A nation of vast mountain ranges, stunning beaches and dozens of islands, Spain shifts from the life and soul of the party to an adventurer’s paradise from region to region. In the north of the nation, you’ll find the vast Pyrenees Mountain range, whereas the mainland’s south is home to some of Europe’s finest beaches, water parks and golf courses.
With so much art, cuisine and culture on offer, a luxury holiday to Spain can be enjoyed at any time of year. If you’re seeking the warmest, driest weather for an ideal beach break, the summer months are the best time to travel.
In spring and early autumn, the milder temperatures are ideal for a sightseeing holiday. From November to February, northern and inland areas are a lot colder – but at this time of year, you can hit the slopes in the ski resorts.
A luxury holiday to Spain promises a variety of culinary experiences. In the beach resorts, you’ll dine al fresco, watching the sun set over the ocean as you order from international menus. In the cities, you’ll dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, packed tapas bars, and bustling food markets.
Spanish cuisine varies across the country – particularly in the Canaries, where the North African influence is strong – but staple ingredients include tomatoes, cured meats, seafood, and cheeses such as manchego. Expect to sip on cava, coffee, sherry, and some excellent rioja.
Before you book your holiday to Spain you should check the entry requirements at GOV.UK. While travelling, keep photocopies of your official documents, and carry your passport with you.