This is the hilarious moment a tourist bagged five sun loungers by running to them before tossing their towels in the best poolside spots.
The footage was posted to TikTok by another guest who filmed the chaotic scene from her balcony at the Paradise Park Hotel in Los Cristianos, Tenerife.
The video shows a large pool surrounded by a covered terrace, moments before several people emerge and start running towards the sunbeds.
A man dressed in yellow can be seen running towards the loungers with several towels on his arm. He moved between rows of other chairs until he reached the ones in prime spot by the pool.
As the other guests made their way to the sun loungers, he took a shortcut to get there first, throwing down his towels to claim the seats with impressive speed.
Hilarious footage captured the moment a tourist (wearing a black T-shirt) bagged five sun loungers by running through the sun loungers before tossing their towels in the best poolside spots.
This wasn’t the first time the man had been on a hunt, as another video showed him in a black T-shirt securing the best spot.
Jess Clarke, who filmed the crowd, captioned her video ‘Day Three Sunbed Wars’.
It quickly gained more than 11,000 likes and viewers left hundreds of comments, saying, “I love it, it’s so much fun” or commenting, “I’ve never seen lounger fights this bad.”
Another commented: ‘The guy in yellow put on a proper change.’
A fourth said: ‘9am lounger wars paradise park Tenerife what a show’.
One user recognized the man from Ms Clarke’s earlier video titled ‘Day 1’.
The hotel is notorious for sun lounger reservation races and similar scenes were caught on camera last year.
The video quickly garnered over 11,000 likes and viewers left hundreds of comments, saying, ‘I love it, it’s so funny,’ or commenting, ‘I’ve never seen such bad swing fights before’ (pictured: before and after the video) battle of the beds)
A viral TikTok video from August shows tourists at the Tenerife hotel running cheekily for the best poolside spot.
Images it shows a crowd of tourists showing up at a pool in Paradise Park just as it opens.
They then drop their towels on the hotspot’s best loungers, some even looking around guiltily as they do so.
TikTok user Sarah, whose clip has already garnered over five million views in a single day, simply captioned it: ‘The Sunbed Race’.
Paradise Park spokesman Rafael Ruiz-Benítez de Lugo told MailOnline last year: ‘We were amused to see it considering our hotel has five pools and areas with space and sunbeds for everyone.
Although we do see quite a bit of talent among our guests for the steeplechase races.
Weeks earlier, in July of last year, hotel staff took towels away from sunbed users at another resort in Tenerife.
Tourist Amanda Proctor filmed workers collecting dozens of towels guests had left on empty sun loungers in an attempt to reserve the best poolside seats at the five-star Gran Costa Adeje hotel in southern Tenerife.
Ms Proctor said staff at the hotel, which has four swimming pools, took guests’ bags and towels and left a note on the chairs telling them where to pick up their belongings.
Staff were seen taking towels from sun loungers at the five-star Hotel Gran Costa Adeje (pictured)
Footage shows three hotel staff members collecting the hotel’s yellow towels from sun loungers, and a man is seen carrying more than ten towels over his shoulder.
The tourist said there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sun loungers before 10am
A hotel spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘At GF Gran Costa Adeje, we stand up for the right of all our guests to enjoy our pools and ask everyone to respect our policy.
‘All the guests will have their space in our solarium. In this situation, our partner, like the entire GF Gran Costa Adeje team, is a hero without a cape. We are very happy with the reaction to the video and from our customers.’
Tourists have been known to get up early in the morning and rush to reserve sun loungers.
Also in July of last year, images taken by Julie Larsson captured tourists running for chairs at dawn in a hotel in Mallorca.
Larsson joked that the video was about “hammock wars at 6 am.”
The video shows territorial bathers reserving their loungers for the day by placing bags, towels and other belongings on the chairs. Many people also rushed to secure the best poolside seats.
In 2017, images emerged of people running for sun loungers at the Servatur Waikiki hotel in the popular Playa del Inglés resort on Gran Canaria just as the pool opened at 8 a.m.
Hotel insiders say people start lining up at 7:30 a.m. every day to get a prime spot on the front row of loungers.
And despite the stereotype that Germans are the first to give up, sources say the British and Irish are the worst offenders.
In many cases, they drop their belongings and head to have breakfast before returning at their leisure.
The problem of bagging sun loungers became so serious that hotel staff were ordered to remove towels from sun loungers that had been left empty for two to three hours.
Tour operator Thomas Cook has tried to solve the problem at partner hotels by allowing tourists to reserve seats through an app.
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