After the enforced lockdown resulting from the Covid-19 situation, it seemed like the Costa del Sol was in for a tough year. Many spoke of a lost summer in terms of tourism, and when it seemed that no foreign tourists would be able to fly into Spain for months to come, many thought the only visitors to the coast this year would be Spanish.
And then, the situation continued to improve, leading to the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announcing the opening of the borders on 1st July. As soon as he did, the number of enquiries and bookings skyrocketed, pushing Spain and Andalucía right to top spot, not just in Europe but globally. In doing so, Florida has been pushed off the number one spot it has held on to for so long.
Hotels, apartment and villa bookings are filling up, and now the Costa del Sol is looking at a great summer after all. Yes, the run-up to the summer was lost to the tourism and property industries, but it looks like the summer is going to make up for a lot. Already, as the restrictions eased, we saw Marbella and the Costa del Sol come to life, with cafés and terraces filling with visitors enjoying the magnificent weather and beautiful surroundings, showing just how resilient Marbella is and how sought-after its lifestyle.