Getting value-for-money in Spain

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Readers know that the most single popular destination for those holidaying abroad is Spain. It might be on the mainland or in the Balearics or the Canaries but wherever it is holidaymakers will be seeking to make their money go as far as it can.

Lanzarote
Lanzarote – sun and scenery attracts us.

Although the flight and the accommodation will have been paid there will still be on-the-spot costs such as car hire for a few days, entrance money to attractions and some meals.

The specialist booking company, Spain-Holiday.com has just produced its annual Summer Spending Report 2019 which gives guidance to those visiting Spain an idea of what they will be facing in expenses.

Generally the Costa Dorada is the most expensive place in Spain to visit whereas the cheapest is the Costa Blanca where a car-hire will be cheaper than paying the bus fare for a family of four.

But even on the Costa Dorada there are savings to be made which will help keep the holiday budget in the black. For example, if you fly into Reus airport on the Costa Dorada and there are four or five of you, a taxi will cost you less than buying four or five tickets on the bus. For four, a taxi will save you €22 over the bus price.

If you hire a car for a week, then the best deal you will get will be on Lanzarote where it should cost you about €126 and, in fact, Lanzarote is the best value destination out of all Spain. A two course lunch for a couple should set you back about €24 and entrance to attractions will be about €18.
The second best value for money destination is in Gran Canaria and yet another Canary Island – Tenerife – is the fourth.

Ibiza in the Balearics comes out as offering the best value for money amongst the islands there. A day out a theme or water park will set a family of four back about €75, much the same as it will cost in the Costa de Almería, Costa Blanca, Costa Cálida, Gran Canaria, Costa del Azahar, Costa de la Luz, Costa Tropical and the Costa del Sol. Elsewhere it is likely to cost more.

Since the pound has fallen against the euro in the last month or so, any savings that can be made will make your holiday in Spain seem all the better!

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