Spanish summer: the cultured north, the sun-soaked south or the rugged islands for your summer trip?

Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – and for good reason. With great weather, beautiful scenery and vibrant culture you can see why it has endured as a top choice for those seeking the perfect holiday. The only problem is that with so much variety on offer, knowing where to head can be difficult.

With travel firms offering connections to various Spanish destinations, finding a suitable holiday won’t be hard. For more information on travel and Spanish destinations there are endless online resources at your fingertips – all you need is the time to look through them all!

Barcelona and the North


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Though many people who live in Barcelona may not consider it to be part of Spain, for tourists visiting the country it represents all that is great about Spanish cities. Packed with fantastic architecture, mouth-watering tapas, a lively bar and club scene and its very own beaches, the city makes a great destination for a weekend break or a weeklong holiday.

From here you can explore nearby cities as well as the stunning countryside around the foothills of the Pyrenees. In the winter it’s even possible to go skiing in mountains in the day and sip sangria in the city at night.

Malaga and the south


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Seen by many as the gateway to Southern Spain and the Costa del Sol, Malaga is synonymous with holidaymakers as the start of a fantastic summer break. Apart from being within easy reach of Marbella, Puerto Banus and other top holiday resorts, Malaga has a lost to offer as a destination in its own right.

Boasting museums, churches, plazas, restaurants and bars, the city is well worth a visit on your way to the sunny beaches of the south.

The Canary Islands


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Located 100 kilometres off of the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands offer a very different side of Spain to the mainland. Volcanic in origin, the unique landscapes of Lanzarote and Tenerife provides plenty of opportunities for adventure sports, hiking and cycling as well as more relaxed pursuits such as bird and animal watching.

With some of the best year-round sunshine in Europe, the Canary Islands are perfect for anyone looking the escape the grey skies of Northern Europe, offering almost guaranteed blue, fantastic beaches and plenty of entertainment.

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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