Spain is a region of diverse geographies and cultures, especially with the 17 autonomous regions, including The Balearics, The Canaries, Andalucia and Catalonia. With miles of beaches, big-name cities, theme parks, water parks and nightlife, you’ll have a to do list as long as a tapas menu. There are so many options in this region.
Sun seekers and revellers are attracted to the Costas. In the north the rugged Costa Brava and Dorada are home to the ever popular Barcelona and Salou. Further down are the white sandy beaches of Costa Blanca and curving around Spain’s most southern edge are the sun soaked, Costa de Almeria, Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz.
Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote are the big three islands hanging off the coast of Morocco. But Fuerteventura is making it’s way more onto the travel scene. For peace and quiet, the lesser known islands, La Palma or La Gomera have a much slower pace of life.
Closer to the Spanish coastline, the Balearics sit in the Mediterranean. There’s the family-friendly and favourite Majorca, the more low-key Menorca and the hip Ibiza. Completely off the radar is Formentera but it’s a gem. They all come with stunning beaches, a relaxed way of life and sunshine that’s typical of this part of the Mediterranean
With so many options there’s a holiday for everyone, whether you’re looking for a city break for two, think Madrid, or Mahon. Barcelona is more family-friendly than you can imagine but is geared up for young backpackers and seasoned travellers alike. For family-friendly head to the Balearics and Canaries or for luxury Marbella, Sevilla and Costa Adeje will serve you well.
What to do
Watch the sunset at Cafe Mambo, Ibiza, the cool vibes and chilled out bar has a fantastic atmosphere before you start the party.
Let your jaw drop at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, take the time to go inside and marvel at the ceiling from inside.
Laze by an afternoon in a cove, with gorgeous sands and a gently shelving shore.
Swap a city guide book for the Sightseeing Hop on and Hop Off buses, Madrid and Barcelona routes are amazing, great value for money and take in all the main sights.
When to go
Between November and February is considered the low season, its cold in central Spain, with rain in the north/northwest. The Mediterranean coast enjoys milder temperatures. Many hotels close in the beach areas but elsewhere prices plummet. Except in the ski resorts for which it is high season.
The shoulder seasons, March to May and September to October are a good time to travel to Spain. There is mild, clear weather and fewer crowds.
In the high season, between June and August, accommodation books out but you can expect warm, dry and sunny weather with a higher humidity in coastal towns and resorts.
Whatever you’re looking for from your holiday to Spain, Strawberry Holidays can tailor make your city break or bespoke luxury experience. We’ll ensure you enjoy exceptional service and exclusive offers from the top tour operators for Spain.