Spain is a hot favourite with British travellers. No wonder, there is a diversity of attractions: the fab beaches, great food and wine and plenty of culture and history. Spain’s also easy to reach with competitively priced direct flights from all over the UK, plus it’s one of the best value for money countries in the Eurozone. Below are five of my favourite holiday spots in Spain.
We stayed in Soller in north west Mallorca on a self guided walking holiday. My husband did a couple of difficult walks on his own and we did the easier ones together.
Looking toward the mountains from Soller
There’s a beach at Puerto de Soller, a short drive from Soller.
Beach at Puerto de Soller
We also did day trips to Puerto Pollensa and Deia in our hire car.
I’ve had my eye on Galicia for ages, so I was very happy when I was invited on a press trip to Vigo earlier this year. There are fabulous views over the city from Castrelos Park.
View of Vigo from Castrelos Park
We sailed to the Cies Islands, where Las Rodas was named as one of the best beaches in the world by the Guardian. I don’t have sea legs, but with the assistance of sea sickness pills, I’m so glad that I managed to get there.
Looking down on Las Rodas Beach
I only wish that I’d been there for longer to see more of the surrounding area.
I’d been to Tenerife a couple of times and to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura before visiting Gran Canaria; it’s now my favourite Canary Island due to the lovely beaches, even in the capital of Las Palmas, the impressive mountain scenery in the interior and lots of flowery bushes.
I loved staying at African themed five star Lopesan Baobad Resort in Maspalomas which had fantastic swimming pools and sculptures of animals dotted throughout the grounds. Can you spot the giraffe in the photo below?
Restaurant terrace at Lopesan Baobab Resort
I’ve been to Girona three times. We discovered the city after a late Ryanair flight into Girona which necessitated an overnight stop before we headed north for France. What I most enjoy doing there is walking the city walls.
The Girona city walls
It’s also pretty along the riverside.
Although I’d flown into Malaga several times for package holidays on the Costa del Sol, I’d never visited the city. When I won the prize of a one week stay at an apartment in Malaga in a Facebook competition, I was pleasantly surprised by the city’s winning combination of beachlife and culture.
Malagueta Beach in Malaga
Visiting the Alcazaba Moorish fortress was the highlight of my trip. Read my tips for things to do in Malaga.
Looking down on the Rose Garden from the Alcazaba
What’s your favourite destination for holidays in Spain?