Affordable fun in the Spanish sun just got a whole lot cheaper
With flight times of only two and a half hours from the UK and an abundance of accommodation, Benidorm reigns supreme where cheap holidays to Costa Blanca are concerned.
Combine this with the resort’s number one activity – trips to the beach, which also happen to be free – and you’re left with ample spare cash for waterparks and the area’s famous nightlife scene.
Costa Blanca’s Denia and Moraira resorts are also saver spots, as many of their main attractions involve the great outdoors. Arrive during the off-season from October to April, and prepare to enter seriously affordable territory.
Cheap days out
The beauty of holidays in Costa Blanca is that you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to see the best sights.
Levante Beach in Benidorm is the top draw here, with Poniente and its nearby playground a close second. Aside from this, you can head inland to the fortified walls of the 13th-century castle known as the Castillo de Biar, or wander the cobbled streets in Biar old town to window shop.
Days in Denia can be devoted to wandering the paths of the Montgo Natural Park, while in Moraira, two Blue Flag Award-winning beaches are the stars. Both offer inside looks at the resorts’ natural landscapes without emptying your pockets in the process.
Other popular holidays in Spain
Cheap holidays aren’t limited to just Costa Blanca – discover a range of bargain holiday deals within Spain and check out your options in Tenerife, Menorca and Costa del Sol. If you’re set on a holiday to Costa Blanca, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect budget break in the Spanish sun. And here are our top three cheap hotels in Costa Blanca.
You'll get incredible value for money at Rio Park hotel, as it covers all your holiday bases with an enormous pool, its own nightlife scene and a buffet restaurant. Rio Park combines funky decor with a versatile adult, child and lap-lane pool to create a happening oasis on a quiet Benidorm street. You'll find a host of excellent and affordable restaurants within a 15-minute walk, as is Levante Beach. There's also a lively bar scene and happy hour three times a week, plus karaoke, quizzes and live shows.
This great value 4* hotel will hit all the right notes with a welcoming pool area, outdoor activities and nightly entertainment fit for the West End. Enjoy a lagoon pool and splash area for kids along with a huge array free of activities, including minigolf, a shooting range and aerobics. You'll also have access to an adults-only piano bar, an open-air entertainment centre and disco.
It's the All Inclusive nightlife that makes this beach hotel so sought-out, with four themed bars, nightly shows, a summer stage and a disco. While the pool scene and discounted entry to the on-site gym isn't bad either. Two pools make up the day-to-day activities, one of which is covered and heated in low season, and you're just a three-minute walk from the beach at this hotel, though Benidorm's budget bars and clubs are even closer.