Spain

Spain

Known as the land of the siesta, lazy days, a laid-back vibe and living your best life, Spain continues to be one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. From San Sebastian and Galicia in the north, to Malaga and the Costa del Sol in the south, (as well as the Canary and Balearic Islands), Spain offers travellers the best in sunny weather, unspoiled beaches, azure waters, delicious tapas and highly detailed architecture. Expect a smorgasbord of quaint fishing villages, bustling resorts, vibrant nightlife and an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical ruins. Spain is a country that will inspire and delight, time and again.  

Things to do in Fuerteventura

Dreaming of a sunny villa holiday in the Canary Islands? The island of Fuerteventura has it all – including sprawling beaches, intriguing road trips, nature parks, fascinating cultural sights, tranquil villages, and of course – a year-round mild ...

Things to do in Tenerife

Tenerife is popular with couples and families alike thanks to its pristine coastlines, buzzing nightlife, vibrant resorts and delicious cuisine. You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to attractions and places to visit, with the lively southern ...

Things to do in Lanzarote

Situated in the northern and easternmost point of the Canary archipelago, Lanzarote greets visitors with dramatic sand dunes and volcanic landscapes, a vibrant Spanish culture and a calming, laid- back pace of life. Spend your holiday relaxing on ...

Things to do in Majorca

From pristine sandy shores to day trips, caves and natural parks – this Balearic Island has something for every kind of traveller. Spend the day shopping or checking out the sights in Palma, before heading to the coast for dinner and dancing at a ...

Things to do in Menorca

Known for its laid back pace, quiet coves, white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning architecture, Menorca is famous for delivering peaceful and relaxing holidays full of sunshine and positive memories. Here's our ultimate guide to some ...

The Best Time to Visit Spain

When is the best time to visit Spain? Summer is certainly one of the best times to visit Spain, thanks to its high temperatures, and beautiful flora and fauna busting into life. Autumn is also a popular time of year to visit, as the intense heat ...

Food Guide: Spain

Paella This dish is most common in the Valencia region, but is also served up on Spain's southern coast. If you're looking for traditional Spanish food while enjoying your villa holiday, it really doesn't get much better than this. Tuck into ...

Best Places to Visit in Spain

From sun-drenched palm fringed beaches and bustling resorts to quiet mountain villages and a laid-back siesta culture, Spain has plenty to offer visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday soaking up the sun. Here are some of the best places to go ...

Best Beaches in Spain

Whether you like to swim, snorkel or sunbathe, spending some quality down time on the beach is what holidays in Spain are all about. After all, the Costa Blanca itself stretches for 200km, with 170 beaches to choose from. From quiet cobbled coves on ...

3 reasons to book a holiday villa in the Canary Islands this year

The Canary Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean off North Africa’s west coast. Basking in warm sunny weather all year round, millions flock to this popular Spanish archipelago annually – and it’s not hard to see why. Here are three reasons to book a ...

Wondering where to go in the Balearic Islands in 2021?

Endless sunshine, stunning scenery, historical towns, exciting activities The Balearic Islands offer all this and much more. But where should you visit in Majorca or Menorca in 2021? Here’s our expert team’s handpicked selection of some of the best ...

Wondering where to go in Spain in 2021?

With year-round sunshine, picture-perfect scenery, lively resorts and rural charm, it’s not hard to see why Spain is such a popular villa holiday destination. But where are the best places to visit and stay in 2021? Let us inspire you ...

6 reasons your next villa holiday should be in Lanzarote

6 reasons your next villa holiday should be in Lanzarote   Still not sorted this year’s summer getaway? Why not consider the fourth largest of the Canary Islands? With over 3 million tourists flocking to its shores each year, Lanzarote has ...

Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca?

Being a returning visitor to Lanzarote I should admit I had some expectations. I’m happy to confirm that I was not disappointed. Playa Blanca with its picturesque coastal walks, sea front location and variety of coffee shop, restaurants and bars ...

We LOVE ISLAND Life in Majorca

Are you glued to your TV watching the Love Island celebs get up to their cheeky antics in the Majorcan sun? If the show’s got you dreaming of a villa holiday to this amazing Balearic island, here are four ways to enjoy life out there.   Stay ...

On the Gourmet Trail. Spain: Paella

This delicious dish is from Spain and is the ideal meal for a night in with your friends and family.   Ingredients  4 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, chopped 125g (4¼ oz) fresh chorizo sausage, ...

Cala Galdana: Menorca

I have called Menorca my home for over 15 years, and Cala Galdana is without a doubt one of my favourite spots. A combination of many factors makes it, in my opinion, a little piece of paradise. Think golden sand and the crystal-clear turquoise ...

41 Hours in Andalucía

On a recent work trip I was lucky enough to find myself in Andaluciafor just 41 hours! Having spent the last few days exploring the bustling resorts of Fuengirola, Marbella and Benalmadena, I was looking forward to a more relaxed pace as I headed ...

