The contract to draft the plans for the El Playazo beach re-development has been awarded to Iberport Consulting S.A. The €37,000 project will take 11 months to deliver the blueprints and it is expected that the contract will be signed this month.

Currently El Playazo is almost completely undeveloped and the new project aims to transform the beach and the area behind it into, in the words of the Mayor José Alberto Armijo (pictured), the “grand tourism resource that Nerja needs” being “the biggest development in the history of Nerja”.

The new development includes new homes, hotels, sports facilities and an enlarged beach area and promenade. The main road between Torrox and Nerja that runs behind the beach will become (according to the Mayor) “a grand boulevard that will connect Nerja with its most western part and the future marina”. The beach will be extended and will have 70,000 square metres of space and along with the new promenade will take up the first 100m from the top of the beach as it stands now.

The next 100m will become a “maritime sports environment zone” and will be 60,000 square metres in size for leisure and sports activities. The final 200m up to the main road will be developed for hotel accommodation of some 1,100 rooms, in one or more new hotels.

The northern section, from the main road onwards, will become a residential area, with permission for the construction of up to 2,200 new homes. In total the development will be over a million square metres in size, being seven times the size of the planned new development in Fuente del Baden, which up to now is the biggest in this area.

El Playazo Nerja May 2013

El Playazo Nerja May 2013

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Just returned from a 10 day break in Nerja. Having been visiting Nerja for thr past 27 years much has changed - some for the better some not. Come on ~Mr Mayor get your priorities right - get that sewerage/water treatment plant working. Nerja has the authentic feel but please please dont turn into Torrox. There are many other things that Nerja could do to enhance its standing without developing more. Coming back for 6 weeks in January with a view to living in Nerja , this will be interesting.
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