From bustling Barcelona, sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches, historical architecture and the majesty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it’s easy to see why Spain has proved a popular destination for generations of travellers, young and old alike. Whether travelling solo, as a family, or enjoying a romantic honeymoon, this vibrant land has something wonderful to offer each traveler lucky enough to meet her!
A Spanish adventure with your little ones:
The Mediterranean coastline and mild traditional cuisine of the region make for an ideal family seaside holiday for children of all ages. Gaze out at the beautiful islands dotting the coast, maybe even take a cruise to Thanda Island. The beaches in particular are especially suited for those with very young children, as the abundance of protective coves dotted along the coast make for gentle lapping waves suitable for even the youngest swimmers.
Spain’s abundance of tascas, or tapas bars, mean it is often easy to find a snack for kids at any time of the day, but it is advisable to have a few emergency rations on hand as the restaurants aren’t open all day as many international travellers may be used to.
Attractions such as the Dinopolis in Teruel – a Jurassic Park style funfair, Oasys Mini Hollywood in Almeria, the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid and the famous Spanish Andalucian horse shows mean that finding ways to keep the little ones entertained is a breeze!
Indulging in a romantic Spanish getaway for two:
If late night wining and dining, a plethora of spas and romantic, secluded beaches sound like just the thing to get you in the mood – Spain is an absolute must for travelling couples or Honeymooners.
For the more modern couple, the bright lights and nightlife of Madrid offer plenty of excitement, coupled with a vibrant and exciting arts and culture scene. For lovers of beauty and classic romance, Seville with its long history of inspiring famous writers and poets may beckon; or Barcelona may attract lovers of architecture and candlelit dinners. If lush green hills, crashing surf and stunning sunsets viewed from the comfort of your own private balcony appeals – San Sebastian is a lover’s paradise – indeed it is difficult not to get swept away by the romance which Spain offers at every turn!
Exploring Spain on a budget:
Services like Airbnb mean that finding accommodation abroad anywhere on a budget has become a lot easier. Over recent years, Spain has seen a big increase in youth hostels, backpacker’s lodges and even couchsurfing – so if you’re willing to forego the luxury of a hotel, start with some great sites to find some cheaper digs.
Find ways to save your pennies before you go – small money savers like doing your budget properly, trading in your casino visits for online , making your own packed lunch for work and having your coffee at the office rather than from the local café – can make for some astonishing savings at the end of the month; and more spending money for your Spanish getaway!
Pro tip – Travel by bus. Though it may seem odd to many global travellers, travelling around Spain by bus tends to work out significantly cheaper than the local trains.
Arts and culture, historical architecture, sundrenched beaches, romantic atmosphere and a host of attractions for children of all ages – Spain really does pack a punch as a holiday destination for absolutely everyone.
Buena suerte y feliz viaje! Or, good luck and happy travels!