Have you made your summer travel plans yet? If not, we hope the second part of this three-part series on the best summer destinations is helpful. If you have, there is always next year. There are so many great summer destinations that there is plenty to keep you busy for the rest of your travelling life.
In part one of our series, we travelled east to look at destinations like Australia and Croatia. In today's post, we will look south. Whether you are looking to stay within Europe or cross the Mediterranean on to the African continent, there are plenty of excellent choices. Just remember to take your suntan lotion, some comfortable shoes, and a good book!
Morocco is not often mentioned as a great travel destination for Brits because of its challenging accessibility. The port city of Essaouira is a great example. Now though, the city enjoys daily direct flights from London thanks to EasyJet. This bustling city of 70,000 was originally a seaside fortress due to its geographic location and consistently calm port. You will be amazed at the natural beauty of Essaouira as well as the warm hospitality of the people. The city vibe is laid-back, to say the least.
Malaga is a Mediterranean coastal city in Andalusian province of Spain. It has been a favourite destination for Brits because of its beautiful weather and multiple opportunities for shopping, nightlife, and sightseeing. New this year is an art venue known as The Cube – a modern building on the waterfront that makes an impressive use of glass. Malaga It is also home to a number of other impressive museums as well as some excellent beaches and an Old Town that is as impressive as you will see anywhere.
Everyone who talks about Portugal is all about Lisbon. Nevertheless, don't forget about Porto. Portugal's second-largest city is located along the Douro River estuary in the northern part of the country; it is easily accessible by land or air. If you are into a holiday environment that combines history, culture and a cosmopolitan vibe, Porto is your city. You will enjoy incredible weather and lots to do. Best of all, Porto is less popular for tourists and, therefore, less expensive.
Our last summer destination is a country rather than a city. We recommend Namibia in 2015 because the country is celebrating 25 years of independence from South Africa. Throughout the year, there is a host of special events being held in cities and towns across the country. Moreover, when you are not celebrating independence, there are plenty of opportunities for some incredible safaris that take you up close and personal to Africa's incredible wildlife.
We have provided just four possible destinations south of the UK for your summer holidays. In our final instalment, we will take a look at domestic options for those who do not want to travel beyond our borders. Regardless of where you go, enjoy your summer. It will be gone soon enough.