IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Costa del Sol, air/6 nights, from $649

This fall, spend a week in Torremolinos, on Spain's sunny southern coast.
/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare to Málaga on British Airways (or another major carrier), six nights' accommodations at the Gran Hotel Cervantes, breakfast daily, and fuel surcharges, from $649 per person—plus about $150 in taxes.

When: Nov. 9, 16, 23, 2009; add $40 for Dec. 7, 14; $80 for Nov. 2, 30; $130 for Dec. 28; $250 for Dec. 21; additional dates available in 2010.

Gateways: New York City; add $50 for D.C., $115 for Houston, $185 for Atlanta, $200 for Miami, $240 from Chicago, $265 from L.A.

The fine print: Does not include taxes of about $150 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $125. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $527 flight from New York City to Málaga, for travel in early November (British Airways). A six-night stay at the hotel would cost about $485 per person, including taxes. So you would expect to pay about $1,012 when booking independently. This package costs $799 with all taxes included—a savings of $213.

More: Add nights starting at $100 per night. There are also hotel upgrades available: Add $10 per person for the Sol Príncipe or the Meliá Costa del Sol and $50 per person for the Hotel Las Pirámides.