A holiday in Spain is unforgettable thanks to the varied natural landscape with mountains, bustling seaside and special culture. Therefore there are six major mountain ranges in Spain: the Pyrenees
, Betic Cordillera, Sierra Nevada, Cantabrian Mountains and Iberian Ridge Mountains. The high peaks can be found at altitudes of 3404 meters at Pico de Anetov in Central Spain and the Picos de Europa at 2648 m in the west. Both in summer and in winter, you can enjoy mountaineering, walking, skiing and challenging activities like abseiling and climbing.
Discover the Spanish coast
The Spanish coast is long and the opportunities for beach holidays are great. A water sports holiday in Spain offers numerous activities . Known locations are Ibiza and Gran Canaria
. In Ibiza you can perfect your surfing, snorkeling and diving. The beach in Spain offers something for everyone with quiet beaches but also bustling beaches where life never stands still. In the afternoon, you can eat at a beach terrace. In known resorts such as Ibiza town and San Antoni during the weekends you should just stay on the beach, there are DJ's and music that goes on until the wee hours. Ibiza offers beautiful beaches and a great nightlife. Cooling off with your feet in the water during a beach holiday is a lovely feeling. Gran Canaria has a varied nature and 150 beautiful white sand beaches. You might find it interesting to know also that 60 of the 236 km of beaches were in fact originally not a beach, but nature's course turned it into what it is today
Culture and traditions
Visiting a museum during a holiday in Spain is surely not boring. The nice thing about Spain is that you can visit known and unknown museums both in large and small cities. You can do this by looking on the Internet for which museums are near your holiday destination. The most famous historical monument in Granada 's Alhambra is a Moorish palace with the tomb chapel of the Catholic Monarchs. In this building you will find a style that was influenced by the Moors, Jews and Catholics. Choose an enjoyable Vacation in Spain.
Experience a complete vacation with a holiday home in Spain!
Spain is a great holiday destination any time of the year, here you have the freedom to tailor your vacation to meet your needs. No matter who you decide to take with you on your Spanish adventure, the country has will meet and surpass anyone's expectations. If you're a fan of culture, a centrally-located holiday home in Spain, for example in Madrid, gives you convenient access to wonderful sites like the Royal Palace and the famous Plaza de Cibeles, or you can spend your days perusing art museums such as the Prado Museum. Barcelona
is ideal if you want to make the most of a culinary as well as cultural holiday in Spain, while the mountains of Spain are perfect for the more adventurous holidaymaker. Enjoy cross-country skiing in the Pyrenees or head over to the Sierra Morena where you'll find a variety of nature parks and rare fauna like wolves, lynx, wildcats and the Egyptian mongoose. If you're an animal lover you can always spend a day at the zoo or head down to the Rock of Gibraltar, which is home to 250 Barbary macaques. You just have to choose what best suits your mood for the day.
An island experience in Spain
If you've always dreamed of enjoying a relaxing vacation on a sunny island, then a holiday home in Spain is your passage to success. The Mediterranean Sea here will have you savor the beauty of the Balearic Islands, comprised of Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Soak up the culture of cities like Palma on Mallorca
, where you find the impressive Palma Cathedral, Arab baths, Bellver Castle and the ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia. In Alcudia there are family-friendly beaches, and the Costa Blanca
is the perfect place for great fun for both kids and adults. On the island of Minorca you can spend a wonderful morning hiking up to the top of El Toro, the highest hill on the island, while in the evening Ibiza is the place to be if you're looking for a vibrant nightlife, in towns like Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town. In summer groove to the sounds of Ibiza Rocks or, for some deep sea adventure, charter a fishing boat and cast for blue fin tuna, albacore or swordfish. The catch-of-the-day is sure to be the hit of your barbecue. If the Mediterranean sounds a bit overdone, try the Canary Islands, situated off the west coast of Africa. Tenerife is home to Spain's tallest mountain as well as most visited national park (the Teide) while Gran Canaria
is perfect if you're vacationing with the children. You don't have to be Robinson Crusoe to enjoy life on an island. You just have to spend your holiday in Spain on one.
Centuries of culture
On the Iberian Peninsula you can spend your days visiting top attractions like Cuenca, a medieval city built on the side of a mountain, and the Aqueduct of Segovia, built by the Romans during the first century and still in use today. You'll also not want to miss the Sagrada Familia (church) in Barcelona, also within easy reach in Catalonia
. Visit numerous historic castles and for even more fun you should know that practically every town and village has some type of festival or tradition that makes it worth a visit. The brave at heart can of course head over to Pamplona in July for the Running of the Bulls, part of the San Fermin festival, but if you're on a family holiday in Spain you'll not want to miss Three Kings Day in January. For even more culture, there's always day trips to Portugal, the principality of Andorra or even Morocco, which is just a short ferry ride away. Thrown in a little Flamenco music/dance and a bull fight or two, and you're on for the greatest vacation you could imagine. Don't forget to pack your camera and comfortable walking shoes and just plunge into your new Spanish adventure!