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Spain Holidays

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Destination Highlights

  • A variety of beach resorts
  • Delicious local cuisine
  • Amazing nightlife
  • Perfect for all holidaymakers

On the Beach Perks - FREE Lounge & FREE Fast Track

Today is the day. You're up early, the other half has checked the passports a thousand times and you're on your way. The kids even had cake for breakfast… because you're on your jollies. Holiday mode is on! The only thing between you and the beach is the dreaded airport faff - the security queue, the food and drink queues and all that money you spend. But, what if we skipped that bit? Skip the security queue. Stroll into the swanky airport lounge and load up on free cake. Enjoy Free airport beers and Wi-Fi access to brag about it? Now, that's what I'm talking about. With FREE security fast track on all package holidays and FREE lounge access for 4 or 5* package holidays, that's exactly what you get. Your jollies just… jollier. Free security fast track and free lounge offers apply to outbound journeys only, and some airports may be excluded. Terms and conditions apply.

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What are the best beaches in Spain?

The Spanish coast boasts golden sandy shores all the way round – which means you’ll never be short of a stunning beach to sit back and relax on!

  • Playa de Levante - A beach within reach of fun activities for all ages, Playa de Levante in Benidorm is the perfect spot for families, friends and couples.
  • La Manga del Mar Menor - A little more relaxing, La Manga del Mar Menor is Costa Calida’s tranquil beach that's great for families, as the waters are warm, calm and shallow.
  • Playa de la Fontanilla - Over in Marbella, Playa de la Fontanilla is the place to be. Plenty of sun loungers, a central location and a variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from when it comes to lunchtime – what more could you want?
  • Tossa de Mar - If you prefer a hidden cove instead of a long stretch of sand, Tossa de Mar is a beautiful setting for soaking up the sunshine, surrounded by tree-lined cliff tops.

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What are the top hotels in Spain?

Spain is home to countless brilliant hotels. From Costa Blanca to the Costa del Sol, you're sure to find your perfect hotel here. Take a look at a few of our faves below.

  • Evenia Olympic Resort - In Costa Brava, this four-star hotel has everything you need for a family vacation - a mini club, nightclub, pools and an animation programme.
  • Rosamar Garden Resort - Another favourite with the families with an on-site aquapark, mini clubs and a spa for the adults.
  • Sol Pelicanos Ocas - We all know that Benidorm is much-loved by us Brits, so why not stay where they filmed the famous 'Benidorm' TV show? The Sol Pelicanos Ocas is famous both on and off the screen and it's no surprise, with three swimming pools, lively entertainment and fun for all ages!
  • Sandos Monaco - For an Adult Only hideaway in the centre of all the action, the Sandos Monaco is a four-star superior hotel where you can relax the days away and then head out into the bustling Benidorm streets at night.
  • Magic Aqua Rock Gardens - Another hotel that has something for everyone, where you'll find slides, a safari-themed area and an Adult Only chill-out zone - all whilst only a stone's throw from the beach.
  • Puente Real - In Torremolinos, families and couples love this All Inclusive, four-star hotel. Enjoy the two outdoor pools, get stuck into the on-site activities or relax on the beach that sits at the hotel's doorstep.
  • Holiday World Polynesia - Fun for the whole family, the Holiday World Polynesia in Benalmadena offers comfortable accommodation and FREE access to 'The Beach Club', where you'll find pools, a waterpark and tons of activities!

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What's the food like in Spain?

Delicious. Absolutely delicious. There are so many different dishes to try in Spain, the most popular being of course, paella. This rice dish is cooked with meats or seafood and is jam-packed with flavour – it’s definitely a must-try when visiting Spain. If you’re an indecisive eater, you’ll love Spanish tapas. The little dishes of delightful different foods will please even the fussiest of eaters. From garlic prawns to meatballs, sticky chorizo to patatas bravas - there’s so much to choose from. If you’re looking for something to wash your food down with, a glass of traditional sangria is always a winner.

