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TRAVEL: Which regions in Spain are paying residents to go on staycations?

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TRAVEL: Which regions in Spain are paying residents to go on staycations?

Twelve autonomous communities in Spain are offering their residents - and in some cases people from other parts of Spain-  holiday vouchers worth hundreds of euros as an incentive for them to spend their summer holidays in their part of the country. 



The Andalusian tourist voucher offers a 25 percent discount on accommodation and breakfast in the region and up to 50 percent for some specific cases. People over 65 or under 25 can enjoy a €500 discount for hotel stays of four nights.

It's available for people who are registered (empadronados) at town halls in the southern region and can be used up to three times before December 2021.

Find out more here.



Residents from all over Spain can enjoy a discount of 40 percent on their holidays in Aragón, up to €300 per person. 

Find out more here.


The Balearic Islands

Balearic residents can get up to €100 per person for stays on any of the islands that make up Spain’s Mediterranean archipelago. 

Find out more here.

The turquoise waters of Menorca. Photo: Ricardo Frantz/Unsplash

Castilla-La Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha has launched pretty measly holiday subsidies by comparison with other regions: up to €12 for hostels, up to €20 for two and three-star hotels and up to €30 for the top hotels. 

Find out more here.



Castilla-León offers €250, €500 or €700 holiday bonuses through its prepaid card "Disfruta" and "Disfruta Plus Agencias" for all visitors, meaning that this offer may also be available to international holidaymakers.

Find out more here.



Extremadura has tourist vouchers that give discounts of between 50 and 75 percent on accommodation and activities for holidaymakers from all over Spain. The discounts are different in each of the western region’s two provinces.

Find out more here.



The green northwestern region has a tourist card available at bank branches which gives Galician residents (padrón in Galicia) €500 if they give €200, €375 if they pay in €150 and €250 if they top up €100.

Find out more here.

The Galician city of A Coruña. Photo: Eduardo Fernández/Unsplash

Canary Islands 

The Canary government is looking to roll out a prepaid card in June or July which will give 50,000 residents of the archipelago vouchers of €200 to spend their summer holidays on one of the Atlantic islands. It is expected that a similar incentive will be given to national tourists from the mainland but it’s yet to be confirmed.


Madrid offers accommodation and tourism discounts of up to 50 percent (up to €600) to all national visitors who spend their holidays in the capital.

Find out more here.


The Basque Country

The Basque Country launched the Euskadi Turismo voucher, which offers discounts of 25 to 30 percent on selected tourism expenses.

Find out more here.


Valencia region

The Valencian government pays for 70 percent of tourism costs for registered residents (padrón in Alicante, Valencia or Castellón provinces) if they have a staycation in the region.

It covers accommodation costs and other hotel services but not alcohol or pay-per-view TV.

The next available holiday bonus period in the eastern region runs from September 15th to December 31st 2021, and budding holidaymakers have to register between September 15th and November 1st to gain access to this offer.

Find out more here.




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