Despite the Covid pandemic, in 2021 the Maresme region was visited by more than a million local tourists who spent 4 million overnight stays. A figure higher than on 2019. According to the «Annual Data Summary 2021 of Tourist Activity in the Surroundings of Barcelona» prepared by the Laboratori de Turisme Gerència de Serveis de Turisme of the Diputació de Barcelona, 60% They repeated the visit several times.
Nearly half of the region’s visitors in 2021 had been four times previously. These figures indicate the great capacity of attraction that Maresme has. And the data indicates more. They point out that tourists value the Maresme with 8.4, which makes us one of the best rated counties in Catalonia.
Of all the tourists who arrived in 2021, those from proximity were the absolute majority. A trend that had already occurred in 2020 and that was consolidated last year with 1,030,000 domestic tourists. A figure that even exceeded the 960,000 visits of 2019. As far as foreign tourists are concerned, twice as many as in 2020 arrived, but it still does not reach the figures from before the pandemic. In summary, 78.2% of the tourism that arrived in the Maresme in 2021 was local compared to 21.8% that was international.
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Accommodation offer in Maresme Area
- Hotel establishments (hotels + pensions): 157 establishments; 32,369 beds
- Camping: 30 establishments; 18,876 beds
- Rural Tourism Establishments: 24 establishments; 197 beds
- Tourist apartments: 10 establishments; 512 beds
- Licensed tourist homes: 4,648 establishments; 25,564 beds
- Hostels: 5 establishments; 1,401 beds
- TOTAL: 4,874 establishments; 78,919 beds
Of all the overnight stays in 2021, hotels and pensions concentrated more than 2.3 million made by 853,000 travelers. The campsites welcomed 460,000 tourists with 1.7 million overnight stays.
Maresme is the Barcelona region that receives the most tourist tax with almost 1,000,000 euros in 2021, twice as much as in 2020.
Hotel restaurant, Cabrils