Spain Rated Best Holiday Destination In The World
One Of Britain’s Favourite Holiday Destinations Is A Global Winner!
Sun-kissed beaches, wild night-life and world-famous cuisine. Spain has it all, according to a recent study.
A study conducted by a leading UK travel company has named Spain and its islands as the best holiday destination in the world. The 1,000 people polled ranked its beaches and nightlife second to none, beating Italy and Greece into second and third places. But there is more to Spain than just British tourists overindulging on crowded beaches and wild nights out. Its rich cultural heritage offers something for everyone regardless of age or budget.
Whether it is a sun-drenched beach holiday, a cultural tour of some of Europe’s most historical cities or all night parties in its famous night clubs, Spain has something for everyone’s tastes. And with cheap flights and numerous package deals on offer, it is also within even the tightest budget.
Avoid last minute disappointment by using an Atol registered agent and taking out appropriate travel insurance for Spain. Enjoy the rich variety that the country and its islands has to offer.
Spain is most famous for its golden beaches, and those of this beautiful seaside city in the Bay of Biscay are second to none. If you get tired of the beach and activities like kayaking and water skiing, explore the historic Old Town, which was lovingly restored in the 19th Century, having been almost destroyed during the Napoleonic Wars. In the evening there is a wide choice of restaurants offering traditional basque dishes such as marmitako (fish stew) and bacalao (salt cod).
For those seeking a less traditional experience, Valencia boasts a marvel of modern architecture in its huge entertainment complex, the City of Arts and Science and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. The Turia River was diverted to allow its construction in the late 1990s. The complex contains several buildings within a building, including a planetarium, science museum and aquarium.
Visit Valencia during March to marvel at the papier-mâché figures constructed for the annual Fallas Festival and ceremonially burned at the end of the week.
Barcelona is possibly Spain’s most popular destination because it offers a little bit of everything for everyone. Historic culture, vibrant nightlife and a variety of shopping to rival any European city.
No Spanish holiday destination would be complete without a sun-kissed beach, and Barcelona has no shortage of these, including Barceloneta, famed for its boardwalk lined with restaurants and nightclubs.
The Spanish Islands
Spain’s islands are as famous as its mainland and are just as popular a holiday destination. The largest and most well-known are divided between the Balearics to the east and the Canaries to the south.
Ibeza, in the Balearics, is one of the most popular party destinations in the world, while Gran Canaria and Tenerife are famous for their beaches.
But all of the islands hold hidden natural treasures for those willing to stray from the beaten track, including Tenerife’s Teide Volcano and the Maspalomas Dunes in Gran Canaria.
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada offers visitors a whole new perspective on Spain. Steeped in its traditional Moorish culture, the city oozes history from every building, not least its world-famous Alhambra Palace, dating from the 13th Century.
After drinking in the culture, visit the paved lookout area at the Mirador de San Nicolás to see the Palace glow a spectacular red in the reflected light of the setting sun.
The Guggenheim in Bilbao, Madrid’s Royal Palace and the festivals and nightlife in Seville. Spain has so much to offer that no two Spanish holidays need ever be the same. No wonder it was voted the best holiday destination in the world!