With the arrival of Holy Week, tourist activity on the Mediterranean coast of Spain experiences a significant upturn, which generates great expectations in the hotel and tourism sector in general.
According to the data, if the weather is good, This Easter is expected to exceed expectations and register occupancies similar to or higher than those of 2019, before the pandemic.
Record Holy Week on the Catalan coast and the Costa Dorada
The Costa Brava, the Costa Dorada and the Maresme are the main tourist areas of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The forecasts for these areas are very encouraging, and occupations are expected to reach record numbers.
Depending on the area, between a 70% and a 90% of the hotels are already open, which indicates that the hotel offer is wide and varied. In addition, many tourists make their reservations at the last minute, so higher occupancy is expected.
Forecasts suggest that family tourism, Catalan and the rest of Spain, along with French tourists, who usually travel by car, will be the main visitors to the Mediterranean coast. It is also expected a significant influx of sports tourists, who go to destinations such as Lloret de Mar and Salou, which have recovered their position as sports tourism destinations after the pandemic.
Occupancy figures vary depending on the area. In the Baix Empordà, the heart of the Costa Brava, occupancies range between 85% and 90% during holidays. It is expected that with last minute reservations, the occupation will reach 95%. On the Costa Dorada and in the tourist accommodation in the interior of Tarragona and Terres de l'Ebre, an almost absolute full house is also expected between Holy Thursday and Saturday.
As for the campsites, occupancy on the Costa Daurada and the Costa Brava will be around between 70% and 85%. Apartments for tourist use are also expecting good occupancy, around 70% in the province of Girona, and around 85% during the central days of Holy Week on the Costa Brava.
Sports tourism, key
Sports tourism is one of the great attractions of Holy Week on the Mediterranean coast. The MIC international grassroots football tournament, which will be held from April 4 to 9 in 35 municipalities in Girona, will mobilize more than 7,000 participants including players and members of the coaching staff. More than 5,000 of them are expected to stay in hotels in Lloret de Mar, which will already have the 80% of its hotel offer available.
In general, this Holy Week is expected to be very positive for the tourism sector on the Mediterranean coast. The occupancy figures and expectations are very good, although everything will depend on the weather. If the weather is good, record records are expected to be reached.