Malaga – Costa del Sol | Costa del Sol hotels expect 74% occupancy during the May Day holiday weekend

The reception of a hotel on the Costa del Sol. / on

Axarquía, Nerja and Fuengirola have the highest level of reservations for ‘puente’, followed by Malaga, Marbella and Benalmádena

Pilar Martinez

Tourism authorities have considered Easter in Malaga a great success and are now looking forward to the May Day long weekend which it is hoped will also attract many visitors to the area. The Aehcos hotel association on the Costa del Sol expects occupancy rates of 74.3%, and if so, it will be the first of April to achieve results very similar to the same period of the year. year in 2019.

The return of
international tourists are the source of this success. Of those who came to Malaga to
Easter65% came from abroad and 35% from elsewhere in Spain.

President Aehcos
Jose Luque believes there is finally light at the end of the tunnel after the dark days of the pandemic, although he worries about the rising costs hoteliers are facing which will reduce profit levels.

Figures from the association show that the most booked destinations for the long weekend are the
Axarquiawith an occupancy rate of 86.34%;
nerjawith 82.4% and
Fuengirola, 81%. Hotels in
Malaga city,
Marbella and
Benalmádena say they are about 75% booked, while in the interior region
Ronda has the most reservations, at 71.5%.

At Easter, the most popular places for visitors were the city of Malaga with 80% occupancy, Torremolinos with 78.09%, Nerja with 76.7%, La Axarquía with 75.7%, Benalmádena with 75.56% and Marbella with 75.29%.

In fact, the town hall of Malaga
Tourism Department says that in March the city had a higher hotel occupancy rate than many others in Spain. It was 72.47% in Malaga, 69% in
Seville68.9% in
Barcelona66.3% in
Valence64.9% in
Madrid and 58.3% in
Zaragoza.

The average length of stay in Malaga in March was 2.13 days, which was lower than Barcelona and Madrid but longer than Valencia, Seville and Zaragoza.