Cabo de Gata swamped at Easter

Busy summer awaits as Níjar council says it will ban wild camping

Bags of rubbish litter a car park in Cabo de Gata

By David Jackson

Cabo de Gata nature park looks set to receive its highest number of visitors ever this summer amid concerns the infrastructure will not be able to cope after a busy Easter left cutbacks more evident than ever.

Local associations and residents have complained about the lack of cleaning teams after a hot Easter week encouraged many tourists to the beaches.

Felipe Rodriguez, who visited Monsúl beach last week, told Costa Almería News that there was “rubbish everywhere”. He said: “The problem is that there are very few bins and they aren’t emptied. When we arrived in the morning the bins were still full from the night before, and when we left the rubbish was everywhere.”

Urban beaches in the park are the responsibility of the local council, but the virgin park beaches are controlled by the regional government.

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