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Spain Holidays 

Sun, sand, sangria and siestas, Spain is a country that embraces the good life. Sun seekers, culture vultures, foodies and fun-loving families will all find something to love here. The nation is obsessed with fine food, wine and delicious tapas dishes are served everywhere from the smallest beach bar to the grandest city centre restaurant. The diverse landscape stretches from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains to dramatic Atlantic cliffs via dynamic cities and tons of beautiful beaches. Spanish artists and architects have all put their own stamp on the country including Dali, Picasso and Gaudi. Check out our range of beach holidays to Spain and start planning your next break.

29 °C

Summer temperatures in popular resorts and cities including Costa Blanca, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands are in the mid to late 20s (°C). The weather in the Canary Islands is pretty constant all year round which makes them a popular winter sun destination. 

2-5 hours

Spain has a large number of international airports with flights every day from departure points all over the UK. Fly to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands for your beach holiday. 

 

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Book your holiday to Spain with Airtours and discover beautiful beaches, amazing food and cities with heaps of personality. 

Featured holidays in Spain

Casita Blanca Studios and Apartments

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Young & lively
  • Free air conditioning and in-room safe
  • Pool parties

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Based on 258 reviews

What is included ?

  • Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Shuttle Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring

Laura S'Atalya Studios & Apartments

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Young & lively
  • Free Wi-Fi & in-room safe
  • Great location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 160 reviews

What is included ?

  • Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Shuttle Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring

Protur Floriana

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Airtours Kids' clubs
  • Short walk to resort centre
  • Great family facilities

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 503 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Hotel Xaloc Playa

3 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere
  • Close to the beach
  • Central location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 577 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

smartline Xaloc

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Great for groups of friends
  • Close to the beach
  • Fun & lively atmosphere

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 176 reviews

What is included ?

  • Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Shuttle Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring

There are tons of accommodation options throughout Spain, from Self Catering properties to All Inclusive hotels.You'll find hip city centre boutiques, tall seafront hotels, farmhouses and everything in between. Some of the most popular beach retreats are located in the Balearic Islands, located off Spain's east coast, and the Canary Islands, a volcanic island group off the northwest coast of Africa. On the mainland, Costa Blanca is hard to beat for its fishing villages turned popular beach resorts. 

Whether you're looking to kick back on a beautiful beach, fill up on delicious tapas dishes, see the architecture or discover natural wonders, beach holidays in Spain provide all this and more. From the white sand beaches of the Costa Blanca to the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands and all the attractions of the Balearics, Spain offers something for everyone. 

Spain is home to some of the world's best beaches including Gran Canaria's Playa del Ingles and the neighbouring Maspalomas sand dunes, a seven-mile stretch dotted with sheltered bathing spots. On the island of Mallorca, Cala Mesquida was once a smugglers' cove and now attracts windsurfers and sun seekers.

From Antonio Gaudi's architectural gems in Barcelona to the artists' colony of Deia on the island of Mallorca, Spain has plenty of arty things to see and do. There are several museums and galleries that celebrate the work of Picasso throughout the country including the Picasso Museum in Malaga, where the artist was born.

Water sports are a huge draw on the Canary Islands. Fuertevntura and Lanzarote have the best surf conditions and Gran Canaria is Europe's windsurfing capital. Hiking, biking and sea kayaking are great to try out in Majorca, particularly around the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Quad biking is a popular sport in Calpe on the Costa Blanca.

Spain is best for

Beach lovers: Spain is blessed with an endless number of beautiful beaches that span the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines.  

Culture vultures: Some of the world's greatest artists and architects lived and worked in Spain including Dali, Picasso and Guadi. 

Foodies: It's hard to eat badly in Spain. The Spanish definitely know a thing or two about cooking delicious food and drinking good wine.   


Fast facts

Language: Spanish is the official language although English is also widely spoken. Catalan is spoken in the Catalan region of Barcelona, Tarragona and Girona. 

Currency: Euro. 

Local Time: One hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly To: Spain has airports across the country. Popular areas include Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.

Flight Time from the UK: Barcelona is approximately 2 hours from London, Madrid is around 2.5 hours, Majorca is around 2.5 hours and Tenerife is around 4 hours. 

Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Spain can be found here

Visa and Health: Before you travel to Spain with Airtours visit here for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday to Spain.  


Weather and climate

Temperature: Late 20s in July and August. 

Best time to visit Spain: Temperatures are always warm in coastal regions from May to September, although it’s cooler on the Atlantic coast than on the Mediterranean. The Canary Islands are warm all year round and are a popular winter sun destination. The ski season in the Pyrenees runs from December to April.


Getting Around

By Train: Travel between major cities on a high speed link train with cheap tickets if you book in advance. Children under four travel for free.  

By Taxi: There are lots of taxis in the main resorts and they’re generally cheap. 

By Boat: Major cruise ships dock in Barcelona and there are regular ferries between Portsmouth and Bilbao and Santander. 

By Hire Car: Hire cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive.

By Bus: Spain’s bus network is excellent and cheap. Most of the major provinces are connected to Madrid or Barcelona. 


Events

For foodies: La Tomatina is a giant food fight in the town of Bunol near Valencia. Thousands of people head to the town on the last Wednesday of August to throw over-ripe tomatoes in the street. It's said to have started in 1944 when disgruntled locals threw tomatoes at councillors.  

For party people: La Merce is an annual street festival in Barcelona at the end of September. Huge papier mache giants parade the city and fireworks light up the streets. You'll also find live music events, human pyramids and street food stalls. 

For music fans: Benicassim near Valencia is Spain's biggest music festival. The 4 day event attracts top bands and artists from across the globe. 


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