Spain holiday weather: Marbella reeling from storm damage to beach costing over £569,000 | Travel News | Travel

Marbella Town Hall has now increased its budget for the repairs to 670,000 euros (£569,000). Beaches and public lighting were damaged by the storm.

Diego López, Public Works Advisor, said: “Already on March 22, we took stock of the approximate costs that we had to allocate to resolve the damage caused by the storm.
“Incidents have increased due to the storm this weekend.”

Repair plans are in place to replace sand on the worst affected beaches and repair damage to the Marbella promenade and showers and toilets.

The worst affected beach in the resort was Alicate, a Blue Flag beach, around 10km from the center of Marbella.

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Replacing street lighting damaged in the storm is expected to cost around 99,000 euros (£84,000).

British tourists could see holidays affected as it is now doubtful that beaches will be repaired in time for the Easter holiday weekend.

Repairs were due to be completed in time for April 8, but transport strikes across Spain affected deliveries.

Sand, cement, machinery and materials needed for repairs have all been affected by the delivery chaos.

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Recent stormy weather in Spain has caused shock among residents and tourists used to the sun at this time of year.

Several areas, including the Costa del Sol, were subject to weather warnings this week as beaches were ravaged by wind and rain.

Although many warnings are expected to be lifted by this weekend, tourists should still follow the advice of local authorities.

Marbella is a popular destination for British tourists and is often home to many of Europe’s rich and famous.

Cast members of The Only Way is Essex are known to be fans of the station and have often filmed episodes of the hit ITV show there.

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie vacationed in a villa in Marbella worth £25,000 a week towards the end of 2021.

British tourists can fly to Malaga, a short journey to Marbella, for just £15 return in April from select UK airports.

Britons will need to be fully vaccinated or have a recent Covid recovery certificate to travel to Spain.