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  • To celebrate the season of scares, we’ve rounded up our spookiest Halloween destinations and some seriously spine-tingling deals for your next getaway. Here’s where you need to book…

    Jamaica

    This dreamy Caribbean island might not seem like an obvious choice for a scare-fest – but head there at Halloween and you’ll discover some spooky surprises. Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay is Jamaica’s premiere ghost-dwelling haunted house. This spooky old plantation dates back to the 17th century and is said to be haunted by a White Witch called Annie Palmer. To make things even scarier, on Halloween Rose Hall is illuminated in ghoulish green, and puts on special spooky night tours where actors in costume hide in dark corners ready to jump out.

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    Mexico

    While you’ll probably recognise the traditional Mexican sugar skull make-up from many a Halloween party, the Day of the Dead is not the Mexican version of Halloween. In fact, it’s known to be a colourful, happy event full of costumes, parades, floral effigies and food. You’ll find festivities going on in all of the major towns and cities, with plenty of music performances and dancing. One of the most famous events in the Riviera Maya region is the Xcaret Park Festival of Life and Death. For the four-day extravaganza, the eco-archaeological park is decorated in flowers, alters and candles, and there’s the likes of cultural shows and street vendors on offer, too.

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    Italy

    Italy’s scenic island, Sicily, is chockfull of splendid sights, action-packed activities and delicious food for you to tuck in to. But it also has a spooky side, too. The island’s capital city, Palermo, is home to creepy passageways where you’ll come face-to-face with 400-year-old remains, if you dare to visit. This scary site is one of the most intricate and well-preserved catacombs in the world and contains nearly 8,000 skeletons, eerily dressed in their Sunday best.

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    Spain

    If you’re after Halloween fun in the sun, head to the Costa Dorada where you’ll find Spain’s most famous theme park, PortAventura. This place is home to more than 40 attractions, as well as Ferrari Land, which features Europe’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster. PortAventura offers something for everyone – even if you don’t like fast rides. And during Halloween, the park gets a scary makeover and lines up plenty in the way of spooky shows and scary parades, plus a fireworks extravaganza over a huge lake. The events run until November 19th, so you can get your Halloween fix even after the 31st.

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    Greece

    Although Halloween isn’t a Greek tradition, these days, if you’re heading to one of the Greek islands to catch some last rays of sun, you’ll find plenty of parties and events going on. If you’re Corfu-bound, you’ll probably know that the island never misses an excuse to party. And, the most popular Halloween event is at the famous Pink Palace, where there’s a weekend-long Halloween party complete with a five-hour happy hour and three-course dinner. Plus, traditional Greek cocktails are given a Halloween twist to combine both traditions.

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    In the mood for a Halloween holiday?

    Take a look at our last-minute holiday deals. Or, get some more inspo with our round-up of the best fireworks displays across the globe and the best beaches in the world.

    Plus, make sure you keep up to date on our latest travel tips on our First Choice Inspire homepage.

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