If, like us, watching the World Cup on TV has got you in the holiday spirit, having a few drinks in the garden with friends and family, you might be looking to jet away this summer to warmer climes.
We thought we’d take a look at some of the countries taking part in the tournament (including some amazing deals!) that you might just want to take a holiday to this year.
Despite being the current World Cup holders, Spain’s first game didn’t exactly go to plan (they lost 5-1 to the Netherlands), however they still have a good chance of progressing to the next round with players such as Diego Costa, Andres Iniesta and Xavi in the squad. It seems the glorious weather and laidback atmosphere in Spain has certainly worked for them in recent years – and it may not be too late to work for you either! Whether it’s sightseeing in Catalonia, cabaret in the Costa Blanca or clubbing in the Balearics, Spain has got it covered.
Deal: Majorca 4* All Inclusive saving 30% from only £175
The home of Cristiano Ronaldo (Madeira to be precise), Portugal’s national football team is just like holidays here; exciting, often beautiful to look at and with a few absolute gems. Choose from a wide selection of beach resorts around the Algarve including Albufeira and Alvor or escape to the island of Madeira and explore its pretty botanical gardens and diving hotspots. Fans of football can even visit the new CR7 Museum – dedicated to Mr Ronaldo himself!
Deal: Algarve 4* All Inclusive saving 28% from only £153
Although the team may not be the star attraction at this year’s World Cup, holidays in Croatia really are something to shout about. Like the football team, holidays here are beginning to become more well-known, and the squad will be hoping to play football that is just as attractive as their country. Dubrovnik is the real highlight in Croatia with its must-see city walls – celebs such as Beyonce and Tom Cruise have been spotted here in recent years. Other areas worth considering include Split – packed full of historical sites – and the picturesque seaside village of Cavtat.
Deal: Cavtat 3* All Inclusive from just £221 per person
Mexico have lost more World Cup matches than any other country, however their passionate supporters are guaranteed to bring a lot of colour and noise to Brazil. When it comes to holidays though, the country is certainly no loser. Whether you’re staying on the Caribbean or Pacific Coast, you’ll be able to lounge around on the beaches, visit ancient sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itza and taste the delicious street food – definitely a winning combination for us!
Deal: Cancun 3* All Inclusive from £469 per person
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*all prices correct at time of writing