Spain is one of the most popular destinations for British travellers who are looking to head overseas in search of a HOT Holiday in the sun.

The options are almost endless when it comes to a break on the Spanish mainland, with the opportunity to explore stunning cities, impressive stretches of golden sands and a raft of family friendly attractions that are famous all over the world.

A huge part of the attraction when it comes to Spain as a holiday destination is the fact that it's only a short flight from the UK, making it perfect for families with young children who don't want to spend too long in the air.

You can also expect to enjoy favourable weather conditions for much of the year, with plenty of sun during the summer months and warm temperatures. You might need an extra layer if travelling in the winter, but the conditions will certainly be an improvement over those back home.

Those who want to embrace some of the best beaches in Europe will no doubt love the chance to visit the likes of the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, where there are a myriad of different resorts that are suitable for all tastes and all budgets.

Alongside impressive stretches of sandy beaches, there are plenty of tourist attractions to enjoy including water parks, theme parks and zoos, as well as a large number of historical and cultural sites.

Spain isn’t just about the coast however, with large cities like Barcelona and Madrid being popular options for a weekend break or for a visit during your longer stay.

In both, there is plenty to see and do, including the chance to partake in some retail therapy or to embrace the very best in Spanish dining.

From hiking through the countryside to taking in the cultural and historical sites or watching a traditional show featuring flamenco dancers or matadors and bulls, it's not hard to see why Spain holds such widespread appeal.

  • Destination Info
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Spanish

Hit the beach

Travelling to Spain provides the chance to sample some of the top beaches in Europe, with mile upon mile of golden sand on which you can relax and top up your tan. The Costa del Sol in particular is regarded as one of the most popular destinations if you want to simply lie back and relax, thanks in no small part of the impressive weather conditions throughout the year.

Big city experience

You can't head to Spain and not enjoy some time in one of the big cities, with the likes of Barcelona and Madrid being the perfect option if you are looking for a trip overseas but don't want to head for the beach. Expect to enjoy Spanish culture at every turn with the chance to explore historical sites, to indulge in some find dining, to shop until you drop and to embrace local life on a good old night out.

Fun for all the family

A trip to Spain is sure to appeal to all members of the family thanks to the various theme and waterparks that are available across the country. There's high-speed thrills galore at PortAventura, which is one of the top themeparks in Europe, with the likes of Waterworld on the Costa Brava and Aqualandia in Benidorm offering plenty of fun in the water.

Entertainment all the way

You can't help but be entertained during a trip to Spain, with a myriad of activities available that will cater for all tastes - and all ages. From fountains that dance to music on an evening to live music, from matadors strutting their stuff to clowns performing at a circuit, and from bustling casinos where you can try your luck on the slots to nightclubs where you can dance until dawn, Spain has it all.