The natural pool and beach Playa de La Lajilla also known as Costa Alegre is closed from 16th August 2017 due to a major beach renovation. This first phase of works include improvements to the barranco which usually flows through the middle of beach when there is heavy rain.
There is also going to be a solarium area on the far side where the trees are at the moment, improvements to the walkway, a beach kiosk for refreshments and toilets in an 800.000€ investment. The works are just part of a bigger project to improve the coastal path from Las Marañuelas to Anfi beach.
At the moment this stretch of beach until Sunwing Hotel is closed. The top coastal path is undergoing renovations at the same time, but you can still get to Patalavaca from Arguineguin if you walk along the top coastal path from the Whale’s Tail roundabout to the slope at Sunwing Hotel and then resume the beach path to Patalavaca and Anfi.
Restaurante Sol y Sombra have had to reduce their seating as they no longer have a terrace area. There was a digger machine on the first day of works near Sunwing Hotel. This first phase is expected to take 6 months.
This is what the town hall projects the area to look like after the renovations.
The second phase of renovations is set to start in 2018, but of course I will keep you updated.