Easter holidays were ”satisfactory” despite the weather conditions in Almeria

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EASTER SUNDAY: Beach plans scuppered due to disappointing weather. Credit- Shuttershock

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.”

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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.

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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