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Where’s the best nightlife in Spain?

When it comes to partying, Spain takes first place. If you’re looking for a break where you can relax on the beach then head into buzzing streets filled with bars and clubs in the evening – you’re spoiled for choice! Most of the Spanish holiday resorts have incredible nightlife for everyone. Benidorm is famous for it’s super-fun nightlife and there’s no doubt that it's one of our favourites! The cities of Alicante and Barcelona are filled with a variety of nightlife options from cosy hidden-gem cocktail bars to bouncing super clubs where you can dance all night. If you’re a party animal that likes to have fun in the sun and not just in the night time, Lloret de Mar is packed with beach bars and nightclubs to satisfy your cravings to boogie around the clock.

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What events can I go to in Spain?

  • Carnival (February) – Non-stop partying, colourful crowded streets and music that will blow you away. Some of the best Carnival celebrations can be found in Cadiz and Sitges.
  • Primavera Sound (June) – Fancy a few days of watching world-class musicians in the beautiful city of Barcelona? Get your hands on tickets to the Primavera Sound festival for an unforgettable weekend.
  • Mad Cool Festival (July) – Another music festival to keep your eye on, Mad Cool in Madrid offers a weekend filled with performances from big names and endless fun.
  • FIB Festival (July) – If you love Indie music and the Spanish sunshine then FIB Festival in Benicassim (Costa del Azahar) is perfect for you.
  • The August Fair (August) – If you’re staying in Malaga, look out for the August Fair, which is known as one of the best summer events in the area. Browse the markets, watch the traditional dances and enjoy the music, it’s a wonderful cultural event that’s not to be missed!

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Things to do in Spain

Savour the Spanish flavours

If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie wanting to learn more about Spanish cuisine, don’t miss out on the chance to experience one of the many food tours you’ll find across the country. Let experienced guides whisk you around your resort to discover the best of local and national Spanish cuisine.

Unleash your inner dancing queen (or king)

Whether you’re seeking the laughter of Benidorm’s cabarets, flamenco classes in Barcelona, or just a night on the tiles in Lloret de Mar, Spain’s nightlife scene is one of the best in the world, so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.

Get your adrenaline pumping

No matter your age, Spain has some of the best theme parks in Europe for you to visit during your trip. From the thrills of Salou’s PortAventura World to the historic adventure of Benidorm’s Terra Mitica, make it a day to remember by tackling one of these fun-filled parks.

Take a tour of a Spanish winery

Those who like to sample a glass of wine from time to time will know that some of the best wine is made in Spain. There are plenty of wineries that you can discover across the country, but some hot spots for Spanish wineries include west of Barcelona and north of Murcia.

Visit the old towns

Our favourite Spanish resorts are more than just the beaches, hotels and sunshine. Check out the Spanish old towns, such as Marbella Old Town, Benidorm Old Town and Murcia Old Town - where you can wander the charming streets and take in the beauty of the historic buildings and quaint cafes.

Experience the beautiful game in Spain

It’s hard to not get swept up in the Spanish passion for football so take the opportunity to see what it’s like behind the scenes at FC Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou, the 3rd largest football stadium in the world. If you’re lucky enough to be in town during footie season, why not treat yourself and join in the fun by watching a live game.

What's the weather like in Spain?

Boasting beautiful weather all year round, Spain it will more than likely be basking in the glorious sunshine no matter when you choose to visit. With warm springs, hot summers and mild winters Spain is the perfect destination for a quick getaway.


Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan13 °c18 °c3 h
Feb15 °c15 °c3 h
Mar16 °c16 °c5 h
Apr18 °c17 °c6 h
May21 °c19 °c8 h
Jun24 °c22 °c11 h
Jul27 °c24 °c13 h
Aug27 °c25 °c12 h
Sep25 °c24 °c10 h
Oct20 °c23 °c6 h
Nov12 °c16 °c3 h
Dec13 °c17 °c3 h

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Important Information about travelling to Spain

How long does it take to fly to Spain?

