DISAPPOINTING weather over the Easter weekend scuppered holidaymakers’ plans to lap up spring sunshine lounging on the beach. But the Holy Week celebrations in Almeria were by no means a complete washout.
The rain mainly held off for the traditional Holy Week processions and local authorities reported good visitor numbers. The unseasonal conditions did force the cancellation of Cuevas del Almanzora’s Easter Friday morning procession however. It was the same story in Almeria city on Easter Sunday morning.
The ASHAL Almeria hospitality sector association summed up the holiday in the provincial capital as “satisfactory.”
Association President Diego Garcia reported a few cancellations for hotel bookings in Cabo de Gata, putting average hotel occupation in Almeria city at 80 per cent for the week, and more than 90 per cent for the weekend. He said the city’s bars and restaurants were packed throughout the holiday, but admitted consumption was slightly down this year.