In a statement issued by Luisa Boné “The Department of Beaches has been working hard to ensure that they will have all the services in place and ready to receive the thousands of tourists and visitors who are expected to flock into the area during the Easter holiday period.”
All of the beaches will have a lifeguard service working from 10am to 6pm every day and which will end on Easter Monday. There are a total of 27 staff employed in the team consisting of two lifeguards per beach, a service coordinator, two paramedics and a rescue boat hand.
Campoamor (La Glea) beach will have a jet ski and there will be an ambulance located at Cala Bosque beach (La Zenia) to attend to any possible incident that may arise.
The councillor for beaches also announced the introduction of 11 new surveillance chairs with roofing for members of the lifeguard service. Boné said that “the chairs that were previously in use were in very poor condition and did not have a roof to protect the lifeguards from the sun, an absolute necessity for the attendants who sit out watching the beachgoers for many hours every day.
For many weeks the departmental staff have been carrying out maintenance work (clearing, cleaning) footbridges, footbaths, lifeguard booths, beach bars and toilets so that those who use the beaches in the holiday period will find them in a far better condition.
Boné also reminded residents and holidaymakers of ‘The Winter Beach’ activities that are held on La Caleta (Cabo Roig) beach every Sunday. She said that there is an extensive programme available to entertain all ages, details of which can be found on the municipal website and Facebook page.