Spain holiday warning for 2023 as UK tourists face price hikes
Visitors to the Costa Blanca will be hit by the new charge
If you plan to go abroad for Spain for some winter sun next year, you’ll have to pay more to stay in the country’s popular vacation spots.
british tourists will have to pay a brand new tourist tax in the Valencia region after the authorization of this one.
Tourists will be charged up to €2 (£1.75) per person per night if staying in the region, which includes the Costa Blanca.
The taxwhich should bring in 30 million euros per year for green projects, has also been extended to cruise passengers in the region.
However, Benidorm have said they will ‘never’ introduce the charge – although there are fears that will change due to financial pressures.
The tax only applies to people staying overnight in the area and certain people are exempt from paying the fee, such as children under 16 and people with certain disabilities.
The approval of the new fee in Valencia was published on Monday, December 19 in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valencia.
Despite the fees, tourists are fortunately unlikely to see a massive impact on their holiday costs, as prices vary by 50 cents if they stay in a hostel, while five-star hotels will charge 2 euros.
Four- and three-star hotels (which account for 80% of hotels on the Costa Blanca) will charge €1 per person per day, and cruise passengers will have to pay €1.50.
The tax will come into effect from December 19, 2023.