Front-line beach rental prices up 10pc in a year

Beach-front holiday rental on the Costa Brava

Beach-front rental on the Costa Brava

The cost of renting a holiday-home on the beach in Spain has gone up on average by 10% in a year, according to research by the valuations company TecniTasa.

The average weekly cost of renting a front-line beach apartment has gone up from €664 in the summer of 2016 to €729 this summer, they found. That’s an increase of €65 per week, +10% in a year.

There are, as always, big regional variations.

Ibiza, once again, is the most expensive place to rent a flat on the beach for a week this summer. They found that an apartment in Santa Eulalia of 100m2 can be rented for €3,400/week, whilst a 70m2 flat on the Platja Den Bossa goes for €2,300/week. In other areas like Sant Antoni, Sant Josep, and the area around the port of Ibiza, prices range from €1,500 to €3,400 per week.

Holiday-rental prices in the Canaries for a typical 70m2 to 100m2 flat on the beach are lower than the Balearics, typically between €300 and €500/week.

Prices on the Mediterranean coast vary from €1,600/week in Sitges south of Barcelona, to as low as €300/week on some beachfront locations in Andalucia, Murcia, and the Valencian Region.

The cheapest front-line apartment to rent this summer found by TecniTasa was in Lugo, in the north, where a flat of 60m2 is available for just €200/week, unchanged from a year ago.

About Mark Stücklin

Mark Stücklin is a Barcelona-based Spanish property market analyst, and author of the 'Spanish Property Doctor' column in the Sunday Times (2005 - 2008). He can be reached by email on ms@spanishpropertyinsight.com. All articles published in good faith as a general guide but no substitute for professional advice. Please read the SPI disclaimer

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