THE fate of controversial El Algarrobico hotel in Almeria will finally be decided next month. 

Hotel hangs in the balance
Hotel hangs in the balance

The Algarrobico case has dragged on since work on the building stopped in 2005 as it became clear that the land was protected.

But a definitive ruling on its legality is expected when courts re-open in September.

Greenpeace – among other groups – have regularly protested at the 400-room hotel, built a few hundred metres from a virgin beach.

In July, green group Ecologistas en Accion awarded the beach in front of the hotel one of their notorious black flags.


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