The 3 most Instagrammable destinations in Europe

Are you an Instagram lover deciding where to book your next villa holiday? Look no further than our top three most photogenic destinations in Europe. Rent a holiday villa at one of these Insta-worthy locations and you’ll get incredible #nofilter ...

Floral Themed Villas

To celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 we decided to dig out some of our floral inspired villas and share a bunch of our favourites with you.   Villa Poppy, Polis, Cyprus Situated in a fantastic central location, just 900 yds from the ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Fat Hen Cookery School

Spanish food is sublime. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve dedicated our latest project to learning how to really Eat Like a Local in Spain. With a little help from some of the UK’s best cookery schools, we’ve covered the ins and outs of the ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with The Foodworks Cookery School

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Foodworks Cookery School is a high-end school running both day and evening courses. The building it’s housed in is worth visiting for alone – think large windows, herb gardens and a barbeque area ripe for lazy ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Claremont Farm

As part of our Eat Like a Local series, we’ve been speaking to some of the UK’s best cookery schools and finding out just what makes Spanish food so unbelievably tasty. Next up, we’ve got Claremont Farm. This family-run cookery school champions ...

Eat Like a Local in Spain with Ashburton Cookery School

Spanish food is world famous. It draws in hundreds upon thousands of holidaymakers every year, each one in search of local dishes made to delight. For part of our Eat Like a Local series, we’ve decided to look at the simple charms of Spain’s cuisine ...

Costa Blanca vs Costa del Sol: which holiday is for me?

Many people consider the coastal resort regions of Spain to be largely interchangeable. But, while these areas usually all boast sun, sea and sand, there are some key differences you should consider before taking the plunge and booking your next ...

3 romantic destinations in Spain for a secluded getaway

If you’re planning a honeymoon, or even just an intimate getaway away with your other half, you’ll probably already know that there are plenty of romantic destinations in Spain. The real task at hand, though, is narrowing the list of potential ...

Your guide to the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca may be well travelled, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have lots of new things to offer. Thanks to its clement weather and proximity to the rest of Europe, few places on the continent can boast the same number of visitors as the ...

Activity holidays in Canary Islands for villa lovers

The Canary Islands are simply filled with excitement and adventure. Located off Africa’s north-western coast, this Spanish archipelago packs in diverse landscapes perfect for thrill seekers. Alongside top-tier weather, the island comprises ...

Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

There’s something idyllic about cycling along a clifftop track while the sea gently crashes beneath you. Apart from that and the whizz of your hubs, the world seems mysteriously quiet. It’s moments like this that make cycling holidays in the ...

Good snorkelling holidays for villa-loving travellers

Holiday rentals provide the perfect basecamp for snorkelling getaways. Hiring a villa gives you the freedom to prepare your own packed lunches and dinners, and you’ll have plenty of room to store your snorkels, flippers and wetsuits. Image by ...

Walking holidays in Lanzarote – spectacular routes for villa holidays

Lanzarote’s rugged coasts and otherworldly national parks are made for walking. Whether you’re on a family getaway or an intrepid hiking adventure with your partner, this Canary island gem’s spectacular interiors stretch from the shores of Playa ...

5 of the best beach holidays for families in Europe

Europe is blessed with many of the world’s most stunning coastal destinations. Take advantage of shorter flights and jet off to explore the best of them with your loved ones. Here’s the continent’s five best beach holidays, made for families who want ...

Why beach holidays in Menorca are perfect for young families

On Menorca, young families can enjoy thrills and sunshine at a leisurely pace. This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve island is home to luscious wetlands, dunes and an untold number of islets just waiting to be explored. Just try to walk along its inviting ...

Fuerteventura: things to see on a self-catering holiday

Though often overshadowed by Tenerife and Lanzarote, the Canarian island of Fuerteventura is in many ways the epitome of this region’s way of life – windswept, sun-baked and all laced together with Spanish, African and Latin American influences. In ...

Hidden gems of the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol remains one of Spain’s most popular destination for holiday makers. The glitz of Marbella and the wealth of tourist developments in Torremolinos and Benalmadena attract travellers in their millions. But there is more to this region ...

3 holiday breakfast ideas for a Tenerife self-catering getaway

The Canary island of Tenerife is synonymous with tremendous views made for feasting upon. Next time you’re visiting this beguiling part of the world, why not pair such scenery with a mouth-watering breakfast that would make the locals proud? On a ...

Top things to do in the Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca is without a doubt one of Spain’s most prized regions. Beautiful shores, dazzling sunshine, fascinating history and delicious cuisine are but four of the many reasons people visit here. Fortunately, affordable holiday options to the ...

Top things to do in Majorca

Touching down on Majorcan soil, you know you’re onto something special as soon as that first gust of warm Mediterranean air washes over you. Once you’ve acclimatised, a whole new world of adventure awaits. Want to know the best thing about it all? ...

Your guide to Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is found in the blue waters of the Atlantic just 60 miles from the western edges of the Sahara Desert. The closest of the Canary Islands to Africa, Fuerteventura lies at the same latitude as Mexico and Florida, and as such is the lucky ...

