Perfect Spanish destinations for a late summer getaway

We may have less to complain about this summer compared to previous years with all the sun we’re getting. However, with the autumn fast approaching now is the perfect time to plan your late summer getaway and make the sunshine last even longer.

By hitting the beach in September or even October you can store up those vitamin D reserves and top up your tan long enough to last you all winter – but where to go?


Thanks to its extensive coastline and great resorts Andalucía is a favourite destination of many holidaymakers for their summer break. The beautiful beaches and vibrant cities make it the perfect choice for late summer family villa holidays.

And with October temperatures still around 25 degrees C and an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day, you’ll be able to get the holiday hit you’re looking for. What’s more, with the main holiday season over, you’ll be able to enjoy the historic towns and hidden coves all to yourself.


Founded by the Calipha of Cordoba in 955 AD, Almeria, in the north of Andalucía, is steeped in history and dotted with many important and fascinating historical sights. So there’s plenty to see and do if you have the odd day of autumnal weather.

However, as Almeria is one of the driest places on the continent – in fact it is home to Europe’s only desert – the chances of rain are fairly slim. As with other areas of Spain, villas are available to rent throughout the district, offering a range of beach and country locations.

As Almeria is one of the best places in Spain for outdoor pursuits, the cooler temperatures of the late summer and early autumn are the perfect time to visit the region and get stuck in to some of the activities it has to offer.

Costa Blanca

Just to the north of Andalucía you’ll find the Costa Blanca with its miles of sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. This is the perfect destination for those looking to rest and recuperate after a hectic summer and offers plenty of opportunities for relaxing, shopping and generally enjoying the slow-paced Spanish way of life.

With the holiday crowds dispersing and the temperature beginning to cool, late summer is the perfect time for a holiday and there are few better autumn destinations than Spain. So why not book yourself a week away and put winter off a little longer. You know you want to!