A holiday in Spain offers something for all the family, in a country that has it all. Golden beaches, stunning landscapes and vibrant cities makes Spain a must visit for your next holiday.
Experience world famous culture and cuisine in sun-drenched coastal resorts or the nearby Balearic Islands, and enjoy a wealth of leisure activities across our city, countryside and coast destinations.
Costa del Sol
The appeal of Spain’s sunshine coast is undoubted at any time of the year.
With approximately 320 days of sun a year, miles upon miles of golden sandy beaches and the celebrated cities of Seville and Granada close by, it’s no wonder that 300,000 expats now call the Costa del Sol home.
The region is dotted with familiar holiday resorts, cosmopolitan marinas and traditional Andalucian villages, meaning you’re spoiled for choice for where to stay.
Torremolinos is perhaps the Costa del Sol’s most famous resort with sun-seekers drawn to its sandy beach, party lifestyle and great shopping.
Benalmadena is Torremolinos’ next door neighbour combining modern hotel complexes and apartment blocks alongside plenty of Andalucian appeal in the old town.
The north-eastern corner of Spain may not boast the year-round sunshine of the busier costa’s, but it more than makes up for it with wooded coves, unspoilt Catalan countryside and one of Europe’s finest cities in Barcelona.
Stretching from the town of Blanes and up to the French border, the Costa Brava can roughly be divided into three areas. To the south are the familiar resorts of Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, with family friendly accommodation, attractions and water parks. The stylish central Costa is popular with the chic Barcelona crowd with some wonderfully scenic rolling coastline around Palamós. To the north, the landscape is more rugged with nature reserves, ancient Greek and Roman settlements, and the bohemian fishing village of Cadaqués, home to the surrealist master Salvador Dalí for most of his life.
Spain’s Golden Coast is a hit with holidaymakers thanks to its long golden beaches, family friendly resorts, theme parks, waterparks and iconic Barcelona just up the road.
With hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, life on the Costa Dorada pretty much centres around the coastline. Salou is the region’s main resort, with a huge choice of accommodation, shops, bars, clubs and tavernas all along and dotted back from the long beach and tree-lined promenade.
A quieter resort is La Pineda with shallow waters and wide beach, making it ideal for family beach holidays. The Aquopolis waterpark is not far away and always a hit thanks to its water chutes and dolphinarium.
The Costa Brava also boasts Spain’s largest theme park – Portaventura – with rollercoasters and white-knucklers as well as sedate spinning tea-cups and themed areas for the little ones.
Costa de la Luz
Spain’s most southerly costa – stretching from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Portuguese border – is also its quietest. Sleepy villages, empty beaches and an unspoilt landscape await you on the ‘Coast of Light’.
As the name suggests, this region is bright and sunny with 11 hours of sunshine in summer when the mercury tops 30C. Even in winter, temperatures rarely drop below a warm 20C.
Don’t expect any high rise resorts or theme parks along this coastline. Instead, you will find Moorish towns, relaxing resorts and fishing villages. It’s more excursion than exertion, and a trip to Jerez – the world’s sherry capital - is a must. As well as tastings, you will also find horse shows and first-rate flamenco in this traditional Moorish city. The Donana National Park is close by too, attracting flocks of bird and animal watchers for a glimpse of an eagle, flamingo, mongoose or even a lynx.