This is the hilarious moment a holidaymaker bagged five sun loungers by sprinting towards them before throwing his towels on the best pool-side spots.
The footage was posted on 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 decked terrace, moments before several people emerge and start running towards the sunbeds.
One man dressed in yellow can be seen sprinting towards the loungers with several towels on his arm. He skipped past rows of other chairs until he reached the ones in the prime pool-side spot.
While the other guests made their way towards the loungers, he took a shortcut to arrive there first and throw his towels down to claim the seats in impressive speed.
Hilarious footage captured the moment a holidaymaker (in black T-shirt) bagged five sun loungers by sprinting through the sun beds before throwing his towels on the best pool-side spots
This wasn’t the first time the man was on the 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 hundreds of comments were left by viewers, saying: ‘Love it, so funny’ or remarking: ‘I’ve never seen sunbed wars that bad.’
Another commented: ‘Guy in yellow put in a proper shift.’
A fourth said: ‘9am sunbed wars paradise park Tenerife what a sight.’
One user recognised the man from Ms Clarke’s previous video titled ‘Day 1’.
The hotel is known for sunbed reservation races and similar scenes were captured on camera last year.
The video quickly gained over 11,000 likes and hundreds of comments were left by viewers, saying: ‘Love it, so funny’ or remarking: ‘I’ve never seen sunbed wars that bad’ (pictured: before and after the battle of the beds)
A viral TikTok video from August shows tourists at the Tenerife hotel making a shameless dash for the best poolside spot.
Footage shows a crowd of holidaymakers show up at a pool at Paradise Park just as it opens.
They then drop their towels on the hotspot’s best loungers – with some even glancing around guiltily as they do it.
TikTok user Sarah, whose clip has already garnered more than five million views in just one day, simply captioned it: ‘The Sunbed Race’.
Paradise Park spokesman Rafael Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo told MailOnline last year: ‘We were amused to see it considering that our hotel has five swimming pools and areas with space and sunbeds for everyone.
‘Although we see quite a bit of talent among our guests for obstacle races.’
Weeks before, in July last year, sunbed-blockers had their towels taken away by hotel staff at another resort in Tenerife.
Holidaymaker Amanda Proctor filmed the moment the workers picked up dozens of towels that guests had laid out on empty sun loungers in a bid to reserve the best seats next to the pool at the five-star Gran Costa Adeje Hotel, southern Tenerife.
Ms Proctor said that the staff at the hotel, which features four pools, took the guests’ bags and towels and left a note on the chairs telling them where to collect their belongings.
The staff were seen taking the towels from the sun loungers at the five-star Gran Costa Adeje Hotel (pictured)
Footage shows three hotel staff members picking up the hotel’s yellow towels from the sun loungers, with one man seen carrying more than ten towels over his shoulder
The holidaymaker said there was a sign at the hotel saying guests were not allowed to reserve sunbeds before 10am.
A spokesman at the hotel told MailOnline: ‘At GF Gran Costa Adeje, we defend the right of all our guests to enjoy our pools and we ask everyone to respect our policy.
‘All guests will have their space in our solarium. In this situation, our colleague, 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.’
Holidaymakers have been known to wake up early in the morning and make a mad dash to reserve sun loungers.
Also in July last year, footage taken by Julie Larsson captured tourists running for chairs in the early morning at a hotel in Majorca.
Ms Larsson joked that the video was all about ‘sunbed wars at 6am’.
The video shows territorial sunbathers earmarking their loungers for the day by placing bags, towels and other belongings on the chairs. Many people also rushed to secure the best seats by the poolside.
In 2017, footage emerged of people racing for sun loungers at Servatur Waikiki hotel at the popular Playa del Ingles resort in Gran Canaria just as the pool opened at 8am.
Hotel insiders say people begin queuing at 7.30am each day in order to bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.
And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.
In many cases they put their belongings down and head into breakfast before returning at their leisure.
The problem of sunbed bagging got so bad that hotel staff were instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.
Tour operator Thomas Cook has tried to solve the problem at partner hotels by letting holidaymakers reserve the seats via an app.