The little coves and undiscovered beaches of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Hire a boat for the day and head to Cala Deia - the water is pure turquoise and it’s perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Dave, Original Traveller
Sometimes overshadowed by the charms of France and Italy, and weighed down by a persistent package holiday image problem, Spain remains an all time Original Travel favourite for its scintillating cities, complex cultural history and island hangouts.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Fiestas and festivals! No other country does fiestas better, and there are so many to choose from - Las Fallas in Valencia, Feria De Abril in Sevilla, Carnival in Sitges, and Semana Santa, to name just a few. They're vibrant and colourful: flags and decorations line the streets, and all the locals and visitors gather together for music and dancing.
- Relaxed social gatherings in traditional tapas bars are at the heart of Spanish culture and lifestyle, and Granada is still the Spanish capital for free tapas with a round of drinks
- The picturesque white villages of Andalucia, which are made up of beautiful sparkling white house and churches, are beautiful. Stroll around the pretty narrow streets admiring the views, stopping for the occasional cerveza
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide