Another significant facility is being added to Marbella’s impressive luxury service sector with the long awaited development of its port to cater for cruise liners. The news will be glad tidings for business people working in the tourism industry and also local authorities, who have long supported a plan to allow cruise ships to dock in or close to Marbella town.
Press reports are saying that the already glamourous Puerto Deportivo will be able to welcome visitors cruising in Costa del Sol waters right into the heart of the town, within the next few months. When completed, shuttle boats will be able to take passengers to land from liners that will anchor offshore.
Marbella’s town hall has approved an agreement with constructors to increase the size of an existing landing quay that is currently unable to receive a large number of people. The present docking area is too small to safely handle additional movement, so building work will involve extending the area to allow boats of up to thirty metres long to berth and let passengers alight.
A walkway will also be constructed along the sea side of the port to join the new arrival platform to the main part of the marina, and the shops, bars and restaurants on the seafront paseo.
A previous scheme to expand the harbour front at La Bajadilla port, just a short distance to the east, included plans to allow the large cruise boats to berth directly. The idea was later abandoned and has now been replaced with the development project at Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo, which will commence in November and is due for completion in early January 2020.
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