I have had many queries asking, “how much is eco tax in Mallorca?” This article will take a look at the cost of Eco tax in Mallorca, and how much you can expect to pay when visiting the island on holiday.

Who pays Eco Tax in Mallorca?

Whether you are a resident or holidaymaker, if you are staying in a hotel or registered apartment, or even arriving on a cruise, you will have to pay Eco Tax.

If you are staying in hotel accommodation, you will have to pay Eco Tax at the time of check in.

Eco Tax is only charged for adults aged 16 and over. Children under 16 do not pay eco tax.

Is Eco Tax the same as Tourist Tax?

Technically yes!

The eco tax is a small charge for anyone staying in Mallorca for tourism purposes.

Funds raised from the Eco Tax were initially destined towards sustainable tourism projects to offset the environmental impact of mass tourism.

There has been much controversy in the past regarding use of funds raised by the eco tax since monies have not necessarily gone on to fund the environmental projects promised.

In 2021 it was believed the eco tax was used to partially fund other projects outside the proposed environmental projects, including the possible funding of a music concert in Palma and as a means to help aid post pandemic recovery.

It has also been reported that in 2022, the Eco tax will not be used to fund environmental projects, but again to be invested in projects to fund the post pandemic recovery.

Such is the opposition to this tax, the now almost non-existant “Eco Tax” is also known as “Tourist Tax,” which is essentially a tax imposed on those who choose to holiday in Mallorca.

Whether or not this eco tax will continue in the future is undecided.

If there are any changes to this eco tax rule, I will publish news on this website, so watch this space.

How much is Eco Tax in Mallorca?

The amount of tax you will pay per night depends on the category of accommodation you are staying in.

So how much is eco tax in Mallorca?

So please budget for around 2€ to 4€ a night.

Luxury hotels is pay around 4€, while mid range and 4-star hotels will pay in the region of 3€.

Cruise passengers will pay upwards of 2€, and those staying in smaller refugios (hostels) will pay just over 1€ a night.

For example when we stayed in July 2022 in the 4 star BQ Delfin Azul hotel, I had to pay 3,30€ a night. Of course my daugther wasn’t charged as she is under 16 years old.

So if you are arriving for a 7-day holiday in a 4 star hotel you will be paying in the region of 23€ for the week in Eco tax.

Don’t forget this tax will not be charged when you book your holiday.

Even if you are booking an all-inclusive holiday, eco tax is not included and you will have to pay this separately.

After your flight and journey to your hotel and when checking in, the hotel recpetionist will ask you to pay this eco tax.

You will be given the option to pay this by cash (Euros) or by card.

BQ Delfin Azul Hotel Alcudia
Expect to pay 3,30€ per night in Eco Tax to stay in the BQ Delfin Azul in Alcudia

I hope this article helps prepare for your holiday. If you’re looking for other travel tips to help you plan your holiday then check out this article here.

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