What keeps Spain in the top tourist spotlight? Legendary summer resorts, countless blue flag beaches and marinas, on record as Europe’s sunniest place and home to two leading city destinations, Madrid and Barcelona - that might just do it - Spain, a hot spot for holidaymakers!
The popular Mediterranean costas include Costa Brava and Costa Blanca, a firm favourite with UK and German tourists centred around the summer city of Benidorm. Then, Costa del Sol home to one of the yachting fraternity’s best loved marinas, Puerto Banùs, and big names in luxury real estate renowned worldwide, Marbella and Málaga. Golfers head to Nueva Andalusia, otherwise known as Golf Valley, with internationally acclaimed courses to enjoy.
The Balearic Islands are also popular for summer tourism, Majorca being the largest, Minorca, Formentera and Ibiza, a small island big on nightlife, world-famous for its club scene and for the electronic music that originates from it.
Taste the flavours of Spain, not just in the typical foods of tapas and paella, but also visiting some fabulous attractions. The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens of Granada’s Moorish pleasure palace. Madrid’s Royal Palace and the outstanding Prado Museum, one of the world’s finest. Seville, Valencia, Bilbao and San Sebastian all on the tourist agenda and how about something completely different, the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona is one of the more unusual festivals you may well experience!
The different regions of Spain vary enormously, and tourists can delight in both the scenic and cultural diversity on offer. From the white villages of inland Andalusia to the landmark architecture of Antoni Gaudi fancifully characterising the Catalan city of Barcelona. Regionalism is king!
Flamenco, fiesta, sangria, siesta this country’s identity is evident, unmistakable and all around, when visiting Spain you just know you are getting the REAL thing!