There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that tourism is the crux for the survival of the majority of the resorts on the Costa del Sol. Many therefore warmly welcome the solidifying proposed plans to build an internationally competitive port, in the already popular town of La Cala de Mijas.
The plans, earmarked for development to the east of the area, are filling landlords and many businesses with a great deal of enthusiasm. Rentals in the area will become highly sought after and the project will prove extremely lucrative for many businesses in the area.
Currently there are no plans for any residential development alongside the marina, however the team behind the project, Marina Mijas S.L, have high hopes to develop the area further by creating new hotels, bars, cafes, shops and nightclubs.
Ideas for the marina include facilities for the local fishing industry, with plans for 50 berths and a fish market.
Marina Mijas’s team is aiming to create a port worthy of worldwide recognition, joining the frontline of other internationally acclaimed ports, meanwhile helping to alleviate the problem of Andalucia’s docks currently nearing full capacity.
The aptly labeled ‘leisure port’, will have a unique design through the talents of Gilbert Barbany of Barnaby’s Architect Study of Madrid. The designer intends to create a fusion between the natural surroundings whilst encompassing the more practical and modern elements of a fully functioning marina.
The project will boast 800 to 1000 berths, sizes ranging from five to one hundred metres, two docking bays for cruise liners and not forgetting the much-needed helicopter-landing pad.