A holiday rut doesn’t necessarily sound like a bad thing. One newspaper revealed that nearly one in ten of us like to stick with familiarity when it comes to our holiday deals.

But what’s wrong with going to the same lovely beach, feeling the same warmth from the sun on your face every year? If you’re happy with your hols there’s no reason why you should go elsewhere, and what’s more, there are plenty of ways you can still get the most from your trip away.

Swap Activities

People enjoying a beach holiday in BenidormBenidorm holidays boast several water parks and theme parks to choose from, and even more pub and restaurant options, as well as two fabulous beaches to lounge on. If you do fancy a bit of change on your next break then swapping activities might be all you need to get even more from your hols. Outdoorsy types could try some downtime instead, like a deep-tissue massage or a trip to the day spa, while sun loungers could have a go at the many activities on offer, from beach sports to jeep safaris and boating trips. Remember Spanish resorts are trying not to rest on their laurels, and many old favourites have had major facelifts in recent years to get rid of some of the more dated attractions.


Go Local

Hotel food really can hit the spot and it’s convenient to fill up on fare before heading off for a day at a water park or shopping for new swimwear. But local food can be really tasty and healthy too, just like you’d find in the Canaries. Give a huge taste twist to a Lanzarote holiday by finding those outlets that serve fresh sea bream and other fish, which is likely to be coated in delicious local herbs and sauces. Get stuck into local wines by giving beers a miss for the night and try out a wine tasting trip instead.


Fun of the Festivals

Tenerife HolidaysThe time of year you go can make a real difference to the type of holiday you end up having. Summers are fun, frantic and likely to be busy on popular resort islands like Tenerife. Winters will still be warm with average temperatures of 16°C even in low season. There will be fewer crowds, so this could be the ideal time to experience one of this Canary Island’s many festivals. Spain has so many parties scheduled throughout the year it might be difficult to book when one isn’t going on. They occur in nearly every month, so why not forgo your usual traditional family dinner and take to the streets and join in with local celebrations. Same place, different experience!

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