Look no further than Spain for great last minute deal
Your flight will land at Malaga Airport in under three hours and you’ll then be whisked off to your resort. Transfers are often included, even if you book last minute, and places like Fuengirola and Benalmadena can be reached in 35 minutes, or Nerja in an hour.
We all love Costa del Sol for its beaches, bars, nightlife and cuisine. You’ve got a fantastic variety of options across the region, with every destination offering something a little different to the last.
For example, with its old town and a grand fortress on the horizon, Fuengirola mixes British pub grub and Spanish tapas so you can enjoy the culture without feeling homesick. While it also has some of
Costa del Sol’s finest beaches.
It's not called the Sun Coast for nothing
Blue Flag award-winning Carvajal Beach, castles and theme parks sum up Benalmadena’s attractions. But you can just as easily while away days in the winding streets and their cosy cafes – ideal for a no-fuss last minute break that will guarantee a smile. And, although Nerja has some lively nightlife, it’s the Blue Flag beaches such as Playa Burriana and trips into the nearby cave network that are most affordable.
Meanwhile, classy Marbella is where to go to play among the rich and famous, while the cultural hotspot of Torremolinos is perfect for last minute breaks spent exploring and sampling Spanish delicacies.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
You should book your last minute holiday to Costa del Sol no earlier than eight weeks in advance to secure the best deals. But don’t worry if you don’t find your perfect break straight away as we have new offers all the time.
To catch some toasty summer sun on southern Spain’s beaches, you can start thinking about booking your holiday in April for a June break. Or you might prefer to visit in the slightly cooler shoulder seasons temperatures stay around 20°C in May and October.
Other popular holidays in Spain
Check out what last minute deals are available across Spain at resorts in Costa Brava, Costa Blanca or Costa Dorada, with plenty of other options besides.
Or if you’re set on enjoying a last minute holiday to Costa del Sol, take a look at our Costa del Sol travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect last minute holiday in the Spanish sun. And check out our top last minute hotels below.
Heavy on the views from its hillside locale, the Nerja Club Hotel is guaranteed to bring poolside relaxation with good access to the coast, too. This whitewashed hotel will give you access to a swimming pool, solarium area and buffet restaurant. Downtown Nerja is a 20-minute walk away, though there's a bar, nightly Happy Hour and Flamenco shows right in the hotel. From the airport, the hotel is just an hour away and reachable by bus.
This chic hotel is all luxury and no forward-planning, due in part to its proximity to shops and bars, plus its beach-facing pool. This hotel exudes sleekness with an L-shaped infinity pool and live music with dancing every night. All your dining bases are covered here with a buffet restaurant, a la carte menu, cafe and coffee shop all on-site. Transfers from the hotel are an incredibly convenient 35 minutes, plus downtown Fuengirola is only a 15-minute walk away.
The Holiday Village Costa Del Sol features an all-out, sea-facing waterpark for al fresco fun, four restaurant and an amazing nightlife agenda that includes live entertainment, cabaret shows, three bars and karaoke. An array of kids' clubs and one seriously huge pool scene with waterslides and a wave pool make up the bulk of this hotel's daytime agenda. On hand are a wide array of spa treatments and sporting opps including mini-golf and sports courts. It's less than 10 minutes to the beach, while transfers from the hotel only take half an hour.