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Spanish campsites enjoy a record summer

27 July, 2022

Spanish campsites are getting ready for their most successful summer in history. For the last decade, campsites had been increasing on their average year on year occupancy up until 2019, when they managed to exceed 85% occupancy with 4,448,000 travellers and 22,781,000 overnight stays.

After two summers of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector expects to exceed 90% of the national average occupancy and expects to welcome 5 million travellers and 23 million overnight stays. Many establishments are expecting to be fully booked from mid-July to mid-August.

This promising data is based on the recovery of international tourism which can now enter the country without any kind of restrictions or limitations combined with a boost in numbers of Spanish tourists.

Forecasts for campsites

  • Coastal campsites: On the Mediterranean coast, establishments in Andalusia, Murcia and Barcelona will enjoy an average occupancy of over 95%, many of them reaching full capacity. In the north of the country and depending on the weather conditions, campsites in Galicia, Cantabria, Asturias and the Basque Country are expected to exceed 90% occupancy.
  • Inland campsites: Forecasts for establishments in Navarre, La Rioja, Aragon, Madrid, Castille and Leon, Castille-La Mancha and Extremadura are also around 90%.
  • Bungalows: Bookings have already reached 90%, which suggests that during the months of July and August, full capacity can be achieved for these accommodation types. Camping plots, more dependent on weather conditions, currently exceed 80%.
  • Average stay: This has gone up to 8 days and spend per family is €110 per day.
Segmentation Accommodation