Spain has long been the British holidaymaker’s best friend, and with good reason. Family-friendly and purse-friendly, Spain draws millions of tourists every year to its sunny beaches and beautiful cities. It may be just a few hours from the UK, but the tasty food, welcoming resorts and laidback way of life will take you a thousand miles away from your day-to-day stress.
For a fun-filled beach holiday, Spain has many options. From the Costas of the east coast to the Balearic and Canary Islands, there are resorts to suit a family beach break, a romantic couples holiday or a group clubbing weekend. Barcelona is a go-to European city break conveniently located near the beach, and capital city Madrid has everything you need for a shopping weekend or foodie break.
Spanish cuisine varies from region to region, but the Mediterranean diet is always packed with fresh vegetables, oils, grains and tasty seafood. Lunch is normally a long, leisurely affair and the biggest meal of the day with three courses often being consumed, while dinner is traditionally served late. Don’t worry though – most resorts cater well for international tourists so you’ll still be able to eat earlier if you wish.