This service will operate along the 14 kilometres of the Mijas coastline until the end of summer, six days a week.


The seashore will be dirt-free in Mijas. From August 16th, the Town Hall will launch the surface-cleaning boats to clean the sea along the 14 kilometres of coastline. The councillor for Beaches, José Carlos Martín (C’s), explained that his department has promoted this service which in other years “has been provided” by the Association of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol and that without it the quality of Mijas seawater “diminishes”, something that, according to the councillor, has been complained about by “many citizens”.


The ‘Quitanata’ boats, as they are called in Spanish, will work six days a week to “remove the dirt from the surface before it arrives and accumulates on the shore, where it produces a negative image”, Martín added. Municipal service The councilor explained that this year the ‘Mancomunidad’ is not providing this service, so the Town Hall will do so, as it has done in other years, until the end of the summer season. Specifi cally, there will be one or more boats, “depending on the need”, eliminating dirt from Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours. “We are not going to leave any beach without the service of the ‘Quitanatas’ boat”, concluded Martín. With this, Mijas reinforces the cleanliness of its coast, offering quality and hygiene, this time, in its seawater. “This is another of the fundamental aspects that the audits of both the blue fl ags and the ‘Q’ for Quality take into account. Without a doubt, we are betting heavily on having our beaches among the best of the Costa del Sol, fi ghting every day to achieve excellence.


Source: Mijas Semanal