One of Europe's most underrated holiday destinations has seen a surge of interest from Brits for 2024 – and with return flights from £26, it's easy to visit on a budget.
Skyscanner's Travel Trends report has unveiled Brits' top 10 trending hotspots, with the city of Vigo in Spain being tipped as Europe's 'most buzzing place' for UK travellers in 2024.
The city is often overlooked due to other Spanish hotspots like Madrid or Barcelona drawing in the crowds, but it actually packs a punch when it comes to things to see and do. For a start, the city boasts some pretty beautiful beaches with sandy shores and rugged coastline.
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Playa Samil tends to be particularly popular with visitors with its golden sands and swim-friendly waters. One happy visitor wrote on Tripadvisor: "This beach has such a beautiful view. Great boardwalk with roller skating park, 2 pools, and plenty of sitting areas. A couple of great restaurants right on the beach to grab a drink with a view."
Another added: "You don't really know Vigo until you have been there. It is an "urban beach", close to the city centre, with restaurants and a nice marina, big and clean. Don't miss it!"
Other popular beaches include Praia do Vao and Praia da Fontaina which visitors also praised for clean sands, plenty of facilities and gorgeous views. Of course if you want to make the most of the beaches, then you'll want to consider a trip in spring or summer as the temperatures heat up. Come May, temperatures start to rise to about 21C which may be too cold for a swim but will be ideal if you're planning to enjoy scenic walks and explore the city.
After all, it's not just the beaches that make Vigo so tempting. The cit also boasts a gorgeous Old Quarter filled with historic buildings and brilliant tapas restaurants, as well as heaps of shops. Its location also makes it a great base if you want to venture out and explore some other lesser-known Spanish villages and coastal spots which don't have the big crowds but still have the sun, sea and sand!
The Skyscanner research found that value for money remains one of the biggest draws for Brits, especially when you can find cheap hotels and flights to get to a new destination. It's therefore no surprise that budget-friendly Vigo fits the bill.
Although there are no direct routes from the UK, you can still get return flights from £26 according to Skyscanner, which recommends a number of options such as flying via Madrid or Barcelona. Plus, as it's not a huge holiday hotspot it's relatively easy to find cheap stays – for example, you can find cheap Vigo hotels from £29 with Kayak.
Top 10 trending destinations for Brits
- Vigo, Spain
- Leipzig, Germany
- Rimini, Italy
- Bydgoszcz, Poland
- Sapporo, Japan
- Osaka, Japan
- Nantes, France
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Billund, Denmark
- Tokyo, Japan
You can find out more at skyscanner.net.
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