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Spain Holidays

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Destination Highlights

  • A variety of beach resorts
  • Delicious local cuisine
  • Amazing nightlife
  • Perfect for all holidaymakers
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Spain?

    The Spanish coast boasts golden sandy shores all the way round – which means you’ll never be short of a stunning beach to sit back and relax on!

    A beach within reach of fun activities for all ages, Playa de Levante in Benidorm is the perfect spot for families, friends and couples. A little more relaxing, La Manga del Mar Menor is Costa Calida’s tranquil beach that's great for families, as the waters are warm, calm and shallow. Over in Marbella, Playa de la Fontanilla is the place to be. Plenty of sun loungers, a central location and a variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from when it comes to lunchtime – what more could you want? If you prefer a hidden cove instead of a long stretch of sand, Tossa de Mar is a beautiful setting for soaking up the sunshine, surrounded by tree-lined cliff tops.

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    What are the top hotels in Spain?

    Spain is home to countless brilliant hotels. Whether you’re jetting off on a family holiday, fancy a beach break with friends or want to escape to an Adult Only hotel with your other half – there’s a perfect Spanish hotel for you.

    In Costa Brava, the four-star Evenia Olympic Resort has everything you need for a family vacation - a mini club, nightclub, pools and an animation programme. Another favourite with the families is the Rosamar Garden Resort, with an on-site aquapark, mini clubs and a spa for the adults.

    We all know that Benidorm is much-loved by us Brits, so why not stay where they filmed the famous 'Benidorm' TV show? The Sol Pelicanos Ocas is famous both on and off the screen and it's no surprise, with three swimming pools, lively entertainment and fun for all ages! For an Adult Only hideaway in the centre of all the action, the Sandos Monaco is a four-star superior hotel where you can relax the days away and then head out into the bustling Benidorm streets at night. Another hotel that has something for everyone is the Magic Aqua Rock Gardens, where you'll find slides, a safari-themed area and an Adult Only chill-out zone - all whilst only a stone's throw from the beach.

    In Torremolinos, families and couples love the All Inclusive, four-star Puente Real. Enjoy the two outdoor pools, get stuck into the on-site activities or relax on the beach that sits at the hotel's doorstep. Fun for the whole family, the Holiday World Polynesia in Benalmadena offers comfortable accommodation and FREE access to 'The Beach Club', where you'll find pools, a waterpark and tons of activities!


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    What's the food like in Spain?

    Delicious. Absolutely delicious. There are so many different dishes to try in Spain, the most popular being of course, paella. This rice dish is cooked with meats or seafood and is jam-packed with flavour – it’s definitely a must-try when visiting Spain. If you’re an indecisive eater, you’ll love Spanish tapas. The little dishes of delightful different foods will please even the fussiest of eaters. From garlic prawns to meatballs, sticky chorizo to patatas bravas - there’s so much to choose from. If you’re looking for something to wash your food down with, a glass of traditional sangria is always a winner.

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    Where’s the best nightlife in Spain?

    When it comes to partying, Spain takes first place. If you’re looking for a break where you can relax on the beach then head into buzzing streets filled with bars and clubs in the evening – you’re spoiled for choice! Most of the Spanish holiday resorts have incredible nightlife for everyone. Benidorm is famous for it’s super-fun nightlife and there’s no doubt that it's one of our favourites! The cities of Alicante and Barcelona are filled with a variety of nightlife options from cosy hidden-gem cocktail bars to bouncing super clubs where you can dance all night. If you’re a party animal that likes to have fun in the sun and not just in the night time, Lloret de Mar is packed with beach bars and nightclubs to satisfy your cravings to boogie around the clock.


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    What events can I go to in Spain?

    Carnival (February) – Non-stop partying, colourful crowded streets and music that will blow you away. Some of the best Carnival celebrations can be found in Cadiz and Sitges.

    Primavera Sound (June) – Fancy a few days of watching world-class musicians in the beautiful city of Barcelona? Get your hands on tickets to the Primavera Sound festival for an unforgettable weekend.

    Mad Cool Festival (July) – Another music festival to keep your eye on, Mad Cool in Madrid offers a weekend filled with performances from big names and endless fun.

    FIB Festival (July) – If you love Indie music and the Spanish sunshine then FIB Festival in Benicassim (Costa del Azahar) is perfect for you.

    The August Fair (August) – If you’re staying in Malaga, look out for the August Fair, which is known as one of the best summer events in the area. Browse the markets, watch the traditional dances and enjoy the music, it’s a wonderful cultural event that’s not to be missed!

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    Things to do in Spain

    Savour the Spanish flavours

    If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie wanting to learn more about Spanish cuisine, don’t miss out on the chance to experience one of the many food tours you’ll find across the country. Let experienced guides whisk you around your resort to discover the best of local and national Spanish cuisine.

