What is Ecotasa?
The Ecotasa is a tax that the traveler has to pay when he visits the Balearic Islands. This tax is usually charged in the accommodation.
Why do you have to pay this tax?
The tourist tax is applied by the government of the Balearic Islands in order to have a fund for measures of preservation, development and promotion of infrastructure and tourism activities: heritage conservation, sustainability, etc. In this sense, this tax should positively revert both in the tourists themselves and in the territory.
How much does the Ecotasa cost?
It depends on the type of accommodation, the age of the person and the days of stay. In our accommodations the following applies:
High Season (From May 1 to October 31)
- From 1 to 8 days of stay: € 2 per person and day of stay.
- From day 9 onwards: € 1 per person and day of stay.
Low Season (From November 1 to April 30)
- From 1 to 8 days of stay: € 0,5 per person and day of stay.
- From day 9 onwards: € 0,25 per person and day of stay.
Who or why should not pay the tax?
- Under 16 years: those under 16 are exempt from paying the Ecotasa.
- Causes of force majeure: for example, if there is a climate problem and customers must stay longer on the island.
- Health reasons: when the client must stay longer on the island for health reasons. It must be justified by public institutions (IB-Health).
Why should everyone over 16 be identified?
In accordance with Article 50 (11) of the Tourism Law of the Balearic Islands (Law 8/2012 of July 19, amended on 08/01/2017), the tourist holiday rental operator is obliged to provide information on their holiday guests in accordance with the Citizen Security Law. Before your arrival, you will receive a form by email, which you must return filled out and signed for each guest by email or deliver all the forms correctly filled in on arrival.
Here is the link with tourist information for holiday accommodation in the Balearic Islands: https://www.ecotasa.es/en-gb/