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Spain (Mainland): Introduction

Nearly half a century since the Spanish tourist industry took flight, the irresistible mix of guaranteed sunshine, rugged natural beauty and a huge range of affordable accommodation, have kept tourists flocking in huge numbers to the golden beaches of the Iberian Peninsula. From taking a cheap break to one of the sun-kissed ëCostas', to wandering off the beaten track to explore the rich and varied landscape, holidays to Spain have something to suit travellers of all tastes.

With a huge number of cheap package holidays to Spain available, visitors to this Mediterranean gem are spoilt for choice. The coast is littered with hundreds of dazzling beaches and friendly resorts, ranging from the bustling waters of the Costa BlancaCosta del Sol and Costa Almeria, to the multi-million pound yachts moored in the swanky harbour of Puerto Banus. There are a huge number of beach activities and water sports to enjoy, or simply spend hours soaking up the sun on the golden sand. As the sun goes down, Spain comes to life with holidaymakers tucking into huge pans of steaming paella, washed down by jugs of sangria. Bars and clubs lining the moonlit streets will help you to party the night away, with riotous fiestas setting the country alight during its many festivals.

The Spanish zest for life is celebrated in its vibrant cities, which offer a treasure trove of baroque cathedrals, futuristic buildings, Rroman relics and Muslim palaces. For travellers looking for a sun-drenched city break, Barcelona is a great choice for a holiday to Spain. As the cultural centre of Spain, this compact metropolis boasts an eclectic combination of medieval, ultra-modern and avant-garde architecture, alongside world-class cuisine and a vibrant nightlife. Walk straight from the beautiful beachfront to the maze of chic boutiques, and lose yourself in the city’s Gothic quarter. Day trips are also available from Barcelona to the magnificent Pyrenees Mountain range in the north of Spain. 

Madrid is Spain’s financial and political capital and is also a lively holiday destination, with a labyrinth of medieval streets contrasting with grand 18th and 19th century structures. Culture vultures will be fascinated by the treasures abundant in the city’s Golden Triangle, and after a busy day of exploration there are a host of charming restaurants to enjoy some sumptuous tapas and fine wine. 

Alicante is a fantastic option for those looking for a cheap holiday to Spain, with a diverse atmosphere symbolising the country’s unique history. The wide esplanades of the Avenida Alfonso el Sabio and Rambla de Mendez add a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere to the Spanish city, whilst the waterfront is filled with traders selling African carvings. Venture further afield to see the breathtaking Castle of Santa Barbara, built by Muslims in the 9th century and one of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain.

Check our Hot Offer holidays section for cheap Spain holidays and start looking forward to visiting this vibrant country now, or browse our range of Spain accommodation and cheap Spain flights to tailor your own perfect getaway.

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