You might think that the roads around Torevieja have been particularly busy over the last week or so, and they have, but not as busy as they are about to become!
The second phase of the special Easter roads operation will begin on Wednesday across most of Spain, except in the communities of Valencia and Catalonia, when it will begin on the Thursday.
The second phase will end at midnight on Monday, April 22 with the return operation, that will take place from Saturday afternoon and will continue throughout the whole of Sunday and Easter Monday as the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Cantabria, Navarra, Basque Country, Castilla la Mancha and La Rioja all recognise Monday as a holiday.
For those areas where the Monday is not a holiday, many of them still give children and students a day off, and so the dynamic of traffic flow is significantly changed in many places.
The good news is that once the weekend is over, the roads will be quieter once again, at least until the summer season begins.
Easter is also seen as a benchmark for summer, in so much as if this period is busy, then it follows that the summer will be too, and as this year appears already to have seen a lot more tourists than last year, the summer of 2019 looks set to be a bumper one.
For more information on the Easter operation, and to see what the Guardia Civil will be up to to control the flow of traffic, or just for general information and advice about driving in Spain, visit the N332 website at n332.es, and for live traffic information, visit the DGT website at dgt.es.