About tourism in Malaga
According to data from the Andalusian Tourism Registry provided by the Junta de Andalucía, the total supply of tourist accommodation (hotels, tourist accommodation, hostels, etc.) in the province grew by 48% in 2022 compared to the number of beds available in the destination in 2019. This now totals more than 514,000 beds, which means that for the first time, it can accommodate more than half a million tourists a day.
This strong increase has the same common denominator, which is none other than the pull of tourist properties, both newly registered and those that have returned to the holiday market – after the years of the tourism slowdown – as temporary rental properties. In addition, as the CEO of Marbella Mountain Resorts explains, “premium accommodation is expanding and many new products are emerging that are also available for longer stays for those seeking winter retreats in destinations such as the coast and Andalucía“.
The data shows that the number of such holiday homes has grown by 87% since 2019 to 62,394 properties. Of these, 55,093 correspond to properties destined for holiday rentals which contribute 291,674 beds to the more traditional hotel offer, representing no less than 57% of the total offer on the Costa del Sol. We must add to these figures the 3,466 rural accommodation units, which represent an additional 22,601 spaces. The rise of tourist accommodation has therefore meant that hotels have had to share their leadership and have widened their distance from tourist accommodation, even though they have not ceased to grow even in a pandemic. The latest data from the Andalusian Tourism Register for February 2023 shows that there are already 898 hotels in the province, with a total of 108,779 beds.