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Hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca report a poor Easter with 70% not even bothering to open

COSTA Blanca hotels reported a dreadful Easter for visitors due to the pandemic travel restrictions. The Hosbec hoteliers association said that of the 30% of...

Spain’s Andalucia will not tighten restrictions despite upward spiral in COVID-19 infections

THE Junta has decided not to tighten COVID-19 measures despite rising caseload in the region. Following the weekly meeting of the High Impact Alerts Committee,...

Road deaths in Spain, in the midst of the pandemic, returns to 2016 levels

DESPITE significant reductions in mobility due to COVID-19 restrictions, 32 people have lost their lives on Spanish roads this Easter. According to official data released...

GET AWAY: Five suggestions for Easter travel in Spain’s Valencia region

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.

The photos of Semana Santa in Sevilla that show what a difference Covid makes

IN normal years it would be true to say there is nothing quite like Easter in Sevilla. The heavy scent of incense wafted from...

Easter ‘disaster’ predicted by Costa Blanca and Valencia bar and restaurant group in Spain

A Valencian hospitality business group is predicting an Easter profit collapse of 72% compared to 2019, with some bars and restaurants not even bothering...

Parks and camping sites will get police health safety checks over Easter in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

POLICE patrols are being stepped up across popular inland beauty spots across the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions during the Easter holiday period. The Valencian...

Torrijas: This is the Easter treat to feast on in Spain during Semana Santa

SPAIN'S version of French toast or “eggy bread” is scrumptiously sweet, dangerously calorific and firmly associated with Easter in Spain in the same way...

EASTER PARDON: Spain releases prisoners on request from the Church in Holy Week tradition

This week will see the pardoning of lucky inmates across Spain chosen for release by the Church as part of an Easter tradition dating...

Spain’s Malaga City kicks off its beach season this Saturday

MALAGA City kicks off the beach season to coincide with the first weekend of the Easter school holidays. With more than 15 beaches in the...

‘Holy Week at Home’ promoted in popular expat town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in Costa Blanca's Vega Baja region, will celebrate ‘Holy Week from home’ through online concerts and processions. The municipality includes the urbanisation of...

IMMOBILE EASTER as Valencian leader calls for regional border closures to continue over holiday period in Spain

TUMBLING coronavirus infection rates have not weakened the resolve of the Valencian Community over keeping its borders closed during the Easter period. Valencian president, Ximo...

Spain’s Sevilla suspends Holy Week 2021 whilst Malaga and Cordoba wait until after New Year to make a decision

SEVILLA has officially suspended the celebration of its Holy Week in 2021 for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. The Archbishop of Sevilla,...

Easyjet launches 2021 Easter flight schedule with deals to Spain’s Alicante and Malaga from €35

The announcement is a full five months ahead of schedule

EASTER MESSAGE: Chief Minister appeals to Gibraltar fighting spirit

The year 2020 will be 'the year of reckoning for Gibraltar' to overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow, according to the Chief Minister.

IN PICS: Heartbroken locals and expats celebrate Semana Santa and Easter as best they can amid Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

THIS week should have seen the most colourful and dramatic event on Spain's calendar.  Right now, the streets in cities like Sevilla or Malaga would...

Vatican proposes moving Easter processions to September because of coronavirus

THE Vatican has proposed moving the Easter processions to a different date due to coronavirus.

WATCH: Dramatic moment huge tree smashes into crowd in Spain during Easter event

Those present said it was an ‘Easter miracle’ that no one was hurt

BREAKING: Foreign Office issues warning to Brits as strike set to hit EVERY Spanish airport this Easter

THE Foreign Office has issued a warning to Brits hoping for an Easter getaway in Spain as a strike is set to affect every...

Irish company launches lifesaving ‘hangover care package’ for expats in Spain

The lifesaver, which can be shipped to Spain and around the world, arrives in a box emblazoned with Irish sayings and contains some well-known local cures

Easter travel chaos in Spain avoided after pilot strike called off

But technical difficulties mean the hundreds of flights that were cancelled ahead of expected walkouts will remain so

FLIGHT CHAOS: Travel strikes across Spain mean HUNDREDS of flights cancelled over Easter

Strike action by airport ground workers, pilots and train drivers is set to affect hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers

IN PICTURES: Easter processions kick off in fine weather in Spain

THE fabulously named 'gypsies' procession got off to a fine start in Ronda last night. The Hermandad de Los Gitanos led the way across the...

WINE TIME: Egg-squisite wine and chocolate pairings for Easter

These chocolate vino matches are a must-know for the Easter period

Ryanair threatens strikes this Easter thanks to ‘laughable demands’ from pilots in Spain and Europe

RYANAIR has said there may be strikes this Easter thanks to 'laughable demands' from its pilots in Europe who want conditions similar to high-cost...

Spain shatters forecasts for Easter tourism figures

The strong results were not exclusive to the usual coastal hotspots as cities and rural enclaves also saw a soar in visitors

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