Spain Tips: The most beautiful holiday regions at a glance
Spain is a true all-rounder: there are fantastic stalls, lively cities, quiet villages, high mountains and even a small desert. However, when it comes to holidays in Spain, many people always have the same holiday destinations in mind. So that this changes and you get a good overview of popular holiday regions in Spain, we have created a small travel guide for you.
Best time to travel and how to get to Spain
A big preparation is not necessary for holidays in Spain. You can enter Spain with your passport or identity card and a visa is of course not necessary. Only the best travel time should be checked in advance.
Here you search best concretely for your city, since there is not “the” perfect travel time. On the islands, for example, there is of course a different climate than on the mainland.
Best travel time for holidays in Spain
In terms of climate, Spain can generally be divided into several zones. On the Atlantic and in the middle of the country it is quite mild in summer as well as in winter, and it often snows in winter. The Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands are also mild in winter and hot in summer. In some regions by the sea, especially in the north, the air is quite humid.
On the Canary Islands, temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius prevail throughout the year, but the amount of precipitation varies from island to island. Thus, if you want to have a holiday on Fuerteventura, Tenerife or Gran Canaria, it does not really matter at which time of the year you fly there. The Spanish mainland is best visited in the summer, as then the weather is most pleasant.
Best time to travel for your summer holiday
- Barcelona: April to July
- Gran Canaria: all year round
- We have created an extra overview for the Canary Islands, in which the best travel time per island is listed.
- Ibiza: June to September
- Mallorca: June to September
- Lanzarote: May to October
Depending on what you want to do, the months before and after are also suitable. Especially active holidays, which like hiking in the mountains, are probably quite happy when the temperatures drop and the holiday regions become empty. And you know: There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.
Arrival: This is the most convenient way to get to Spain
A flight from Germany to the Spanish mainland takes between two and a half and a little more than three hours, depending on the airport.
If, on the other hand, you want to travel to the Canary Islands, the flight will be extended to around five hours. Since Spain is very popular, there is also a wide range of flights, so you can plan your holiday flexibly. Of course, you can also get a first overview of the different offers from us.
The most popular coastal sections in Spain: from the Costa Brava to the Cost de la Luz
The Spanish Mediterranean coast stretches from the border with France to Gibraltar. In total, four regions border the sea: Catalonia in the north, Valencia and Murcia in the centre and Andalusia in the south. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to do with the regions yet. We’ll introduce them to you with their highlights and especially their coastal sections:
Valencia: Costa Blanca
The Valencia region is divided into the Costa del Azahar and the Costa Blanca and is also ideal for relaxing days on golden sandy beaches. The Costa Blanca is one of the most popular destinations in Spain due to its mild climate. Well-known holiday resorts are Benidorm and Torrevieja.
But also away from these places there is a lot to discover. If you rather want to learn something about the country and its people, you can visit one of the many picturesque villages in the hinterland of the Costa Blanca. You should also try the local wines and sausage specialities – they are also great souvenirs.
Murcia and Andalusia: Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Lut
In the relatively small region of Murcia the sun shines on about 300 days a year, in summer the thermometer often reaches the 40 degree mark. For hobby lazy people, this is just the right region to relax and get some sunshine.
To Andalusia belongs with the Costa del Sol also a very well-known bathing coast. For excursions the cities Córdoba and Granada are suitable among other things. The latter is known for one of the most important buildings of the Islamic-Arabic period in Spain – the Alhambra. The gigantic castle complex is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe. Since 1984 it has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further south, the rock of Gibraltar is the southernmost point of the European mainland on the territory of Andalusia.