SIXTEEN Axarquia beach bars will be refurbished now that the Junta de Andalucia regional government has approved the licences.
Diggers have begun to appear on the beach after almost eight years of waiting. The work will affect six establishments in Salobreña and 10 in Almuñecar. The only problem that remains is time, as business owners wish to have everything set by Easter, when the high season starts.
Other businesses have not been so lucky, as their licences have still not been approved. Francisco Trujillo, President of the Costa Tropical Beach Bar Association, pointed out that although work has now begun on some bars, the legal procedures are complicated so the process has been slow.