Spain is an ever-popular summer destination. But for those thinking that the sun, sea and sangria are limited only to the peak holiday season, think again. Because outside the summer months the southern Costas are still warm, and all the more beautiful without the crowds. Making them a perfect hot spot for long-stay winter sun seekers.
Better still, they aren’t far from home. And with Brittany Ferries’ Winter Sun Holidays, you don’t even need to fly. Simply pack your car, drive aboard and enjoy 4 weeks away from as little as £512 per person – that’s just £128 per week – including your overnight cruise from Portsmouth or Plymouth with a cabin.
It’s a far more relaxing way to travel, and by taking your car you can enjoy the convenience of packing everything you need – from the all-important tea bags and essentials to creature comforts – as well as the cost-savings when considering flights and car hire.
Each of Brittany Ferries’ 21 Winter Sun resorts in Spain are hand-picked, with options for those who love the beach, a round (or two, three… or fore!) of golf, nature and the great outdoors. Or you may just want a home from home, away. Some even allow you to bring your pet.
On the far west, the Costa de la Luz, or ‘coast of light’ boasts over 300 days of sunshine. A lesser known Spanish destination, here you’ll find smaller resorts like Las Suites de Puerto Sherry (4 weeks from £1198 per person). From here visit the ancient port city of Cadiz and, probably the most quintessential of all Spanish towns, Jeréz.
Right next door, the Costa del Sol is renowned as being the most cosmopolitan of all the Spanish Costas – and the golf hub of Europe. For great value, check out Marbella’s Apartamentos El Porton (4 weeks from £512 per person), a 3-storey resort within a quiet residential area in the hills of Calahonda, midway between Marbella and Fuengirola.
For a beach front paradise, there’s the Macdonald Doña Lola Club Resort (4 weeks from £624 per person). With indoor and (heated) outdoor pools, a beauty centre, mini market, restaurant and bar, activities and entertainment, all centred round tiered gardens full of sub-tropical plants, palm trees and water features; you’ll want to stay all winter!
Further around the coast to the east, is the Costa Blanca. A well-established and popular package holiday spot, some might be surprised to hear that this region is equally as beautiful and relaxing as the last. Historic and traditional towns, stunning pine-covered mountains, fields of almond and orange trees, and excellent golf courses. It has it all. Just 200m from the beach and 30 mins stroll from Denia, the Ona Ogisaka Garden Aparthotel (4 weeks from £610 per person) is busy resort is great for those looking to have everything on their doorstep.
View Brittany Ferries’ Winter Sun holiday collection here or speak to Brittany Ferries’ specialist team on 0330 159 5222 (Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:30).
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