Marbella has a very long boardwalk along its shore, especially around Puerto Banus and the city center. However there remain many areas not easily accessible for a leisurely walk.
For a long time, Marbella City Hall has had a project to create a continuous boardwalk along the city sea shore, from San Pedro Alcantara to Elviria. This year, it was decided to implement most of it. Great initiative winning applause from all!
A completely new bridge was erected over rio verde to link Puerto Banus on the east side, and construction started to connect San Pedro beach to Puerto Banus on the West side.
Well… We are now in mid-July. The tourists have arrived and the San Pedro boardwalk is far from being finished. Worst of all, it seems that construction is not advancing. It is a major inconvenience and a miserable sight for all living in the area.
I find this shocking. This city needs and lives of tourism. If there was not enough time to complete the work before tourists´ arrival (they always come in July/August by the way – no surprise there), why didn´t City Hall delay the project another year? If they thought they had enough time to complete it on time, why isn´t it finished?
I place the blame for this blatant lack of planning on incompetency combined with a lack of priority for San Pedro. I am willing to listen to any other explanation!
Marbella deserves better! Whether led by the PSOE, GIL or PP, this city needs more professional managers and less political appointees on its payroll. Unfortunately, this type of occurrences will give more feeding grounds for those preaching the separation of San Pedro and Marbella…
Marbella boardwalk in July
Work on San Pedro boardwalk in July
Tourists enjoying San Pedro beach and its construction
Kids´playground closed in July on San Pedro beach.
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