Tourists to Spain may face holiday disruption


Holidaymakers looking for an Easter break in Spain could be in for a massive interruption to their plans as 60,000 Spanish airport workers threaten to go on strike starting April 20th. Ground staff at all of Spain’s airports say that they are prepared to continue negotiating over pay and conditions but if an agreement is not reached by April 20th …

Traffic restrictions on calle Diputación in Nerja

Vehicles will not be allowed to use the street between the hours of 12:00 pm and 01:00 am. (Calle Diputación is the left turning just off the main Street Calle Castilla Pérez in town and is the street where Meson de Antonio restaurant is located) The street will remain open to pedestrians and craft stall vendors throughout the holiday period.

New this Easter

A new feature this Easter is a parade of thrones to be carried by children from schools, fraternities, dance schools and neighbourhood groups from such areas as Maro and the Barriada de los Poetas.

And for children aged up to four years

At the ‘Ludoteca’ (Playroom) in the Plaza de las Cofradias (next to the Municipal Library), there will be special sessions during Easter for children up to the age of four years.

Easter 2014 statistics

According to the Council statisticians, hotel occupancy over Semanana Santa exceeded 95%, particularly from Thursday to Saturday when the rate hit 95.82%. During the same period last year the figure was 85.20%.

A total of 28 people killed on the roads over Easter

A total of 28 people died in 22 fatal accidents on the roads in Spain during the Easter period from 15:00 on Friday April 11th to 20:00 on Sunday April 20th, two more than during the same period last year.

Holiday time

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is spending his Easter holidays with his family at the publicly owned Las Marismillas Palace in the Doñana National Park.

Damage to religious image in Córdoba

The Hermandad del Perdón – Brotherhood of Forgiveness – in Córdoba is investigating an incident in which bleach was poured over the blue-green mantle of the Virgen del Rocío y Lágrimas, causing damage.