    Unleash your inner dancing queen (or king)

    Whether you’re seeking the laughter of Benidorm’s cabarets, flamenco classes in Barcelona, or just a night on the tiles in Lloret de Mar, Spain’s nightlife scene is one of the best in the world, so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

    Get your adrenaline pumping

    No matter your age, Spain has some of the best theme parks in Europe for you to visit during your trip. From the thrills of Salou’s PortAventura World to the historic adventure of Benidorm’s Terra Mitica, make it a day to remember by tackling one of these fun-filled parks.

    Take a tour of a Spanish winery

    Those who like to sample a glass of wine from time to time will know that some of the best wine is made in Spain. There are plenty of wineries that you can discover across the country, but some hot spots for Spanish wineries include west of Barcelona and north of Murcia.

    Visit the old towns

    Our favourite Spanish resorts are more than just the beaches, hotels and sunshine. Check out the Spanish old towns, such as Marbella Old Town, Benidorm Old Town and Murcia Old Town - where you can wander the charming streets and take in the beauty of the historic buildings and quaint cafes.

    Experience the beautiful game in Spain

    It’s hard to not get swept up in the Spanish passion for football so take the opportunity to see what it’s like behind the scenes at FC Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou, the 3rd largest football stadium in the world. If you’re lucky enough to be in town during footie season, why not treat yourself and join in the fun by watching a live game.


    What's the weather like in Spain?

    Boasting beautiful weather all year round, Spain it will more than likely be basking in the glorious sunshine no matter when you choose to visit. With warm springs, hot summers and mild winters Spain is the perfect destination for a quick getaway.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan13 °c18 °c3 h
    Feb15 °c15 °c3 h
    Mar16 °c16 °c5 h
    Apr18 °c17 °c6 h
    May21 °c19 °c8 h
    Jun24 °c22 °c11 h
    Jul27 °c24 °c13 h
    Aug27 °c25 °c12 h
    Sep25 °c24 °c10 h
    Oct20 °c23 °c6 h
    Nov12 °c16 °c3 h
    Dec13 °c17 °c3 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Spain

    How long does it take to fly to Spain?

    It takes about two hours to fly to Spain from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Spain?

    Spain is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

    What currency do they use in Spain?

    The official currency of Spain is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Spain?

    The official language spoken in Spain is Spanish.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Spain?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Spain?

    You do not need to pay tourist tax in mainland Spain.

    Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Spain?

    Please be aware that all passengers travelling to Spain need to complete a passenger locator and health declaration form. You will be required to provide the completed form upon arrival. You can download and print the form here. From 1st August 2020, passengers will additionally need to download the Spain Health Travel app, enter your personal information and present a QR code to be able to enter the country. To download the app, search 'SPTH' in the Apple app store or Google Play store.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Spain?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCO website.


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Spain for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Vicky Howlett:


    Fantastic and easy to book with.

    Steve Chase:


    This is one of a number of holidays I have booked over the years and each time I have enjoyed the holiday, had good experiences and they have supplied exactly what was said on the tin. As always the company "On the Beach" has provided an accurate, professional service and I am extremely happy with how they have been, with no hesitation in recommending

    Robert Ferris:


    Delivered exactly what we wanted. Simple online booking, with email correspondence. Kept informed all way along to our trip.

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    Spain Resorts

    Costa Del Azahar

    Costa Del Azahar

    Costa del Azahar, which means orange blossom coast, is the region along the coast in the provinces Valencia and Castellón, in the west of Spain. The a…

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    Costa Calida

    Costa Calida

    Spanning from El Mojón in the north to Águilas in the south, this sun-kissed stretch of coastline is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. From Roman empe…

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    Barcelona

    Barcelona

    Barcelona is a real all-round holiday destination. The bustling city centre is alive with street performers, quirky shops and numerous restaurants and…

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    Costa Almeria

    Costa Almeria

    Situated on Spain's south westerly coast, the province of Almeria is the Mediterranean holidaymakers paradise. Glorious weather all year round, stretc…

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    Costa Blanca

    Costa Blanca

    Perhaps the most celebrated destination for holidays in Spain, the Costa Blanca is a coastal stretch of sun, sand, sea and sangria, the perfect break…

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    Costa Brava

    Costa Brava

    The Costa Brava is situated just south of the Pyrenees in the Catalonia region of Spain. Translated as the Wild Coast, this destination comprises of d…

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    Costa De La Luz

    Costa De La Luz

    Situated on Spain's most south westerly tip, the Costa de la Luz is growing tremendously in popularity. Costa de la Luz holidays are perfect for the w…

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    Costa Del Sol

    Pure beauty and a year’s supply of sunshine, there’s no other place like the Sunshine Coast – more commonly known as the Costa del Sol. This coastal r…

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    Costa Dorada

    Costa Dorada

    Spain’s Costa Dorada lies along the southern coast of Catalonia, south of Barcelona. Comprised of around twenty towns and villages stretching over 120…

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    Costa Tropical

    Costa Tropical

    Spain’s Costa Tropical lies across the southern coast of the province of Granada, and is situated directly east of the renowned Costa del Sol. In dire…

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