With summer now over and the temperature cooling down, Autumn is a great time to catch some last minute sunshine and warmth. As a bonus, prices are also cheaper and resorts are quieter with kids being back at school. Here are 6 cheap destinations with great weather all throughout Autumn.
The largest of the Canary Islands is known as the “Island of Eternal Spring” thanks to its comfortable climate all year round. While the temperature drops slightly around October, you can expect averages of around 22°c and plenty of sunshine. Be sure to visit Siam park in Tenerife, regarded as one of the worlds best water parks, full of thrilling rides and the longest lazy river in the world, the Mai Tai River. If you want to relax on the beach, be sure to visit Playa de Las Teresitas. While usually a tourist hotspot, the beach should be quiet throughout the Autumn season.
Benidorm is a great choice if you are looking to relax or party throughout Autumn, as temperatures won’t drop below 20°c until November. Benidorm is very popular among Brits, so Autumn is ideal to avoid resorts being too busy. Throughout the day, a trip to the blue flag Poniente beach will set your mind at ease with its crystal blue water and golden sand. For a more action packed agenda the nearby theme park of Terra Mitica offers fun for the whole family. When the sun sets Benidorm is full of lively bars and clubs, all offering reasonable prices.
The Algarve is known for it’s cheap prices all year round, so a trip in Autumn is one of our top picks for those on a budget. The Portuguese region is only a short 2.5 hour journey from the UK, and temperatures throughout Autumn are comfortable averaging just under 20°c. The Algarve is world renowned for it’s golf courses, being voted the best destination for the sport in Europe. The most popular attraction is without a doubt the Zoomarine fun park, which offers the unique opportunity to swim with dolphins.
The largest of the Balearic islands, Majorca is a haven for those on a budget. Only just over 2 hours by plane, Majorca temperatures are an average of 20°c in Autumn with 8 hours of sunshine, perfect for catching some late sun. Resorts and Villas are at their lowest prices if you avoid half term in October, making this the cheapest time to visit. If you are looking for a more extreme holiday, Majorca has some great rock climbing locations thanks to the unique geography of the island.
By October, the main summer season in Cyprus is over, but the weather remains warm and sunny with temperatures typically reaching up to 25°c during the day with an average 10 hours of sunshine per day. With a flight time to Cyprus of around 4 hours 30 minutes, this is a great time to visit as resorts are quiet.The climate in October and November is perfect for sunbathing, aswell as sightseeing and visiting some of the fascinating cultural and historical sites around the island. Evening temperatures are still pleasant but slightly cooler so a jacket may be necessary.
Cape Verde is a great alternative to the Caribbean and Canaries for some guaranteed winter sunshine. Temperatures throughout October and November average 27 degrees with 8 hours of warm sunshine each day. October is the start of the rainy season but showers tend to be short and clear quickly. With swaying palm trees, white sand and crystal blue seas, Cape Verde is suited to a relaxing beach holiday, and weather throughout the autumn and winter is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and water sports.