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Whether you are travelling with your partner, family members or friends, you cannot go wrong with stunning Spain. The beautiful nation offers unforgettable destinations that will take your breath away, with each offering beautiful surroundings, amazing attractions, and historical landmarks.
If you are unsure of the right destination to book for an upcoming holiday, check out the six best places to visit in Spain.
1. Costa Blanca
Those looking for a tranquil, low key holiday with their nearest and dearest shouldn’t overlook mesmerising Costa Blanca, which offers miles of white sandy beaches and stunning turquoise waters that could become the highlight of your trip.
It is ideal for holidaymakers who want to experience a variety of water sports during a getaway, as you can go jet skiing, kayaking, paddle surfing, and scuba diving. If, however, you want to enjoy many superb activities on dry land, you could enjoy a fun game of golf or tennis.
Some of the best activities closer to land you can get involved in include visiting Aqualandia, the biggest waterpark in Benidorm and attending exciting fiestas that take place. However, after a day of many activities and attractions, you will more than likely want to relax in style and comfort, which is why you should book one of the various exceptional Costa Blanca Villa Holidays.
2. Tenerife, Canary Islands
If you want to visit a Spanish destination that will offer glorious sunshine, book a hard-earned trip to Tenerife, which provides year-round sunshine. The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife has it has been known to reach highs of 20s during winter. Plus, with an average of six rainy days each month, you can trust you will experience plenty of sunshine during your break abroad.
You can explore the variety of beaches they have on offer, and the best can be found in the south of the picturesque island, as many have received Blue Flag status for cleanliness.
You also will not be disappointed by the exquisite scenery, as you can view jaw-dropping volcanoes, and hike your way up to its highest peak of Mount Teide, which will provide remarkable views.
Almeria is rather distinctive in comparison to other Spanish destinations, as it offers a dry, dusty landscape with rocky outcrops, which could easily resemble America’s Wild West. It is for this reason why some of the finest western films were filmed in the southeast region of Spain, including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
In addition to a superb movie heritage, Almeria features stunning unspoilt beaches and the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain backdrop, which will make you feel lightyears away from your everyday life.
There are also many intriguing historic landmarks you will not want to miss, such as La Alcazaba, an Arabic fortress that dominates the beautiful town on an unmissable hilltop. It also features unencumbered views of the harbour, so it is certainly worth a visit when enjoying a stay in the unique city.
4. Marbella, Costa del Sol
Marbella is a perfect spot to soak up the sun, as it offers an average of 300 days of glorious sunshine per year. What more, if this sunshine isn’t enough to attract you to the striking city and resort in Spain’s Costa del Sol, you might be tempted to book a visit when you hear it’s often the playground of the rich and famous.
There are many reasons why it has become a popular destination with celebrities, as it offers exceptional stores, luxurious yachts in the attractive harbour, and superb bars, restaurants, and bistros. Plus, you will be spoilt for sun, sea, and sand, as the coastline offers approximately 26 kilometres of picturesque beaches that feature unforgettable views of the Mediterranean.
Some of the best beaches to visit in Marbella include:
- Capobino Beach
- Playa de la Fontanilla
- Playa de Nagüeles
- Puerto Banús
5. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Whether you’re a beach lover or class yourself as a water sports enthusiast, Fuerteventura will provide the perfect backdrop to a much-deserved holiday in sunny Spain. The magnificent stretches of coastline will blow you away once you arrive, as you can stroll across white sandy beaches while breathing in the beauty of the turquoise sea. Complementing the coast is the island’s laidback lifestyle and tranquil villages, which will provide the perfect escape from your daily routine.
When you’re not busy strolling along the beautiful inland streets, which feature whitewashed housing and ancient windmills, you should visit the charming neighbouring town of La Oliva. Here you will find many craft and souvenir shops, and you can experience some lovely restaurants and cafes during the visit.
You also should treat yourself to queso majorero, which is delicious fried goat’s cheese that is served with either honey or jam, and it is one of the best local delicacies in the Canary Islands.
6. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
While Ibiza has been deemed by many as Spain’s party capital, there is much more to the beautiful archipelago than that. While it does offer world-famous nightlife for those wanting to dance their holiday away, it is also home to quaint villages, family-friendly beaches and plenty of water sports. It is, therefore, the perfect destination for those looking for a laidback holiday that’s ideal for relaxing with friends or family.
It’s also a superb option for those looking for a more active getaway, as its natural landscape is ideal for a spot of hiking, walking, and trekking. It will allow you to get your legs moving and your heart pumping while experiencing the striking scenery from various clifftops.
Plus, if you want to switch off from modern amenities and immerse yourself in the moment, step aboard a boat trip headed to Formentera, Ibiza’s sister island, which is home to charming villages, white sandy beaches, and stunning seas, which will make you want to stay in the Balearic Islands forever.
So, if you are thinking of booking a hard-earned trip to Spain this summer, the above six destinations are definitely worth a consideration which will provide you with long lasting memories.