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Spain Holidays

A country steeped in history and culture with buzzing cities, beautiful beaches, and excellent nightlife, not to mention year-round sunshine, it's no wonder millions of tourists each year choose to enjoy Spain holidays.

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The world’s favourite holiday destination

Fantastic tourist destinations run along almost the entirety of Spain's phenomenal coastline. From the south west region of the Spanish Algarve right through to the Catalonian region in the north east, there is a resort with your name on it.

Split into six Costas, each with something unique to offer, you're guaranteed to find the holiday destination perfect for you. While there are differences across the regions, the common theme of glorious beaches, towering mountains and fascinating historical structures is ever-present throughout Spain.

Tourists have been welcomed with open arms to these shores since the 50s and you're guaranteed to be well looked after with terrific attractions and facilities but Spain's culture has been well preserved and celebrated in this time. The locals are more than happy to share with you their stories, home grown wines and their traditional cuisines.

No one is excluded in this country with activities and attractions to suit everybody's needs and interests. Also thanks to Holiday Hypermarkets comprehensive selection of resorts and accommodation, it has never been easier to find cheap holidays to Spain.

Where to stay in Spain

Costa Brava
Costa BravaView on Map

The north east of Spain provides terrific resorts based within the famous Catalonia region of Spain. The majority of resorts here lie between Barcelona and the French border with so many fantastic attractions to enjoy along the way.

Castles, Roman ruins and Moorish structures can be found in Costa Brava but so can waterparks, adventure tours and animal experiences. Add to these perks the calmness of some great golf courses and the excitement of some lively nightspots and there is something for everyone.

This region is also well serviced by a train line that runs from many resorts through to Barcelona.

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Costa de la Luz
Costa de la LuzView on Map

Known as the Spanish Algarve, this region shares the border with Portugal and the terrain found through the resorts here are unlike any other found in Spain. Though the beaches are beautiful and spacious, there are also opportunities to traverse wetlands and forests.

The entertainment within Costa de la Luz often utilises the novel nature in some way with leisurely kayak trips, scuba trips off the coast or cycling tours through the mountains.

After a day of activities you'll be thankful for the chilled nightlife where you're offered great opportunities to recline and chat in a number of cool bars and lounges.

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Costa Del Sol
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Arguably the most popular holiday region in all of Spain, Costa Del Sol offers a fantastic collection of resorts with big names like Marbella, Torremolinos and Nerja.

This southern part of Spain boasts 320 days of sunshine each year and the temperatures remain wonderfully warm in the winter and enviably hot in the summer. It's hard to find a bad time to experience one of Costa Del Sol's many phenomenal beaches.

It's not all coastal delights here as some resorts are hidden away in the mountains. These historic villages, like Ronda and Ojen, offer a more traditional Spanish experience.

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Costa Dorada
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The superb quality of beaches along Spain's east coast has led to Costa Dorada being known as the country's golden coast.

There is a range of traditional towns like Tarragona and Cambris as well as major exciting cities like Salou and Sitges. Costa Dorada is also home to Spain's largest and most thrilling theme park, Portaventura.

Wherever you choose to stay in this region you're guaranteed an exciting and rewarding experience across the tourist, natural and historic attractions here. The beaches are Blue Flag quality and the nightlife is selectively lively too meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy here.

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Quick Tips

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  • Euro
  • Approx 47.27 million
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The Spanish Miracle

There are many historic sites to see throughout Spain that have been built, destroyed and preserved over many centuries. The castle of Tossa de Mar, the streets of Sitges and Nerja's aqueduct are just some of the impressive structures that can still be enjoyed today.

Since then the Spanish Miracle has occurred. This refers to the time between 1959-74 when the country received massive economic growth thanks to the tourism boom. Ever since then Spain has been more than welcoming to visitors from all over the world. The Spanish people are full of passion and charm, and hospitality is a long-standing tradition so you'll be welcomed by locals with open arms.

Waterparks, theme park and zoos

Since tourism is such a thriving industry throughout the Costas in Spain you can be sure that wherever you choose to visit, there will be an exciting tourist attraction not too far away. Waterparks are found all over with more than a couple Aqualands to enjoy while many others feature theme parks of various themes.

The most sought after family attraction by Spanish people and the rest of Europe is the massive Portaventura theme park and resort complex in Costa Dorada.

Exciting nightlife

Spanish nightlife is as versatile as you need it to be with as many opportunities to enjoy a quiet evening underneath the stars as there are lively nightclubs to go wild in.

Some of the popular hotspots for party animals on Spain holidays include the extravagant offering of luxurious Marbella, the cabaret and risqué performances found in the British favourite Benidorm, and the drag shows and nightclubs of the LGBT favourite Sitges.

Spanish favourites

From huge pans of paella to tantalising tapas, Spanish food is unique and best accompanied by a gulp of sangria. Because the Spaniards take an afternoon siesta each day, they eat much later on an evening. You shouldn't be surprised to see restaurants opening as late as 9:00pm but through the day there are also plenty of terrific cafes to enjoy a coffee, snack or an ice cream in.

It's not all local cuisine on offer as the majority of resorts cater for tourists' tastes with a fine selection of international flavour on offer. The sheer amount of restaurants in any given resort means there is usually a meal that suites every guest's preference and wallet.

Getting there

Flight time from the UK to Spain takes between two to three and a half hours depending on where you are flying from and to. All of the destinations are usually well placed by an airport which means transfer times to your resort are usually relatively short.

Hiring a car to get around resorts is made easy by Spain's widespread motorway system.

Costa Brava, Costa Del Sol and Costa Dorada all benefit from Spain's rail network. Many resorts in these regions feature train stations that run regularly towards the nearest large city.