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Spain holidays: This is the most expensive destination in Spain – best cheap alternatives

Spain holidays attract great numbers of British tourists. According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), nearly 19 million British nationals visited Spain last year. The appeal of Spanish holidays for some is that they can make for cheap trips.

However, by heading to certain locations, Britons could end up spending infinitely more.

Some hotspots are much more expensive than others, so jet-setters hoping to save some money may want to avoid them.

Spain-Holiday, a holiday rentals in Spain website, have revealed the findings of their Summer Holiday Prices Report for 2020.

The Venga Boys may have been keen to go to Ibiza and have a party – but money-conscious Britons may be more reticent to head to the island in the Mediterranean sea.

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Spain holidays: The report showed Ibiza is the most expensive destination in Spain for a summer trip (Image: Getty Images)

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Spain holidays: Jet-setters hoping to save some money may want to avoid certain destinations (Image: Getty Images)

The report showed Ibiza is the most expensive destination in Spain for a summer holiday in 2020.

A family of four can expect to pay a whopping £3,418 (€4,021) for accommodation only for a one week stay in Ibiza this summer.

According to Spain-Holiday data, Ibiza is also at the top of the list for the most expensive car rentals (+51 percent compared to the average of all the destinations), activities (+75 percent above average), daily shopping (+42 percent) and is the fourth most expensive for eating out (after Mallorca, the Costa Tropical and the Costa del Azahar).

Consequently, by heading elsewhere, Britons can spend much less.

Holidaymakers can make huge savings by choosing to stay on the Costa de Almeria, for instance.

Among the tourist destinations on the Costa de Almería are Vera, Mojácar, Roquetas de Mar and Almerimar.

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There are also such natural areas as the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, the Punta Entinas-Sabinar Nature Reserve, and the Isla de San Andrés.

Globetrotters can find accommodation prices on the Costa de Almeria for one week and four guests as low as £401 (€472).

Spain holidays: The Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park is a highlight in Almeria (Image: Getty Images)

Throughout the summer, the Costa de Almeria offers the lowest prices for holiday rentals among all the destinations studied.

A week’s stay in mid-August costs just €531 (£451) for four adults meaning a saving of €1928 (£1639), 72 percent less compared to the average price for the same period in one of the three most expensive destinations.

Furthermore, this represents a saving of €323 (38 percent) compared to 2019 (£275).

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The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida also offer good value for money.

The former offers very reasonable prices for car rentals, activities and eating out (and is still well below the average when it comes to holiday rentals).

Of course, if it’s islands Britons have their heart set on, then they need not worry.

The Canary Islands also offer plenty of money-saving opportunities

Lanzarote and Tenerife offer great value for money across the board, especially holiday rental prices and eating out, said Spain-Holiday.

Tenerife was shown to have the smallest variation in holiday rental prices between the cheapest and the most expensive weeks in the summer, with a mere 7 percent fluctuation.

Meanwhile, Lanzarote offers the best price for a compact car with a full tank for one week for just €70 (£60) and offers the cheapest price for bus transfers. Lanzarote was also cheapest for eating out.

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