The project to create a decent walkway along this stretch of coast has been snarled up for decades as anything done right by the sea in Gran Canaria needs the approval of the Madrid-run Costas department; A government organisation that isn't exactly famous for quick, dynamic decisions.
However, local pressure from the Ayuntamiento de Mogán plus the obvious need for a quality promenade has pushed things forward. The Spanish government has committed €500,000 to the first phase of the works and the Gran Canaria authorities another €300,000.
Mogan's plan is to refurbish the promenade in sections as funds become available. The total cost of modernising the entire 2.5km promenade is estimated at 11 million euros.
The first section to be done up will be Costa Alegre; La Lajilla pool is to be drained and improved to protect it from strong waves that come in with south swells.