While the summer season may be drawing to a close, it’s still not too late to book a fantastic 2020 or 2021 holiday to Spain. When you visit the Costa del Sol not only will you enjoy a well-earned break, but you will also enjoy Costa del Sol’s lively culture, sun-drenched beaches, delicious cuisine, and activities aplenty to keep everyone in the family entertained. Couple all of this with just a short flight from the UK and what’s not to love? Here’s what you need to know about enjoying a holiday to Spain.
The Costa del Sol season
There’s no shortage of sunshine when you holiday in Spain! When you book a Costa del Sol holiday, you will enjoy warm sun-drenched days no matter what time you choose to visit.
The most popular times to enjoy a holiday to Spain are during June, July, and August, however this is also when you’ll encounter the most fellow travelers. For a more relaxed experience, September, October, and November are beautiful months to visit and are often less busy – ideal if you are thinking of booking a quieter holiday to Spain. The weather is still gorgeous, and you’ll often find things are a little less expensive than during the peak season.
Of course, winter is a fabulous time to visit too – allowing visitors from the UK an opportunity to enjoy plenty of sunshine! While temperatures aren’t at their peak, visitors are guaranteed to experience warmer and sunnier days than back in the UK, and they will also encounter far fewer crowds than at any other time of the year.
Another popular time to visit is during the Costa del Sol’s mid-season, which runs from March until May. These months offer visitors a more relaxed vibe with balmy sun-filled days. It also offers the ideal Easter break – a perfect option for a 2021 holiday to Spain that’s not too far away!
Remember, there is no “best” time to visit the Costa del Sol, as it all comes down to personal preferences.
The advantages of a holiday to Spain in 2020 or 2021
If you’re a bit of a bargain hunter, or love the sun but hate the crowds, now could be a great time to plan a holiday to Spain. While Spain’s Costa del Sol is open to visitors, COVID-19 has resulted in fewer visitors than usual, meaning that tourists can expect a more relaxed holiday, with fewer crowds, and some fantastic deals to be had in both 2020 and 2021.
If you’re considering a holiday to Spain in 2020 the Autumn and Winter months offer the perfect location to get some of that much-craved winter sun. In September, you can enjoy average temperatures of 23°C, with high temperatures reaching 26°C. In October, expect warm average temperatures of 19°C most days, with highs of 22°C still providing plenty of sunbathing opportunities. November is still delightfully mild, with average temperatures of 15°C and highs of 18°C. Even in December, when the UK often sees cold, rainy and snowy days, the Costa del Sol experiences highs of 16°C.
Where to stay
The Costa del Sol offers so much choice when it comes to choosing where to stay that it can be a bit of a headache.
One of the region’s most popular destinations is Club La Costa World, which offers a stunning selection of accommodation options, ideally located between lively Malaga and glamorous Marbella. Offering a real home-from-home experience, here guests can enjoy the ultimate sunshine break all coupled with a wealth of world-class amenities for the ideal holiday to Spain.
Just some of the amenities include fine-dining restaurants, kids’ clubs, nightly entertainment, beautiful pools, tropical gardens to relax in, and sporting facilities such as tennis courts and golf courses. Of course, all of the resorts are within striking distance of some of Costa del Sol’s most lively destinations, such as Malaga and Marbella, ensuring a fantastic getaway.
Current travel restrictions
If you are planning on visiting Spain from the UK, there are a few things you should know in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, travellers entering Spain from the UK are not required to self-isolate. However, they are subject to undergo a temperature check and a visual health assessment, as well as to provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel. If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK for 14 days. Whilst in Spain, you can enjoy the delights of this wonderful country by following local social distancing and health protocols as required. For the latest advice on travelling abroad make sure to check your country’s official travel advice.
Spain’s beautiful year-round weather means that you don’t have to wait until next summer to enjoy the sun, sea and sights. If the sound of a sunny, relaxed holiday to Spain in 2020 or 2021 sounds appealing, there are definitely some fantastic deals to be had and wonderful resorts ready to welcome you.