From the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands to the spectacular architecture of Barcelona, Spain is a land of breathtaking beauty. Lounge at 5-star resorts on the coast, marvel at the creations of Picasso and Gaudí in the cities, or head to the islands for white sand beaches and open wilderness. Luxury Spain holidays are a feast for the eyes.
Island, coastline or city? Planning a luxury holiday to Spain isn’t always easy when each region has so much to offer. For the ultimate city break filled with astonishing cuisine, superb museums, gobsmacking architecture, and a fiesta culture that will keep you dancing all night, head to Madrid or Barcelona. Further south, Seville promises flamenco dancing, excellent tapas, and a window into Spain’s fascinating Moorish past.
Perhaps the most iconic Spanish holiday experience can be had on the southeastern coast or the Balearic Islands. Visit the Costa del Sol and enjoy lively beach resorts, glitzy shopping districts, and countless family-friendly attractions. On Mallorca, Girona and Ibiza, beautiful landscapes combine with vibrant Mediterranean culture and cuisine.
In the sun-splashed Canaries, you can traverse rugged landscapes, sunbathe on white-sand beaches, and recline at world-class resorts. Tenerife boasts the highest mountain in Spain, the formidable Pico del Teide, and the fantastic annual Carnaval. In Lanzarote, you can wander across black lava fields and palm-filled valleys, and uncover the legacy of architect César Manrique. The vast, windswept beaches of Fuerteventura, meanwhile, make it the perfect spot for water sports.
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.
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.
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.