We are only a few months away from the start of the summer season, which means that now is the perfect time to start planning your next holiday. If you don’t want to travel too far but still would like to experience a new culture and enjoy tons of gorgeous sunshine, why not book a trip to Spain?
Every year, more than 12 million Brits visit this Mediterranean country. Every savvy holidaymaker knows that nothing beats holidays to Spain when it comes to achieving the perfect summer getaway! Its beaches, restaurants, hotels, and party hotspots are top notch and as good as it gets. Need more convincing? Then read through the main reasons why Spain should be included in this summer’s travel plans.
More than 5,000 miles of coastline await holidaymakers in Spain. Some parts of the country (such as the Canary Islands or the Andalusia region) enjoy more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, and during the summer, perfect beach weather is guaranteed. The most popular beaches are in the Balearic Islands (there are many in Menorca and Formentera) and in the southern region of the country, known as Costa del Sol. If you are looking for uncrowded picture-perfect beaches, head to San Sebastian or Ribadeo, in northern Spain. Another option is flying to Barcelona and heading north, where you will find the spectacular Costa Brava beaches.
Activities for everyone
As tempting as it may seem, sunbathing and chilling out are not the only things you can do when in the Spanish seaside. The country is a great destination for adventure sports enthusiasts too, so head to Tarifa or Zarautz if you are into windsurfing, or book a canyoning adventure in the Pyrenees. Other options include kayaking, rafting, paragliding, and enduro racing.
Spanish cuisine is everything but bland. And by the way, there is much more to it than just paella. Depending on where in the country you go, you will be presented with delicious fish dishes (such as suquet or bacalao pil pil), delicately flavoured cold soups, and the ubiquitous tapas. Treat yourself to a dinner at one of Spain’s top restaurants, such as Arzak, El Bulli, Jockey, or Cal Pep.
Spain’s party hotspots are among the most popular in Europe. If you are into clubbing, Ibiza, Marbella, and Puerto Banus are the places to be. If you’ve already been there and done that, check out the nightlife in Barcelona, Benidorm, Madrid, or Tenerife. Wherever you go, you will find plenty of entertainment options in Spain.
Overall, Spain should be on your next summer travel list if you want a fun-filled and exciting beach vacation that has everything you need to have a grand time. Its beaches are beautiful, the activities there are simply breathtaking, the food are heavenly, and the nightlife is so vibrant! What else can you ask for?
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