Escape the Winter Winds and Rain with a Long Stay Holiday to Spain

Here’s a novel way of avoiding soaring energy costs this winter – escape the cold with a long stay holiday in Spain.

Marjal Costa Blanca

EuroParcs ( has launched breaks from six weeks to six months at two Spanish holiday villages, with accommodation prices starting from only £123 per week for up to six people staying in a modern two bedroom mobile home.

With typical daytime temperatures at Camping Marjal Costa Blanca near Alicante and Vilanova Park near Barcelona around 20oC from November to April, visitors can swap thermal undies and scarves for shorts and sunglasses.

Prices include access to a wide range of holiday village facilities, such as a heated indoor pool, hydrotherapy spa and fully equipped gym at Marjal Costa Blanca and indoor pool and spa complex with jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and gym at Vilanova Park.

Mike Hague and wife Catherine are on a long stay holiday until May at Marjal Costa Blanca: “We don’t like the UK cold and feel much healthier in the Spanish climate,” says Mike.

Catherine has joint problems and needs to use a wheelchair in the UK, but in the Spanish sunshine she can walk up to 100 metres at a time, the difference is incredible.

I have had bowel cancer but the warm weather and Mediterranean diet helps to keep it in remission, and now my doctor recommends I get away to the sun.

We first came to Spain six years ago with our touring caravan, when we stayed at Vilanova Park close to Barcelona. We liked it so much we decided to come back, and quickly found that mobile homes suited our needs better.

We choose to travel with EuroParcs because of their personal service; they have added ramps to help our access to the holiday home and their courier even gives us a lift to and from the local airport.

The holiday village atmosphere suits us perfectly. We like mixing with people of all different nationalities and our typical day includes breakfast on our terrace, a visit to a local village where we’ll drink coffee in a café overlooking the sea, then a chat with friends at Marjal before a siesta.

There is so much to do in local area and on the park, where the team organises activities including cooking courses, walking groups, dancing classes and Spanish classes.

And we don’t miss out on seeing our family – they fly over to visit us in Spain now.

For us this is not a holiday, this is living.”

EuroParcs’ modern mobile homes include fully equipped kitchens for self catering, comfy bedrooms, hot showers and heating, plus satellite TV for a taste of home.

Says Rod Jones, managing director at EuroParcs: “For those who have the freedom, a long term holiday is a great alternative to a wet winter in the UK.

Why stay at home with the heating on full blast when you can be holidaying just 30 minutes from Barcelona and tucking into paella on a sunny terrace?

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