Travellers are spending the majority of their time whiling away the hours contemplating the Spanish sunshine – with no doubt a slug of Sangria thrown in. The lure of the Mediterranean is irresistible for UK holidaymakers craving a short-haul getaway, complete with almost guaranteed sunshine. There’s also the benefit of the simplicity of travelling to a fellow EU country, should Britons hop on a flight prior to the Brexit divorce date on March 29. A travel trends expert for Travel Republic has exclusively told Express.co.uk there are some hidden Spanish gems still to be found, that are off the beaten track of the tourists.
Wesley Marley, Travel Trends Expert for Travel Republic reveals these up and coming destinations in Italy and Spain and why they are great for a 2019 holiday.
He flagged Ca’n Picafort and Playa de los Pocillos, in Lanzarote, as less touristy hotspots.
He said: “Holidays in Ca’n Picafort are all about ease and relaxation; you can enjoy taking it easy in a compact environment with the convenience of everything in close proximity.
“There are long sandy beaches, bars, and restaurants covering all the British favourites and some tastes of Spain.”
He added: “Playa de los Pocillos is a laidback Lanzarote town, which puts you within easy reach of bustling markets and volcanic scenery.
“It has everything for a well-balanced holiday, shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as a great sandy beach, all with a low-key vibe.”
Meanwhile, for those who crave more of a touristy vibe, he suggested Seville may tick the boxes.
He told Express.co.uk: “On the Spanish mainland, Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, has seen a bookings increase of 18% and in the north region, Pineda de Mar has had a bookings increase of 13%.
“By day visitors should explore the Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower and the palace grounds of Real Alcázar de Sevilla and Parque de Maria Luisa. “And in the evening, the place to be is upmarket food court Mercado Lonja Del Barranco, where guests can sample delights from 20 pop-up vendors.”
Meanwhile, the survey revealed a huge section of Brits indulge in an alternate fantasy away from their desks.
Nearly half of holiday daydreamers imagine lying on a beach or walking along it.
Others crave sunbathing by a pool.
Meanwhile, some are content with simply taking in a beautiful view.
It also told how even themes seasoned of travellers are looking for off-beat destinations to explore.