Spain has always been one of the most popular holiday destinations, especially for Brits, and 2013 is unlikely to change that fact. If you think Spain would work best for your summer holiday but you aren’t sure of where exactly you should stay, consider the Spanish islands.
What are the Spanish islands?
The Spanish islands include the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. There are also some Spanish islands dotted along the Strait of Gibraltar and in Spanish Micronesia. The Cíes Islands, Columbretes Islands, Medes Islands and the Tabarca islet are also included.
The most popular islands include:
- Gran Canaria
- La Palma
- La Gomera
- El Hierro
What makes them so great?
A trip to the Spanish islands will give you a chance to experience an amazing climate, fantastic nightlife, stunning sights and mouth-watering cuisine, all while enjoying a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. What more could you ask for?
To understand just how amazing a holiday to one of these islands is, let’s answer some of the questions that you may have:
What kind of accommodation is available?
Anything and everything is available on the Spanish islands when it comes to accommodation. You could stay in a self-catering apartment or villa, or you could enjoy a good night’s rest at one of the local B&Bs. If you fancy a slightly more pampered visit, try out one of the islands’ hotels.
How much does it cost?
Holidays to the Spanish islands really don’t have to cost the earth. If you’re savvy about your bookings you can get a great holiday within your budget. For a few hundred pounds each you could go away for a week-long break, and if you make use of money-saving tips you could even cut the cost of this.
Are they family friendly?
Some of the Spanish islands are definitely family friendly, but others are better for those on the look-out for amazing nightlife. The best family friendly resorts can be found in Alcudia, Cala’n Forcat and Playa de las Americas, where kids can be kept amused with the stunning beaches and masses of water sports on offer.
What are the beaches like?
Absolutely amazing. The Spanish islands have a fantastic history in geology and feature stunning scenery including ancient volcanos, sheer cliffs, black sand beaches and clear blue seas.
Of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, the best beaches are said to include:
- Corralejo, Fuerteventura
- Famara, Lanzarote
- El Bollullo, Tenerife
- Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
- Los Cancajos, La Palma
- Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera
- Platja de Ses Illets, Formentera
- Platja de Ses Salinas, Ibiza
- Deia, Majorca
- Cala Turqueta, Menorca
What about shopping?
You should devote at least one day to shopping what staying on one of the many Spanish islands. You’ll be able to visit bustling markets to buy local wares, as well as busy modern shopping centres selling designer goods.
How about sightseeing?
The Spanish islands hold a lot in the way of tourist attractions, although the best way to spend your time there is to take part in some of the many activities that are available.
On the Spanish islands you can go:
- Scuba diving
- Rock climbing
- … or you could just relax on the beach!
One of the Spanish islands could be the ideal choice for your next holiday in 2013. Book now to make sure you get the best price for your break.
This article was provided by Hotel Sis Pins, a hotel located on the island of Majorca. To find out more simply click here to visit the official website.