The Southern European country of Spain with its many cultures, languages and complicated history, has long-since been a popular tourist destination for all those who are looking for an ideal Mediterranean escape or for a chance to experience the legacy of what was centuries-ago Europeís most powerful kingdom. Today Spain offers excellent nightlife, eating, andmore
Spain great holiday destination - Louise Kerr. Date of travel: Jan 2009
I love visiting Spain. Iíve been several times and always find something new to rave about. For culture, food, interesting people and weather (summer is gorgeous) itís one of my favourite destinations. For me, Barcelona is one of the most stunning cities. The Gothic Quarter is simply beautiful and the shopping is second to none. Itís also located on the coast and has a number of great beaches. A number of smaller resorts dotted along the coast are excellent for family holidays and cater to kids, whilst Madrid and Seville are nice for city breaks.
Mojacar Spain - Helena and Ricardo. Date of travel: Aug 2007
This summer I visited the South East part of Spain, Almeria. We rented a holiday home in Mojacar, actually quite close to the border with the province of Murcia. We had a great time, as in the mornings we went to the beach with our 2 year-old and in the afternoon, after a long "siesta" in our nice apartment, we visited a town of the area. Every day we went to a different beach, as there is a large choice in the area. The one we liked most was the one of "Playa de Algarrobicos" in the National Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar, so this one we repeated. Despite of the horrendous hotel they placed there (which will be destructed, I believe), it was great as there were hardly people and our boy could build lots of sand castles and swim in the warm water. The small day-trips we made went to Mojacar village (definitely worth the while), Garrucha, which I didn't like very much, Cuevas de Almanzora, a lovely village and the "cuevas" are surely worth a visit and we also visited Carboneras, a typical Spanish beachvillage. In all a very nice experience and definitley to be recommended....
A trip to Barcelona - Steph. Date of travel: May 2007
I love Spain, its habits its culture, everything! Barcelona is one one my best travels ever! Hope I will come back soon. I'm happy to live near that beautiful city. I could spend more weekends over there!
Holiday in Bilbao - Paul Dicks. Date of travel: Mar 2007
Bilbao is a fascinating city, while the obvious attraction is the Guggenheim museum it certainly has more to offer. I found Bilbao to be less touristy than other Spanish cities I have visited, whether eating Tapas in the bars or joining the locals on their evening stroll along the promenade it really felt like I was able to see the proper Spain. The shopping is of a high standard and the food and wine impeccable. The Guggenheim stands on the river banks and is even more breathtaking in person than you can imagine. You enter inside and it feels like you are in the belly of an animal. The only downside is that the art inside has to compete with the building and it doesn't always win.
Magnificent Spain - Gina. Date of travel: Jun 2006
Spain is one of my favourite countries - it has such a wonderful diversity of landscape and its people are incredible - they radiate an infectious arrogance you cant help but admire. My journey started in the Netherlands and we drove through Belgium from Amsterdam, staying in the south of France for a period in a tiny, beautiful village near St Jean de Luz. We then drove through the spectular Pyrenees and over the border into Spain - no border crossing, just a bored looking goat! We then drove to Pamplona, during the Fiesta and drunk too much sangria, watched a bull fight (brutal yet fascinating) and ended up sleeping on the pavement due to lack of accommodation! (budget backpacking students). It was too crazy to get a sense of what the town is like sans zillions of acohol fuelled bull-runners, but picteresque nonetheless. After that, a night train to Madrid and a chance to enjoy the beautiful buildings and wonderful galleries, and crazy traffic!! Stayed at El Camping on the edge of town - perfect for our needs. Then another train through the countryside (fields of sunflowers, tiny villages and monasteries perched on top of hills pass you by) and then to Figueres, captivating and wonderful. Had the opportunity to explore the Teatre de Gala Dali - the home of my favourite artist, Salvador Dali. An incredible building in itself and masterpieces of a wild genius housed within. Delicious fresh food from the local market, peaceful squares to rest in and lovely scenery. Then off to the seaside for some sunbathing on the Costa del Sol and later flying out from Barcelona (didnt get a chance to see anything there unfortunately). What a wonderful place- I cant wait to go back!! Tour Operator: Own
Walking in the Pyrenees - Emma Todd. Date of travel: Jul 2005
Walking in the Pyrenees
The Pyrenees are one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Europe. Exploring the mountains on foot in the perfect way to get away from the tourists and see the incredible landscape, birds, animals and flowers. The Pyrenees are a world of high peaks, verdant valleys, mirror lakes and rushing rivers that can only be discovered on foot. The Pyrenees are incredible in Winter too, and the Bareges-La Mongie ski resort is an undiscovered gem. Tour Operator: Mountainbug
yvonne churm. Date of travel: Jun 2005
Mediterranean Cruise: Join the Destiny Ship and stay in outside cabin. This ship is the newest in the fleet and the biggest. First impression was very good and the crew on board was very helpful and there for your needs. The food on board was excellent and the restaurant staff were friendly, 24hour food was available at the Bristo Cafe' which was self service. Entertainment for day and night was a full programme. Tour Operator: thomson
Rachel Cartwright. Date of travel: Apr 2005
I went to Valencia on a hen weekend and stayed at the hotel Astoria Palace. The hotel is a 4* and the location was quite good. Valencia itself is very nice, but I would not recommend it for Hen/Stag weekends unless you do research first on the location and availability of bars & restaurants. It doesn't cater for tourists like any of the holiday resorts, but if you are looking for a romantic weekend break then it is perfect. We were right in the centre of Valencia and you could easily take a taxi ride to the beach, approx 10 mins away. The beach is lovely and clean and not too crowded.
