If you were to ask most travellers to draw up a list of their top 10 dream holiday destinations, it would be a safe bet to suggest that Spain would feature on every single one of them. Seeing nearly 53 million visitors a year, Spain is among the most popular tourist destination in the world. Home to an unbelievable 43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (only Italy has more), Spain also boasts a glorious array of sun-soaked beaches and resorts.
Tourists looking to enjoy a beach holiday in Spain will be spoiled for choice: the country boasts 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of beaches, and many of the most popular areas – Ibiza, the Costa Blanca, Alicante, the Costa Brava and the Costa del Sol – are deservedly world-famous. An idyllic climate, friendly locals, famously vibrant nightlife and world-class shopping opportunities only add to the incredible attraction of Spain.
With so much to see and do in Spain, visitors will have a delightful time drawing up their holiday itineraries. Whether they head straight to gorgeous Barcelona to admire the architectural feats of Gehry and Gaudi, or to the capital Madrid to check out the cultural treasures of the Prado Gallery; whether they wish to go high into the Sierra Nevada mountains to do some skiing or wish to sunbathe on the warm sands of the Canary Islands, visitors to Spain are ensured a holiday that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
Spain is more than a travel destination – it’s a way of life. The country’s many attractions and the journeys between them are infused with the warm welcome of the diverse people and the highly valued laid-back lifestyle that the Spaniards have perfected.
Explore some of the worlds’ greatest treasure troves, from the magnificent Prado, to the Picasso and Dali museums, and even the FC Barcelona museum for football fans. Take in the open-air pleasures of the Ramblas and Bario Gotic in Barcelona, and experience the beauty of ancient towns like Toledo and Tarragona. Most visitors come to Spain for the beaches alone. Explore our dedicated guides to Spain’s beach areas for more details.
Spain is truly a year-round destination that has something for everyone, from a family of four to a tour-bus of twenty. It’s got rich history and easy pleasures in abundance making this just about the most diverse holiday destination in Europe.