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Holidays in Mainland Spain

Known as one of the most popular holiday destinations Spain is the place where people choose to holiday year after year. Offering a blend of gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and a plethora of things to do, Spain offers something for everyone, whether you like to relax during your holiday or spend your days exploring all that Spain has to offer.

Of course the main holiday destinations in Spain are the four ‘Costas’ - and we’re not talking coffee here. Costa Blanca with its beautiful beaches and lively atmosphere has much to offer those looking to enjoy their much needed break and is great for couples and families alike.

Those looking for a home away from home will find all they need in Costa del Sol, including British pubs, tasty cuisine and the beautiful weather that Spain is known for.

Costa Dorada is the perfect resort for families and with Port Aventura on offer it’s not hard to see why, the children will thank you for a week spent here.

The last Costa – Costa Brava is the perfect all rounder offering everything from lively resorts full of fun and activities and the more traditional villages with quaint restaurants and a welcoming atmosphere. 

Places to go

Costa Blanca
Mainland Spain is scattered with various Costa resorts, which are perfect for holidaymakers of all ages. Literally translating as the 'White Coast', you can only imagine just how beautiful this area is. Wander one of the dazzling 37 blue flag beaches and feel the sand between your toes, before taking the plunge into the warming seas. Head home to Benidorm where you can expect something for everyone - from dancing the night away at the array of bars and clubs, to lazy days on the beach with a good read.

Costa Dorada
With a whole host of family-friendly Spain holiday deals in Costa Dorada, you can take your pick from some astounding attractions, including the superb PortAventura theme park, complete with thrilling roller coasters such as Dragon Khan and Tsunami.

Many would argue that as far as culture is concerned, there's little better than Spain package holidays to Andalucia. From superb markets, to the sensational Sierra Nevada Mountains, there's plenty to appreciate in the southernmost area of mainland Spain. Why not experience traditional flamenco shows or even witnessing the ancient art of bullfighting?

Things to do

Climb to the top of the Sagrada Familia
You can't visit Barcelona without laying eyes on one of its most famous landmarks. The Sagrada Familia may still be a work in progress but its completed façades are mesmerising and the views from the top are equally incredible. Barcelona is an easy coastal train ride away from many of the Spanish beach holiday resorts, allowing you to build the perfect city and beach break.

Culinary Wizardry with a 3* Meal
If you're staying in Barcelona, a short train ride will take you to Girona, the home of the Cellars de la Roca. For a once in a lifetime treat, sample the truly breathtaking culinary prowess of this 3 star Michelin restaurant for an inspirational dining experience.

Ride the Cable Car to Montserrat Monastery
Literally translating to 'saw mountain', Montserrat is a sight to behold and is home to some incredible sights, including the Benedictine Abbey which can be accessed by road and rail, or, for something a little different, the Aeri de Montserrat cable car.

Splash Around in Mario Park
Located in Almeria, this budget-friendly day out for all the family is well worth peeling yourself away from the beaches for. Whether you're after some poolside relaxation or your kids are budding daredevils, there's bound to be something to suit you.

Top holiday resorts

Costa Blanca
A successfully blend of traditional Spain and modern living, the Costa Blanca is a hub of activity for all ages. Head for Benidorm for the taste of a lively resort; enjoy the plethora of beautiful sandy beaches, the liveliness of the new town, or the tranquillity of the rustic Old Town in this incredibly versatile resort on the White Coast.

Costa de la Luz
One of the up and coming resorts, Costa de la Luz can be found on the Andalucian coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A stone's throw from neighbouring Portugal, resorts including the popular Punta Umbria provide beautiful weather and beaches for all to enjoy.

A step away from your typical Spanish holiday, Almerian resorts such as Mojacar manage to combine popular beachside retreats with whitewashed buildings and picturesque landscapes to provide an all-round holiday experience. Relax and unwind in this perfect spot, where the stresses of everyday life will feel a world away. Escape the humdrum of daily life, kick back and relax with a Spain holiday. Plus with Direct Holidays you'll find some of the best holiday deals, where we offer fantastic holiday regions including the Costa Blanca, Costa Dorada and Costa del Sol.

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