THE fact that Tarifa’s mayor wants to build an enormous hotel complex next to unspoilt Valdevaqueros Beach is beyond worrying.
Yes, the area desperately needs jobs, and yes, this development would create them (at least in the short term) – but this does not make it anywhere near right.
To blight the unspoilt scenery with such an unsightly development would be to lose track of what Tarifa is all about.
The good news is that it has happened before… and was fought off.
For two years, former mayor Miguel Manella tried to triple the size of Tarifa’s port to create 2,000 jobs – all the time threatening the area’s fragile ecosystem.
Thankfully the plan was finally rejected by the Environment Ministry, after huge local opposition.
Now the same opposition must work together to do it again. Whether they are ‘guiri’ or not.