A holiday in Spain would be incomplete without a visit to Barcelona, the beautiful Catalan capital. Between lazing at the beach, wild evenings in some of the most hectic discotheques in Europe, or the fascinating cultural tours to visit the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudí, you risk falling madly in love with Barcelona.
3 must-do activities to do during your visit to Barcelona:
- Savour the famous Catalan cuisine in the city’s tapas bars and other lively restaurants, day and night.
- Visit the legendary stadium of FC Barcelona or why not make your trip to Barcelona coincide with a football match of champions.
- Wander the streets of the Gothic Quarter losing you in its atypical restaurants and vintage
2. Majorca, Balearic Islands
For your next holiday in Spain, why not discover Majorca? The largest island in the Balearic Islands, Majorca, is one of the most popular summer destinations in Spain. It is more than 550 km of coastline and some 345 beaches that the island offers to its visitors. The diversity of these beaches, between long sandy beaches and small stone coves, is a real gem for lovers of the Mediterranean.
3 essential activities to do during your holiday in Majorca:
- Take a road trip on the Serra de Tramuntana to the Cap de Formentor
- Bird watching in the crystal clear waters of the Mondragó Nature Park
- Stroll through the streets of the charming town of Palma, or visit the village of Sóller during the Sant Bartomeu de Sóller festival in August.
3. Tenerife, Canary Islands
In search of an ideal destination for your holiday in Spain to enjoy nature to its fullest; beaches, mountains, hikes, lava fields, etc.? Don’t search anymore! Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands offers you all this and more in one trip.
To take full advantage of the island’s tourist infrastructure, it is to the south of Tenerife that we must head. You will find the main tourist attractions, as well as the ideal hotels and holiday accommodations with family or friends. Plan this-said road-trip getaways all over the island to discover its hidden secrets and some exceptional sites.
3 essential activities to do during your stay in Tenerife:
- Go hiking to discover some hidden beaches in the north of the island. Beautiful beaches like Tacoronte, Taganana and Playa Antequera are waiting for you to offer you a privileged «only in the world» experience.
- Stroll along the south coast of the island at random small rustic villages and lively towns. Take the opportunity to make cultural visits, shopping and tastings to never finish the delicious Spanish cuisine typical of Tenerife.
- Discover the region of Corona Forestal, an exceptional place and a protected forest area for hiking in the middle of mountains and green valleys. It is also an opportunity to see the Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain at 3,718 m above sea level.
4. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
The name Ibiza immediately evokes images of crazy parties. Capital of clubbing by excellent, Ibiza attracts every summer some 7 million tourists in search of thrills and hectic evenings in a dream setting. The best DJs in the world parade to drown this small island of the Balearic Islands in one of the most festive atmospheres on the planet.
But Ibiza is definitely more than hip parties and endless nights. It is also an island steeped in history and full of white sand beaches, bohemian markets and restaurants offering fusion cuisine to lick your fingers at. An ideal destination if you plan to spend your next holiday in Spain.
3 essential activities to do during your stay in Ibiza:
- Discover some beautiful natural sites of the island of Ibiza: Hike to the highest point of the island Sa Talaia in Sant Josep, cliff jumping in Cala Tarida or the mysterious rock of Es Vedra dedicated to the Phoenician goddess of fertility.
- Take advantage of the proximity of the island of Formentera to spend a quiet day, away from the agitation of his sister Ibiza. A day to rejuvenate and sunbathe on one of its long beaches with white sand and may even meet a celebrity who had the same idea of escapade.
- Stroll through the streets of the ancient city of Ibiza, the Dalt Vila, and visit some historical monuments belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage, or get lost for long hours in the hippie markets of the island in search of small treasures and unusual pieces of art.
5. Minorca, Balearic Islands
For a holiday in Spain more quiet in the Balearic Islands, the island of Menorca which stands out for its simplicity and relaxing atmosphere of its hectic neighborhoods Mallorca and Ibiza, remains a top destination. Its coast covered with pine forests and its vast beaches with golden sand dunes will delight those looking for a peaceful and reviving holiday in the sun.
3 essential activities to do during your visit to Minorca:
- Punctuate the visit of Menorca with a bit of adventure by exploring the city differently: Jeep Safari for a nature adventure around the island, paragliding jump to admire the landscapes of the island from above, or simply join one of the small plane tours offered by the Aero Club and the racetrack.
- Discover the Cami de Cavalls Trail, one of the world’s largest open-air museums featuring a multitude of ecosystems and rich natural diversity. A 185 km trail that can be covered in whole or in part, by hiking or cycling.
- Spend a relaxing day at the beautiful beach of Cala Pregonda in the north of the island. Accessible 30 minutes walk from the nearest car parking or by the sea with kayak or boat, it is a unique beach that is worth a visit.
6. Malaga, costa del sol
The beautiful city of Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for a summer holiday with family or friends. This seaside town really has it all; a variety of tourist facilities for all tastes and budgets, rich cultural heritage and sites, picturesque beaches, elegant harbours and excellent restaurants… Everything you need for a memorable holiday in Spain full of activities.
