Holidays in Spain 🇪🇸

How does a cheeky two-week holiday in Spain, lying by the pool at an all-inclusive hotel sound? What about a cultured weekend city break full of gastronomic experiences? Or a hiking trip in the mountains?
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An Introduction

A holiday in Spain can be all of those things – and much, much more.

Regardless of the range of offerings from a holiday in Spain, the majority of British tourists tend to book packages, where sun, sea and sangria are on top of the agenda.

Local Language

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in Spain.

Average Flight Time

The average flight time from the UK is 2.5 hrs.


The official currency in Spain is the euro (€).

Local Time

Spain is 1-hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Most Popular All-Inclusive Holiday Destinations in Spain

You can find cheap holidays to Spain at all times of the year, whether it is a budget break or an all-inclusive holiday to Spain.

Along the coastline, resorts on the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol promise white-sand beaches, blazing sun and something for the kids too – activity clubs and waterparks. Ideal destinations for a family holiday in Spain.

Away from the mainland, Spain’s Canary Islands can lend a helping hand to all the Vitamin-D deprived visitors at any budget. Self catering holidays in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura are just some of the budget options available for those planning to go on holiday to Spain.

If you’re looking for a bit of excitement, cheap holidays to Spain’s party islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Costa Adeje and Menorca guarantee for a bit of fun in the sun. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy a week (or two) of activities at Spain’s often overlooked Atlantic coast. No-frills beaches of Costa de la Luz are ideal for surfing and jet ski fun.

No Beach? No Problem. City Breaks in Spain…

When it comes to weekend getaways and city breaks, Spain has a few splendid options available.

Live a luxurious lifestyle for the weekend in Madrid, visiting Michelin-star restaurants and studying various museum collections. Head to Bilbao for some cultural enrichment, checking out galleries with an abundance of stunning art.

Or visit everyone’s favorite Barcelona, with it’s Gaudí architectural legacy, authentic tapas bars and a welcoming urban beach.  It should come as no surprise that you will find these trendy cities a little bit more expensive.

For a different vibe and more budget-friendliness you should head out to rural AndalucĂ­a. There, a glass of vino tinto will set you back less than two euros!

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Active and Adventure Holidays in Spain…

Despite what too many tourists think, holidays in Spain do not just have to be about beaches and cities. There is just so much more to do, see and experience on your holidays to Spain.

For the adventurous travellers, venturing inland can make for one amazing experience. You can go on a hiking trip to the jagged pinnacles of the Pyrenees or trek along the Camino de Santiago. If that’s not enough excitement for you, try running for your life from bulls in Pamplona or lobbing tomatoes at strangers in Buñol. 

And the thing is, even the humblest hamlets host fiestas fit for a King (or Queen). So you are VERY likely to stumble across a wild celebration or party wherever you go. There are plenty of festivals in Spain, so the chances are that no matter when you go holidays in Spain, it will probably coincide with at least one crazy fiesta.

Some of the most popular festivals in Spain are Pamplona’s Fiesta de San Fermín (Running of the Bulls) and Barcelona’s La Mercè festival. Be careful though, as festivals in Spain drive up the prices of flights and hotels.

Best Time to Travel to Spain?

A lot of people just assume that Spain enjoys sunny, Mediterranean weather all year round. It does in some places, but Spain is quite a large country, therefore it encompasses a variety of climates. 

In general, if you go on holiday to Spain during the summer months, it will be nice and sunny wherever you go decide to go. This starts to change in winter months – the Northern regions become colder and some places even get plenty of snow. The Atlantic coast in Spain has a bit more rainfall during the winter months.

For most of the country, high season is between June and August. This is when hotel and holiday package prices are at their highest. If you want to grab a bargain holiday in Spain, try looking for deals in early summer (May) or autumn (September) months. 

This isn’t the case for Madrid though. The city actually gets quieter in July and August, because Madrileños go off on holidays themselves! If you don’t mind the scorching sun, this can be a great time to go for a city break in Madrid.

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