Explore Spain’s endless diversity
Seeing as a typical British summer tends to be more soggy than sizzling, it’s tempting to jet off to a warmer climate for some guaranteed fun in the sun. A popular holiday hotspot is Spain, which has experienced a recent rise due in no small part to the multitude of things to see and do and places to explore. From kids to teens, grown-ups to grandparents, Spain offers something for everyone.
There are currently some great deals on holidays to Benidorm, where you can soak up the sunshine on one of its three major beaches: Playa de Levante, Playa de Poniente and Platja del Mal Pas. All three are recognised by the EU as having some of the highest standards in Europe.
A short boat ride away is Peacock Island, which is a must for bird lovers. As well as being home to a variety of winged wildlife, the island affords some stunning views of the Mediterranean coast. You can even take a ride around the island in a glass-bottomed boat and admire the many colourful fish that inhabit its crystal-clear waters.
When it comes to night life in Benidorm, fun-loving travellers will no doubt appreciate the variety of pubs, bars and club in the area; from karaoke to cabaret, no two evenings will be the same.
Holidays to Majorca are also lots of fun, especially due to the fantastic party scene in areas like Parma, Magaluf and El Arenal, which have some exclusive clubs that can accommodate up to 5,000 people. But for families, the island also has many quiet little villages on the coast with lots of different beaches to explore. Many choose to discover the island by bike or hire car. Interesting places to visit include Valldemossa up in the mountains, where the spectacular views can make for some great photo opportunities.
Sunseekers should also check out the number of great offers on holidays to Gran Canaria, a destination which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe – from the popular Playa del Inglés to the more peaceful Playa Taurito. Gran Canaria is also ideal for golf enthusiasts, with eight extensive courses rated as some of the best in Spain. Fans of water-sports can choose to go jet-skiing, wind-surfing and scuba-diving, or catch some waves at of the island’s many surf schools.
Those looking for a spot of culture should check out the Barranco de Agaete on the north coast, a historical town over 500 years old, which has attracted many artists over the centuries, made evident by the number of art galleries dotted all over the town.
Visitors can also wander round the Huerto de las Flores botanical garden and admire the many different sub-tropical plants and flowers on display. In August, the town hosts one of Spain’s biggest festivals: the Bajada de la Rama, where villagers form a procession and carry pine branches, echoing those used in Aboriginal rain dances. With a number of such festivities taking place throughout the year, there’s so much more to this island than meets the eye.
So why not discover all that Spain has to offer? Start planning your Spanish adventure today.