Spain: Sunbed Hunger Games sees ’90-minute queue’ for sprint

The battle for sunbeds continues at a Spanish resort (Picture: TikTok/chloeturner_1)

Holidaymakers at a Tenerife resort woke up at the crack of dawn to grab a sunbed in a prime location.

Chaotic footage shows hotel guests holding their towels as they wait hesitantly at a barrier next to the pool.

When they get the green light from the staff, the crowd suddenly descends on the terrace from all sides in a frenzied sprint to grab a lounger.

The scenes reportedly took place at a “favorite family resort” in Playa De Las Americas.

They were filmed by Chloe Turner, who claimed people were queuing from 6:30 am to 90 minutes before the pool opened at 8 am.

A number of similar videos have captured the frenetic battle for sunbeds in resorts across Europe as Brits enjoy their first summer and most Covid travel restrictions have been lifted.

A ‘bed-hogging’ dad was seen clutching a pile of towels before frantically throwing them over the sunbeds at the Tenerife resort.

In the meantime, queues of enthusiastic holidaymakers started to form at 6am at a hotel in the Canary Islands, before running quickly to claim their loungers.

Spain is one of the countries in Western Europe that has been hit by high temperatures that have led to a number of forest fires.

The country endured two heatwaves last month with temperatures exceeding 40°C, fueling concerns about agricultural sustainability.

Scientists in Seville first gave a name to the heat wave recorded between July 24 and 27, calling it Zoe.

The new naming system came as part of a pilot program launched in June to raise awareness of the importance of heat waves and protect public health in the warmer months.

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