ABOUT THE COSTAS?
The Spanish Costas have definitely earned their destination stripes. Literally meaning ‘coast’, the Costas have got the sun, sand, sea (and sangria) covered for those who don’t want to travel too far or spend too much for their summer holidays. But which Costa should you choose for your Spanish holiday? We take a look at what’s cool about the Costas so you can have the best beach break of the bunch, but whichever you choose, we can guarantee one thing that won’t be cool and that’s the weather! Check out our cheap holidays in Spain and you can afford to go Costa crazy and try all four!
Just an hour away from cosmopolitan Barcelona you have two brilliant Blue Flag beach resorts, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. This double delight serves up seven sand or shingle stretches in total, with a beach for everybody. You can also take a trip inland to historic Girona, where pastel buildings seem to topple into the Onyar River, and art, architecture, history and culture combine.
COSTA DEL SOL
Marbella has become a bit of a buzzword with young, trendy types, offering cool cocktail bars, fashionable clubs and gleaming sands on its Golden Mile, which stretches down to the swish marina at Puerto Banus – a great place for yacht-spotting!