Playa de Muro

Playa de Muro

08-05-2021R.L.

I was asked the other day why the pines by the French beach in Alcudia had been roped off. Not having been there to take a look, I couldn't be certain, but I suggested that this was all about preventing gatherings of people - social distancing and all that.

The answer is as I had suggested. The town hall did in fact rope off some of the pine area last summer, and the local police were there to see that this was adhered to. The pines have long been just for shade or for groups to gather and have picnics. The same applies elsewhere along the bay, such as the forest in Playa de Muro.

This year, however, the roping-off has been extended. Essentially, there is now just a path through the pines, and local residents are not happy. Their argument is understandable. Why should everyone have to suffer because of a minority who can't observe the rules - groups of youths having a "botellón", for instance?

It is one of the unfortunate consequences of Covid. The town hall had actually stated before the start of the season that similar measures to last year's would be adopted.

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Pedro / Hace 6 months

Irrational thinking once again. Stop locals and tourists from enjoying the island seems to be the aim of the government. Closing parking so that walkers cannot access the countryside trails is yet another negative action being taken in many areas. Do we have a Tourism Minister!!

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Pedro / Hace 6 months

How absolutely rediculous. We noticed this happening last year and told one of the men putting in the posts that this will cause big overcrowding on the beaches. The exact opposite of what common sense when social distancing is vitally important. The natural shade of the trees is also important for beach-goers, or is it that the municipality wants to force people to pay for their extortionate sunbed and parasol prices?

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