Here are five affordable holidays for this summer that won’t break the bank.
There are a range of destinations suitable for groups of friends, couples and families. The prices are per person, for a week, based on two sharing unless stated otherwise.
Barcelona, Spain – Visit the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region this summer! Stay at the 4-star Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel just 15 minutes away from the city centre and only 750 yards from the nearest metro station. £303pp (7 nights, 12-19th June, return flights from Manchester with RyanAir.)
Albufeira, Portugal – Visit the coastal city in the southern Algarve region of Portugal famous for its sandy beaches. Stay at the Paladim & Alagoamar aparthotel, just 15 minute walk from the new and old towns. £324pp (7 nights, 12th-19th June, return flights from Manchester with RyanAir.)
Paphos, Cyprus – Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus known for it’s hot weather and gorgeous beaches. Visit the ruins at Tomb of the Kings for a bit of ancient history. Stay at Crystallo Apartments, central to the centre and a short bus ride from popular beach, Coral Bay. £310pp (7 nights, 8th-15th July, Return flights from Manchester with Thomas Cook.)
Salou, Spain – Salou is a municipality in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is just an hour and a half away from Barcelona, and home to the famous PortAventura themepark. There are many Air Bnb’s around the area and flights cost just £68 for the 13th-20th July. Price estimate £320 (7 nights, 13th-20th July, Return flights from Manchester with RyanAir.)
Kardamena, Kos – Kardamena is a resort town on the Greek island of Kos. It is known for its long, sandy beach, which is lined with bars and tavernas. Stay at the Nissia Kamares apartments, decorated in traditional Greek style and just around the corner from the centre of town. £325pp (7th-13th July, 6 nights, Return flights from London Stansted.)