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Tourist Tax in Spain & Portugal

Tourist Tax in Spain & Portugal

FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. 

SPAIN

Currently only the Catalonia region and Barcelona impose a tourist tax.
 

Tourist Tax in the Catalonia Province & Barcelona city

  • A tourist tax imposed by the Government of Catalonia applies to those staying in hotels in the Catalonia region who are over the age of 16. The daily rate varies depending on if the hotel is in Barcelona City or in the greater Catalonia region. The tax is payable locally and is charged by each hotel directly to the client upon departure from the hotel. 
  • Those staying in Barcelona city must also pay an additional tourist tax imposed by the Barcelona City hall which  is added to  above Government of Catalonia tax.
  • Totally Spain does not collect nor do we include these local taxes in our pricing. 

Below is a table with the applicable rates as of 23/08/2023 which are PER PERSON, PER NIGHT to which 10% tax must be added.  Note that stays of over 7 consecutive nights at any one establishment are capped at 7 nights maximum, for tax payment purposes. 

Type of Establishment

Generalitat Catalonia `Barcelona´
Tourist Tax

Barcelona
City Hall Tourist Tax

 

Generalitat Catalonia 
“Rest of Catalonia”
Catalonia Tourist Tax

5 star hotels

3.50 €

2.75 €

 

3.00 €

4 star hotels

1.70 €

2.75 €

 

1.20 €

All other hotels

1.00 €

2.75 €

 

0.60 €

Source: Generalitat de Catalunya.  Excludes 10% tax.

Date: 23/08/2023 This notice is for information purposes only and rates may be subject to change.

EXAMPLES: 

  1. If you are staying 5 nights at a 5 star hotel in Barcelona city you will currently be charged: 3.50 € + 2.75 € = 6.25 € x 5 nights = 31.25€ per person +10% tax.
  2. If you are staying 5 nights at a 4 star hotel on the Costa Brava you will currently be charged: 1.20 €  x 5 nights = 6€ per person +10% tax.

 

PORTUGAL

The Tourist Occupancy Tax is collected by tourist enterprises and local accommodation establishments to guests over the age of 13. It was applied with the purpose of minimizing the difficulties that arise from the significant growth of tourism in Portugal.  The amount is determined and charged by each municipality and is payable locally.  It is not included in and is separate from the price of your accommodation. Tourist enterprises and local accommodation establishments are only responsible for collecting the Occupancy Tax at check-in to hand over to the competent authorities.

Here are the details of those areas in Portugal currently imposing this tax. This is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change without notice.

Lisbon Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2 EUR per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Porto Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2 EUR per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Vila Nova de Gaia  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2 EUR per person/per night (from 1 April to 30 September) and  1 EUR per person/per night (from 1 October to 31 March).

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Sintra  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 1 EUR  per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  3 nights per guest.

Mafra  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2,20 EUR  per person/per night (between 1 May to 31 October) and  1,10 EUR  per person/per night (between 1 November to 30 April).

Limit:  Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights  per guest.

Cascais  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2 EUR  per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Faro  Tourist Tax

Tax amount:   1,5 EUR  per person/per night (from March to October).

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Vila Real de Santo António  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 1 EUR  per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights per guest.

Óbidos  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 1 EUR  per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  5 nights per guest.

Braga  Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 1,5 EUR  per person/per night (from March to October).

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  4 nights per guest.

Santa Cruz (Madeira)   Tourist Tax

Tax amount: 2 EUR  per person/per night.

Limit: Subject to a maximum amount of  7 nights  per guest.

 

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