A brief guide on holidays to Spain
Holidays to Spain conger up images of the perfect beach or poolside getaway and a fun filled week or so with family, friends and otherwise loved ones. There are so many excellent destinations and resorts to choose from around the country that narrowing down your options can be tricky but it also means that a holiday to Spain can be just about anything that you’d like it to be.
And the good news if you’re planning a trip to southern Europe this year or next is that there are bargains to be had whatever kind of escape you’re after.
Always worth considering as family holiday destinations are the Balearic Islands, where you’ll find some of the best beaches in Europe and the kind of weather you’d expect to find in the heart of the Mediterranean.
There are top-notch five star hotels, as well as all manner of self-catering apartments and holiday complexes around Majorca (such as the first Twitter experience in the world – hotel Sol Wave House on Magaluf beach), which has long been a big favourite of families from the UK. Meanwhile, Ibiza is rightly renowned as perhaps the leading clubbing holiday hotspot for hedonists from across Europe and beyond. Although it is always worth noting that there is plenty more to the island than just nightclubs, bars and boat parties.
Like every other part of the Balearics, Ibiza boasts great restaurants, exquisite beaches and a cultural history that is as vivid as it is fascinating. Famous are of course bars on Ibiza for their year-long crazy parties. If you are more into rum and dancing with horses on Menorca, you should also consider spending a few days there.
The more southerly Spanish islands of the Canaries are equally well equipped to cater for sun-seeking tourists from the UK and elsewhere, with dozens of quite wonderful beaches and almost year-round weather that is as warm as the welcome. I did skydiving in Gran Canaria island and spent a few sunny relaxing days there, so much fun!
Mainland Spanish resorts like Benidorm and around the Riviera are superb holiday destinations in their own right as well of course and there are cut price deals to be found on trips around the country, as well as on the islands. Thomas Cook package holidays are always tough to beat when it comes to making the most of your holiday spending, with all inclusive deals proving particularly popular with holidaymakers right now.
Personally, I love Barcelona and Costa Brava. There are so many little villages full of history in Catalonia that each time I visit, I find a few new ones. My favorite ones are Cadaques, Caldes de Malavella, and small charming ones like Santa Pau and Castellfollit de la Roca. At least once a year I always choose to go on holidays to Spain 🙂