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Which Costa is right for me?

Costa Blanca

They’re the three great mainstays for beach holidays in mainland Spanish: the Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. Each is a beautiful coast in its own right, but is it the right one for you? Here’s the lowdown on each Costa, to help make choosing your next sunshine break simple: 1. Costa Brava The Costa Brava was […]

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Follow the sun – 2012’s hot destinations

Spain

Let’s face facts. If we Brits want a proper summer in 2012, we’ll have to seek it abroad. That accepted, here’s the tricky bit: choosing a destination in just the right shade of summer for you. While it’s easy to find the world’s highest highs (in Kuwait City and Ahvaz, Iran), 46°C and rising isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. […]

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Tarifa – a Spanish ‘costa’ free from crowds

Tarifa

The Costa del Sol was once a sunlover’s paradise, but now it’s hard to find even a small square of that Mediterranean coast to yourself. But go west from the overrun resorts of Torremolinos and Marbella, swing around Spain’s southernmost tip, and you’ll find yourself on a fresh stretch of coast facing the Atlantic. This is the Costa de […]

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Hot or not? Monarch’s climate 101

Cyprus

Naturally, the weather plays an incredibly important role in our decisions about where and when to go on holiday. Many of us are after guaranteed sun, particularly when we don’t get much of it at home! However, if you’re keen to get into the great outdoors, it’s a much more pleasant experience in spring or autumn temperatures rather than […]

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Monarch staff keep calm and carry on during Spanish strike

Monarch aircraft fins

As many scheduled airlines cancelled flights amidst the Spanish general worker strike yesterday, we were pleased to be able to operate our full planned schedule of flights with minimal disruptions. Monarch carried a total of 7,874 customers to and from Spain (including Canaries and Balearics) on 44 flights. Our passengers experienced minor delays throughout the day, with the maximum delay being an hour.  Managing Director Kevin George said […]

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Oct 21 2011 / Destinations // Latest News

Which destination offers the best value for half-term holidays?

Costa del Sol, Spain

Need a last minute half-term holiday bargain? Visit our holidays site for offers. If you’re looking for a last-minute half-term trip but you’re on a bit of a budget, a family holiday to Spain will be easiest on your wallet, according to the latest research by the Post Office. The “Half Term Holiday Costs Barometer” puts holidays to Costa del […]

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