With glorious sunshine and warm Mediterranean nights, Spain holidays in 2018 are the perfect way to escape and unwind. Whether you’re looking to sip sangria on a golden sandy beach or explore the winding streets of a historic town, Spain offers something for everyone. From the green and calm Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean, to the hot and busy beaches of the Canaries, through the historic culture of the Spanish mainland, Spain gives the visitor choices few countries can match. With a stunningly varied landscape on hand, historical wonders at every turn and plenty of places to experience the Spanish way of life, holidays to Spain are wonderfully diverse. Within easy reach of all our resorts are action-packed attractions and parks, natural adventures and activities, vibrant nightlife and beautiful cities bursting with local culture, so why not make Spain the 2018 holiday of your choice.
Most popular hotels in Spain
Gran Hotel Bali
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Rosamar Garden Resort
Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava
Hotel Europa Splash & Spa
Malgrat de Mar, Costa Brava
Oasis Park Splash Hotel
Calella, Costa Brava
Santa Susanna Resort Hotel
Santa Susanna, Costa Brava
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
H.TOP Summer Sun
Santa Susanna, Costa Brava
Guitart Gold Central Park Aqua Resort
Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 30m
When to go
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A Spain holiday is awash with attractions to visit if you need a break from the sizzling beaches and water sports that make up a Spanish experience. The interactive aquariums of Valencia, Palma and Benalmadena are all excellent days out for all the family. Water parks are all around our resorts, Water World on the Costa Brava, The Parque Aquatico in Mijas Costa and Aqualand and Siam Park in Tenerife just a few examples. Benidorm plays host to the natural park of Terra Natura and theme park of Terra Mitica with rides for all ages.
The city of Barcelona stands close to the Costa Brava and has a host of attractions to visit from the home of FC Barcelona at the Nou Camp to the landmarks inspired by the Catalan artist Gaudi. The Costa Blanca hosts the third largest city of Valencia with the Turia dry river bed 9kms long, a great place to walk or visit the Arts and Science Museum.
Wine and Dine
The Mediterranean diet is championed as the healthiest diet in Europe and full of healthy ingredients and fresh flavours. One local specialty is tapas, small side-dishes which give the taster the chance to sample an array of traditional dishes, and enjoy a social side to meal times without getting too full. Larger meals include all varieties of fresh seafood from the cuttlefish and octopus in the northwest Galicia region, to the seafood rice paella dishes of the eastern Med and the grilled fish and salad of the southern Costa Del Sol.
The culinary delights all come with a range of options to drink, the local beers are all crisp, cold and refreshing and Spanish bars stock a wider variety of bottled beers chilled in any number of fridges and all reasonably priced, with a huge selection of spirits served with very generous measures. No Spanish holiday would be complete without a taste or two of one of the world's most renowned wine producing nations.
Spain has an established reputation for family-friendly holidays. As the family strikes into the heart of Spanish culture, the kids will feel safe and comfortable in all environments. Little ones can enjoy building sandcastles and paddling in the sea along the huge sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca and Costa Del Sol, the islands of Ibiza and Minorca full of smaller sandy beaches, the sand gradually sloping into a calm sea make this a safe and sheltered place to spend a day in the sunshine. The island resorts have a traditional Spanish family-friendly feel with beaches, accommodation and bars and restaurants happy to cater for all ages, their close proximity to the beach an added bonus. Most beaches have water sports available for all the family and with a Spain holiday you are never far from a water park.
Hotels in Spain have a great reputation for entertainment for the family, kids’ clubs aplenty and evening cabarets for all ages. In resort you will find a wide range of family fun from the Desafio Medieval Dinner Show just outside Benidorm to the whale and dolphin trips of the Canary Islands.
Action and Adventure
From its sun-drenched beaches to its snow-capped mountains, there are endless things to do in Spain for the more adventurous visitors. Winter sports fans visit the stunning mountain scenery of northern and southern Spain but the mountains are also ideal for summer hiking and rock climbing. The hot summer climate and winter rainfall of the Med give the Balearic Islands some beautiful summer walks. The flat coastline but hilly interior of the Canaries and Costa Blanca give cyclists both an easy day out or a challenging ride, why not follow the route of one of the many cycling races popular in Spain.
