Winter Holiday in Sunny Spain.

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Winter Holiday in Sunny Spain.

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A perfect winter getaway would be to sunny Spain. The country has lots to offer;  if you speak the language it has even more to give when you understand the locals. So where will you go?

There are three regions of Spain, all vibrant and welcoming with the different Spanish cultures; the Mainland, the Canary islands, and the Balearic Islands.

The Balearic islands:

The Balearic islands are an archipelago off eastern Spain, in the Mediterranean; these are Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Mallorca (also known as Majorca), is the largest and is famous for its white sandy beaches, and the mountainous region in the north.

Ibiza is known for the party resorts, and night clubs where many young travellers have travelled too to party all night and have a good time; also known for its spas and yoga retreats. On its southern side there is a smaller island called Formentera, which is known for its sandy beaches and snorkelling and sailing adventures; also offering rental boating equipment and boat charters.

Menorca (also known as Minorca), is not as well known as its neighbours; but still has lots to offer with it’s white sandy beaches and pine trees along the coast. It has a series of smaller islands of its shores, most of which are small rock like formations; though one of them is a National park, on a small uninhabited island called Cabrera.

The Canary islands:

The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located just off the southern coast of Morocco, and are the furthest of Spain’s territories within the EU. The main islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, with a series of smaller islands and islets surrounding them.

Tenerife is a well known island for tourists looking for up-scale resorts, and the famous Mt. Teide volcano; which is among the largest of volcanoes in the world.

Fuerteventura is an island known for its water sports; windsurfing, surfing, water-skiing. As well as it’s white sandy beaches and sheltered coves.

Gran Canaria, is a popular island for cruise ships when stopping off at Las Palmas on the Northern coast; known for its white sandy beaches and mountainous regions.

Lanzarote is known for its white washed villas and coastal resorts; with a mostly volcanic landscape, and breathtaking cliffs; perfect for handgliding.

La Palma island is popular with adventurers, with its beautiful mostly green landscape, and breathtaking views; perfect getaway for those seeking adventure with real unspoiled nature.

La Gomera is the place to be for hikers; awesome craggy mountain trails leading to picturesque cliff side villages. Offering wild landscapes, unique floras, and black sand Atlantic beaches.

El Hierro is the smallest, and most remote of the Canary islands; boasting un-penetrable sea cliffs. forests, and lava features.

The Mainland:

If you’re looking for a holiday on the mainland there are many places you could go; there are lots of places along the coastline, from the south to the north of Spain. Whether you’re looking for white sandy beaches, picturesque coastal villages, traditional villages in the mountains, a view of the Basque country, or miles of golf resorts; Mainland Spain has all this to offer and more!

The different Costas are: Costa de Almeria, Costa del Azahar, Costa Blanca, Costa Brava, Costa Calida, Costa Cantabria, Costa Dorada, Costa de la Luz, Costa de Marisco, Costa del Sol, Costa Granadina, Costa Vasca and Costa Verde.

Now we have given you a general overview of places to go in Spain, where you go now is up to you!