Where to Celebrate the New Year in the Costas

This time of year always begs the question "What are you doing for new year?"

The answer is generally the same for many people, either a night in watching the countdown on television or an evening spent battling the crowds at parties or pubs. This year, why not take a break from the norm and follow the example of many people who choose to flee the madding crowds of the UK to spend New Year's Eve and the following few days abroad in the Costas of Spain?

A short flight from the UK could end up costing less than might be spent on taxis, club entry, and drinks in the UK and could end up being much less hassle and much more fun. And since there are many discount business class options, you really have no excuses. With a number of resorts catering for all tastes, the only question to ask is…

"Where do you want to go?"

The Heart of Christmas

Spain is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and party spirit and one of the best ways to experience this is by visiting for New Year. Through cheap flights to Barcelona, visitors can spend their New Year's Eve in the company of fellow party animals on the Costa Brava. Partying this way could also bring luck for the coming year, as a tradition in Barcelona is to eat a grape for every strike of the clock at midnight.

Even if raucous partying is not required, visitors can be sure of a warm welcome from locals on the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca as they enjoy some balmy winter sunshine and perhaps a glass of vino or two.

Cheap flights to Malaga on the Costa del Sol are a ticket to a stylish and sophisticated new year as it provides a chance to rub shoulders with the stars as they see in 2013 at the exclusive resort of Marbella. Marbella's yacht-lined harbour is the perfect backdrop to see in the New Year with friends.

Cava is one of Spain's most famous exports when it comes to drinks and visitors to the Costas can expect the Cava to flow as the clock strikes midnight.

Wherever people choose to spend the New Year, it would certainly be worth considering escaping the cold, damp and crowded UK in favour of a relaxed yet vibrant new year in the Spanish Costas courtesy of Jet2.com. And after the parties are over, spend some time relaxing in the balmy Spanish climate - that definitely beats shivering in queues for the January sales in the UK!