Cheap Spain holidays
Viva España! That’s what the locals say and we agree! Cheap Spain holidays have always been a favourite of sun seekers for years and it’s easy to see why. Situated just a few hours plane trip from the UK, Spain offers an amazing variety of activities from beach trips on the Costa del Sol to the city chic of Barcelona. There is glorious sunshine or mountain adventures and something to suit everyone looking for cheap holidays to Spain. For sun, sea and sand call the expert team at Purple Travel now and find some of the best holiday flights, hotels and all-inclusive holiday deals.
The Balearic Islands really have something for everyone from the superclubs of Ibiza where you can dance all night to the stylish marinas in Majorca where you can sip cocktails at sunset. The Balearics have so much to offer in terms of activities and accommodation options that suit all traveller types. Party in Ibiza, feel glamorous in Majorca or find your perfect beach hideaway in Menorca.
A favourite destination for some winter sun, the Canaries consist of seven islands that all have an individual feel with one uniting thing - long days of sunshine. You'll find a whole host of activities and water sports to enjoy across the Canary Islands on Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. So whether you're looking for an upmarket relaxing break, an all-inclusive family holiday or a sunny weekend break with friends, you won't be disappointed by a holiday in the Canaries.
The mainland is home to some of Europe's most fascinating cities such as Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Bilbao all having fantastic attractions, museums, food and nightlife to explore. Away from the cities the beaches on the Costa del Sol seem like they never end while on the Costa Blanca you'll find firm favourites in terms of resorts like Benidrom which seem like a home away from home.
Of course most people book holidays to Spain for the fantastic variety of beaches but there's way more to visit than just beaches if you want to venture further afield. You can't beat the spectacular volcanic peaks of the Canary Islands. If you're going to Tenerife, you won't want to miss the opportunity to visit Spain's highest mountain by taking a cable car that takes you to the top of Mount Teide. In Lanzarote, go to Timanfaya National Park to see bubbling lava fields. In the Balearics visit the UNESCO biosphere reserve in Menorca or take a trip to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains in Majorca.
There will be plenty of family activities in many resorts and hotels themselves but who can resist a family day out? There's a huge number of waterparks in Spain for kids and adults of all ages. To experience the highest water slide in Europe then make sure you head to Aqualandia in Benidorm. If that's not your thing, then the Mundomar marine park close by will make your family holidays in Spain a distinct event to cherish as you can have an unforgettable experience swimming with sea lions. If you're more a fan of the Balearics, then have a swashbuckling adventure at Pirates Adventure in Majorca.
Dining & Drinking
Having your holidays in Spain is always a real treat for your tastebuds. If you happen to be amongst the foodies who like to discover new tastes, you'll welcome the opportunity to sample the likes of Paella, Spanish Omelet, tapas and serrano ham in their purest and most delicious form. If you're not that adventurous in terms of food, then you'll be easily catered for in all-inclusive holiday resorts where international cuisine is served. For those who like to sample new drinks you won't be disappointed with a dry sherry, sparkling cava and not to mention sangria.
History & Culture
Spain is home to rich history and culture and the glorious days of the kingdom of Spain along with the influence stemming from Moorish occupation are well represented. Discover the artsy streets and museums of Barcelona, pay a visit to the castles scattered throughout Spain, marvel in the variety of wonderful and well-endowed museums in Madrid and gain a precious insight on the events which shaped local history. Spanish art is amongst the most valued to this day, as the homeland of greats including Picasso, Dali, Miro, El Greco and Goya pays homage to their astounding works in exhibitions and majestic museums throughout the country.
The weather in Spain varies from region to region. The Canary Islands are your best bet for all year round sunshine. The Balearics and Southern Spain have mild winters and hot summers so can be enjoyed from late spring to early autumn. The rest of the mainland can be enjoyed all year round but for guaranteed sunshine, go in the summer months and perfect your tan under the Spanish sun.
Music lovers really shouldn't miss Sonar festival held in Barcelona in June while Benicassim near Valencia has been a favourite of young Brits for a number of years now, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite bands. The organisers each year provide for top class music acts and the combination of stunning settings and endless sun provide for an experience not to be missed!
Held in February each year, Tenerife Carnival gives you the perfect opportunity to catch some winter sun and enjoy one of Europe's biggest carnivals. Holidays in Tenerife can’t get boring and even if they do, this event is guaranteed to make you dance full of excitement in a party atmosphere full of colours.
At Easter, you will find celebrations all over Spain celebrating this Holy Week. The processions attract large crowds and the festive atmosphere will give your Spain holidays a distinct flavour.
Get covered in tomatoes at La Tomatina, a tomato throwing festival held in late August each year in Buñol near Valencia. Certainly unique to the world, this is an occasion that has been copied by others but still remains a glorious occasion reserved for the lucky ones who booked their holiday flights to Spain.
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Reviews for Spain
I'll go back every year, great wine, great weather, love the sunshine in the south of Spain, would recommend to anyone. Regards, Joe
I went to a new resort in Spain last year, in the Canaries, and I have to say it wasn't half as nice as when I went my previous trips which were always to Benalmadena. I'll be booking my trip back there this year. Marie