The 10 Best Holiday Destinations of 2013

#1 Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain


In addition to 3 stunning beaches, Benidorm is home to top theme park Terra Mitica Image


Benidorm’s main attractions

  • Highs of 30 degrees C in the Summer months
  • High concentration of bars and clubs for nighttime entertainment
  • Free cabaret acts around town from 9pm into the early hours
  • Three blue flag beaches meeting the highest standard of quality
  • Home of the Gran Hotel Bali, the largest hotel in Europe[1]
  • Must-visit theme parks Terra Mitica and Terra Natura


#2 Dalaman, Turkey


Arguably one of the most popular budget holiday destinations of recent years Image


Great reasons to visit Dalaman

  • Check out the annual Kas Lycian Festival in June
  • Paragliding over the cliffs of Olu Deniz
  • Have a soak in the mud baths of Dalyan
  • Stay in the best-rated hotel in Dalaman
  • For holidays in Dalaman and more reasons to visit


#3 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Gran Canaria

This “Miniature Continent” is well known for its long white sand
beaches and picturesque villages Image


Things to do on holiday in Gran Canaria

  • Roque Nublo – the symbol of Gran Canaria offers panoramic views
  • Visit Palmitos Park to see native birds, fish, dolphins and cacti
  • Enjoy a tasty tapas meal next to the beach in Playa del Ingles after you ride your saltwater trolling motors with the family.
  • Check in to the favourite Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia Hotel in Maspalomas
  • Get a feel for the history of Gran Canaria in the old town of La Vegueta

If our top three don’t take your fancy, keep reading for more holiday destination ideas in 2013…


#4 Ibiza, Balearic Islands


The original clubbing destination, but there’s more to Ibiza than the parties Image


#5 Lanzarote, Canary Islands


Solidified lava streams and extravagant rock formations
are Lanzarote’s main attraction Image


#6 Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey


This old fishing village can be found on the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera Image


#7 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh, the “City of Peace” attracts around 1.4m Brits every year Image


#8 Tenerife, Canary Islands


Tenerife is the most popular Canary Island attracting five million tourists a year Image


#9 Costa Brava, Spain

Costa Brava

The landscape of Costa Brava gives its name – “rugged coast” Image


#10 Fuerteventura, Canary Islands


Fuerteventura roughly translates into ‘Strong Fortune’ Image

How many of our top 10 destinations have you visited? Where are you going on holiday in 2013?

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