Holiday Rentals on the Costa del Sol Spain


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In the midst of sub-zero temperatures, blustery winds and bouts of sideways rain, do you find yourself day dreaming about this year’s summer holiday? If like many of us you are watching the pennies, Spain is a great choice for a wide range of holidays at excellent prices and with such a short flight time it’s become a firm favourite for thousands of Brits every year. Whether you want to relax by the pool or beach, play golf, sports, explore, or do a big mixure of things, there is something for everyone on the Costa del Sol.

Last Minute Valentine’s Breaks Costa del Sol

If you are thinking of a nice surprise for your partner this Valentine’s Day, why not take them on a last minute trip to Spain! With only a short aeroplane journey and so much on offer you can whisk your partner away for a romantic holiday weekend they will never forget, even if you are on a budget. Self-catering properties on the Costa del Sol are becoming increasingly popular for long and short breaks because they are excellent value for money and couples and families can get much more privacy, space and freedom by renting their own holiday accommodation for the week or weekend. Flights are cheaper these days if you shop around and you can rent your very own holiday home in Spain for as little as €149 for the week!

Local Markets along the Costa del Sol

If you enjoy a stroll around the market or car boot sale, then the Costa del Sol will have you spoilt for choice. Every day of the week you will find a different street market or car boot sale with an array of bargains to consider!

There is something quite fun about visiting the local markets and boot sales with friends or family in the lovely weather, and you will see just about everything from fresh produce to furniture, clothes and jewellery for sale. So while you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol, take a day to browse the authentic markets, enjoy some R&R and find some Spanish souvenirs to remember.

If you rent long term on the Costa del Sol, there may be bits and pieces you need like various household items, garden furniture, and decorative items which can be found new at markets for excellent prices compared to shops. Markets can also be a great place to buy unusual, nice gifts for family and friends without breaking the bank.

Here are some of the markets and car boot sales held regularly from Estepona to Marbella:

Sabinillas General market – On the east Esplanade every Friday in the morning selling clothing, shoes, fruit and vegetables and much more.

Estepona Marina market – In the port every Sunday from 10:00-14:00pm. The market sells fresh fruit and vegetables and also has stalls selling general goods including gifts, leather, shoes, sunglasses, music, jewellery, souvenirs, arts & crafts.

Estepona Town market – Avenida Juan Carlos every Wednesday from 10:00-14:00pm. Traditional Spanish market selling clothes, food, and household wares.

San Pedro street market – Held near the Central Plaza every Thursday from 9:00-14.00pm. A great place to bag a bargain.

Nueva Andalucia street market – […]

Spain Voted One of the World’s Top Destinations

The world’s top 15 places to visit this year have been revealed by travel website TripAdvisor with Spain coming in at 12th place as rated by users of the site. Spain has always been a popular holiday destination and since the hit UK television series ‘Benidorm’ and ‘The Only Way is Essex’, it seems even more Brits are choosing Spain for their holidays.

Gibraltar’s New Airport Terminal

At last we see the successful opening of Gibraltar’s new airport terminal on the 26th November. This is great news for holiday makers planning to visit Southern Spain as they will have a better choice of flights from the UK, plus there are some excellent benefits of flying into Gibralter rather than Malaga airport.

Christmas in Spain – Free download guide

It’s that time of year again, the shops are stocking up with mince pies, frozen turkeys and the latest children’s toys, and families all over the UK are making preparations for the merry day. If you are wondering how you can make this Christmas extra special this year, why not visit Spain? There are many English families and friends who choose to spend their Christmas in Spain because it’s not too far away, the weather is usually still beautiful, there are still traditional activities going on, and they get that real holiday feel where they can truly leave their work behind.

Winter Activities on the Costa del Sol

If you want to escape the winter blues this year, Spain is an excellent choice for fun and variety. The weather is cooler yet there is still plenty of sunshine, and generally the prices of everything are lower after the summer season. Many people are now opting for self-catering properties in Spain which is a great option as it keeps costs down and has the advantage of private space. This type of holiday also allows more room in the budget for fun days out! Whether you want a break away with the family or a romantic getaway with your partner, the Costa del Sol has plenty to offer. Here are a few ideas of things you can do in Andalucia this winter.

Exciting day trips from the Costa del Sol

One of the many benefits of taking your holiday on the Costa del Sol is that there is a good variety of things to do every day. There is so much more to this well-known area other than the beaches and golf courses, and it is an ideal place to stay if you want the whole family to be entertained. If you’d like to do some exploring during your stay, there are some great options for day trips here in Southern Spain and you could end up seeing and experiencing a lot more than you would have imagined. Here are three exciting things to do for the day, all of which are easily accessible from the Costa del Sol.

Feria de San Pedro October 2011

If you are visiting the Costa del Sol over the next week, one event definitely worth a visit to is Feria de San Pedro. This entertaining annual event starts Monday 17th October and runs until Sunday 23rd October 2011 and is a great chance to participate in local culture.

Autumn Savings!

In response to a staggering rise in demand, Monarch airlines have added more than 4,000 seats on some of its routes from 21st October – 2nd November. The extra seats and additional flights will be added to the more popular routes like Spain and Cyprus. This is great news for holiday makers as it means even more affordable holidays to some of the most stunning destinations.