Chill out on the powdery sands of some of the world’s coolest islands, wander the historic backstreets of vibrant cities, indulge in delicious local tapas, or take a well-earned siesta by the pool. After all, this is Spain.

"Wherever you are in Spain, expect to be swept up in the excitement of local fiestas and a nightlife that starts late and ends in the early hours."

Spain and its islands are a veritable treasure chest brimming with unforgettable scenery, unique microclimates that usher in months of glorious sunshine, sparkly seas, golden sands, smart towns, cosmopolitan cities and of course its super-chic islands – rich in history, beautiful beaches, über-exclusive resorts and exhilarating nightlife.

Carved into a host of distinct regions, all boasting their own cultural identities, wild fiestas and gastronomic specialties, Spain is an endlessly-rewarding and exciting place to explore. Flamenco skirts twirling, matadors flouncing, pans of paella steaming – you’ll find all the clichés here if you search for them, but there’s much more besides if you care to look.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Madrid

  • Time Difference

    GMT +1

  • Best Time to Visit

    Spanish Mainland & Balearic Islands – May-Oct; Canary Islands – year-round

  • Currency

    Euro

Spain

Explore

Choose from the cream of Spain’s finest hotels and resorts

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Abama TENERIFE

    A vast, 395-acre sprawling dusky-pink palace hotel and villa complex on Tenerife's Guía de Isora coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is the perfect spot for active, ‘get-away-from-it-all’ pleasure seekers.

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  • Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque TENERIFE

    A brightly-coloured, fairytale Canarian village in the less remote Costa Adeje, Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque has an outstanding mix of accommodation choices and activities galore.

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  • Belmond La Residencia DEIA

    It may be tucked away on the edge of Deià, and sheltered by the mountains of Mallorca’s peaceful north-west coast, but there's so much to do at Belmond La Residencia that one stay is never enough.

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  • The St. Regis Mardavall Resort Costa den Blanes

    Set between Mallorca's stunning Tramuntana Mountains and the glittering Mediterranean Sea, The St. Regis Mardavall is one of the world’s most bespoke resorts.

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  • Cap Rocat Cala Blava

    As USPs go, ‘former military fortress’ is up there with the best. And if you’re looking to go off radar somewhere that’s full of rustic character and a sense of history then look no further – Cap Rocat is just the place.

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  • Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel Port Soller

    Lovely harbour to one side, lovely Mediterranean to the other, this enticing family-friendly resort stands proud on the cliffs that dominate the charming fishing village of Port Soller.

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  • Castell Son Claret Calvía

    Escape from the hectic pace of modern daily life at Castell Son Claret: an oasis of relaxation, where you’ll find a unique combination of gentle silence, breathtaking nature and inspiring indulgence.

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  • Finca Cortesin MARBELLA

    Keen golfers will already know Finca Cortesin as home to the Volvo World Match Play Tournament – but this magnificent resort offers much more than just 18 holes of top-notch golf.

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  • Marbella Club MARBELLA

    Marbella is noted not only for its starry inhabitants but also its excellent resorts; the most celebrated of which is Marbella Club, Golf Resort & Spa, a princely people-watching playground on a prime beachfront setting.

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  • Puente Romano Beach Resort & SPA MARBELLA

    Discover modern Mediterranean living at the heart of Puente Romano Beach Resort & SPA, one of Marbella’s most beloved resorts and fresh from a recent multi-million-Euro renovation.

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  • Hotel Arts BARCELONA

    Service, service everywhere… This 44-storey skyscraper – the city’s tallest – has it all in spades, so it's just the place if you’re looking for stylish resort life in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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  • Ohla Hotel Barcelona BARCELONA

    Located on the lively Via Laietana in the heart of the city, Ohla is the perfect choice when you want to really experience all the vibrancy of Barcelona from a prime downtown location.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Moorish Magic

    Moorish Magic

    A monument to Spain’s medieval Islamic past, Granada’s Alhambra is a vision of intricate carvings, elegant arches and painstaking mosaics. Seen close up, its beauty is quite literally shocking. Go super-early to avoid the crowds – it’s worth it.

  2. Flamenco Frenzy

    Flamenco Frenzy

    Head to Andalucia to experience the twirling, swirling frenzy that is Flamenco dancing for yourself. Currently enjoying a resurgence, this traditional dance is full of Spanish passion and energy and is by no means just for tourists.

  3. Volcanic Ventures

    Volcanic Ventures

    Drag yourself away momentarily from Tenerife’s endless sandy beaches to pay a visit to its National Park, a lunar landscape above the cloud-line that’s home to extraordinary rock formations, rugged moors and Spain’s highest peak, the volcanic Mount Teide.