Why Spain?

Encompassing mainland Spain as well as the Balearic and Canary Islands, you really can do anything in Spain. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beaches of Mallorca or Tenerife, or visit the architectural magnificence of Barcelona and Madrid, every taste is catered for here. Enjoy each others company as you explore in the glorious sunshine and meet the friendly locals wherever you go.

Gran Canaria is one of the most popular islands for honeymooners with its black lava and white sand beaches, whilst those looking to party will head to Ibiza or Southern Spain, staying near the infamous Malaga. Benidorm is on the east coast near Alicante, whilst Valencia has one of the most famous aquariums in the world, L’Oceanografic. Head inland to the capital, Madrid, and immerse yourself in the art museums and winding boulevards, or go and visit the rocky mountains of Montserrat near Barcelona. you can even head off skiing in the Pyrenees or Sierra Nevada; Spain is just one of those countries that really gives you the opportunities to try everything, including the incredible tapas and traditional paella. Head off the main streets to the local family-run cafes and you’ll find some of the hidden gems of Spanish cuisine.

One of the benefits of honeymooning in Spain is the short haul flights – perfect for you to just get there and get your holiday started!

Key information

Spain encompasses the Mainland, the Balearic Islands and The Canary Islands, making it one of the most cultural trips a couple could choose for their honeymoon. Home to the famous cities of Barcelona and Madrid, not just for their football, but also Benidorm, Valencia, Malaga, and Ibiza to name a few.

About the food:

Spanish food is unrivalled for its incredible tapas; albondigas, huevos estrellados, tortilla espanola! And you simply have to try the traditional paella – find yourself a family-run cafe for a unique cultural experience (and a great portion size). Wash it down with some Spanish vino or a jug of sangria, complete with fresh fruits – perfecto!

About the culture/activities:

Madrid, as the capital of Spain, is spilling with art galleries and museums just waiting to share its history with you. Madrid’s Art Triangle, incorporating the Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, are a must-see for any visitor to the city. Take in the city views and stroll through the parks, the biggest one being Casa de Campo – five times bigger than New York’s Central Park! Barcelona is similar architecturally, with the emblematic La Sagrada Familia being popular amongst tourists, and visits to the Montserrat allow you to witness the sheer diversity that Spain has to offer. There is also a beautiful beach to relax on and Illa Fantasia Water and Theme Park for a fun-pack day.

Valencia is renowned for its world-famous aquarium, L’Oceanografic, and the Bioparc. Visitors often comment that these are some of the best zoos they have visited – the animals are free to roam in wide open spaces and are well-looked after.

The Balearic Islands are a group of islands including, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, as well as many smaller islands. The beaches and ports are beautiful areas to visit, with music and markets at their heart. The Canary Islands comprise of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuertaventura and Lanzarote. With volcanic sights at their centre, exploring the terrain is highly recommended, especially for some fantastic views of the islands and ocean.

About the weather:

The best times to visit are between May and June and September and November. Whilst August may have scorching temperatures, it also comes with a flood of tourists on the school holidays. The Spring and Autumn months are a much more manageable temperature, so you can explore the area without the influx of hundreds of holidaymakers.

What we love:

The locals: we cannot say enough about how incredibly friendly everyone is in Spain. You’ll never feel lost, no matter where you are.

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