The Mogán Local Council on Friday installed new sun beds and umbrellas on Playa de Mogán, beginning direct management of seasonal services of this popular beach, along with the other six beaches for which it now holds corresponding authorisations: Las Marañuelas, Costa Alegre, Taurito, El Cura, Aquamarina and Patalavaca. Since last summer they have also been in control of direct exploitation of Puerto Rico and El Perchel beaches. The majority of these coastal tourism enclaves were managed by private companies who held the concessions, some of which had been in place for decades.
‘La Demarcación de Costas de Canarias’ coastal authority granted the town council the Playa de Mogán exploitation concession until 2026, which was approved last May in a plenary session, to provide services through the local publicly owned entity Mogán Gestión Municipal and no longer through a private comercial entity, as had been the case until now.
The provision of seasonal services – sun beds, parasols, and life guards – operated by private companies had been extended until Friday, the date on which the Town Council was finally ready to assume control. From early on Friday morning, municipal workers and Mogán Municipal Management started work on the development of Playa de Mogán, placing new beach hammocks, parasols and walkways on the sand marking the start of the town hall management of this alongside the other beaches for which it now holds the official concessions.
On Saturday the life guard rescue service started, each beach with one lifeguard, and a POS service to take payment for the rental of parasols and hammocks, which can no longer be done with cash.
Direct management is more efficient and sustainable, say the town hall in a statement, and it is estimated that it will generate income for the municipal coffers of more than €4 million over the next four years. The town hall’s administration excludes sports services, which will continue to be carried out by a private commercial entity, to be awarded through public tender.