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Sink your toes into the white sands of the Costas, soak up the year-round sun on peaceful islands floating in azure seas, or contrast traditional Andalusian villages with majestic cities.

Or perhaps explore and uncover the fertile plains and citrus groves of Murcia and Valencia, and listen to the abundant birdlife of southern Spain's marshlands.

Whatever your pleasure, the sun-kissed delights of Spain await you! See all our Holidays in Spain.

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Hotel Avenida QQQ

Stay and Relax

The locally rated 4-star Hotel Avenida is located in the heart of Benidorm on the edge of the old town, close to the sandy Levante beach and the beautiful seafront promenade.

The Hotel Helios Costa Tropical is set on the seafront in Almuñécar, on San Cristobal beach, just under a kilometre along a level promenade to the centre.

Located on the Costa Blanca, the historic seaside town of Denia is full of authentic Spanish character and charm. Beautiful beaches, open-air markets and Mount Montgó Natural Park can all be enjoyed from the all-inclusive 3-star Hotel Port Denia.

A charming resort on Minorca's west coast.

Discover the beauty of the Algarve from this friendly hotel

Offering comfortable accommodation and a spectacular setting high above the Granada coastline and Mediterranean Sea, relax at the all-inclusive Best Western Hotel Salobrena.

A long-term favourite with British holidaymakers, we are pleased to introduce the former Hotel Garbe to our Portuguese collection.

Hotel SH Ifach QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Stay on the beautiful Costa Blanca at the contemporary 4-star Hotel SH Ifach, which enjoys a great level location between the vibrant marina and the old town of Calpe.

The popular 4-star Hotel Kaktus Albir is set in the traditional, peaceful resort of Albir on the Costa Blanca, which has an award-winning Blue Flag beach.

The 4-star Marinas de Nerja is set in a secluded waterfront location on the outskirts of the whitewashed village of Nerja on the Costa del Sol. The range of excursions available during your stay allows you to explore more of the surrounding area including Marbella and Gibraltar.

Tivoli Lagos QQQQ

Stay and Relax

The 4-star Tivoli Lagos is the ideal destination for a relaxing break on Portugal’s beautiful Algarve.

Enjoy a stay at the modern 3-key Apartamentos Aguamarina Golf which is ideally located close to the shops, restaurants and bars of Golf del Sur

The 4-star Best Tritón Hotel combines traditional elegance and an excellent location right on the seafront at Benalmádena, within 300 metres of the lively marina with its cosmopolitan shopping, restaurants and bars.

Enjoy all-inclusive value at this locally rated 4-star hotel, the third hotel to be built in Benidorm with a perfect location next to a beautiful, sandy beach.

It’s time to experience relaxation the Minorcan way at this fantastic value, all-inclusive hotel.

Located on the beach on the south-west coast in the Huelva province, the 4-star Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar provides a peaceful retreat in an area of natural beauty within easy reach of Punta Umbria.

The locally-rated 4-star Hotel THB Torrequebrada Class enjoys a privileged setting on Benalmádena Bay.

Enjoy fabulous views as you relax at this contemporary hilltop hotel in the small resort of Playa de Taurito.

The white sandy beach at cala Millor in Majorca is just a short step from this excellent all-inclusive Globales hotel.

Hotel Agamenon QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Enjoying an enviable location overlooking Es Castell’s pretty bay, the locally rated 4-star Hotel Agamenón is a haven for those seeking relaxation in the Minorcan sun

Hotel San Luis QQQQ

Stay and Relax

The resort-style Hotel San Luis offers the perfect opportunity to either relax or explore some of the nearby attractions.

Hotel Playa Azul QQQ

Stay and Relax

Enjoy a relaxing holiday on the island's sunny south coast

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura QQQQ+

Stay and Relax premium

The 5-star Crowne Plaza Vilamoura has an ideal location in the vibrant resort of Vilamoura. There is a beautiful beach in front of the hotel making this the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, with plenty to do in the local area.

Situated on spectacular La Barrosa beach, one of the most scenic shorelines in Spain, the Hotel Iberostar Royal Andalus offers excellent facilities, a welcoming atmosphere and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the region’s historic cities and fascinating culture at your own pace.

H10 Tenerife Playa enjoys a prime location on the seafront in the newer part of Puerto de la Cruz, the most popular resort on the north coast of the island.

Relax in a beachside hotel on sub-tropical Tenerife.

Hotel Riu Bravo QQQQ

Stay and Relax

This large and lively, cosmopolitan 4-star hotel is surrounded by beautiful shady gardens.

Set overlooking the golden sands of the Sant Pol beach, this hotel's secluded location is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and simply drinking in the views.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from this contemporary hotel, overlooking a beautiful white sandy cove.

