Beaches with a view
The majority of beaches are backed by Spain's mountainous landscapes that you can explore or just enjoy as a backdrop. From your sunlounger or a beachside cafe you can often see mountain peaks on one side and a pretty marina or sweeping bay on the other.
Beaches in Spain range from large crescents of sand enjoyed by many to small and peaceful coves away from it all. When you want to roll off the sand, there are many natural parks, hiking trails and mountain villages to explore inland, one of which is the town of Guadalest. If you're heading off on holidays to Costa Blanca, visit this unusual spot perched on top of a sheer cliff face - with plenty of shops and museums to visit while you're there.
Spain is a country rich in history, much of which you will find well-preserved today. All Inclusive holidays to Spain aren't all about the cocktails - come here for authentic Spanish heritage and architectural wonders, you won't be disappointed.
Barcelona is brimming with examples of Antoni Gaudi's weird and wonderful architecture or for something more space-age some of Valencia's buildings look like they might take off. Ancient architecture can be found at the castles all across the country such as Alicante's large Castell de la Santa Barbara. In Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar's 12th century castle is in a prime position, so it provides a focal point from the beach.
Fun time attractions
Kids and big kids alike won't be able to resist speeding down a huge water slide or strapping themselves into a rollercoaster seat at the country's numerous theme parks. Spain's most visited theme park is PortAventura in Costa Dorada, which has been likened to Disneyland and has its own water park on the side. Aqualandia Water Park in Benidorm is one of the best water parks in Spain, with big thrill rides like the Big Bang and Kamikaze.
Every major resort in Spain has its own good mix of water-, theme- and animal-parks as well as other tourist and family oriented attractions.
A taste of Spain
The Spanish love to eat and see it as a sociable activity involving all the family. They take their time over dinner and so you won't usually find sittings like in Britain. Instead it's seen as a leisurely way to start off the evening. Even in bars, you'll find food coming out - sometimes little tapas plates are offered free of charge with your drinks.
There are a number of areas in Spain where you can find world-class food, such as the town of Cambrils in Costa Dorada, which is seen as a gastronomic centre. However, wherever you go along the Spanish coast you'll be treated to fresh fish and local meat and produce, combining to make such Spanish classics as the paella. You're sure to also find fish and chips or burgers if you want a taste of home, whether you've opted for holidays to Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol.
Big nights or quiet evenings
There are some real big-hitters when it comes to nights out in Spain. Benidorm certainly knows how to party, with big clubs and multiple bars. Cheap holidays to Benidorm bring you balmy mediterranean evenings with affordable drinks and world-class entertainment.
The town of Sitges has a lively gay scene and is where you'll be entertained by top quality drag acts. If you're looking for luxury, you can have a lavish night out in the upmarket Marbella. Just be sure to take some cash out before visiting the bars in the marina area
Even in the busy resorts, there are chill-out lounges, bar-restaurants and friendly pubs where you can simply sip a few drinks before retiring to your hotel room. If that's not your thing, you may prefer to stay in one of the many peaceful towns and villages across the country where nights involve listening to the sound of the waves, rather than someone singing karaoke.
Even if you're heading out on All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm, be sure to head out of your hotel bar and explore the action around you - this place is famous for a reason.
What's the best Spanish resort for a holiday?
Spain is a hugely popular tourist destination. As a result, it has lots of different resorts to choose from, all catering to different holiday styles. The Costa Brava is always a hit with holidaymakers – it's packed with stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches.
Another popular destination is Marbella on the Costa del Sol. It's a picturesque historic town beloved of the rich and famous, with more than 20 beaches nearby. Think marinas filled with super-yachts and extravagant beach bars where you can sip Champagne cocktails. This is the place to head for a luxury holiday, but you'll find it surprisingly affordable. Another firm favourite is the resort of Benidorm, where you'll never be short on entertainment. Kids and grown-ups alike will love the water sports as well as the theme parks, and the nightlife is great too.
What are the best family-friendly Spanish destinations?
If you're interested in a family holiday in Spain, there are so many family-friendly resorts to choose from. Check out Roquetas De Mar, on the unspoilt Costa Almeria. The quiet beaches are perfect for children, and kids will love the waterparks and aquariums. Active families will also love hiking and biking in the unspoilt countryside around the town. Salou is also high up on the list – it boasts two Blue Flag beaches and is close to Spain's biggest theme park: PortAventura.
Torremolinos, on the Costa del Sol, is another firm family favourite. It has an 8km-long oceanfront promenade lined with Blue Flag beaches, parks, restaurants and playgrounds. There are also some fantastic family-friendly restaurants, and plenty for the family to do, such as Aqualand Waterpark and the Crocodile Park, which is home to around 300 reptiles. There are family-friendly hotels all over Spain where you'll find kids' pools and activities for the entire family.
Can you book all inclusive holidays to Spain?
Spain is a renowned All Inclusive holiday destination. It boasts thousands of All Inclusive resorts catering to all different holiday types. Whether you're looking for a luxurious couples-only resort for a romantic break or a budget-friendly all inclusive, there'll be something for you. You'll find all inclusive resorts all over Spain, with many located on the Costa del Sol, one of Europe's most popular strips of coastline.
Where are the best beaches in Spain?
Spain boasts more than 5,000km of coastline. Needless to say, that's a lot of beaches! You can find everything from secluded coves to busier stretches of sand. Many beaches are fringed with Spain's mountainous landscapes, providing a dramatic backdrop. You'll also find that most beaches have excellent amenities, such as water sports, beachside cafes and sun loungers.
Platja de Llevant in Benidorm is a hugely popular beach. It's a stunning strip of white sand that runs alongside the resort, where you'll find playgrounds, water sports and plenty of restaurants. While it's undeniably busy, the calm waters are perfect for a dip.
If you prefer your beaches a little quieter, head to the untouched Costa Almeria, a coast speckled with secluded bays, backed by mountains. La Bajadilla is a caramel-coloured beach in Roquetas de Mar, which is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful views.
Where's the best place for Spanish nightlife?
Spain is a fantastic destination for nightlife, with resorts along the coast throwing parties into the small hours. Benidorm is definitely high up on the list, with its large beachfront clubs and strip of lively bars. Cheap holidays to Benidorm promise you an affordable night out in beautiful beachside surroundings. And although you might be staying in an All Inclusive hotel, make sure to check out the local nightlife.
Meanwhile, the gorgeous coastal town of Sitges is a popular LGBTQ destination, with lots of gay-friendly bars, clubs and drag acts. It also has some great tapas restaurants. Marbella is the place to go for a lavish night out. You'll find cool cocktail bars, ambient lounges and clubs frequented by world-class DJs.
Of course, if staying up all night isn't your thing, there are plenty of quieter towns where you can enjoy a bottle of red alongside some tapas in an outdoor restaurant. Cambrils is a former fishing village which now boasts more than 200 restaurants, two with Michelin stars. Foodies will love it here.