While the winter has traditionally been seen as the ‘low season’ for Costa del Sol tourism, there are signs that this situation could be changing slightly in more recent times.
After all, we are in the middle of a global energy crisis, which – as we have written previously here on the Simply Shuttles blog – has helped inspire a wave of “thermal tourism”, as people look to avoid high energy bills in colder parts of Europe.
Is it any wonder, then, that reports have filtered through indicating that Costa del Sol hotel bookings for November 2022 might well end up being higher – in percentage terms – than in the same month immediately before the coronavirus pandemic?
Impressive bed occupation rates, with hope for December to do similarly well
As the SUR in English news outlet for southern Spain reported, the Aehcos hotel association has said 65.8% of hotel beds are occupied on the Costa del Sol this month, which is two points higher than was recorded for November 2019.
It seems that the return of international visitors has been a big factor in this, some 65% of tourists in Málaga province having come from outside Spain.
Looking ahead to December, Aehcos president José Luque has signalled his belief that “hotel occupancy will be higher than before the pandemic.”
So, if you’ve been thinking of paying your own visit to the Costa del Sol, and taking advantage of our Málaga Airport private transfers to make your trip pleasanter and more convenient, now might be the moment to make your booking.
And the even better news is that it seems you will be able to expect plenty of choice in terms of places to stay, judging by the separate SUR in English report that indicated 92% of the region’s hotels were set to stay open this winter. That’s a 2% rise on the situation a year ago.
Why wait any longer to experience the Costa del Sol’s charms?
There are many excellent reasons to visit and stay on the Costa del Sol during the colder months – not least the fact that the colder months in this part of Spain aren’t that cold compared to many other areas of northern Europe.
Expect temperatures over December and January to hover around the 14-degree C mark, which – when combined with the five to seven hours of sunshine typically seen a day in southern Spain during this season – makes for perfectly hospitable golfing, sight-seeing, and so much more.
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