The locally rated 4-star Hipotels Marfil Playa Hotel offers friendly service, excellent facilities and a fantastic location amid palm-framed grounds 150 metres from the beachfront promenade of Sa Coma.

Situated in the Eastern Algarve, this all-inclusive 4-star Tavira hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Tavira's moorish heritage.

This 4-star hotel is situated between two excellent golf courses in the sunny southern part of Tenerife.

SH Villa Gadea QQQQ+

Stay and Relax premium

The locally rated 5-star SH Villa Gadea (4Q+) is a contemporary beachside oasis in the Costa Blanca. Soak up the far-reaching views of the Mediterranean Sea and make the most of the excellent range of facilities.

The modern 4-star Hotel Elba Carlota boasts a superb level seafront location with a golden sandy beach and is ideally situated for exploring Fuerteventura.

Hotel Reina Isabel QQQQ+

Stay and Relax premium

The 4-star Hotel Reina Isabel enjoys an outstanding beachfront setting on the promenade of Playa de Centeras with its cafes and restaurants. It is also ideally placed to explore the region, including the capital, Las Palmas.

Riu Palmeras QQQQ

Stay and Relax

Set in the popular resort of Playa del Ingles, the 4Q-rated Riu Palmeras is conveniently close to the resort's famous dark golden sands.

The H10 Rubicón Palace, with its five swimming pools, is the perfect place to relax and unwind amidst stunning surroundings.

Sentido Pula Suites Golf and Spa(4Q) is a finca-style retreat hidden in the Majorcan hills and has beautiful views towards the coast.

The 4-star Hotel Cala Viñas has a stunning location on Majorca’s south coast, making it ideal for a relaxing beach holiday. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday on Majorca's south coast at this locally rated 4-star hotel.

Located beside the majestic Playa de Berria beach and close to the charming fishing port of Santoña, the 4-star family-run Juan de la Cosa is the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating region.

Enjoy spectacular ocean views from this welcoming hotel.

H10 Estepona Palace QQQQ+

Stay and Relax premium

Soaring white turrets and palm-shaded gardens set the scene for a relaxing stay at the beachfront H10 Estepona Palace.

IFA Faro Hotel QQQQ

Stay and Relax

With a spectacular location by the beach, lighthouse and dunes, this new addition to our range of hotels in Gran Canaria is sure to become a firm favourite.

Soak up the spectacular views at this seafront hotel during a relaxing stay in popular Playa Blanca.

The 4-star Hotel Costa Calero is located in Puerto Calero, one of Lanzarote’s premier resorts. The peaceful location of the hotel, along with its extensive grounds and wonderful views across the Atlantic make it ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Zenit Sevilla QQQQ

Stay and Explore

From the bohemian quarter of Triana, explore Seville's many treasures and venture further afield to the ruins of Italica and the rural Sierra de Aracena for a true taste of Andalusia.

Relax at this friendly hotel just outside Puerto de la Cruz

Located on the Costa Blanca, the historic seaside town of Denia is full of authentic Spanish character and charm. Beautiful beaches, open-air markets and Mount Montgó Natural Park can all be enjoyed from the all-inclusive 3-star Hotel Port Denia.

A great seafront location and panoramic ocean views are among the high points of this new addition to our range of hotels in Gran Canaria.

Get away from it all and escape to idyllic Morro Jable beach, located on the southernmost tip of Fuerteventura.

Spend a week admiring the spectacular scenery of the Costa Tropical with a full programme of coastal and countryside walks, taking in beaches, valleys, villages and caves.

Costa Canaria QQQQ

Stay and Relax

The locally rated 4-star Iberostar Costa Canaria enjoys a superb seafront location in Playa de San Agustin

This new walking holiday discovers the best of the Costa Brava with its birdlife, wild coast, flora and fauna and medieval towns.

Stay at this small and friendly hotel in Santoña, set between a superb three-kilometre-long beach and the mighty Picos de Europa mountains.

Discover the coastal and mountainous terrain of Spain’s Costa Blanca from your base in Denia, an historic seaside town.

Explore the beautiful and mountainous terrain of the Costa Blanca, ascending hillside trails and walking through varied landscapes of cliffs, woodland and rural villages.

Enjoy five sessions of live jazz at the Best Western Hotel Salobreña, set in one of Spain's prettiest regions.

Spend a week admiring the spectacular scenery of the Costa Tropical as you view its subtropical flora, private estates and formal gardens, including the stunning Generalife gardens which are part of the amazing Alhambra Palace.