sara challinor. Date of travel: Feb 2005
i travelled to valencia for the first time this year and i can't wait to return. There is loads to see and do in the city and geting around couldn't be easier, we used the metro and for an all day ticket it was just 3 euros. We stayed in the very new part of the city place de congresos which is still under development but this didnt hinder us at all. The valencian people were very friendly and couldn't do more for you. If you hire a car you can be on some of the most beautiful beaches within an hour on the cost blanca coastline. For a city break Valencia is ideal. Tour Operator: need a hotel.com/thomson fly
Donna Nash. Date of travel: Aug 2004
Fantastic holiday destination. Weather was perfect, as was the water temperature. We found it very safe and could leave our beach gear on loungers while we swam. Night-life is amazing and something for everyone. Hire a jeep and take a look at the island. We found many hidden locations which belonged on a postcard. Experience the sunsets and try scuba diving. The clearest water and colourful fish. Locals were friendly enough. Don't drink the water or eat salads etc which may have been washed in water. Tour Operator: Thomson
martin lambert. Date of travel: Jul 2004
Visited Galicia on the North West coast of Spain, just above Portugal. The climate is temperate, the scenery is lush and green and the beaches and mountainous countryside are spectacular. If you want a taste of real Spain, then this is the place to go, you will not find any English food and very few people speak English, so be prepared to make an effort. Best time to visit is late June to mid August. For more info visit: www.noiagalicia.angelcities.com/index.html with descriptions and photo's of Galicia and the town of Noia. Tour Operator: independant
Sara Baker. Date of travel: May 2003
Costa De La Luz. Otherwise known as "The Coast of Light".I stayed at the Riu Canela in Isla Canela. It is perfect if you want a very good standard of accommodation and want a relaxing holiday to unwind. The hotel it's self i could not fault. The staff were fantastic, the rooms were a good size, the decor was traditional Spainish, and the food was out of this world. It has lovely large gardens and very good sized pool area, there were plenty of sunbeds and it never felt packed around the pool area. There is day and night entertainment in the hotel, as the resort is very quiet we used to have our evening meal, go for a stroll and then head back to the hotel. Ayamonte, which is a small Fishing village is about 5 to 6kms away, the hotel does run a free shuttle bus service, also there is a very good golf course which is about 3kms away. This Costa is nothing like the other's Costa's, it does not have nightclubs, bars and loads of restaurants. I would recommend car hire as you can get to see Portugal and Spain from this Costa. Tour Operator: Thomson
Barcelona :Barceloneta BeachSitges
Seville :Cadiz
Costa Almeria :AdraAlmerimarMojacarRoquetas De Mar
Costa Blanca :AlicanteAlteaBenidormCalpeJaveaMorairaTorreviejaVillajoyosa
Costa Brava :Aigua BlavaBlanesCalellaCalella De PalafrugelL'estartitLa PinedaLlafranchLloret De MarMalgrat De MarPlaya De AroRosesS'agaroSanta SusannaTossa De Mar
Costa de la Luz :Conil De La FronteraCosta BallenaTarifa
Costa del Sol :BenalmadenaEsteponaFuengirolaMalagaMarbellaMijasMorairaNerjaPuerto De La DuquesaTorremolinos
Costa Dorada :CalafellCambrilsSalou
Fuerteventura :Caleta De FusteCorralejoCosta CalmaCosta De AntiguaEl CastilloJandiaTarajalejo
Gran Canaria :ArguineguinLas PalmasMaspalomasMelonerasPlaya Del CuraPlaya Del InglesPuerto MorganPuerto RicoSan AgustinSonnenland
Ibiza :Cala GracioCala LlongaCala TaridaCala VadellaEs CanaFigueretasIbiza TownPlaya D'en BossaPort Des TorrentPortinatxPuerto San MiguelS'argamassaSan AntonioSan Antonio BaySan JoseSanta EulaliaTalamanca
Lanzarote :ArrecifeCosta TeguiseMatagordaPlaya BlancaPlaya De Los PocillosPuerto Del Carmen
Mallorca :AlcudiaArtaC'an PastillaC'an PicafortCala BonaCala D'orCala MayorCala MesquidaCala MillorCala RatjadaCala San VincenteCala VinasCalas De MallorcaCamp De MarCanyamelEl ArenalIlletasMagallufPagueraPalma De MallorcaPalma NovaPlaya De MuroPorto ColomPorto CristoPuerto PollensaPuerto SollerS'illotSa ComaSan TelmoSanta Ponsa
Minorca :Arenal D'en CastellBinibecaCala AlcaufarCala D'es CanutellsCala GaldanaCala SantandriaCala'n BlanesCala'n PorterCiudadelaPunta PrimaS'algarSon Parc
Tenerife :Costa AdejeCosta Del SilencioGarachicoGolf Del SurLas CaletillasLos CristianosLos GigantesPlaya De Las AmericasPlaya La ArenaPuerto De La CruzPuerto De SantiagoPuerto SantiagoTorviscus
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