No Spain holiday would be complete without water sports, whether the inland white water rafting or canyoning across gorges, caves and rivers. On the coast, all of our resorts have an abundance of wind-surfing, para-gliding, jet skiing and any number of varieties of diving, snorkelling and paddle-boating. For those preferring dry land, Spain is one of the most popular European golfing destinations. If adrenaline is more your style, why not try one of the traditional summer bull-runs of the Costa Blanca villages on your 2018 Spanish holiday?
Life's a Beach
Thanks to its gorgeous beaches, lovely weather and Spanish charm, it’s easy to see why Spain holidays are popular among all kinds of holidaymakers. Sunbathing weather can be enjoyed all spring and summer long while the winter months are few and mild. From the long sandy stretches of beach on the Costa Brava and Del Sol and Canaries, to the beautiful coves and inlets of the Balearics, beaches are safe, clean and popular. The protected waters of the Mediterranean give generally safe, shallow water perfect for kids and many Spanish beaches have the 'blue flag' for cleanliness.
The beach is an integral part of Spanish life and families will find fun can be had all along the beach with great facilities including beach bars, kids parks and sporting areas on most beaches. The long, flat promenades are also a popular part of any Spain holiday, the easy paced walks along the traffic-free pavements parallel to the beach are an attraction of their own.
A Spain holiday is up there with the best destinations for diverse nightlife. The Balearic island of Ibiza is famous for the clubs of San Antonio and Ibiza Town, attracting the best DJs from all over the world. The Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm, Magaluf in Mallorca and Las Americas in Tenerife are better known for wild nights in the bars and discos staying open until the sun comes up. On the southern Costa Del Sol the long established resort of Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Nerja are all more relaxed, with places to dance but also picturesque cocktail bars, tranquil beach bars and romantic nooks to share a jug of sangria.
On the Costa Brava, the resorts are only a bus ride away from Barcelona and its huge Catalan culture. The lively centre of Barcelona has tourist areas like Las Ramblas, a kilometre long promenade of cafes, bars, restaurants and street entertainment well into the night.
Romantics will find a mesmerising setting in any Spanish settlement. From the dazzling cities to the mesmerising views of the Med in both modern resorts and idyllic villages, Spain is a delightful setting for couples to enjoy a break. One of the most romantic places in Ibiza is the secluded beach of Sol d'en Serra. A mile from Cala Llonga, the small and idyllic waterfront is a relaxing place for adults to catch a tan during the day, the open cove, rocky shore and stronger currents make this less attractive for children. After a day of sun-seeking, the popular Amante Beach Club built into the cliffs is the perfect place for a drink watching the sunset or dinner in the split-level restaurant in the moonlight. The view of the sea with the cliffs rising above you makes this ideal for a romantic evening away from the main family friendly resort.
If you’re looking for the high life you will find it in the lively Spanish islands. Full of bars and restaurants of a kinds, why not visit Palma in Mallorca. With a popular and diverse nightlife, the resort caters for couples who prefer a lively night out or those who enjoy a cocktail overlooking the moon-lit Med.
Spain is a country steeped in culture. With good transport links it is easy to combine a sunshine holiday with day trips to cultural centres or overnight stays in beautiful cities. Rich with picturesque fishing villages and windy cobbled lanes, gorgeous cities and centuries old castles and cathedrals, Spain is the jewel of the Mediterranean. A Spain holiday involves a huge mix of cultural heritage, nowhere more so than the Costa Del Sol where traditional Castilian culture has merged with the older Moorish background. The Alhambra in Granada, an 800 year old palace and fortress which dominates the sky-line of the city, sits on a hill overlooking the old town. The Moorish structure is a spectacular site and the classic style of Arabic architecture which influences the region.