6 Destinations to Soak up the Sun this October
We’re all itching to get away and experience somewhere that isn’t home. October has some of the best value for holidays in 2021 as most sun destinations are still open for tourism and enjoy nice warm weather. Whether you want a relaxed holiday by the pool, an active holiday exploring nature, or a holiday filled with culture, these destinations are sure to have something for everyone!
Lanzarote is one of our top destinations for the autumn and winter months. Thanks to its location off the coast of Africa, it enjoys warm temperatures year-round with temperatures of around 24°C in October. The laid-back atmosphere, striking scenery, and pristine beaches are the reasons people return year after year to Lanzarote. Do a day trip to Timanfaya National Park and see the unique lunar landscape the volcano has created. For something uniquely Lanzarote, check out Jameos del Agua, the Green Caves, or Jardín de Cactus.
Another Canary Island that is sure to charm you, Tenerife is the largest island. Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has the third-largest volcano in the world. It has a similar temperature to Lanzarote with an average high of 25°C in October. Like Lanzarote, Tenerife’s beaches are its main draw. At La Tejita, Playa Jardín, and El Bollullo, you’ll find some of the nicest black sand beaches on the island. Or try swimming in natural volcanic pools at Piscinas Naturales El Caletón or try watersports on the beaches of Los Cristianos. Away from the beaches, there’s plenty to see and do, whether it’s a tapas tour of Santa Cruz or a visit to one of the best waterparks in the world, Siam Park.
The Algarve and its beautiful golden rugged coast is a favourite destination for our customers. In October, it still has an average temperature of 18-20°C. After a hot summer, it’s the ideal temperature to really enjoy your holiday. The Algarve is always bustling with life as towns such as Alvor, Carvoeiro and Olhão are fishing towns – Olhão has the biggest fishing port in the region! Albufeira, Vilamoura and Praia da Rocha are always busy. Outside of the beach and your pool, there’s still plenty to see and do. From weekend markets to well-known (and loved!) attractions like Zoomarine, Slide&Splash, and jeep safaris, you won’t have a dull moment in the Algarve!
Costa del Sol
The Sun Coast of Spain is high up on our list of places to visit. The Costa del Sol is filled with quaint towns, stretches of golden beaches, and plenty of resorts that know what Irish holidaymakers want on their holidays. Along the Costa, you can enjoy basking in average temperatures of 22°C in October. Nerja, once a quaint fishing village, has retained its charm with trailing bougainvillea and a picturesque clifftop promenade. Torremolinos and Benalmadena have some of the best-known resorts along the Costa and are a favourite amongst the Irish. Marbella is perfect for those who want to indulge and have a luxurious break. Or visit the Costa’s unofficial capital of Malaga for the perfect mix of sun and city and culture and beach.
Make your first holiday a big one and tick off a real bucket list destination like Santorini. One of the more seasonal destinations, October is your last opportunity to take in its legendary sunsets. Slightly cooler than the summer months at an average of 23°C, this is the perfect time to explore Santorini. Try its red and golden sand beaches, take in historical landmarks like the Akrotiri Ruins or just relax at a taverna and enjoy that holiday feeling and famous Greek hospitality!
Thanks to Love Island, we’re all familiar with the glistening blue seas and breathtaking landscapes of Majorca. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is filled with lively towns, secluded coves, white-sand beaches, and plenty of culture. In October, Majorca is on average 23°C during the day. For those who want the liveliest atmosphere, the towns of Santa Ponsa and Magaluf. For those who love natural beauty and a relaxing atmosphere, Palma Nova and Cala d’Or are idyllic destinations. Life in Majorca isn’t all about the beach, you can visit the medieval Old Town of Alcudia, soak in the scenery in Mondragó Natural Park or splash around in Kathmandu Park and Western Water Park in Magaluf.
Which destination will you be visiting first?