Estepona municipality has been inspired Mijas Pueblo and are building central parking places with a parking fee of just 1 € per day.
The project aims at creating 1.000 centrally located 1-euro parking spaces that can be used by both residents and visitors. The municipal parking plan spanning the period 2015 – 2019. The first being built is an underground parking at Plaza Antonia Guerrero in Old Town, it is on 3.405 square meters spread over three floors and will have space for 150 cars.
The budget for the parking lot is 2.3 million Euros and 19 companies have submitted tenders. In addition to creating a car park under the square there will also be a facelift of the whole place with new furnitures and plants, according to Estepona mayor José María García Urbano.
It’s over two years since the central parking garage in Mijas Pueblo “Virgen de la Peña” was changed to a daily tariff of 1 € for its more than 500 parking spaces. This has proven to be great a success and have implied a significant boost for the tourism.