Holidays to Spain and Portugal: Bargains for Irish tourists as new travel rules come into effect

The major easing of Covid restrictions coupled with the miserable winter weather here in Ireland means there is only one thing on your mind: holidays in the sun!

From February 1, 2022, anyone can travel anywhere in the EU with proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test.

With no additional testing or necessary self-isolation requirements, many people feel confident enough to book holidays abroad.

And let’s be honest, after everything we’ve been through in the past two years, we all deserve a break.

If you can’t wait for the summer to fly away or if you’re just looking to banish the winter blues, we’ve rounded up some cheap holidays to Spain and Portugal that are currently on sale.

Whether it’s a week’s stay or a few nights, these great deals from Dublin and Cork airports for February and March are sure to keep you going.



Hotel Doromar

Dates: February 12 – February 19

Hotel: Doramar

Price: €226 per person

Arriving From: Dublin Airport

The Costa Del Sol is Spain’s most popular tourist destination and Benalmadena is a firm favorite with Irish holidaymakers. You could laze by the pool and soak up the Spanish sunshine while Ireland is realistically hit with rainy weather in less than a fortnight. For more information, click here.

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El Tiburon Boutique and Spa
El Tiburon Boutique and Spa

Dates: February 10 – February 13

Hotel: El Tiburon Boutique and Spa

Price: €360 per person

Arriving From: Dublin Airport

There’s nothing better than a weekend spent with your best friends and this offer is a great opportunity to catch up with the girls while sunbathing and sipping cocktails! Fly out on a Thursday and come home on a Sunday, this deal is perfect for a fun weekend. Visit here for more information.



Dates: February 13 – February 20

Hotel: Hotel Myramar

Price: €602.35 per person

From: Cork Airport

This week-long stay is a bit more expensive than our other options, but still a great deal for a family vacation. Fuengirola is another favorite of Irish holidaymakers, with plenty of restaurants, bars, water parks and beaches to keep the whole family entertained. For more information, click here.


Rocha Beach

Hotel Studio 17 Atlantic
Hotel Studio 17 Atlantic

Dates: February 15 – February 22

Hotel: Studio 17 Atlantic Hotel

Price: €252 per person

Arriving From: Dublin Airport

You can’t beat a sunny holiday in Portugal. Praia Da Rocha in Portimao is one of the most beautiful beaches you will find in the country. For one great price, you can enjoy seven nights at this popular hotel and soak up all the sun, sea, and delicious food and drink the region has to offer. Click here for more information.


Garden Apartments
Garden Apartments

Dates: March 27 – March 31

Hotel: Jardim Apartments

Price: €229 per person

From: Cork Airport

Albufeira is probably the most popular tourist destination in the Algarve and you can enjoy a four night stay here for under €230 each in March. March is the perfect time to travel to the area as the weather starts to improve before the summer season, so why not treat yourself to a spring break? Find more information here.

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