just got back, b and b. its quite noticable the exchange rate.we were in a 5* resort but were shocked by the prices in the supermarkets compared with 2 years ago. have no idea what you can manage on but we spent over a third what we thought. i would pack cereals and snacks. sandwiches for lunch then maybe a reasonable priced restaurant for dinner.
Agree with the other messages here. We have recently returned from Barcelona and it was EXPENSIVE. Though wine remained far cheaper than in this country.
I think you could do it for under £1000. I reckon we spent around £750 - 2 adults and 1 child. And we weren't really budgeting that much - ate lunch out every day, and also about 3 evening meals out. Plus we went on a fair number of excursions.
we always self cater abroad (greece/france). at half term we went to greece and it was more than last year. what we do is take basics: teabags coffee (feel very naff admiting this btw) muesli.
washing up liquid/sponge etc/ cloths wipes teatowel plastic stuff for picnicing(ikea cheap stuff) sharp knife small acrylic chopping board corkscrew roll of freezer bags 2 tupperwares few pegs sounds a lot but it all fits into odd corners of a bag take snacks for travel/ and for first night: bag pasta and jar pesto sauce 1 carton longlife milk i carton juice
then on the holiday we have breakfst at 'home' whatever we have usually plus croissants usually have picnic type lunch - salami, boiled eggs, can tuna and lots of salad (what ever is cheap)using 'home' as base to make it or get it on the way buy cheap local brands of everything in france we barbeque every night and go out for pudding like crepe/icecream cone while watching the world go by except 2 maybe when we eat out (but NEVER any pudding) in greece we usually eat out (as cooking facilities are basic there) but very cheap stuff no puddings! we always are on a tight budget - usually try to do £300 a week for everything
we normally allow £100 a day. But that is for 2 adults and 4 children and quite a lot of excursions. I think you could do it on half that. We normally go to the big hypermarkets and do a big food shop and pack a picnic bag so we pack up lunches. We will eat out most evenings, but are packing a little cheapy bbq and marinates so that we can have bbqs some nights. Markets are also good for fruit and veg. Chinese restaurants tend to be cheap in spain. If you go inland a bit to eat rather than on the coast the prices are far lower.
CTD, we allow for £100 a day with 1 DD, too and that normally does cover everything with a little left over. We usually self cater, and go out for either dinner or lunch, normally ends up an 'in the middle' meal about 4pm. We have snacks and sandwiches for when she gets peckish.