Where can I go AI in October on my own where I can just relax for 5 days in the warmth on a low budget? I would like some sort of interesting area to walk around and be comfortable to sit outside in a te-shirt and shorts Ideas please as I have not been abroad since I was a teen, this is my treat to myself for growing children to adulthood on my own.
When in Oct? Early Oct will be warmer and give you more choices than later, although of course the weather is variable and can be lovely all through Oct in southern Spain, Balearics, etc. Cyprus is still nice in Oct, although we had a couple of cool, rainy days last year in the Oct half-term. I'd probably fly to Malaga and stay somewhere along the coast in one of the nice towns. You could do that very inexpensively, as long as it's not half-term week.
I travel a lot on my own and last October went to Lisbon, one of the nicest breaks I've had. Loads to do including day trips by train down the coast and into the hills. The year before I went to Essaouira in Morocco, almost as enjoyable but a different experience.
I've recently spent 10 wonderful solitary days in tenerife. I stayed in Los Cristianos but in a hotel that seemed a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. There's not much to do around the area and its geared towards the more getting old like me mature person but to just relax, eat and stroll about it was great.
I stayed at La Geria Hotel in Lanzarote a few years ago. I went with friends, and stayed on a B&B basis, but I remember thinking it would be a good place to go alone on an AI basis (we had a couple of dinners there and they were nice for AI). It's in a very quiet resort, hotel was also quiet, beach is opposite hotel with about 20 restaurants/bars/shops near by. Its about a 20 minute walk into Puerto del Carmen (main resort, busy but beach is nice). Pleasant walk, mixture of sea views and shops/bars. Also short taxi ride into Arrecife (nice restaurants at the harbour and shops to visit). Hotel has entertainment if that's your thing.