It takes about two hours to fly to Spain from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Spain?

Spain is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Spain?

The official currency of Spain is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Spain?

The official language spoken in Spain is Spanish.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Spain?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Spain?

You do not need to pay tourist tax in mainland Spain.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Spain?

Please be aware that all passengers travelling to Spain need to complete a passenger locator and health declaration form. You will be required to provide the completed form upon arrival. You can download and print the form here. From 1st August 2020, passengers will additionally need to download the Spain Health Travel app, enter your personal information and present a QR code to be able to enter the country. To download the app, search 'SPTH' in the Apple app store or Google Play store.

Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Spain?

We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCO website.

Customer reviews

At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Spain for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

Vicky Howlett:

Fantastic and easy to book with.

Steve Chase:

This is one of a number of holidays I have booked over the years and each time I have enjoyed the holiday, had good experiences and they have supplied exactly what was said on the tin. As always the company "On the Beach" has provided an accurate, professional service and I am extremely happy with how they have been, with no hesitation in recommending

Robert Ferris:

Delivered exactly what we wanted. Simple online booking, with email correspondence. Kept informed all way along to our trip.

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Top Spain Hotels

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Sol Katmandu Park & Resort

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Club Mac Alcudia

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Sol Pelicanos Ocas

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Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare

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HL Paradise Island

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Ibiza Rocks Hotel - Adults Only

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HM Martinique

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GF Costa Adeje Gran

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Laguna Park II

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Checkin Bungalows Atlantida

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canaries

Servatur Waikiki

Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Magic Robin Hood

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Hotel Best Sol D'or

La Pineda, Costa Dorada, Spain

Spring Hotel Bitacora

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Hovima La Pinta Beachfront Family Hotel

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

BH Mallorca Resort - Adults Only

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Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries

GF Fanabe

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Hotel Best Jacaranda

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THB Tropical Island

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Sol Tenerife

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Beatriz Costa Teguise & Spa

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canaries

Iberostar Bouganville Playa

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Magic Natura Animal Waterpark and Polynesian Lodge Resort

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Iberostar Club Cala Barca

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Club Eurocalas

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Paradise Taurito Secret

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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Mogan

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria, Canaries

Spain Resorts

Costa Del Azahar

Costa Del Azahar

Costa del Azahar, which means orange blossom coast, is the region along the coast in the provinces Valencia and Castellón, in the west of Spain. The a…

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Costa Calida

Costa Calida

Spanning from El Mojón in the north to Águilas in the south, this sun-kissed stretch of coastline is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. From Roman empe…

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Costa Almeria

Costa Almeria

Situated on Spain's south westerly coast, the province of Almeria is the Mediterranean holidaymakers paradise. Glorious weather all year round, stretc…

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Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca

Destination HighlightsPerfect for all holidaymakersHome to the famous town of BenidormA mix of traditional towns and tourist resortsSo many sandy beac…

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Costa Brava

Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is situated just south of the Pyrenees in the Catalonia region of Spain. Translated as the Wild Coast, this destination comprises of d…

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Costa De La Luz

Costa De La Luz

Situated on Spain's most south westerly tip, the Costa de la Luz is growing tremendously in popularity. Costa de la Luz holidays are perfect for the w…

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Costa Del Sol

Costa Del Sol

Destination highlightsBlessed with the best climate in SpainOver 159km of coastlineMore golf courses than anywhere else in EuropePicasso’s birthplaceO…

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Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada

Spain’s Costa Dorada lies along the southern coast of Catalonia, south of Barcelona. Comprised of around twenty towns and villages stretching over 120…

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Costa Tropical

Costa Tropical

Spain’s Costa Tropical lies across the southern coast of the province of Granada, and is situated directly east of the renowned Costa del Sol. In dire…

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