Coastal authority Costas has previously turned down town-hall requests to resurface the Paseo Tamarindos in La Cala de Benidorm.
What is left of Paseo Tamarindos’ asphalt is cracked and potholed and as there are no street lamps, the road is in darkness at night.
This spot the far end of La Cala with its panoramic views of the Benidorm skyline is popular with tourists and people out for a stroll or a run but also serves a practical purpose. The road gives access to several properties, publicly-owned Valencian Community Themed Projects’ service area and the municipality’s seaweed-drying installation.
Benidorm town hall drafted €25,000 plans to renovate this section of Paseo Tamarindo but encountered problems because Costas, whose authorisation is needed before any work can be carried out, classes it as part of the seashore.
The town hall’s Public Spaces councillor Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate recently met Costas officials to tackle the problem once again and had more luck than on earlier occasions.
“They suggested that we should modify the project and use some other type of paving instead of asphalt,” De Zarate said. “Once done they will inspect it and give us their approval,” he added.