Press the Mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora Antonio Fernández Liria.

The mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora, Antonio Fernández Liria, You want to send a message of calm back to the residents and tourists of Villaricos, Palomares and general Cuevano municipality regarding the problems arising with microalgae, that forced the closure of beaches Quitapellejos in Palomares and Villaricos beaches last 23 June, after rising today restriction bathroom and stay on the beach of Palomares Quitapellejos.


However, he explained Fernández Liria, the restriction still stands on the beach at Villaricos on the recommendation of the health authority. In this regard, Councilman ensures that the measures taken are designed solely to ensure, above all, the health of citizens.


The basket Mayor has also stressed that Tuesday a meeting with the delegate of Health held, Alfredo Valdivia, and the Head of Service, Pilar Barroso, with all the documentation and analysis of the phenomenon that meant tracking recommendations not to bathe in both places and to stay beyond 50 meter breakwater area.


“Analyses are available to anyone who wishes to consult them in the delegation of Health, but as he explained Barroso, showing numbers, beyond the amount of microalgae, They should be interpreted in context, the temperature, and other circumstances that make the conditions are higher or not”, he noted the Mayor, who also holds that "has been ruled out by the health authorities that this phenomenon is due to some allergies dumping".


Last, Mayor said that the City Council is coordinating all measures with the Andalusian and hopes that this episode is fully solved very soon and you can clarify what causes can make this type of algae cause diseases in human health, in order to prevent possible future problems.


Fernández Liria recalled that “is not the first time something like this happens in Almería, and Cuevas del Almanzora has 17 kilometers of coastline where you can enjoy excellent beaches, as Cala Panizo, Pozo del Esparto and a number of coves of fine sand and transparent waters”.

The mayor has assured, also, that “the Municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora is already working on a plan to improve the town's beaches and a major tourist campaign, showing the enviable cuevana coast”.