Update 21 May: At last! Sunbeds and umbrellas are back on the playa de Los Cristianos. They arrived yesterday and will be able to be rented, the council says, from today. It was on 21 April that the cotnract for the service was finally awarded, bringing to an end ten months in which one of the south’s prime tourist beaches was without them. The new contract has been awarded to a concessionary formed by Juan León Correa and Celedonia León Correa, and involves 300 sunbeds and 150 shades, at a daily price of €3. The contract runs for four years, renewable.
Update 12 April: Well, as the old joke has it, they didn’t say which month! As La Opinión has reminded its readers today, Los Cristianos welcomes Semana Santa, and the Easter break visitors, still without sunbeds on its beach. Given the unsettled weather forecast for this weekend and the coming week it’s perhaps not that much of a loss, but that’s hardly the point, is it …
Update 10 March: As expected, Arona Ayuntamiento today confirmed the award of the contract for sunbeds on Los Cristianos beach. The winning company, UTE, now has ten days to provide the necessary aval (financial guarantee), and within a month, there should be 300 sunbeds and 150 umbrellas on the beach.
Original post 7 March: Nicolás Dorta has reported in today’s Diario de Avisos that the longstanding problem with sunbeds on Los Cristianos beach may be about to be resolved. The Ayuntamiento will seek confirmation in council on Monday, it seems, for the award of the contract to the successful tender from the nine submitted. The winning company is UTE (Unión Temporal de Empresas) formed by Juan León Correa and Celedonia León Correa. The contract will bring €250,000 per annum into the council coffers, and will see some 300 sunbeds and 150 umbrellas in place over four years. From the expected approval on Monday, UTE will have ten days to provide the aval (financial guarantee) required, and the service should start within a month.