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Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in Spain

Spain has a long and interesting history with fascinating culture and traditions. It also houses some beautiful beaches, some sought after tourist attractions and great weather all year. Due to the rise in demand for visiting Spain many airlines are offering budget flights to popular Spanish tourist attractions such as Costa del Sol and Alicante. The beautiful beaches and historical towns that can be found in Spain are becoming rapidly popular in the world. These five destinations below are the ones suitable for travelers traveling to Spain for a holiday on a budget. You will find budget accommodations at these five places and also cheaper activities to enjoy alone or with your family.

1.Costa del Sol

One of the most sought after tourist destination in Spain is Costa del Sol. The place offers something for everyone and this makes it a fabulous family attraction. This region became popular in 1950s mainly because of its superb sandy beaches.

Top Beaches

Cabopino, East. Marbella

Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in Spain

The Cabopino beach in east Marbella has clean sand and clear waters and stretches over 1200 meters. This is considered as the best beach in Costa del Sol and is extremely popular throughout the summer. On the West there is a nudist beach called Dunas de Artola. The beach is considered as the best kept secret of Costa del Sol. You can also find an old fortified watchtower standing in the sand dunes on the beach. From this watchtower you can view the Marbella coast and the Africa beyond. The sands of the beach are well maintained and clean and the beach in general is child friendly. You can also find beachside bars and restaurants called Chiringitos here.

Tarifa, Cadiz

Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in SpainOne of the most beautiful beaches in Costa del Sol is called Punta Paloma near Tarifa on Costa del la Luz. The sand dunes found on the beach are exceptional and it has an unspoilt beauty about it although the beach does not offer the usual Marbella services like toilets, showers and lounge chair rentals. The trek which takes you down the sand dunes is simple but climbing back up may cause problems so those having problems climbing should skip the trip to this beach.You can access the Punta Paloma beach from N340 highway and it is located about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Marbella.

Las Chapas, East Marbella

Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in Spain

Las Chapas is a semi urban beach 750 meters in length and tends to get very crowded during summers. The beach has beautiful sand and clear waters and is situated in Urbanization Las Chapas. There are litter bins available on the beach and it is cleaned regularly. It has spas, footbridges and you can rent yachts, umbrellas and sun beds. You can reach it by using cars or on foot. The beach can be accessed from N340. This zone also has parking facilities. The beach also has a security team which marks the danger if any. This parking is observed and regulated by the security team. There are about 100 parking spaces available.

Apart from these beaches other attractions have come up since then which add value to the destination. You can find exciting night life which might attract the young, beautiful golf courses for everyone and romantic places on the beach for the youth just to name a few.

Night Clubs

Disco Kiu

Disco Kiu is a night club located in Benalmadena and has four dance floors. Different kind of music and atmosphere is offered at these floors such as modern, Latin, Spanish and varied. Thursday and Sunday are nights reserved for ladies and a free first drink is offered to the ladies. The club also holds women’s mud wrestling, striptease shows and a range of prize draws. The night club is open till 1.30 AM at night.

Funky Buddha Marbella

The Funky Buddha night club in Marbella is known for glitzy social functions, chic parties and high class clubing. It is one of the finest night clubs in the world with an opulent ambiance that blends antique Hindu/Buddhist statues and Indian/Chinese carvings with high tech lighting. Although the working hours depend on the time of the year the action at Funky Buddha starts at 1 AM at night and continues til around 6-7 AM in morning.

Water Parks

In case you are keen on spending time in water parks you can stay close to Torremolinos which has two of them.

Aqualand Torremolinos

Aqualand is a theme water park in Torremolinos and is close to the town of Torremolinos and Malaga. This is a great place for family and especially kids. The theme park is open in May June and September from 11 AM to 6 PM and in July and August from 10 AM to 7 PM. The entry fee for adults is 25 Euros and for children it is 18 Euros. The senior citizens over the age of 65 are allowed in for 18 Euros. The park offers great rides such as Boomrang, Kamikaze, and Laguna Tropical. You can also find sea lions in the park providing amazing company to the visitors. You should also visit Malaga where the famous Picasso museum is located.


The hoteling options in Costa del Sol are affordable and cater to the needs of everyone. You can find a suitable hotel easily depending upon your key interest areas. Actually if you are on an extremely tight budget you can opt for the hotels that are situated a little away from the city center. Some of the better choices are Vincci Posada del Patio or Club Maritimo Sotogrande.

Car Hire

You can also book your vehicle from a car hire company to avoid finding a car on your arrival in Costa del Sol. You can get car hire from £4 per day onwards. Jerez airport is close to Costa del Sol and you will find several car hire companies offering Jerez airport rental cars with many deals, range of models and bonuses. You can compare the deals online before selecting a car hire company.


Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in SpainOne of the popular tourist attractions in Spain is Ibiza which is truly a place for parties. The place is full of night clubs and bars and the music scene is truly fashionable. The night life you can find in Ibiza is famous all over the world. Some of the better night clubs found here are considered as some of the best in Europe such as Privilege, Space, DC10 and Amnesia. Service available may turn out to be inconsistent but you can ensure good one by following the guidelines on your holiday site. You can also go sightseeing on the island which has several monuments, churches, countryside, caves and a fabulous coastline. You can charter a boat to view the spectacular coastline and even go diving in the warm and clear waters. Water sports can also be enjoyed in the month of May.

Night Clubs


Amnesia offers a truly exemplary clubbing experience and is a source of inspiration for dance music lovers all across the globe. It has two massive rooms and it became famous for open air clubbing in 1980s.

Entry: between €25 and €40

Working hours: 00:00 – 06:00 AM


This club offers a unique clubbing experience with its no holds barred parties. However it became popular because of quality underground electronic music. It is the only underground club on the island and is famous for afterhour’s parties.

Entry: about €20 or less

Working hours: 12:00 – No one really knows!


There are many hotels available in Ibiza some of which are suitable to families some for relaxation and some for clubbers. All the hotels can be booked online with instant confirmation. Some of the good ones are:

Es Vive Ibiza

El Hotel Pacha Ibiza

Car Hire

Car hire is available from £6 per day onwards. All the Ibiza car hire companies have offices in the Ibiza airport. You can arrange the Ibiza airport rental cars in advance through internet.


Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in SpainThis fishing village in Spain is located on the Northern stretch of Costa Brava and is very close to the French border. The place has remained unspoilt despite a spurt in tourism along the coasts of Spain. It has bright White seafront buildings which have remained unaffected by the modern apartment blocks appearing in the urban areas of Spain. Apart from just a single road leading into the town you can also reach Cadaques through ferries from Roses located nearby. The most noted attraction is the former residence of the famous painter Salvador Dali which has become similar to a museum. You can also go for sailing and diving at Cap de Creus or relax at the beaches sipping onto Sangria. The place is ideal for single travelers or families and can also serve as a romantic getaway.


Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in Spain

The Cadaques beach is a small one with large flat pebbles that are comfortable to lie on. It is backed by church and white washed houses. However what is more enchanting is the approach to the beach. A mountain road weaving its way through olive groves and pine trees takes you up to the Cap de Creus and then a slow decent to the beach. The beach is situated in the natural reserve of gold rock formations and tiny coves. This slightly eerie and spectacular landscape inspired the genius of Salvador Dali whose unbelievable house is also close by.


There are some hotels to choose from available at Cadaques. Depending on your main interest in visiting the place you can select the most suitable one. Some of the good ones are:

S Aguarda Hotel

Hotel Rocamar

General hotel info: ‎1800 102 3346‎

Car Hire

You can get many cheap car hire deals in Cadaques. Comparing your car hire deal online is the best thing to do while selecting Spain rental cars from £5/day.


Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in SpainBenicassim is a small resort situated on the Costa del Azahar or Orange Blossom Coast. It is popular for the sandy beaches and its world famous music festival that is held each summer. Although this is a small place it can welcome almost 100,000 visitors during the summer. Benicassim is one of the pioneers of Spanish tourism with the first holiday villa ever being built here in 1887. The famous Benicassim festival features indie music performances from all across the globe. You can enjoy the festival in dry conditions without having to worry about rain and the festival is guaranteed to feature some of the top artists in the world. The festival takes place between 5 PM to 8 AM the following morning. A mountain range called Desert de les Palmes rises from inland thereby stopping the north wind.


There is some good accommodation available suitable for budget travelers. It is a good idea to book hotels in advance if you are planning to visit Benicassim during the music festival. You can even book hotels for as low as £10 from internet. Some of the resorts close to Benicassim are:

Hotel Bulevard Phone: +34 964 30 05 47

Hotel Rio Mar Phone: 964480745


Top 5 Budget Tourist Destinations in SpainOne of the popular tourist destinations in Spain is Alicante known for the relaxing atmosphere. You can find structures of historical importance here such as the San Nicolas Cathedral or the Castle of Santa Barbara. The city also houses one of the most significant ports in Spain. For moving around in the city you can use railway or tram as these trips make traveling easier. But, the most popular mode of traveling remains taking a walk around this beautiful city. If you walk around the port it will lead you to Explanada de Espana which is probably the most beautiful promenade in Spain containing 6.5 million stones of marble. The city is also known for its long stretching beaches which are a popular tourist destination during summers when the temperature rises to 30 degrees. They are ideal for a lazy beach afternoon or long evening walks. There are several interesting structures and attractions found in Alicante depicting its historical background such as Carbonell building, Alicante City Hall, Plaza de Torros etc.


There are many different kinds of hotels found in Alicante and they meet different needs from B&Bs to luxury 5-star accommodation. These hotels provide excellent value for money. Some of the good ones are located near city center such as Plaza Del Ayuntamiento and Rambla de Mendez Nunez.

Alicante Hills Aparthotel:

Rambla de Mendez Nunez: Phone: +34 965 14 45 80

Car Hire

You can hire a car from £6 onwards here in Alicante. Before hiring the Alicante airport rental car you need to know exactly what you need from your car and the car hire company.

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