Confusion over lifeguard cover at popular Costa Blanca island

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CONTRACT: Delay in Tabarca’s rescue service... perhaps. ©Pixabay

ALICANTE’S councillor of Tourism Mari Carmen De España has announced that she is working to extend this summer’s life saving and beach rescue service to include that of the island of Tabarca.

According to a report in the Spanish media, such coverage is not part of the present contract but De España said that “it doesn’t mean it cannot be included.

We have a jewel that is the envy of many that saw over 150,000 visitors last summer, and we are going to make the effort to increase the cover… but not at the moment because we need to comply with the contract.”

It’s understood that such lifeguard and rescue services will enable Tabarca to challenge for one of the prestigious blue flags.

However, in response, opposition councillor Eva Montesinos stressed that the current list of conditions in the contract that was awarded in March already includes provision for a lifeguard during the summer months.

“When in opposition,” said Montesinos, “Mrs De España should’ve read the specifications in more detail, especially since she had been part of the Tourist Board for the past three years.”

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