British holidaymakers rate Spain for their getaways because of the fantastic beaches and reliable climate, but also because traditionally visiting the country has always offered good value for money. Although Spain uses the Euro and the Pound has recently fallen in value against it, the good news is that prices in many Spanish resorts have actually decreased dramatically in the last year, even after taking the currency changes into account.
Recent research from the Post Office revealed that a basket of ten holiday items such as bottled water and sun cream which were checked for prices in various European resorts turned out to have the lowest prices in Torremolinos on Spain’s Costa del Sol and Javea on the Costa Blanca. The results actually recorded a drop in prices in Spain of 20% from the previous year and this is being put down to an effort by retailers to encourage British holidaymakers to continuing visiting the country.
Combined with other ways of keeping costs down for a holiday, such as renting villas in Spain, the fact is that a getaway to some of the most popular destinations shouldn't cost you any more that it did last year and in some cases might even cost less.
Costa Blanca The Costa Blanca has some of the most attractive coastal, resort and inland locations in all of Spain and when it comes to renting a villa there is plenty of choice. From the Montgo Mountains to the salt flats of Torrevieja, there is far more to the region that simply beautiful golden beaches and pure blue waters.
Costa del Sol The same can be said for choosing a holiday on the Costa del Sol. As well as the range of accommodation offered in some of the major tourist destinations along the coast, there are many individual villas each with their own unique qualities and locations. The Costa del Sol doesn't come by its name by accident, as the long stretch of coastline is renowned for its climate as well as the stunning scenery. From the glitz and glamour of the high life in Marbella through to the more family friendly resorts that prove popular year after year, there is truly something for everyone whatever kind of holiday they are looking for.
As shop prices are kept low to entice British holidaymakers to continue visiting Spain, it means that self catering in a rented villa can make even more sense for those looking to keep costs down whilst household budgets at home are under increasing strain.