Holidays to Spain – Where to Go

holidays to spain

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From artistic Barcelona to hedonistic islands, Spain has always been a favorite travel destination for Europeans. Holidays to Spain don’t have to be particularly expensive; both a good volume of tourists and recent economic changes in Europe mean that a few good deals can still be found.

Great food, a slow-moving pace, and miles of gorgeous coastline continue to draw people of all holiday budgets to Spain. Whether hoping to relax with your family or looking to dance the night away with strangers, one of these hotspots in Spain will suit your holiday needs!

Where to Go in Spain

  • Costa Blanca: White beaches and 320 days of sunshine a year are plenty enough reasons to visit Costa Blanca. Scuba diving, water sports, and excellent nightlife in Benidorm will make singles happy, while Aqualand — one of the largest waterparks in Europe — will keep families with children entertained. Terra Mitica, the largest theme park in Spain, is a short ride away.
  • Costa Del Sol: With 100 miles of coastline, Costa Del Sol is a popular destination in Spain year around, particularly for English tourists who flock there during the summer months. Golfers will appreciate the 50 world-class courses in the area, while all will enjoy the legendary Picasso museum located nearby in Malaga. Costa Del Sol is also a launching point for day trips to Gibraltar and Tanzier.
  • Gibraltar: While technically a British colony, Gibraltar is on the tip of Spain and is considered the gateway to the Mediterranean. The Rock of Gibraltar has over 500 species of flowering plants, and the nature reserve there is home to the only wild monkeys in Europe. Large warships belonging to the Royal Navy regular call into Gibraltar.
  • Costa De La Luz: You’ll find the sand at Costa de la Luz a little softer than on other beaches, and the culture a little more vibrant. The city of Jerez in the region produces more than its share of sherry and brandy; the distilleries can be toured. Formula One racing can be seen in Jerez, or you can take a short ferry ride to Morocco to find completely different food and culture.
  • Costa Dorada: Only a two-hour flight from the U.K., Costa Dorada is just south of Barcelona — one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Spain. Costa Dorada is the place to go for lively beaches, trendy nightlife, and a five-star experience. Many of the 19th-century mansions in nearby Blanca have been restored as luxurious hotels.
  • Costa Almeria: With a relaxing atmosphere, relatively undeveloped coastline, and large nature reserve, Costa Almeria is the place to enjoy nature and forget about work for a while. The salt flats, sand dunes, and a network of trails are perfect for exploring while you keep an eye out for rare birds. You’ll have plenty of room to walk or run on the more than 200 miles of pristine coastline.

While this is just a small sampling of choices for holidays to Spain, any of the above destinations are guaranteed to have you returning to Spain the following year.

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