This time round the coast and the capital seem to be equally infencted but even so the Guardil Civil traffic police are policing the roads between them. It’s the weekend, after all.
Starting yesterday morning the Guardia Civl had mounted check points coming off both the A-7 (coastal) and A-44 (Jaen-coast) and A-92 (Sevilla / Almería via Granada) highways. The Goat (A-4050) road starting at the Suspiro del Moro and ending in Almuñécar also has periodic check points. The Main road leading up to the Alpujarra Grenadine is also under scrutiny.
Their main object, though, is to prevent people from the interior trying to reach second homes on the coast and to take up temporary residence there to escape stricter Covid restrictions in the city of Granada and the Metropolitan area.
For the most part, it is the National Police who are staking out the boundary crossings between provinces, with a little help from the Civil Guard. Meanwhile on a municipal level, the Local Police are controlling access points where the N-340 passes through urban area along the Costa Tropical.
As always, the To field roundabout in Motril receives special attention from the various police forces as out-of-towners try to shop at the only To field supermarket on the coast. Another Motril hotspot are the accesses to Playa Granada and Playa del Poniente, where most of the holiday homes are situated.
(News: Granada, Andalucia)