This 4-star hotel is situated between two excellent golf courses in the sunny southern part of Tenerife. Enjoy a holiday especially designed for solo travellers.

Enjoy spectacular views in the picturesque mountains and countryside of Majorca, admiring waterfalls, wooded valleys, gentle streams and olive groves.

Enjoy five moderate walks in the province of Huelva and discover a range of different habitats.

Medieval Cities of Spain

Escorted Tour Pace 2

Take a trip through history in this fascinating tour of some of Spain's oldest and most iconic cities, including Salamanca, Trujillo and Madrid.

The Magic of Andalusia

Escorted Tour Pace 1

Enjoy a tantalising taste of the magnificent scenery and Moorish architecture of beautiful Andalusia.

Discover the hidden corners of Murcia and Valencia on this tour that mixes history, culture and gastronomy with beach-side relaxation...

Look forward to a truly relaxing experience at this Canarian village-style resort which sits amid peaceful, subtropical gardens.

There’s no flying involved on this Stay and Relax holiday at Juan de la Cosa, so you can relax before setting out to see the highlights of the rustic side of Spain.

Hotel Jardin Tropical QQQQ+

Stay and Relax premium

With stunning ocean views and a fantastic location on Tenerife's sunny south coast, the Hotel Jardin Tropical offers a luxurious holiday destination.

Explore one of the prettiest regions of Spain to a soundtrack of live jazz and swing.

Tastes and Flavours of Spain

Escorted Tour Pace 2

Enjoy a gourmet cultural adventure full of mouth-watering food and fine wines on this new tour of Castile and León, La Rioja, Aragon and Catalonia.

Discover the rich botanical beauty of Tenerife, including exotic blooms, ancient dragon trees, wild flowers and more...

Discover the sheer beauty of nature as you explore the dramatic coastline and natural parks of Cádiz.

Enjoy a short cruise tracing the curve of the Bay of Biscay and calling at three historic and cultural cities – La Coruña, Bilbao and La Rochelle.

On this all-inclusive tour you will discover the strong traditions, green landscapes, rugged coastline and excellent wines of this tantalisingly different destination.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from this contemporary hotel, overlooking a beautiful white sandy cove.

Can't choose between Minorca and Majorca? Have both with this relaxing two-centre stay. With seven nights on each, you've time to discover the charms of both beautiful islands...

Combine Asturias and Cantabria on this two-centre holiday in Spain.

Search for mountain flowers and make botanical stops on seven garden and wild flora visits in Gran Canaria

Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of bird species on this fascinating holiday in Spain, accompanied by a knowledgeable wildlife host.

Enjoy a tantalising taste of the magnificent scenery and Moorish< architecture of Andalusia in the company of other solo travellers.

Explore historic cities, and discover mountain trails, ancient hilltop villages and romantic lagoons on this walking holiday, before relaxing on the Costa Blanca.

Experience three enthralling concerts and soak up the winter sun on this inspiring music holiday.

The Way of St James

Escorted Tour Pace 2

Follow the 'Way of St James' to Santiago de Compostela, discovering Pamplona, La Rioja, Burgos and León en route

Enjoy discovering the highlights of the Douro Valley on this full-board river cruise and two-night hotel stay in Oporto.

Combine your holiday at the 4Q Riu Palmeras on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, with a stay at the 4Q+ Hotel Reina Isabel on the island's northern coast.

Enjoy discovering a range of bird life

The Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife are your destination on this cruise, framed by calls at Lisbon and Oporto.

A host of historic and cultural cities await on this lap of the western Mediterranean aboard MSC Preziosa.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches and historic sights of this corner of Andalusia in the company of other solo travellers.

Enjoy a tantalising taste of the magnificent scenery and Moorish architecture of beautiful Andalusia.

Douro Discovery

River Cruise

Enjoy discovering the highlights of the Douro Valley on this full board river cruise. Explore UNESCO Salamanca and sample authentic Port wine.

Join this island-hopping adventure encompassing from Lanzarote's volcanic landscapes, the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura and the carnival atmosphere of Gran Canaria.

Tastes and Flavours of Spain

Escorted Tour Pace 2

On this holiday, exclusively for solo travellers, enjoy a gourmet cultural adventure full of mouth-watering food and fine wines.

Follow the 'Way of St James' to Santiago de Compostela, discovering Pamplona, La Rioja, Burgos and León en route

Discover the close cultural and historical ties binding Morocco and Spain.

Canary Island Hopping

Escorted Tour Pace 2

A fresh look at the Canary Islands starting with a stay in Tenerife, then exploring unspoilt La Gomera and beautiful La Palma.

