EasyJet Holidays: Spain
If you’re looking for a holiday that’s affordable, unforgettable and sunny, then look no further than Spain. As one of the most diverse countries in Europe, Spain really can give you almost any kind of vacation that you desire. As a once ancient civilisation, the country has many sites to offer its visitors, ranging from the Alhambra to the Sagrada Famillia. If it’s good food that you are in search of, then you have come to the home of tapas, paella, cured meats and so much more. Although the local food changes between provinces, you can be sure that it’s all fresh, filling and exciting. And if you want to spend a day skiing before you get a tan, pay a visit to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. What more could you ask for?
Whether it’s partying all night long on the Balearic Island of Ibiza, enjoying a family resort holiday in Gran Canaria, or a cultured journey of discovery and adventure in Grenada, the Spanish people have you covered. And let’s not forget the glorious beaches. Spain hosts some the most stunning beach resorts and hidden lagoons in the world. Almost all of the country is covered in rich cream coloured sand that leads straight into the deep blue ocean. Many of the most popular spots are ideal for all kinds of water sports, including surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. But if working on your tan is all that you desire, the Spanish climate is almost perfect all year round as well.
Top Spanish resorts
Just on the coast of Costa Brava, Llafranc is an ideal beach resort town that has managed to avoid most of the more commercial tourism. Shrouded in a traditional Spanish atmosphere, the Mediterranean Sea accompanies a beautiful promenade and town square. There are plenty of restaurants to cater to your evening needs, including many eateries that serve local specialities from all over Spain.
This northern part of Spain’s Asturias region is one of the most photographed coastal resorts in Europe. It is well known for its brightly coloured hanging houses called ‘casas colgadas’ and landmarks such as the 13th Romanesque church Capilla del Humilladero or the Cudillero’s lighthouse. The views from the lighthouse are a favourite stop on many travellers’ sightseeing tours of Spain.
Tossa de Mar
For a more provincial part of the country, maybe you should visit the resort of Tossa de Mar, the jewel of the Catalonian coast. As it is an old fishing village, you can find 1st century Roman villas and the old town of Vila Vella. This part of Spain is steeped in history and has one of the nicest beaches in the country.
Things to do in Spain
If you would like to see some of Spain’s best architecture, then head on over to Parc Güell in Barcelona. Here, you can see a number of Antoni Guadí’s famous works, including the Casa Batllo and the Güell Pavilions. Many of his works were influenced by nature, so they sit beautifully in the Spanish skyline.
Now, you can’t go far in Spain without stumbling upon some classic flamenco dancing. Many of Spain’s larger cities and resorts offer flamenco classes to their visitors. But even in small towns, you are likely to find someone who will be happy to teach you how to find the Spanish rhythm.
Based in the province of Cantabria, the Langre beach might just be perfection. Hidden away in the rural countryside of northern Spain, the beach hosts two acres of golden sand with ideal waves for surfing. With the lively city of Santander only 25km away, it is a miracle that the beach remains quiet and peaceful, but it always does.
Can you imagine a citywide food fight with just tomatoes? In Valencia, it’s a reality. La Tomatina is held on the last Wednesday of August during the week of festivities in Buñol. Started in 1945, the event is a favourite of many visitors to Spain, as well as the local people of Valencia.
Food and drink in Spain…
Spanish food is renowned for being fresh, rich and not too spicy. If you are planning to eat your way through Spain, then you must try four essential dishes. First of all, Paella, the seafood come rice dish that originated in Valencia. Next, Gazpacho, which hails from the southern region of Andalusia. Tapas is a must, as many come with a free drink. And finally, a Spanish omelette, the classic dish that appears all over the country. For drinks, Spain is the beating heart of Europe’s wine country, especially red wine. A smooth glass of Vino Tinto is inescapable if you want to experience Spain’s real culture. Three favourites of the nation are the famous Sangria, the Tinto de Verano (similar to Sangria but without Triple Sec and brand), and Kalimotxo, which is red wine mixed with Coca-Cola.
The restaurants range considerably in price across the country depending on where and when you visit. However, the quality, no matter the price, is usually high. Owing to the influence of chefs like Ferran Adria, food isn’t just an art it’s a culture in Spain. So, expect quality service that borders on theatre in some of the finer restaurants. Of course, all will offer the traditional dishes mentioned above and their own local specialities. The bigger cities, such as Madrid and Barcelona, are home to Michelin star dining experiences, whilst smaller towns usually have eateries owned by local families.
Going to Spain with easyJet holidays…
Whether you want to party with the locals, hike in the sunshine or relax in a world-class beach resort, easyJet holidays has a great selection of package trips to Spain. If you book your easyJet flight and hotel together, you’ll save even more. Our deals and prices are flexible, so you can tailor your holiday to you. Whether it’s a romantic Spanish beach break or a much-needed family getaway, easyJet holidays can handle it.