Easter in Spain

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  1. Dave and Ginny

    Dave and Ginny Read Only Funster

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    If in Spain over the Easter week, 3rd April is Good Friday, is it wise to consider booking ahead?

    Maybe, essential or not necessary.
     
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    Very interested in this as well, we will be in Spain over Easter. Planning to be in the Benidorm area.
     
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    Yes us too first time over holiday period :)
     
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    Great time to visit. The Processions (and utter devotion of the public) are something unreal.

    Can't comment with regards campsites as we were "freeloading" it at an unofficial but accepted "aire" in San Lucar de Barrameda. Must have been about 150 motorhomes in there during Holy Week. Most of the Spanish. I would therefore say that it would make sense to pre-book campsites.)

    (Andalucía is probably the most religious of the Autonomies.)
     
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    The sites in Benidorm are all very busy at the moment. The Easter holiday will bring out the Spanish campers and they will then be full to bursting. Best to make a booking or reservation if possible, the prices will probably rocket as well. As far as I know ACSI rates do not apply to public holidays.
    Brisey.
     
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    Thanks for replies so far (y) Do they go for the same dates as us in the UK, Good Friday through the following week? Or do they begin before? I notice they seem to celebrate Maundy Thursday as well, and some of the ACSI off peak seem to end on 31 March?
     
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    This site at El Rocio in Huelva province does not put prices up at Easter and is not normally full, ACSI rates still apply. http://www.campinglaaldea.com/.

    Pentecost/Whitsuntide is the big big fiesta there.

    A long way from Benidorm though!!:)
     
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    Semana Santa starts on Palm Sunday(Domingo de Ramos) until Easter Sunday, so essentially the two weekends and all the week between.
     
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    Looks very nice matamoros but not quite where we will be at Easter, thanks all the same (y)
     
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    Well worth a visit if you are ever down that far, some call it like a wild west town, no paved streets all just sandy. Major pilgrimage site from towns all over Spain at Pentecost but major procession with ox carts etc from Seville. Around half a million people reputedly.
     
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    What he said..:eek: busy and VERY LOUD
     
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    Move inland is often a reply I see to this question.
    As already stated, the Spanish are out in force and campsites full and prices rocket !! If you like people in late night party mode then a seaside campsite is the place to be.. :)
     
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    I've seen that posted as well come to think of it, I'll have a look, Thanks
     
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    Its packed at the moment here, and sometimes you get guitars playing and gathering and some folk think that's a lot of noise. :rolleyes:

    But they leave before the Spanish come. :ROFLMAO:

    We love it apart from the children running around until the early hours. o_O
    The site certainly comes alive, BBQ start about 2200hrs, the smoke and smells are to die for, we shower late anyway.........but after the Spanish have been in with all the children, and all sorts of music playing on their phones, the shower block sounds like being at the fair ground. :LOL:
    Last year Janie came back from a shower with a big plate of paella (y)

    So if you decide to come back here David and Ginny I would book to be on the safe side. :D Bob.
     
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    Bob, we're on our way this time in two weeks :D then a two week stop off at the Benicarlo Rally :party3: and then who knows where until we book somewhere for the Easter week. So that will be sometime after the Easter rush, about the same time we hit it two years ago...a bit quieter by then hopefully, and we promise not to bring any children with us (y)
     
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