Food & Drink
For many people, one of the highlights of our Spain holidays is the amazing food available. There are several Michelin-starred restaurants in Madrid and tapas are common in bars across the country, while small-town cafes and restaurants offer up foods such as Paella, seafood stew and chorizo, made with love from family-recipes. Spanish cuisine is known for being delicious, healthy and full of flavour, so there are many unique dishes available that will tempt your tastebuds.
The climate of Spain is varied due to the country's size. The weather is generally reflective of it's position in the Mediterranean, and is often warm and sunny in summer and temperate and rainy in winter. The closer you get to the centre of the country, the cooler the weather in autumn and winter, while cities on the coast generally stay warm year round. It is however one of the warmest destinations in Europe and has over 3000 hours of sunshine every year, so when you're planning your holidays to Spain be sure to pack for the beach.
The most popular destinations include Madrid and Barcelona, vibrant cities known for their arts and culture scene, fantastic food and incredible museums. For shopping lovers, there are boutique fashion stores and malls featuring both Western and Spanish brands in all the main cities, plus gorgeous markets for souvenir shopping. Andalucia and Tenerife are both amazing destinations on the Atlantic coast that tempt visitors with beautiful beaches, golf-courses with once-in-a-lifetime views and the chance to retrace the steps of Colombus at the Muelle de las Carabelas.
Sevilla is located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir and is famous for the flamenco dance, delicious Spanish tapas and a rich cultural heritage. Visit the nearby San Telmo palace and the Golden Tower, a piece of history that the inhabitants of the region over the years have taken great pride in.
History & Culture
The country's long history has included inhabitants from Christian, Islam and Jewish cultures and this has made Spain the interesting cultural hub it is today. Spanish cities are unique and fascinating destinations that offer a mix of arts and architectural styles from Across Africa and Europe. The country's 4 official languages, coastlines on both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic seas and diverse dining scene make Spain a one-of-a-kind destination.
The beautiful landscapes are a huge draw for people looking for holidays to Spain. Visit some of the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in the south, before heading to Andalucia, one of the countries sunniest and most popular regions. A county surrounded by lush mountains, the colonial towns here are a great place to learn about the Roman influence and the many subsequent invasions of the region over the years. Antequera in particular is an ancient walled city that offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains.