When you’re planning a break away from the daily grind, it can be difficult to decide where to travel. There are so many wonderful options to choose from. If you’re looking for a holiday in the sun, there’s no better destination than Spain. Here’s why it should be at the top of your list.
It Isn’t Expensive
You can spend a fortune on a week away in a foreign country, but Spain is still relatively cheap. In 2017, Mallorca and Costa Del Sol were reported as two of the cheapest places for self-catering holidays. So, if you don’t mind cooking for yourself or you’re planning on spending a lot of time in restaurants, a self-catering holiday could save you a lot of money. Costa Del Sol was also named the third least expensive destination for a European holiday. If you’re counting the pennies, Spain is the place to be.
Did you know that Spain has 300 sunny days per year? That being said, it doesn’t matter what time of year you plan to visit Spain; it’s likely you’ll get the sun anyway. It’s very rare that rain or storms occur in Spain, and when they do, they aren’t usually in the tourist areas. To be safe, plan your trip any time between March and October.
It isn’t difficult to travel to cities from quieter tourist hot spots. Places like Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga have a lot to offer. For example, football fans can visit the breath-taking Barcelona football stadium and tour the museum, then enjoy a multi-coloured water display in the centre of Barcelona at the fountains. The city shops are home to some of the most inspirational Spanish fashion and the restaurants serve authentic Spanish cuisine that will leave your taste buds tantalised. The cities are sights not to be missed.
If architecture and history is your thing, Spain offers it in bucket loads. Head to Granada, the home of the Alhambra, and see what the Moors left behind. It’s a busy site, so it’s worth learning a few Spanish phrases to make the trip a little easier. You can learn Spanish online or pick up a phrase book before you go. The city is also known for its playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca and has a museum dedicated to him.
Beaches, Beaches and More Beaches
Let’s be honest, the main reason to go on a holiday to a place full of sunshine is the beaches. Spain is known for having some of the best in Europe. Spain has more than 5,000 miles of coastline so you can only imagine how many beaches there are to explore. You’ll find everything, from quiet rocky coves to long beaches full of silky white sand. A lot of the beaches in Spain have access for the disabled and guarantee the quality of the water, so you can have peace of mind about your safety.
There are so many reasons for choosing Spain as your go-to holiday destination, it would take an age to list them all.