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Campsites. By categories. Tourism brands

Campsites. Establishments and beds. By categories. Tourism brands Catalonia. 2021
5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 2 stars Total
Establishments 1 80 179 93 353
Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0
Paisatges Barcelona 1 1 6 8 16
Costa Brava 0 43 50 16 109
Costa Daurada 0 16 26 9 51
Costa Barcelona 0 5 25 16 46
Pirineus 0 13 52 39 104
Terres de l'Ebre 0 2 9 3 14
Terres de Lleida 0 0 4 0 4
Val d'Aran 0 0 7 2 9
Beds 270 130,002 112,920 26,793 269,985
Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0
Paisatges Barcelona 270 768 2,001 1,731 4,770
Costa Brava 0 78,444 38,019 4,302 120,765
Costa Daurada 0 32,277 23,328 6,447 62,052
Costa Barcelona 0 6,672 20,817 5,694 33,183
Pirineus 0 9,231 19,911 8,025 37,167
Terres de l'Ebre 0 2,610 4,431 372 7,413
Terres de Lleida 0 0 1,566 0 1,566
Val d'Aran 0 0 2,847 222 3,069
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.
Note: From 2021 the categories of the campsites changed and started to adopt a classification by stars.

Last update: September 5, 2022.

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Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Campsite
Area of delimitated land that has been equipped and conditioned for use by people, on a regular basis and by paying a stipulated price, to use an area for living in the open air for a set period of time, for holidaying or tourism purposes and using as a residence mobile shelters such as caravans, tents or other similar elements that are easily transported. They are classified into four categories: 5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars and 2 stars.
Campsite place
Space occupied by a person in a tent, mobile shelter or caravan.

Methodological aspects

Tourist establishments are disaggregated into hotel establishments, camp sites and rural tourism establishments, according to their category and capacity.

The information presented herein is fundamentally structural and focused on tourist offering. Given the characteristics of this sector, the information has been clustered for certain municipalities.

Until 1994 the source for this data was the General Directorate of Tourist Companies and Activities, belonging to the Ministry of Transportation, Tourism and Communications. Since 1995, the General Directorate of Tourism, belonging to the Ministry for Business and Labour of the Generalitat de Catalunya, has been in charge of publishing data on the registry of tourist establishments: hotel establishments, camp sites, rural tourism establishments and housing for tourists' use.

Until year 2003, Terres de l'Ebre tourism brand was included in Costa Daurada and Val d'Aran formed part of the Pirineus. At the end 2011, the Catalan Tourism Agency approved the creation of a new tourism brand called Costa Barcelona. This region includes the territory of the former Costa del Garraf and Costa de Barcelona-Maresme.

In 2015, two changes were made to the tourism brands, approved by the Catalan Tourist Board. The first change is that the counties El Vallès Oriental and El Vallès Occidental, which used to be a part of the Catalunya Central brand, as of 2015 will come under the Costa Barcelona brand. The second change is to the name of the brand: Catalunya Central will now be known as Paisatges de Barcelona.

On the occasion of the creation of El Moianès county, the municipalities of Castellcir, Castellterçol, Granera and Sant Quirze Safaja (which were part of the Costa Barcelona brand), from 2015 they become part of Paisatges de Barcelona brand.

Thus Catalonia is divided into 9 tourism brands:

  • Barcelona: Barcelonès.
  • Costa Brava: Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany i Selva.
  • Costa Daurada: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat i Tarragonès.
  • Costa Barcelona: Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, Vallès Occidental i Vallès Oriental.
  • Paisatges Barcelona: Anoia, Bages, Moianès i Osona.
  • Pirineus: Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Berguedà, Cerdanya, Garrotxa, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès i Solsonès.
  • Terres de Lleida: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià i Urgell.
  • Terres de l'Ebre: Baix Ebre, Montsià, Ribera d'Ebre i Terra Alta.
  • Val d'Aran: Aran.

Until 2011, the territorial disaggregation by tourism brands was calculated using special estimators for small areas. This methodology does not guarantee that the total amount is exactly the same as the result for the whole of Catalonia using the traditional estimator. However, the discrepancies are of little significance.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".