Angry Torrox locals have been taken in by a puzzling sign that makes it unclear whether or not the dozens of caravans parked in the region are there illegally.
Up to 44 caravans have been counted around the Torrox riverbed before the apparent ‘no trespassing’ sign.
The sign, which was put up in November 2022, was intended to warn caravan owners that they were prohibited from parking there.
But photos taken on Wednesday, January 18, show that there were still at least 13 mobile homes parked there.
The sign itself, consisting of five separate signage diagrams, appears to warn that trailered caravans and mobile homes are prohibited and will be removed.
But others have interpreted it to mean that the caravans is it so allowed to park there, which underscores the confusion sown by the sign.
The local council and police have so far ignored all calls from local residents to take action against the caravaneers.
“Police cars occasionally drive through the area, but they never seem to do anything,” a resident noted.
Residents complain that many of the caravan owners have turned the river bed and nearby bushes into public toilets, as their mobile homes are not equipped with these facilities.
They have suggested that local police could hold the wheels of offending vehicles and apply fines to release them.
While others have suggested they just redo the sign so it’s very clear what it really means.
The Punta del Faro urbanization collectively pays €50,000 a year in fees and taxes for the privilege of contemplating the natural area.