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April showers… you can’t avoid them. Or can you? There’s no better time to escape to sand, sun and a trendy hot spot of a city than April. Why no jaunt off to Barcelona for a long weekend. At £63 return (tax included), can you really say no?

The city of Gaudi, tasty tapas, city beaches, all things Catalan and more, Barcelona will always be a good choice when looking for a hot place to spend the weekend. Catch this Ryanair deal from Stansted to Girona, just a short shuttle bus trip from Barcelona for £63 (return, all taxes included) for travel April 18th to 21st, 2013. Please note, this price does not included checked bags or the penalty fee for forgetting to print your boarding pass!

Barcelona on a budget

Now to plan your weekend. If you’re on a budget, don’t worry. Barcelona has a host of free things to do and see. The weather is almost always good so you can easily spend your days wandering, sipping on wine at an outdoor cafe patio and then wandering some more. For our whole guide to how to enjoy a Barcelona holiday without dishing out, just check this post out:

How to: experience Barcelona for FREE

Exploring Catalunya

If you have a bit more time and want to explore the Catalunya Coast, well done! Get yourself a rental car and head to the Costa Brava or the Costa Daurada. You won’t be disappointed by the dramatic landscapes and fantastic beaches. Each are within an hour’s drive from Barcelona, one north and the other south.

Spanish road trips: Coastal Catalunya

Where will you be heading this spring to avoid the inevitable rainy days?

Offer found on 13/02/2013 at 10:00, price cannot be guaranteed.
Imgs: ivan mcclellan / Flickr cc.

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