Almuñécar’s Foreign Visitors

Friday, January 12, 2018
By Martin Myall

ALM Hotel Best AlcazarThe number of foreign tourists visiting Almuñécar and La Herradura has almost doubled in only seven years.

Expressed in figures, in 2010 the municipality played host to 17,000 foreign tourists, which represented 37% of the total number of tourists. By 2017 the figure had grown to 32,000, representing nearly half of all tourists (48%).

According to the Councillor for Tourism, Rafael Caballero Jiménz, this is largely down to the the promotional work carried out by the municipal tourism board at tourism fairs in Europe.

OK, so where are they shipped in from? well, the main ones are France 11.6%, Scandinavian countries 10.7%, the UK 9.5%. The rest come from Germany and the Netherlands.

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All of these foreign tourists are winter or low-season visitors, taking advantage of the Costa Tropical’s sunny climate to get away from the colder climate in their home countries.

Sun-starved Brits, for example, soak up the blue Med and civilized drinking hours, while the Germans struggle to adjust to unregulated life. The French, on the other hand, learn that the Mecca of cheese-&-wine excellence lies south of the pyrenees and not north of them (Ouch!).

(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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