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Marbella cheap winter sun holiday destination as crowds fall by 30%

07-Oct-2009


Travelers looking for some cheap and chic winter sun should head to Marbella, as low crowds and high temperatures guarantee great holiday bargains.

With 27km of coastline and 24 spotless beaches, Marbella is a year-round destination, and one of the warmest places in mainland Europe in winter, with temperatures reaching 25º c in December.

Marbella is also one of the most stylish spots on the Costa del Sol, with its elegant marina packed with luxury yachts, and charming Spanish Old Quarter. Home to ten golf courses, chic shopping at Puerto Banus and the ‘Golden Mile’, a stretch of palatial beachfront villas, Marbella has long been the destination of choice for the jet-set.

But the crowds drop during the winter as sun-seekers take their winter sun holidays in the Caribbean, Turkey and Africa. Marbella's population alone decreases by 30%.

Falling crowds mean that budget travelers can enjoy this luxury resort for less with HostelBookers. The budget accommodation booking site still has availability on a wide range of properties in Marbella, from boutique hostels to spacious apartments and hotels.

If you’re looking for a beachfront hostel Marbella will not disappoint. For example, prices at the Aparthotel Puerto Azul, set on Marbella’s sea-front boulevard, and overlooking Fontanilla beach, start from just 19.67 Euros per person per night. Boasting chic neutral decor, kitchens and cable television, and opening onto a furnished terrace with stunning sea views, these spacious suites are just some of the winter sun bargains available online now.

With these kinds of deals on luxury holiday destinations, the days of scrambling for sun loungers and overpriced cocktails are long gone.