The allure of Spain: Why we continue to holiday there
Published: July 2012
If you’re looking for a great place for all the family this summer, why not try the old favourite, Spain? It could be the perfect answer to the doom and gloom of the current British summertime, offering an almost guaranteed supply of sun, sea and sand.
With so much to offer, from stunning food, mountains, beaches and the very best of European culture, it really is the choice for the discerning European traveller. Not only is it perfect for a romantic getaway, but its varied resorts are also perfect for families. There are a few reasons why Spain is among the most popular destinations on the continent, with sites like Trip Advisor offering plenty of advice and suggestions.
If your idea of a holiday is to experience as much as possible, then Spain is a great choice. Not only does is contain a myriad of different geographical regions that pack everything from sandy beaches to wild rugged mountains, but it’s also home to bustling towns, provincial islands and nightlife centres. There’s a lot on offer that will surely please the whole family, giving you a chance to relax and the children a chance to have fun in the sun.
The perfect remedy for the grey British summer, visitors to the country can enjoy a fortnight of baking sun and warm seas in which to swim. Along the way there’s also the chance to try some of the very best in local cuisine: from its famous paellas and fish dishes to grilled meat and fresh vegetables.
Wherever you decide to stay, the choice of restaurants is staggering and many are extremely well priced, costing far less than an evening’s meal at home.
Spain is famous for its great hotels. Offering everything from backpacker hostels to cutting-edge boutiques, the recent slump in the country’s economy means many of these will be available at much lower prices.
Families wanting to stay on the Canary Islands will likewise have a range of accommodation at their disposal. Those thinking of taking a walking holiday could not do better than a trip to Tenerife or Las Palmas, for example.
Due to the current position of the EU economy, those booking a holiday may find that they are able to afford a much more expensive place than in previous summers. Likewise, restaurants are also hitting all-time low prices and a trip to Spain may even work out cheaper than a staycation in England.
On top of all of this, many travel companies are offering extremely competitive deals on luxury family holidays, packages, and all types of Spain holidays with early bookings potentially providing additional savings.