Live the life of luxury with a Spanish summer getaway
Every year, thousands of Brits book their flights to Spain and jet off for a couple of weeks in the sun – and not without good reason. One of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, Spain lures in visitors with ease each summer thanks to its great weather, mouth-watering food, picturesque beaches and art and culture by the bucket-load. Last year, the European hotspot welcomed over 82 million people onto its shores, and in 2018, that is only set to increase.
Spain’s popularity first became apparent in the 1960s and 70s, and it has been the number one choice for Brits hoping to escape the miserable UK weather ever since. Visitors also flock in from Italy, Germany, and even the USA each year.
With the mercury reaching above 25 degrees Celsius 108 days a year and with 6.7 hours of daily sun on average, Spain boasts a sprawling 8,000km of beautiful coastline, and the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in the world. Moreover, 24% of Spanish territory is classified as a protected area, ranking third in the whole of Europe. With a whopping 44 world heritage sites to its name, Spain isn’t just about beaches either, and cities such as Barcelona and capital, Madrid, prove just as popular as its miles of golden sand.
Suffice it to say, Spain is a country which is positively brimming with appeal, and there’s no better place to unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life than this. In fact, the trend for beach holidays is even thought to have originated in Spain so if you’re looking for a country that knows how to give you a good holiday, then this is most certainly it.
Convinced? Then it’s time to start booking that trip.
Hotelnights.co.uk is a great place to start if you’re looking to browse some luxury hotels, and is one of the most popular travel sites in the UK. Offering a plethora of accommodation options around the world with a special focus on the high-end, the possibilities are endless – and with Barcelona, Madrid, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands all in high demand, all types of trips are extremely well catered for.
Lovers of big cities, museums, monuments, food and culture will love visiting the Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII in Madrid, the W Barcelona in Barcelona, GIT Ciudad de Zaragoza in Zaragoza or the Alhambra Palace in Granada – all you have to do is pick your destination, and the rest is on your doorstep. The EME Catedral Hotel in Seville is also a great choice, whilst sun worshippers in search of a stunning beach location will be blown away by The Westin Valencia in Valencia.
The Spanish archipelagos are often more popular tourist destinations that the mainland itself when it comes to beach holidays, and as such, the Canary and Balearic Islands are a great way to dip your toe into the water and begin your exploration of this magnificent country. In Tenerife, the Canary Islands, Europe Villa Cortes or Redlevel at Gran Media Palacio de Isora are some of the very best hotels on offer, whilst Gran Tagoro Castillo Family and Fun Playa Blanca or Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort won’t disappoint if you’re heading for Lanzarote. The Balearic Islands are perhaps even more picturesque, with Mallorca one of the most popular for families and tourists of all ages. The most booked hotel on the island is Be Live Collection Palace de Muro in Mallorca – and you only have to see it to realise why.
Whichever your Spanish destination of choice, Spain truly is one of the most magnificent countries in the world, and if you haven’t visited yet, then don’t miss out on its natural beauty and oodles of history a moment longer. Just open up that laptop, find yourself a dream hotel, and get booking that flight.