Holidays to Spain aren’t just all about siestas and fiestas, but if you were asked to sum up this colourful country in a nutshell, you can bet these would be high on your list. Along with castanets and the claps of flamenco dancers, of course! They capture the essence of Spain down to a T. Whether you want to discover buzzing cities or are seeking rustic Spain up close and personal, you’ll fall in love in love with this lively, yet delightfully laid-back country.
When it comes to Spanish holidays on the mainland, you’re spoilt for choice. For drenching yourself in sunshine, the glittering Costa’s are the place to head. From sophisticated and chic Marbella to the shimmering sands of energetic Benidorm, you can’t go wrong. Or perhaps it’s to be a cultural quest in Spain’s fascinating cities. Get the best of both worlds in beautiful Alicante slap bang on the coast. Tuck into tasty paella in cosmopolitan Valencia. Or behold the wonders of Gaudi’s Avant-Garde Barcelona.
If you’re seeking an island castaway though, go for Balearic summer holidays in Spain. Will it be Majorca with its cosmopolitan capital, Palma, and a mouth-watering mix of gorgeous beach resorts like Lively Magaluf? Perhaps it’ll be the peace and quiet of pretty Menorca where the stunning scenery is wrapped up in a great big warm welcome. Or maybe it’ll be Ibiza’s legendary nightlife and captivating beaches that’ll get you booking.
For year round sun-drenched shores, it has to be holidays in the Canary Islands. Head for fun, sun and sizzling nightlife in Tenerife where you can take a cable car to the top of towering Mount Teide. Visit the sweeping beaches of Gran Canaria and pop to the capital Las Palmas, to get cultured up. Lanzarote will charm the flip-flops off you and no trip here’s complete without seeing Timanfaya National Park, a huge area of dormant volcanoes. Or be dazzled on Fuerteventura, by the gleaming white dunes of Corralejo National Park. And then there’s sleepy La Gomera and La Palma to think about, as well. Wherever you head, we’ve just got one thing to say. Be warned – holidays to Spain are highly infectious. You’ll be going back again and again and again.
For most tourists, holidays to Spain are all about beaches but, increasingly, foreign visitors are being drawn by its rich cultural heritage and spectacular countryside. Andalucia is a heady mix of guitars and flamenco, matadors and fiesta, where whitewashed hill villages contrast with grand Moorish palaces.
For most tourists, bargain holidays to Spain are all about beaches but, increasingly, foreign visitors are being drawn by its rich cultural heritage and spectacular countryside. Andalucia is a heady mix of guitars and flamenco, matadors and fiesta, where whitewashed hill villages contrast with grand Moorish palaces.
Catalonia is picturesque and wonderfully diverse with its rugged coastline and roving green interior. Here you will discover the flamboyant architecture of Barcelona, which in culture, commerce and sport rivals the Spanish capital. Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city, is situated in Central Spain – a land of castles, mountains and rich rolling plains.
With over 5000 miles of coastline, Spain is world-renowned for its beaches. It doesn`t matter whether you choose the mainland’s Costa Dorada, Costa Blanca, Almeria, Costa del Sol or the Balearics and the Canary Islands – the beaches are stunning. Spanish cuisine is rich in seafood and cured meats, such as chorizo and Serrano hams. Paella is one of the most common dishes, and so is cocido, a meat and chick-pea stew. You must try tapas – a selection of small snacks served in social (often wine-drenched) situations. The Balearic Islands are famous for their vegetable sobrasada and wines from the Aragon and Murcia regions.