No sunbeds on Benidorms Beaches until March
Benidorms Beaches - The lack of tourists due to the mobility restrictions arising from the covid-19 pandemic will leave a new unusual sight on the beaches of Benidorm. The tourist capital of the Costa Blanca, which under normal conditions keeps its beaches fully active during 365 days of the year, will run out of hammock service until next March, maintaining only cleanliness and lifeguard services so as not to leave beaches completely unattended.
The City Council has authorized the concessionaire company of the integral management of the beaches, the merchant RA Benidorm, managed by the entrepreneur Ramón Román, to temporarily cease the rental service of sun loungers and parasols, meeting the request made by the merchants themselves last October. In it, the firm claimed that the worsening situation of tourist markets caused by the health crisis had led to a "zero influx of users" in the service of renting furniture on the beaches, so he requested to stop providing the service until 28 February 2021 and to invoice only the services that were actually provided for cleaning and help guarding, but to adapt them in any case "to the current reality of use of the beaches".
Review in February
Among the agreements adopted to try to restore the economic balance of the concession, in addition to allowing the company to stop placing hammocks and parasols daily on the beaches until March, the City Council has decided not to settle the fee for the operation of hammocks and parasols between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2021.
Likewise, the City Council has agreed that the concessionaire must provide the minimum services determined by the municipal technicians, quantified by the commercial for a maximum amount of EUR 226,107.75 plus VAT, an amount that would correspond to 'the actual costs of beach cleaning and lifeguarding', for the same period: between 15 October and 28 February.