Escape the bitter cold of winter and fly off to the majestic and sun-drenched country of Spain. Are you looking for a magical holiday with friends and loved ones? Do you yearn to have a memorable holiday vacation with the entire family? There are a million and one places all around the world to see, but most of the wonderful sights, flavors, and sounds may only be experienced within Spanish territories.
Spain is literally filled with hundreds of breath-taking beaches, historic castles, medieval villages, panoramic mountain ranges, and royal palaces that are sure to captivate and engage tourists to dig deeper into the rich history and culture of Spain.
Planning a trip to Spain need not be expensive. There are a myriad of tourist destinations in Spain that are not only worthwhile but affordable as well. The secret to enjoying low rates when taking a Spanish holiday is to book flights and accommodations months in advance. There are airlines and travel agencies that offer cheap and discounted tickets to various places in Spain.
- Plan ahead and research as to which region in Spain you would like to visit. Majority of airlines offer trips to 17 regions in Spain:
- Castille-La Mancha
- Basque Country
- Castille and Leon
- La Rioja
- Balearic Islands
- Canary Islands
The airports found in these communities are plentiful. If you only have one or two specific regions that you would like to visit, it’s best to book direct flights to such destinations in order to save time.
Cheap holidays in Spain are also possible through purchasing a packaged tour instead. Packaged tour is a cost-effective means by which you can take a tour in various regions across Spain at unbelievably low prices. Since you will be visiting destinations in groups, the expenses are divided among the members of the tour group. It is also more fun and exciting to take a packaged holiday tour as this involves social interaction and meeting new people from other parts of the world as well.
For visitors who would like to soak in a unique Spanish holiday experience alone or with a loved one, it is recommended to book a vacation during off-peak seasons. The months of September, October, May and June are considered to be off peak months in the travel industry. Do not worry as the weather and climate during these months are just as pleasant and warm. Enjoy up to 50% off on airplane tickets and hotel accommodations during these times of the year. In addition to cheap holiday tour prices, tourists will also love the fact that famous destinations and beaches are not as crowded as well. You get the same relaxing vibe, but with lesser people and at unbelievably low rates.
The Spaniards know how to eat, drink, and be merry. The citizens of Spain are the warmest and friendliest holidaymakers in Europe. No wonder a ton of British expats opt to settle down in Spain after retirement. You can certainly feel the warm and friendly vibe through the smiles and huge welcome from locals. There is an endless selection of fine restaurants scattered all around Spain. Paella, one of the signature dishes in Spain come in different versions in different regions, but Valencia seems to have the most sumptuous, colorful, and hearty paella in all of Spain. When it comes to wine, Spain is known as an old-wine country and boasts the finest reds, whites, and fortified wines that will ever taste. The vineyards of Spain are renowned for producing the sweetest of varietals in Europe. You will certainly be merry all the time while in Spain!
The following are top tourist destinations of Spain:
The Spanish city that is most visited, Barcelona is the perfect blend of old-world, elegant style and cutting edge new-school architecture. The City of Barcelona was able to maintain the integrity of ancient buildings while being open and optimistic with the erection of buildings that feature fierce and unique designs.
Barcelona is home to Romanesque-inspired buildings and Art Noveau. If you are an artist at heart and appreciate the beauty that can be seen in every work and design, you will definitely like the distinctive but positive vibe that Barcelona exudes.
- Balearic Islands
The Balearic Archipelago consists of three major islands namely, Ibiza, Majorca, and Menorca. These Spanish tourist destinations are popular among the younger age group as these islands are filled with fun-filled activities and night clubs as well. There is no shortage of rave parties, especially in Ibiza where world-class DJs play the freshest and latest mixes in the club scene.
Menorca is a little quieter when compared alongside Majorca and Ibiza. Despite this, Menorca offers the most relaxed and peaceful ambience among the three Balearic Islands, thus making it a popular choice among those spending winter holidays with the family.
- Canary Islands
Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Gran Canaria are three of the biggest islands in this Spanish region. The Canary Islands is blessed with then temperate climate as they are geographically near Africa more so than Spain. There is a long list of activities that you can do while in Canary Islands. From serious sunbathing for extreme sun seekers to wandering through the naturally beautiful conservations parks deeper into the islands, you will never run out of fun things to do while spending your holidays at the Canary Islands.