Whether you crave a golden beach to catch some rays, a hidden village where you can join in a fiesta in full swing, the lifestyle of the Balearic islands, or the colour and vibrancy of one of the cities, Spain is perfect for a leisurely break. Accommodation and travelling options abound; style, panache and luxury are there for the taking.
Allow yourself to wind down and dance to the Spanish rhythm of life. Indulge in the beguiling pastime of long, lazy lunches designed for optimum sociability. Ask the chef to whip up a family-sized paella or order a mouth-watering array of tapas to share, from sizzling gambas al ajillo to pimientos de padrón. And be sure to sample some of the quality wines from Ribera del Duero.
As exciting cities go, Barcelona and Madrid rank up there with the best. As well as the cultural highlights, museums and galleries, there are fantastic shopping opportunities from high-end boutiques to endearing antique shops. As night falls, nothing beats watching the drama of a flamenco show unfold in one of the bars in Madrid, whilst there are venues playing music from Latino beats to jazz to suit whatever mood you may be in.
On the coast, particularly around Marbella, you’ll find glamorous yachting marinas edged by seafood restaurants and stylish bars, offering the best vantage points for people-watching. Or, perhaps you’d like to charter a boat for a private sunset cruise?
If island life appeals, Mallorca in the Balearics is a great all-round choice boasting gorgeous family-friendly beaches and all the fun that comes with what is essentially a holiday destination. The capital of Palma is beautiful, with its striking cathedral, lively café society and stunning sea views. And for winter sun, head to Tenerife where the rays are almost guaranteed.
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