Experience the vibrancy of Barcelona with a three-night stay before tracing the west coast of Italy to Sicily and Tunisia

Follow the 'Way of St James' to Santiago de Compostela, enjoying guided walks and discovering Pamplona, La Rioja, Burgos and León en route

Embark Black Watch and set sail for three of the sunny Canary islands, also calling at the floral island of Madeira and Portugal's historic capital, Lisbon.

Gems of Andalusia

River Cruise

Discover the sights and sounds of Iberia on this cruise that takes in the cultural delights of southern Spain and the Algarve

Enjoy a spring-time cruise south to the balmy warmth of the Canary Islands, with calls at ports in Spain, Portugal and Madeira.

Discover the cultural and scenic highlights of the Douro Valley on this river cruise, accompanied by a top UK jazz band who will entertain you with six live sessions

Enjoy the winter sun as you explore the capital cities of Portugal and Madeira, and discover the unusual landscapes of the Canary Islands.

Contrast Morocco's ancient medinas and exotic souks with the historic cities of Spain on this exciting cruise.

Revel in the romance of Casablanca as you sail south to the Canaries, alive with the colours of summer.

Compare the beautiful Atlantic isles of the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries on this enchanting cruise.

Celebrate the New Year with a colourful firework display in Santa Cruz, then bear west to the the Caribbean where sunshine and tropical beaches await…

Uncover the treasures of Rome on this fabulous Mediterranean cruise that also visits Greece, Turkey and Malta.

Enjoy a three-night hotel stay in Lisbon, before a leisurely Douro cruise exploring the natural beauty and history of Portugal

Enjoy the festivities on board as you celebrate Christmas at sea, and see spectacular New Year fireworks over Funchal.

Discover the contrasting landscapes of five Canary Islands

Discover inspiring landscapes, colourful cultures and cities brimming with history on this charming cruise to the Canary Islands aboard Saga Pearl II.

The Canary Islands – famous for their unique volcanic landscapes, lush green valleys and historic architecture – will be revealed on this island-hopping voyage aboard Saga Pearl II.

Explore six fabulous islands on this new year voyage.

Contrast the varied scenery of the Canary Islands and North Africa on this island-hopping cruise.

Famed for their world-class wines, delicious cuisine and vivid cultural heritages, France and Spain have so much to discover.

Exchange the chill winds of winter for a warm, relaxing cruise around the Canaries.

Visit Portugal's elegant capital and lively Agadir in Morocco en route to the sun-kissed Canary Islands. You'll also call at the floral island of Madeira.

Spanish Adventure

Ocean Cruise

Uncover the centuries of history and fascinating cultures at the heart of some of the most famous cities of the Iberian Peninsula.

Contrast the lush landscapes of Madeira with the lunar-like scenery of the Canary Islands.

Explore the rugged and beautiful scenery of the Canaries before calling at the exotic shores of Morocco.

Cruise from Southampton aboard Fred. Olsen's elegant Balmoral on this exotic fly-cruise across the Mediterranean to Dubai.

Step aboard Black Watch for this epic Mediterranean voyage that takes in a dazzling and diverse array of cities on the Adriatic coast and beyond.

Sail to Africa to explore Morocco, Senegal and the isolated Cape Verde islands, return via balmy Tenerife and Madeira, and drop into Lisbon.

Swap the British winter for the sun-blessed shores of the Canaries for a Christmas with a difference.

Join this special cruise reserved exclusively for past Saga cruisegoers and celebrate 18 years of Saga cruising as Saga Sapphire traces the coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, visiting a host of destinations including Lisbon and Santander. An overnight stay in beautiful Bordeaux is bound to be a highlight.

Step aboard Saga Sapphire as she heads to the Mediterranean Sea and traces the coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

Join this springtime cruise to the Mediterranean and discover a succession of sun-drenched shores.

Admire the gardens and scenery of the Azores, Canaries and Madeira, plus drop into exotic Casablanca.

The subtropical Canary Islands set the scene for this magical Christmas and New Year cruise.

Experience Africa's warmth and vibrancy on this cruise to the continent's westernmost tip.

Visit a host of beautiful and exotic treasures on this spectacular fly-cruise to the Far East, Egypt and the Mediterranean aboard Fred. Olsen's Balmoral.

Spend the festive season taking in the rich history, awe-inspiring architecture and coastal charm of the Mediterranean.

Join Black Watch on this leisurely transatlantic crossing before discovering a host of beautiful Caribbean islands.

Experience the relaxed pace of Caribbean life on this winter voyage to the Windward Islands.

A Grecian Odyssey

Ocean Cruise

Immerse yourself in classic mythology and Mediterranean sunshine on this voyage to Greece.

Delve into the fascinating cultures of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas on this month-long cruise.

