigon added that the marina had experienced a great boost during the past two or three years as a result of the economic recovery and the Costa Tropical’s appeal to boat owners.

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