No Spain? No problem. Alternative holidays, from city breaks to beach resorts

Whether you were planning a trip to Spain this year which has been put on hold, or you’re just looking for an alternative to the Spanish sunshine, we’ve got a few alternatives to Spain for you to try this year, plus you can fly to all of them from Manchester Airport.

For family fun

Instead of the Costa del Sol, try… Cyprus


Looking for a relaxing family trip with plenty of sun and sea? Then look no further than Cyprus. It has everything you need for a family holiday, from sandy beaches and year-round sunshine, to boat trips and water sports. And if you want a change from the beach, there's a zoo and a water park to keep the kids entertained. 

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For culture and nightlife

Instead of Madrid, try... Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

If you’re looking for culture, look no further than Berlin. Museum Island boasts five incredible museums, with art from all over the globe, plus there are historic landmarks to explore all over the city. And when it comes to nightlife, Berlin has something for everyone, whether you want to sample famous German beer or try the club scene.

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For partying

Instead of Ibiza, try… Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

One of Greece's enticing Ionian islands, Corfu is well known for its rolling hills, spectacular beaches and azure waters. It is also a popular destination for those seeking a buzzing nightlife. Whether you are looking for a relaxing drink in a beach bar, to dance the night away at a beach party, or a big night out at one of the local bars, you are sure to enjoy yourself in Corfu.

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For a city break by the sea

Instead of Barcelona, try... Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

If you are looking for a vibrant city break, but also want the rest and relaxation of a beach holiday, why not do both? Portugal's beautiful capital city is located on the country's Atlantic coastline and offers a fantastic selection of beaches, all within a short distance. Lisbon is a great choice for those who want to explore a European city, but also spend a day at the beach.

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We've got loads of destinations for you to try on your next trip, whatever your holiday style. Explore all destinations you can fly to from Stansted.

All destinations mentioned were available to fly to from Stansted Airport and all on the travel corridors list at the time of writing.