It is fair to say that Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Particularly with us Brits. What is it that people like so much about Spain though? Clearly the climate is warmer for more of the year than it is here in the UK…but is that really all there is to it? Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons why Spain is such a popular holiday destination.
Although our pound has dropped in value against the Euro lately, Spain is still one holiday destination that offers great value for money during summer. According to a recent report by thisinmobiliaria Javea agencia, for instance, Costa Del Sol, Menorca, Lanzaronte and Mallorca were all listed in a rundown of the five cheapest self-catering holiday destinations.
Sunshine, Sunshine and more Sunshine
Statistically, Spain is the sunniest country in Europe. The resorts that sit along the Mediterranean coast, generally experience over 300 sunshine-filled days every year. That is not just during summer, as the sunshine continues long into Autumn and even Winter.
So Many Cities So Little Time
Many of the cities that finish high in must-visit cities can be found within the boundaries of Spain. Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Madrid and of course, Barcelona are all commonplace on the bucket lists of people from all over the world. Whether you are looking for a trendy modern Spain with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, that you experience in Barcelona; or are looking for a more cultural experience in the form of Madrid – Spain has it all.
Many Of Europe’s Best Beaches
You’d hope that with a country with the climate that it has and over 5,000 miles of coastline, that Spain would deliver on the beaches front. Unsurprisingly, for anyone who has ever visited the country, it does in bucket-loads. Blue Flag status has actually been awarded recently to over 577 beaches in Spain. As well as giving visitors the guarantee that the water quality at these beaches is first rate it also means that at many of the beaches there is easy access for beach-goers with disabilities.
The number of Blue Flag beaches in Spain actually means that it not only has the best beaches in Europe, but the world.
Food, Food Glorious Food
Spanish food is more popular now than ever, with Iberico ham, Manchego cheese and chorizo all widely available in supermarkets in Britain these days. Therefore, it makes sense that one of the things that draws so many people to Spain each year is for the food. You could spend an enjoyable culinary adventure visiting the places where some of your favourite food originates from.
There’s five great reasons off the top of our heads and we didn’t even mention the numerous tourist attractions, the top notch surf off the coast or the fact that many of the most celebrated artists hail from Spain. It’s easy to see though, why Spain is so enticing and popular with not just us Brits, but people across the world.