3 essential activities to do during your stay in Malaga:
- Taste one of the best cuisines of the Mediterranean during culinary tours offered by several operators, a great opportunity to get out of the tourist circuits and immerse for a few hours in the secrets of taste of the city.
- Discover more than 200 works by Pablo Picasso during a visit to the Museo Picasso Malaga, the opportunity to see very closely the evolution of the artistic work of the famous painter native of the city.
- Immerse yourself in the Arab-Andalusian history of the city by visiting its most famous sites: the fortress of Alcazaba and the Moorish palace Castillo de Gibralfor
7. Costa Dorada
Located in Catalonia on more than 200 km of coastline south of Barcelona, the Costa Dorada or the “Gold Coast” bears its name. This region offers for its visitors miles of beaches with golden sand and Mediterranean waters of an intense azure blue color. The beautiful towns and other enchanting fishing villages of the region make it one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe during the summer. There is everything to make your holiday in Spain an unforgettable experience.
3 essential activities to do during your holiday in the Costa Dorada:
- Discover the city of Tarragona and its historic sites. Founded by the Romans in the second century, it was the first Roman colony in Spain. Today it is full of remains and museums for the delight of lovers of history.
- Let yourself be charmed by the magnificent beaches of the Côte d’Or; Salou, La Ribera in Sitges, Cambrils, La Pineda and Mont-roig del Camp, etc. Miles of golden sand and picturesque coves with water sports and nightlife. Everything to make this coast an ideal place for your holiday in Spain.
- Enjoy a dream cruise from Tarragona to admire the beautiful beaches and spectacular cliffs along one of Spain’s most beautiful coastlines. Another way to visit the Costa Dorada that will not fail to charm you.
8. San Sebastian, Basque Country
To discover one of the most intriguing regions of Spain, head to the Basque Country and one of its most touristic cities. San Sebastián is known for its picturesque walks in front of the bay full of restaurants and bars of international renown. The charming old town with cobbled streets offers visitors a great opportunity to taste the delicious Basque specialities in a festive atmosphere.
3 must-do activities to do during your holiday in San Sebastián:
- Take a trip to Monte Igueldo to the west of the city. A dazzling panorama of the coastline and mountains surrounding the city will leave you breathless. It is accessed through the funicular of the ancient railway, and can also be made several individual ballads at reasonable prices.
- Visit the historical sites and museums of San Sebastian: The historic walls of the city or Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian, the Cathedral del Buen Pastor, the Old Town, the Palacio Miramar and the San Telmo Museum to learn about the Basque history from prehistoric times to the present day.
- Relax on one of San Sebastián’s flagship beaches, the Concha and Playa de Ondarreta. Enjoy the sun and the refreshing water of the Cantabrian Sea while tasting the delicious specialties of the region at the restaurants and bars of the promenade.
9. Costa Brava
The Costa Brava covering the north-eastern region of Catalonia, from the French border to Barcelona is definitely worth a visit. A few beautiful beaches as well as beautiful historic cities make it an excellent destination for those looking for a unique and different experience of the coasts of southern Spain. An ideal region to get away from the crowds on your next holiday in Spain.
3 essential activities to do during your holiday on the Costa Brava:
- Let yourself be charmed by the beautiful historic town of Girona. Its 2000 years of history, its medieval districts and preserved Roman remains as well as its colourful houses bordering the Onyar River make it a must-see destination.
- Discover the art of Salvador Dalí, a native of the region, by visiting one of the best museums in the world dedicated to the artist: the Dalí Theatre Museum. The Museum is a strange building designed by the artist himself and full of his most intriguing works.
- Search for your own private beach. The Costa Brava is full of coves and small hidden beaches along the coastline. A road trip along the coast could take you to your little beach paradise or a secluded sandy cove just for yourself.
We forget flamenco and paella during this trip to Galicia. This region in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula is distinguished by its own culture, its famous seafood cuisine and its rich Celtic heritage. Galicia boasts spectacular natural spaces, rivers and eucalyptus forests that can be enjoyed in slow motion by hiking along one of the most famous paths in the world: The Way of Compostela.
3 essential activities to do during your holiday in Galicia:
- Indulge in excellent local cuisine and delicious seafood. In all the ports of Galicia, its small villages or its big cities, a good and hearty meal based on seafood is a must.
- Visit the capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela and experience the unique atmosphere of the end of the pilgrimage of the famous path of the same name. The Mass of pilgrims held every day at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a unique ceremony, full of emotion. The whole city vibrates to the rhythm of the arrivals and departures of these pilgrims in search of themselves on the mythical way of Compostela.
- Discover the Cies Islands «Spanish Caribbean Islands». Located just off the coast of Vigo, the Cies archipelago is composed of three islands with rich vegetation and turquoise waters that will give you the impression of landing in a Caribbean island.