Holiday resorts in Spain

Adra

The delightful holiday resort town of Adra, the western-most coastal town in the province of Almeria, is surrounded by magnificent beaches and is rich in history, having been founded in the 8th centur... more

Alcudia

The holiday resort of Port d'Alcudia is situated in the north of Mallorca at the top of a long curving bay with a seemingly endless white sandy beach. It is two miles (3km) south of the historical old... more

Altea

Away from the madding crowds of Benidorm, the peaceful and charming town of Altea offers plenty of amenities for those who prefer a less frenetic beach holiday, without the glitz, glamour and gusto of... more

Arenal d'en Castell

Arenal d'en Castell is a laid-back, peaceful holiday resort popular with British families and a far cry from the over-developed, bustling resorts of Mallorca. Situated on the northern coast of Minorca... more

Benidorm

Rows of shops selling beach buckets and flip-flops line the seafront of Benidorm, the Costa Blanca's largest and liveliest holiday resort town, where hordes of tourists throng the streets 24 hours a d... more

Blanes

The most southerly holiday resort on the Costa Brava, Blanes not only attracts international tourists but is also frequented by large numbers of Spanish holidaymakers. Like many Spanish coastal resort... more

C'an Picafort

C'an Picafort is a relatively large holiday resort situated on the northeast coast of Mallorca on the lovely Bay of Alcudia, about an hour away from Palma. Like El Arenal, C'an Picafort is highly popu... more

Cadiz

Cadiz, founded in 1100 BC on a peninsula 76 miles (122km) south of Seville as a Phoenician trading post, is said to be the oldest inhabited city in western Europe and is a very popular holiday destina... more

Cala d'Or

Like most holiday resorts in Mallorca, Cala d'Or (Golden Cove) evolved from a local fishing village after its charms and idyllic setting were 'discovered', in this instance by a group of avant-garde a... more

Cala Millor

Cala Millor is the liveliest and largest holiday resort on Mallorca's rugged northeast coast. The name means 'better bay', which is indicative of its main attraction: a mile or more long stretch of sa... more

Cala San Vincente

Cala San Vincente (also known as Cala Sant Vicenç) is a lovely, small holiday resort set in what is still essentially a fishing village. Situated on the northeastern coast, about three miles (5... more

Calas de Mallorca

The relaxed and quiet purpose-built holiday resort of Calas de Mallorca is in the centre of the east coast of the island, close to the towns of Manacor and Felanitx. The resort is set on a cliff top a... more

Caleta de Fuste

Fuerteventura's busiest holiday resort has been built up around the town of Caleta de Fuste, also known as Castillo, about six miles (10km) south of the island's airport. The resort's horseshoe-shaped... more

Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera offers holidaymakers traditional Andalusian flavour, with cobbled streets, the whirl of flamenco dancing, authentic tapas bars and of course, glorious beaches. Popular with Spanis... more

Corralejo

Once just a tiny fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo's harbour now receives ferries full of day-trippers from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote every day of summer, and the town pla... more

Costa Ballena

The purpose built holiday resort of Costa Ballena is conveniently located about an hour away from Seville, between Rota and Chipiona in the centre of the Costa de la Luz. Surrounded by fresh water lak... more

Costa Teguise

The smallest and most recently developed of the island's three main holiday resorts, Costa Teguise is situated on the southeast corner of Lanzarote and is a haven for families and sun-seekers. Althoug... more

El Arenal

Situated on the east coast of the Bay of Palma, on the central south coast of Mallorca, El Arenal (also known as S'Arenal or just Arenal) is a lively and highly developed holiday resort, popular with ... more

Golf del Sur

Situated on the south coast of Tenerife and very close to the Reina Sofia Airport, Golf del Sur, as its name suggests, is primarily a golfing holiday resort. There are several wonderful golf courses o... more

Javea

Reflecting the tranquil ambience of Valencia coupled with the sun-and-fun atmosphere of Spain's popular Costa Blanca coast, Javea is a pretty holiday resort town set between the capes of San Antonio a... more

Las Caletillas

Las Caletillas is a quiet holiday resort, more residential than commercial, set on Tenerife's north east coast. The resort is roughly nine miles (14km) from the island's capital, Santa Cruz, and is a ... more

Lloret de Mar

The historic buildings may have given way to high-rise hotels, and fishing to foam parties, in this former Catalonian trading port, but the region's fiery spirit is still evident, which is why Lloret ... more

Los Cristianos

The popular holiday resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the southwest corner of the island of Tenerife, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de las Americas. Los ... more

Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes (The Giants) is aptly named after the Acantilados de los Gigantes; large, striking cliffs that surround this attractive holiday resort. The resort is set on the west coast of Tenerife and... more

Magaluf

Anyone in the 18 to 30 age bracket whose holiday mission is fun, sun and soaking up sangria (or any other alcoholic beverages) will have the time of their lives in Mallorca's raucous premier party res... more

Marbella

Situated 25 miles (40km) southwest of Malaga, the few miles of coast between Marbella and Puerto Banus is Spain's answer to Monte Carlo. Spain's elite, and Britain's more successful, have flashy holid... more

Maspalomas

Maspalomas is a popular holiday resort on the southern tip of Gran Canaria, adjacent to this trendy Spanish island's largest and most hectic package-tour resort, Playa del Ingles. Maspalomas though, i... more

Matagorda

Matagorda and its sister resort, Los Pocillos, are just over a mile from Lanzarote's large, bustling holiday city of Puerto del Carmen. It is also connected to the larger, more brash resort by a pleas... more

Mojacar

Undoubtedly the most romantic and picturesque holiday beach resort town in southeastern Spain, the white-washed houses and cobbled streets of Mojacar are sprinkled atop a hill overlooking pristine san... more

Moraira

Nestled in a pretty bay on the southeast coast of Spain, the small Spanish resort town of Moraira is an oasis of traditional charm on the busy Costa Blanca, a favoured holiday spot and retirement have... more

Paguera

Paguera has been a favoured Mallorcan tourist resort since the 1960s and is immensely popular with European visitors, particularly from Germany. Although not as frenetic as nearby Magalluf and Palma N... more

Palma Nova

Together with its neighbour, Magaluf, the island resort of Palma Nova, on the southwest coast of Mallorca, makes up the most popular holiday area on the island, situated a few miles west of the capita... more

Playa Blanca

The quiet holiday resort of Playa Blanca is situated in the very south of Lanzarote and is named after the surrounding white sandy beaches. The resort has undergone a lot of construction and upgrading... more

Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas is Tenerife's largest tourist playground, a purpose-built hedonistic haven for holidaymakers of all ages who come here for fun in the sun from all over the world. The resort is s... more

Playa del Cura

Situated on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, about an hour's drive from the airport at Las Palmas, is the small, quiet holiday resort of Playa Del Cura, built on the cliff sides lining the coast. ... more

Playa del Ingles

'The Englishman's beach' is how Playa del Ingles translates; those naming the holiday resort had great foresight as today thousands of Brits flock here for sun, sea and San Miguels. Situated in the so... more

Playa la Arena

Once a fishing village on the west coast of Tenerife, Playa la Arena is today one of three separate holiday resorts (Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and Playa la Arena) that have to all intents and purp... more

Puerto de la Cruz

A cosmopolitan old colonial town known to tourists throughout Europe, the holiday destination of Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of Tenerife and is the principal tourist centre of the ... more

Puerto del Carmen

Set beneath a range of steep hills on the southeastern coast of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is one of the island's major holiday resorts and is very popular. The resort's main feature is a spectacula... more

Puerto Mogan

Situated on the southwest coast, nine miles (14km) west of vibrant Puerto Rico, Puerto Mogan is one of the more up-market holiday resorts on Gran Canaria. The town is an old fishing village that has r... more

Puerto Pollensa

The sedate holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa stretches along a beautiful, sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay lined with sandy beaches, set against the backdrop of the Boquer mountain range on the north c... more

Puerto Rico

The vibrant, modern holiday resort of Puerto Rico, on the island of Gran Canaria, revels in excellent weather year-round, being situated on the island's southern tip just across the ocean from the Sah... more

Puerto Santiago

Puerto Santiago is the central holiday resort of three separate ones, Los Gigantes, Playa Arena and Puerto Santiago, which have spread and essentially merged into each other on Tenerife's west coast, ... more

Roquetas de Mar

The popular holiday resort town of Roquetas de Mar, one of the major resorts in Costa de Almeria, was once a sleepy, picturesque fishing village, dating from Roman times, and it still retains its warr... more

Roses

The largest holiday resort town on the north of the Costa Brava is the busy, crowded port of Roses, thought to have been founded by the ancient Greeks but sporting few remnants today of its long histo... more

S'Illot

The Spanish holiday destination of S'Illot is on the east coat of Mallorca and combines the larger resort town of Sa Coma and the smaller village of Cala Moreya, not far from Cala Millor and Porto Cri... more

Sa Coma

The purpose-built holiday resort of Sa Coma lies in the heart of Mallorca's popular east coast, sandwiched between lively Cala Millor and the restaurant-strewn seafront of S'Illot. S'Illot can be reac... more

Salou

Situated on the Costa Dorada's sun-drenched coast, 50 miles (80km) west of Barcelona and six miles (10km) west of Tarragona, the popular holiday resort town of Salou is hard to beat for a fun family v... more

San Antonio

Situated on the west coast, ten miles (16km) from the airport and the capital Ibiza, San Antonio is the largest and liveliest holiday resort on the island. Known as 'San An' to the thousands of Britis... more

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa (or Santa Ponca) today bears little resemblance to the fishing village it once was. Just under half an hour away from Palma and about three miles (5km) south of Magaluf on the southwest co... more

Sitges

With over three miles (5km) of golden shoreline, Sitges is the perfect weekend break for tourists wishing to experience Spanish resorts without straying too far from Barcelona. One of the most popular... more

Tarifa

The Spanish holiday destination of Tarifa is ideally located on the border of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, near the Strait of Gibraltar and a short ferry ride away from the exotic Moroccan c... more

Torremolinos

Southern Spain's answer to Benidorm, Torremolinos is a vast purpose-built holiday resort situated 10 miles (16km) west of Malaga on the road to Marbella. According to archaeological finds, the region ... more

Tossa de Mar

Once a haven for writers and artists, Tossa de Mar is now a favourite holiday destination for families and couples. People from all walks of life are drawn to this attractive town on the Costa Brava t... more