Everyone loves a holiday! That’s why there’s never a better time to get away than right NOW! Escape the mundane tasks of the usual weekly routine and swap it for a dose of vitamin D and the opportunity to discover somewhere new. Now’s the perfect time to book a last minute holiday, just before the year draws to a close. So, which destination will tickle your fancy in December? Perhaps a beach getaway to Tenerife? Or a sunny holiday to Morocco? There’s plenty of places to choose from and that’s why we’re here to help. Check out our top last minute holidays for December 2018!
Malta is one of those destinations that are perfect for exploring during the winter season. A Malta trip in December is ideal for avoiding high season, while still enjoying some good weather (albeit a bit rainy sometimes) with reduced prices too! To get in the festive mood, be sure to visit Valletta which is lit up with Christmas decorations and perhaps make a start on your Christmas shopping. If you would rather a more cultural winter break, we would suggest visiting the ancient capital Mdina Rabat or the island of Gozo where you can appreciate some gorgeous sea views too!
The fab weather in Tenerife makes it an ideal holiday destination all year round. The Canary Islands are fortunate to have a subtropical climate, so you can holiday in Tenerife any time, even in December! Warm weather, beach days and beautiful blue skies can be enjoyed during December as Tenerife winters are pretty mild compared to most European destinations. Flights are available all year round, but you will find the best deals in December, so escape the cold weather at home and spend some much-needed time relaxing under the sun before the new year begins.
There are so many reasons why you should book a last minute trip to Morocco this December. From boutique retreats in the High Atlas Mountains to camel trekking in the desert, a holiday here offers a unique, exciting experience. Visit Fez, the old capital of Morocco, and explore the maze of tiny streets, or for a more cultural experience, immerse yourself in the monuments and traditional palaces. If you would prefer to get out of the city, visit Ourika Valley, not far from Marrakech, to enjoy picturesque landscapes of the snow-capped High Atlas peaks.
So we know what you are thinking – Costa Brava in December, really? But you will be surprised as locals and holidaymakers alike welcome winter as life becomes easier. With less traffic and fewer people, attractions become a lot more accessible. The museums in Catalonia are packed to the brim during summer months, so for a leisurely experience, travel in December and enjoy them without the queues! It is the same situation with the restaurants too, as it is unlikely you would need to wait for a table and with staff not being rushed off their feet, you can take the time to appreciate the food you are being served. You can also take advantage of seasonal foods such as calcots which cannot be enjoyed during summer months!
The Algarve is a fun and budget-friendly destination for a Christmas break. You wouldn’t be able to laze around in your swimwear, but the weather is still going to be considerably better than back home! The winter season used to be deemed as a quiet time to visit, but with a rise in visitor numbers, this has led to an increasing number of hotels and restaurants remaining open all year round. If you visit in December, especially the popular resort towns of Albufeira and Praia da Rocha, you will encounter a vibrant atmosphere, even more so leading up to Christmas. Why not get the family together and have a fab Christmas holiday in the Algarve?