Adriatic Explorer

Ocean Cruise

Uncover the fascinating history surrounding the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea as you explore the UNESCO-protected cities of Valletta and Dubrovnik, and visit timeless Venice.

Escape the British winter on this month-long voyage to the Caribbean.

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign on this voyage through the Mediterranean.

Discover the wonders of the Old World on this epic voyage across the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean to the Far East.

Board Fred. Olsen's Boudicca and circumnavigate the African continent – only made possible by the Suez Canal – visiting 16 countries and four fascinating island nations.

Far East Explorer

Cruise World

Discover the wonders of the Old World on this epic voyage across the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean to the Far East.

Set sail for the southern hemisphere on this grand voyage encompassing great cities, great landscapes and the Panama Canal.

Language

Spanish; Castilian -

Castillian Spanish is the official language, with other Spanish languages and dialects varying in different regions.

English isn’t widely used outside of the main coastal resorts, so you may find it very handy to learn a few words before you travel.

Tipping

Tipping is similar to the UK: the typical amount in restaurants is 10% (most establishments don’t add a service charge to the bill). Taxi drivers and porters expect a small tip too.

Population and size

Spain has a population of 47.4 million, which is relatively low in comparison to other European countries such as France and Italy.

At 505,988 square kilometers, Spain is more than twice the size of the UK.

Currency

Euro - The currency is the euro, divided into 100 cents.

Culture

The main religion is Roman Catholic, which accounts for around two-thirds of the country, along with a small minority of Muslims.


When meeting new people, a handshake is the common greeting among men, and a kiss on the cheek between women – the number of kisses can vary, so prepare yourself for two or even three!


You’ll also find that the Spanish eat much later than we do in the UK, with lunch between 2-3.30pm and dinner between 9-11pm, so don’t be alarmed if you find yourself in a relatively quiet restaurant. Oh, and the Spanish love to party, so depending on when you visit you might find yourself embroiled in one of their many annual celebrations – including one that involves a battle with tomatoes!


Pablo Picasso is among Spain’s most celebrated sons, along with Antoni Gaudi, whose eccentric architecture dots the Barcelona cityscape. More recent times saw Spanish cinema come into its own with directors like Pedro Almodovar breaking into the English-speaking world. And films like the Guillermo del Toro’s darkly fantastic masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth, a Spanish-Mexican venture, solidified Spain as a big player in the film industry.

Phrases

A few basic words of Spanish to get you started…

Hola – hello

Adios – goodbye

Por favor – please

Gracias – thank you

Si – yes

No – no

Perdon – excuse me

No hablo espanol – I don’t speak Spanish

Timezone

Spain is one hour ahead of GMT, two in British summertime.

Electricity

Mains voltage is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and all sockets take small round two-pin plugs. You’ll need an adaptor for your British appliances, so remember to bring one with you as you probably won’t be able to find one in Spain.

Climate

The climate varies depending on the region, but generally the further south you go, the warmer it will be. The weather on the south and east coast is fairly reliable all year round, enjoying a balmy Mediterranean climate, while the interior tends to stay hot and dry as it’s located on a plateau.

Health

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre – see www.nathnac.org, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad at www.fco.gov.uk/travel.

Passports and visas

You’ll need a current passport valid for the duration of your stay. British citizens don’t require a visa.

Smoking

Smoking is banned in enclosed public areas and is not allowed on public transport, in bars or restaurants, except in designated areas. Be sure to remember this or you may be stuck with a hefty fine.

Flight time

London to Madrid and Barcelona – from 2 hours

London to Seville – from 2.5 hours


Spanish regions

Balearics

The Balearic Islands are composed of the major islands of Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean, one hundred kilometers west of the Moroccan coast.

Cantabria

The coastline of the Cantabria region of northern Spain is sprinkled with fishing villages and coves.

Costa Blanca

Sunshine, 200 kilometres of sandy coastline, cliffs, coves, resorts and ancient ports – just some the attractions of the Costa Blanca.

Costa Brava

With its sandy beaches and rocky coves, the Costa Brava is a beautiful yet misunderstood destination.

Costa de Almeria

An area particularly popular with nature lovers and backpackers, the Costa de Almeria on Spain's south-east coast is completely unspoilt.

Costa de la Luz

Step onto the sandy beaches of Costa de la Luz and into Andalusia – land of bullfights, flamenco and sherry.

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, or 'coast of sun', is aptly named.

Costa Tropical

The Costa Tropical lies in the Andalusian Province of Granada in southern Spain.

Costa Verde

The aptly-named "green coast" enjoys attractive sandy coves set below dramatic cliffs