FUENGIROLA Council is increasing its bus schedule for the forthcoming Noche Viva shopping festival.
Bus lines 1, 3 and 4 will run until 3am in anticipation of an influx of thousands of late-night shoppers hoping to snap up bargains. f a special device that will last until three in the morning
Isabel Moreno, Councillor for Citizen Participation, has also recommended visitors use taxis to avoid problems parking after the event kicks off at 8pm with a series of shows, concerts and promotions at various locations around the municipality.The extended bus service will cover Los Boliches, downtown Fuengirola, Miramar, Los Pacosand El Boquetillo.
Seven city car parks are also offering discounts of 50 per cent on Saturday during Fuengirola’s Live Night.
Parking in the Avenida, Alfil, Las Rampas, Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza de España and at the port will be reduced by half for the event. In addition, the Merca centro car park will be open from 6pm to 4am and the Miramar Shopping Centre will extend its schedule until 3am.
Previous editions of the Noche Viva festival attracted thousands of people to Fuengirola, becoming one of the biggest events of the summer, and filling the streets with revellers enjoying a wide programme of council and privately organised activities, mostly outdoors.
The event will see a total of 287 businesses- 80 more than last year-open their doors across the town from 8pm to 3am, offering discounts and promotions. All businesses signed up to the scheme must offer a minimum 10 per cent discount on top of any normal promotions, while hotels will offer special dishes and promotions.
The scheme is the result ofmonths of work and meetings and the council has payed thanks toCepyme, Fuenmi and the Association of Beach Businesses, as well as the councillors involved andall municipal workers who have played their part.
More than 30 points around the town will be filled with activities, of which nine will be municipal spaces. More than 300 different activities will take place on the strip between Santa Amalia to Los Boliches, passing through the Boquetillo.
Among the novelties this year, 77 stalls from the Sunday market will be positioned in thirteen different areas around the town according to a lottery. In addition, the Plaza de la Constitucion will host a traditional parade, one of the biggest activities, in which 22 floats will participate. This year there will also be a dog show and face painting.
Ten thousand leaflets setting out the evening’s activities have been published and distributed, including a map with the locations of participating establishments, and can be picked up in all municipal buildings and participating shops and restaurants.