playa-san-juanThe new beach in San Juan is attracting a record number of tourists during the main holiday season while the row over the disappearing sand from the beach continues.

Local mayor Pedro Martín, has been criticised by opponents about his ideas of replacing the sand on San Juan’s new beach. Each time the swell picks up a considerable amount of sand is washed off the beach and into the bay. With the September equinox just around the corner, which causes very high and very low tides as well as storms over the winter season, the problem will only get worse. 	san-juan-harbour

The wrong sand, which has been brought in from quarries to replenish the beach, is being dragged away by the tide and building up in the harbour. It is feared that very soon the water will be so shallow that boats will not be able to use it.

The mayor has been asked to speed up the formalities with the relevant government departments to dredge the seabed further out to obtain more appropriate sand for Playa San Juan.