The Canaries are the top destination in Spain for holidaymakers staying in apartments
The Canary Islands were the main destination for tourists staying in apartments in February, registering 1.8 million overnight stays which is an increase of +685.2% compared to the same month in 2021, at an occupancy rate of 73.6%.
According to provisional data published yesterday, Thursday, by the INE (National Institute of Statistics), by tourist areas, Tenerife was the preferred destination with 618,139 overnight stays and an occupancy rate of 78.3% of the apartments offered.
The tourist resorts with the highest number of overnight stays in February were San Bartolomé de Tirajana which includes Maspalomas and Playa Del Ingles in Gran Canaria, Arona which includes Playa Las Americas, and Los Cristianos in Tenerife, and Tías which includes Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.
In Spain as a whole, and counting all non-hotel accommodation (apartments, rural tourism accommodation, campsites, and hostels), there were more than 5.3 million overnight stays in February, which is four times more (+304.8%) than in February last year.
This boost was mainly a result of the 423.2% increase in overnight stays by foreign visitors. The average stay in non-hotel accommodation in February stood at 4.7 overnight stays per traveller.
Overall in the first two months of the year, overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodation have tripled compared to the same period in 2021, registering a growth of 266.2%.