The airports serving Alicante province and Murcia region are seeing a return to passenger numbers which are similar to those recorded in 2019 – before the Covid pandemic decimated air travel. Hotels and apartments expect to reach 90% occupancy from Holy Thursday with spring weather. Figures at Easter will almost reach the pre-pandemic level in Alicante.
For seven days, the city of Murcia offers one of the greatest shows in the Spanish southeast, highlighting its close relationship with horticulture and its traditions: the celebrations have been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.
The Murcia Spring Festival has been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. This year the festival will be held from April 17 to 24, beginning on Easter Sunday at the end of Holy Week. Then Murcia dresses up and celebrates the beginning of spring and the end of Lent. The most symbolic festivities are the procession “Bando de la Huerta”, the battle of flowers “Batalla de las Flores” and the symbolic burial of the sardine “Entierro de la Sardina”.