Spain is known for its sizzling weather and vibrant culture, and the short flight it takes from the UK makes it a colourful, captivating holiday destination for anyone living in Britain. This sun-soaked country has more Blue Flag beaches than anywhere else on the planet, so if you are looking for a place to sunbathe, surf, paddle, or enjoy watersports, Spain is hard to beat. It is also a country of eclectic contrasts: you can find flamencos and fiestas or contemporary bars and nightclubs, charming villages or buzzing cities, plus traditional Spanish cuisine or exquisite fine dining from all around the globe. There are holidays to Spain that suit all budgets and tastes.
Families – There are beaches and attractions to entertain the family, family-friendly resorts with excellent kids’ clubs, and no end to national parks and cities to explore.
Sun worshippers – The Spanish climate is a warm, bright joy, and the stunning beaches are perfect for enjoying the fine weather.
Couples – Spain offers romance, fun, nightlife, delicious cuisine, and beautiful cities.
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Visit the Balearics for a holiday with fabulous beaches, dreamy landscapes, and endless scenery to explore and enjoy. If you visit Ibiza or Majorca, you’ll find spectacular coastlines for the day and exhilarating nightclubs and bars during the evenings. If you want somewhere more serene but just as gorgeous, Menorca is known as the Jewel of the Balearics and particularly suits families and couples.
The sheer beauty of the Canary Islands lies in the turquoise waters and the rugged volcanic landscapes and mountains. 4 of Spain’s 15 national parks are in the Canaries, making them a hotspot for nature enthusiasts and hikers. The nightlife can be lively and fun, and the cuisine is freshly-caught and filled with flavour. With their stunning scenery and countless things to do, the Canary Islands attract about 14 million annual visitors.
Benidorm is a famously fun holiday destination that attracts tourists from across Europe, and is particularly popular with Brits. The divine Mediterranean weather makes days lounging by the pool, sipping drinks and bathing in the sun, an ever-attractive option. You can either stay in the resort relishing the facilities, or take a look further out in search of waterparks, tantalising tapas, and more.
Costa del Sol enjoys over 320 days of sunshine every year, and a holiday there means an experience as laid back or as lively as you please. Making up part of Spain’s “Sunshine Coast”, Costa del Sol has a mammoth coastline of golden sand and all the opportunities to enjoy the wonderful weather. In Costa del Sol there are welcoming resorts, beach clubs, tapas bars, shops, whitewashed villages, and everything you could need for a Spanish holiday.
Costa Dorada is the Spanish resort to visit if you want Catalonian culture to be part of your family holiday. PortAventura is one of the largest theme parks in Europe as well as one of the most popular attractions in Costa Dorada. Alongside the thrills of the waterpark and the gravity-defying rollercoasters, you’ll find that there is much more to discover here too: Roman remains of Tarragona, a stunning beach in Salou, and Barcelona a short train ride away.
Costa Blanca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain for enviable beaches, a party-packed nightlife, and superb weather. It’s just as popular with families as it is with groups, singles, and couples, with its culture, waterpark, and stunning scenery. You’ll also find whitewashed buildings and cobbled backstreets in the resort’s older towns, and restaurants selling traditional Spanish cuisine as well as quiet bars and cafes to enjoy when the dazzling sun becomes too much or for a relaxing evening’s entertainment.
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