THE Costa del Sol has been named one of Europe’s best value for money holiday hotspots.
Buckets and spades, sun cream and insect repellent can cost holidaymakers up to 80% more in some European resorts than in others, according to a Post Office Travel Money survey.
Spain was topped only by Bulgaria, while Italy and France were named as the priciest destinations in Europe.
A three-course family meal, beach items and alcoholic drinks were among the 15 typical holiday-spend items surveyed, in 13 popular European resorts.
The best-value resort was Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, where all 15 items cost just €83.
But the Costa del Sol was hot on its heels, where the items cost €101, followed by Crete at €110.
On the other end of the spectrum, buying a bucket and spade in Nice on the French Riviera – the most expensive resort – will set you back an incredible €10.32