The Asociación de Promotores y Constructores de Viviendas de Torrevieja y la Vega Baja (Procosta) have issued a press release asking the Torrevieja council to eradicate prostitution from the streets of the town. They say that the presence of prostitutes is harming the tourist image of the town and they are right.
It was hoped that the traffic control system Vyriato, which monitors main entrances to Torrevieja, would deter the prostitutes from the roundabouts and it has where the cameras are located. As you might expect, the “young ladies” have now moved to areas where there are no cameras.
In addition, prostitutes ply their trade on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas, the CV-90 and the Ronda Ricardo Lafuente knowing that there are no police patrols there to stop them.
Procosta would like Torrevieja to follow the example of cities like Barcelona where clients face hefty fines if the are caught.