Spain confirmed as Brits’ top choice holiday destination, as well as best value location

Spain confirmed as Brits’ top choice holiday destination, as well as best value location

  • Mainland Spain is top destination for last-minute breaks (Novasol)
  • Maturity of Spanish holiday home market means easy access for British buyers (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Spain comes out on top as best value for holidays (On The Beach)

From holidays to homes, Spain offers exceptional value and the ongoing Brexit saga is doing nothing to dampen Brits’ love of the Spanish sunshine. In fact, Novasol has revealed that mainland Spain is the top choice for British holidaymakers looking to take last-minute sunshine breaks. Meanwhile, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is highlighting how easy an option Spain is when it comes to owning a second home overseas.

Spain has a mature market when it comes to servicing overseas buyers. Indeed, Taylor Wimpey España has been building homes here for both domestic and foreign house hunters for more than 60 years.

“Not only is the purchase process relatively straightforward, Spain’s numerous, inexpensive connections to the UK mean that it’s a hassle-free option for last-minute and frequent breaks. Add in the weather, cuisine, coastline and leisure pursuits and you have the ideal location for a holiday home purchase.”

 Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The Costa Calida, Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca were the top three destinations, with Spain dominating the rest of Europe in terms of overall arrivals numbers, according to Novasol’s data. The availability of top quality, key ready properties in each of these destinations further enhances the ease with which Brits can purchase their dream holiday home.

The Costa Blanca’s La Vila Paradis, for example, offers key ready apartments and townhouses with direct beach access. Spectacular views and multiple on-site swimming pools complement the beautifully designed homes, which are priced from €279,000 plus VAT. Just 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from central Alicante, the properties provide easy access from the UK, as well as to local facilities.

Spain is also easy on the wallet, compared to many popular beach destinations. The Costa del Sol has some superb value residences. Homes at La Floresta Sur, for example, are priced from just €225,000 plus VAT for a Mediterranean style property in a peaceful location near Elviria Beach. Residents can enjoy the stunning sea and mountain views, as well as free access to the facilities of El Soto Golf Club. The striking surroundings have been declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO. La Floresta Sur’s two and three-bedroom apartments have large terraces for making the most of the natural beauty that surrounds them. The development also includes two large communal swimming pools, landscaped gardens and external private parking.

Nor is it just high end holiday homes that are such good value in Spain. A recent, in depth analysis by On The Beach found that Spain was the best value destination based on a comparison of the length of its beaches, number of sunshine hours and average sea temperatures with the average cost to holiday there over the summer months.

“Foreign interest in Spain is driving the market forward in coastal regions, which are enjoying rapid price growth in some areas. As such, we’re seeing a lot of buyers looking to move fast in order to make their purchase before prices rise even more. Spain offers fantastic value for money in other areas of life as well and this is one of the reasons that it remains so incredibly popular with British holidaymakers.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Property prices in Spain have recovered to 2012 levels, with TINSA reporting a 6.6% year-on-year increase during Q2 2018. Meanwhile, more homes were purchased in 2017 than in any year since 2008 (at 464,465 and 552,080 respectively). Whichever angle you look at it from, Spain is an incredibly tempting choice for buyers looking to secure a piece of the sunshine for their future.


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.