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.
Things to Do
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.
Food and Drink
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.
For the ideal city break, head to Barcelona! Bursting with Spanish culture, take in the famous sights of Las Ramblas and Gaudi's unfinished 'Sagrada Familia' and try traditional Spanish tapas in one of the city's many tavernas.
The Canary Islands are made of seven different islands; each one offering stunning beaches, clear blue skies and historical landmarks. The most popular islands for holidaymakers include: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote,