Enjoy the pace and attractions of last minute holidays to Spain
With flights to Spain from the UK taking just over two hours, you’ll be relaxing on the beach and working on your tan in no time.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main Costa resorts, near Portugal’s border, Costa de la Luz is made up of authentic Spanish villages and national parks, ideal for those who like to explore.
On Spain’s south-eastern shore is Costa Almeria, where laid-back holidays can be spent taking leisurely strolls along the coastline, browsing stylish boutique shops in Almeria and tasting traditional Spanish cuisine in seafront restaurants.
If you’re looking for something a bit more lively, Costa Dorada is famed for its bustling beaches and offers a wide range of activities that don’t require booking, including Spain’s biggest theme park, PortAventura World.
Over in Costa Blanca, the star of the show is Benidorm.
Here, evenings are centred around live music, cabaret shows and pool parties, while during the day there’s Aqualandia waterpark and its neigbouring Mundomar marine animal park which can be reached either by foot or a short bus journey from the town centre.
There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits to enjoy in Costa Blanca without having to book in advance, including hiking through the Alicante Mountains and trips to the Algar waterfalls.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Spain
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, Spain can be enjoyed throughout the year. The most popular times to travel are in spring and autumn, when the the weather is at its most pleasant. Peak times are during the summer months of July and August, when the climate is at its hottest and resorts are busy.
You’ll also get some great last minute deals to Spain during winter, when there are less crowds and the weather is cooler.
And the good news is that resorts on the southern coast of Spain stay relatively warm year-round, making winter breaks in this region popular. For the best deals on last minute holidays, book up to eight weeks in advance.
Other last minute holiday destinations
If you’re thinking about booking a last minute holiday, you don’t have to stop at Spain. We offer a range of great deals in a variety of diverse destinations around the world, including Greece, Portugal and Italy.
If you’ve got your heart set on Spain, our travel guide is full of useful advice and information to help you make the most of your holiday to this sunny destination. Below are some great last minute hotels to have a look at.
With its central location, the adults-only Riudor Hotel is the perfect base for exploring Benidorm without having to plan ahead. As well as being in the middle of the town's famous nightlife hub, the hotel is just round the corner from Levante Beach.
There's also a pool, a bar lounge and terrace, a happy hour, a disco, pool table and board games and live music several nights a week. The buffet restaurant holds a weekly gala dinner.
Thanks to its great location, The Estival Centurion Playa is a popular choice for last minute holidays to Costa Dorada. The hotel is well-placed for exploring, with the beach right next door, PortAventura theme park just a 20-minute drive away and the resort centre five minutes away by car or bus – there's a bus stop right outside the hotel for minimum hassle.
The hotel offers a charming buffet restaurant, a swimming pool with a bar, a relaxing sun terrace and lounge area. There's also a kids' club and playground to keep the little ones happy.