The summer programme of setting up the local beaches came to an end on 9 September 2018. The local council has published their view of how it has gone here on their website.
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The season of beaches closes with a positive balance of the 'Comprehensive Management Plan' that continues increasing the levels of quality and satisfaction of the users
From June 15 to September 9, more than a hundred workers have worked to ensure the best conditions of use of the coast with the least environmental impact
This year has increased the security along the coast, as well as the rescue, the accessibility of the beaches has been improved and the cleaning service has been reinforced
The coast recovers two Blue Flags for the beaches of Levante and Poniente, adding a total of four, as well as four 'Q of Quality' and an Ecoplaya Flag
The level of user satisfaction has been placed at 7.8 and the Tourist Office has attended over these months more than 2,500 people, of which 59% belong to national tourism
The mayor of this Area has shown his satisfaction for all these data and is that, as he said, "we have fulfilled the initial expectations both in terms of occupation, touching 100%, and in the development of the plan"
For Luisa Barranco, "it is the result of the effort that is being made jointly by the tourism sector and Local Administration, as well as the provision of equipment, improvement of services and surveillance devices to offer the best conditions of use for our coastline "
The municipality closes its tourist season, which started on September 15 and ended on September 9, with a positive balance of the development of the 'Comprehensive Management Plan' that this year has included important developments that have increased the coatas of quality and satisfaction of the thousands of tourists and visitors who have chosen the ejidense coast to enjoy a few days of rest.
This year, an important step has been taken again in terms of providing more and better means. In this way, we have sought to increase the safety and rescue of the entire coastline with more lifeguards, and much more prepared, and four patrols that have veiled, at all times, for the tranquility of all users.
Accessibility to the coast has also been improved with 16 amphibious crutches and the wooden walkways have been lengthened by other concrete footbridges at accessible points. And there has also been a significant qualitative leap in terms of cleanliness with the increase of resources both machinery and equipment and personnel. There have been more than a hundred operators who have worked hard throughout the season to ensure the best conditions of use of the coast, always with the least environmental impact.
The municipal concern to continue advancing in this Plan has led to the level of satisfaction of users is placed on the average of 7.8. In this regard, the Councilor for Tourism, Luisa Barranco, has shown his satisfaction and is that, as he said, "we have amply met the initial expectations as far as the level of occupation is concerned, almost touching 100% , as in the development of the Integrated Beaches Management Plan ". The councilor remarked that "it is the result of the effort that is being made jointly between the tourism sector and Local Administration, as well as the provision of equipment, improvement of services and surveillance devices to offer the best conditions of use of our coastline ".
Barranco has insisted that "among the priorities of our government is precisely to make our beaches safer, cleaner and easier to access so that everyone, equally, can enjoy the bath in the same conditions." A question that responds to the commitment municipal government to continue renewing and expanding services, facilities and infrastructures ".
In this line, the local manager wanted to emphasize the development of first aid and first aid service. As he has explained, "it has been characterized by the fast and good attention given, so much so that there have been about 2,500 assists". It should be noted that the local government has allocated to this service a wide range of equipment consisting of quads, zodiacs, ambulance, spinal panels, oxygen mask, as well as stretchers and umbrellas. Also 31 new communication equipment (walkis) have been acquired and put into operation for the first responders, as well as a new telecommunications repeater.
The mayor also wanted to highlight the good work performed by both the Local Police and Civil Protection volunteers, who have worked in a coordinated manner to ensure the peace of the bathers. It should be noted in this same matter the significant decline experienced by the allegations relating to the breach of the Civic Ordinance, infractions for carrying out barbecues or the entry of pets to the beach. Another aspect to take into account has been the large number of people served in the Municipal Tourism Office, which is estimated at 3,000 of which 59% belong to national tourism.
On the other hand, we must also remember that this summer have flown four Blue Flags on the coast ejidense and is that the badges that were already last year, Balerma and San Miguel, have joined this time the quality badges for the beaches of Levante and Poniente de Almerimar. These have been along with the Q of Quality in all the beaches. In addition, as a novelty, this year has been added to the distinctive of 'Ecoplayas', achieved for the beach of Poniente de Almerimar and which has based its requirements on the continuous improvement of this public service.
Finally, Barranco has insisted that "all this, together with the excellent tourist resources that we have along with the rest of the cultural, sports, golf, gastronomic, nautical and agricultural offer, make our municipality a differentiating destination and of quality, chosen more and more by national and international tourists as an exceptional place to spend the holidays ".