22 July 2014
Nerja and Marbella are among the thirty towns with the most expensive hotels in Spain this July, while Fuengirola and Torremolinos are among the cheapest resorts in the country when it comes to summer vacations. This information was published by Trivago who published a ranking of prices among coastal destinations in Spain. Marbella ranks third most expensive in Spain with an average cost of 217 euros per room during this month of July. Last year during the same period, it cost 190 euros on average to spend a night in Marbella’s hotels. The increase has been substantial. All experts stress that Marbella is emerging from the crisis before other tourism destinations and it seems to be noticeable in the rise in hotel room prices. There seems to be a transfer of confidence for those booking holidays in Spain.
Benalmádena ranks twentieth in the ranking of most expensive coastal towns, with an average price of 134 euros per night, ten euros more than last year during July. Nerja ranks 27th with room prices that went up from 103 euros a night in July of 2013 to 117 euros this year. These are average prices, and directly proportional to the level of existing hotels. In Marbella, for instance there are more five star hotels which raises the average rate. In spite of this fact, it is still second in their ranking. The most expensive rooms on the coast of Spain are located in the town of Santa Eulalia, in the Balearic Islands, with an average price of 271 euros per night, up a whopping 17.3% from last year. The second most expensive town is La Manga, in Murcia. Their hotel rooms average 244 euros a night. In this town’s case, a rise of 46% from last year’s average price of 167 euros, will make tourists think twice before booking there.
According to Trivago, the cheapest destination in Spain during the month of July is Puerto de la Cruz. The average price of a hotel room is 60 euros a night. If you prefer a cooler climate, Sanjenjo and Suances, both with rooms available for 70 euros a night.
Among destinations in Andalucía, there are five towns in the first thirty spots in the ranking. Besides the three aforementioned, Zahara de los Atunes ranks ninth and Roquetas de Mar ranks tenth. Not everyone can afford these rates, so there are also two destinations in the province of Malaga that made it among the thirty cheapest destinations in Spain. Fuengirola, with an average cost of 100 euros per room per night, only three euros above last year’s price and Torremolinos, with rooms averaging 107 euros a night, same as last year. In both cases, the towns have a significant number of mid-range priced hotels.
Nerja Taxis continue to provide high quality, low cost transfers from Malaga airport to Nerja.