Costa Blanca is the perfect choice for a last minute escape
Flight times to Alicante Airport are only around two and a half hours from UK airports, making this a perfect short-haul destination.
The most famous section of shore by far is Benidorm, which remains one of the most affordable holiday destinations out there. And when you go for a last minute deal, that usually means even bigger savings.
But you’re going to find plenty of other reasons to visit this part of Spain too. If it’s the real heartbeat of Costa Blanca’s culture you want to discover, spend your holiday in sleepy, down-to-earth Moraira. This seaside town gives you the best of beach life in its two beautiful bays, and there are plenty of activities nearby that you can take part in without having to pre-book, from markets to the nearby safari park.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
Our deals are updated constantly, so there’s always a great new offer for you to find. For the brightest sun and the bluest sea, last minute breaks in the summer months are the way forward – think May, June, July and August.
You should book no earlier than eight weeks in advance for the best last minute deals, which means April and May are the ideal months to keep your eyes peeled for summer breaks. That said, the end of the typical tourist season sees fantastic late deals, so don’t be shy in booking some even more affordable September or October sunshine with us.
Other popular holidays in Spain
If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places you’ll love. Take a look at similar destinations, like Costa del Sol or Costa Brava. Or 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 family holiday in the Spanish sun. And here are the top last minute Costa Blanca hotels for you to check out.
For a good mix of affordability, amenities, beach access and bars close by, the Rio Park in Benidorm is a popular choice for a last minute holiday with minimum planning or effort needed. Just an hour outside of Alicante Airport, Rio Park is located about a five-minute walk from Benidorm's town centre. The hotel has a sleek modern layout, as well as its own British pub to keep the comforts of home in easy reach. You'll have all your bases covered here, from a buffet restaurant to weekly Happy Hour, a swimming pool and evening entertainment in the summer.
If you want a true experience of a towering Benidorm hotel that has all the bells and whistles for both families and adults-only retreats, the Flamingo Oasis Hotel is your one-stop shop. The hotel boasts two buffet restaurants, its very own disco bar and an array of live shows. On offer here are a host of daytime activities, from mini-golf to sports courts as well as a pretty sizeable pool. The hotel is located right in the heart of town just an hour beyond Alicante Airport, so you won't have to travel far for all your holiday amenities.
If it's a purely adults-only experience you're after, close to both the beach and the centre of Benidorm, the stylish Riudor Hotel is among the best. Expect to be totally taken care of here, with buffet meals, Happy Hour and a terrace-privy bar. Found in the heart of 'New' Benidorm, you'll be slap bang in the middle of the resort's bar and club scene, and airport transfers will only take around an hour and a half.