Lima city’s coast line called "Costa Verde" is an area with great potential for investors, tourism and recreation, many investors and municipalities have projects for this area. Among these projects there are two that have been approved and have studies of environmental impact, these are the Yacht Club in Barranco and an area destinated for fishermen boats. But the restaurants Gresco and Rustica and the sports center Sport Point do not have authorization from DIGESA – Direccion General de Salud y Medio Ambiente (Institution of Health and Environment) to evacuate their sewage system. This authorization must be given before any project is approved.
According to Gustavo Otarola from the National Navy, some buildings are placed too close to the seaside, there must be 50 meters away from the line of the high tide, and some projects has not respected the distance. The CONAM – Concejo Nacional del Medio Ambiente (National Council of Environment) says that the involved municipalities do not know about the procedures to do this kind of projects because the environmental issues have not been taken seriously.
The projects have been approved by the "Autoridad del Proyecto Costa Verde" (Project Costa Verde’s Authority) and the representatives of the six municipalities that have a part of the coast line, though some experts and institutions agree that the projects must been reviewed.
These part of Lima’s coast is visited by thousands of people during the summer, they come from down town and other parts of Lima city.