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 sun lounger or a beachside café 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 and even waterpark hotels!. 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.