Why you should choose a holiday let next time you go to the Costa Blanca

Home to 100 miles of gorgeous golden coast, it’s no wonder that the Costa Blanca is an old favourite with holiday-goers. If you fancy a Mediterranean getaway, choosing a holiday let is an ideal way to experience Spain’s southeastern coast from a ...

Hidden gems of Lanzarote

Lanzarote is diverse in every sense of the word. Many people travel here with their sights set on Arrecife, but after arriving you’ll immediately realise there’s far more to this beguiling island. Villa holidays in Lanzarote open you to a whole new ...

Why you should choose a villa holiday let in Majorca

Majorca attracts families, couples and party-goers to its balmy shores. Many holidaymakers visit the Balearic island every year for a whole host of reasons. From simple beach relaxation to thrilling cycling routes, the island is loved by people who ...

Why you should choose a villa holiday let in Majorca

Majorca attracts families, couples and party-goers to its balmy shores. Many holidaymakers visit the Balearic island every year for a whole host of reasons. From simple beach relaxation to thrilling cycling routes, the island is loved by people who ...

Why you should choose a holiday let next time you go to Tenerife

The enviable climate and endless beaches of the Canary Islands have been attracting visitors for years. Resorts in Tenerife offer one of the most alluring holiday options, promising package holiday comfort and convenience all year round. But if you ...

Your Guide to Lanzarote

In many ways, Lanzarote wrote the book when it comes to the classic beach holiday. Even with four decades as one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations behind it, Lanzarote is still able to surprise and delight. The third-most populated and ...

Recipe for delicious tumbet mallorquin

A self-catering holiday doesn’t mean you have to forgo the cuisine of your destination. In fact, by learning a few recipes you can enjoy the flavours of where you are and have a new recipe to bring home! To help you savour the real taste of Majorca, ...

Why a holiday let is ideal for a Lanzarote break

Lanzarote has been a go-to package holiday destination for years. You pick a resort, you choose all-inclusive or half board, and right away you have a hassle-free holiday ready for you. But is staying in a catered resort really the best way to ...

Guide to Tenerife’s Best Attractions

There is much more to Tenerife than the popular resort towns of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos. These tourist hubs do offer a great holiday, but visitors that don’t tread far beyond them are missing out on the wonders of this beguiling ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Costa Blanca

Wherever you go in Costa Blanca, there is no better way to unwind than with a drink in hand, lounging by the pool outside your Spanish villa or sitting on the balcony of your rental apartment. Without a hotel menu to limit your options, you have a ...

Why you should choose a holiday let in the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol holidays have it all. Wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and more bars and restaurants to choose from than you can possibly imagine. Throw in a boat load of activities like cycling and scuba diving and you’ve got holiday perfection. ...

Drinks to enjoy on your self-catering holiday in Majorca

Choosing a self-catering holiday doesn’t mean you have to forgo the luxuries of a package holiday. In fact, staying at a holiday rental lets you enjoy some of the finer things available no matter your holiday destination. For example, staying at a ...

Why you should choose a holiday let when you go to Menorca

Menorca is holiday paradise, peppered with hiking and cycling trails for the active, and woven with beaches and towns for the less energetic to mooch about in. Although Menorca has an understated presence that’s sleepier than its Balearic neighbours, ...

Best drinks for your self-catering holiday to Lanzarote

If you want to sample the authentic flavours of Lanzarote, there are some well-loved local drinks you simply must try. The most satisfying part about a self-catering trip is that you’re in charge of your own menu, all day, every day. You’re not ...

Your Guide to the Costa del Sol

Costa Del Sol is the crown jewel of Spanish holiday destinations. Cities and resorts here sparkle as the sun tints off the white buildings. The region’s temperatures are famous worldwide, whilst flights from the rest of Europe are fast and regular. ...

Hidden gems: Picturesque spots in Tenerife off the beaten track

Thousands of tourists visit Tenerife every year to bask in the sunshine, laze on the beautiful beaches, admire the dramatic scenery, make the most of holiday rentals and explore the bustling resort towns. For an island destination that has given so ...

Majorca – Fuelling the wanderlust…

Modern marinas, authentic towns, marvellous scenery, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, family attractions, water sports, golf courses you name it, Majorca has it! And with a plane journey time of only 2 hours from the UK, the island is a great place ...

Dispelling the myths of Costa Blanca

What if you realise that your experience of the Costa Blanca seems nothing like the usual Costa Blanca trip? Could it be that you’ve found some hidden, unspoiled gem? Or is it perhaps that you’ve been misinformed about the Costa Blanca all along?  ...

Javea, Costa Blanca, Ranked In The Top 5 Diving Destinations Worldwide

A leading scuba-diving and snorkelling website based in Peru has chosen Javea in Costa Blanca as one of the best locations in the world to explore sealife. Coming in fourth ahead of Le Morne in Mauritius, Javea is in fantastic company only being ...

Le Tour de Majorca – A trip to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

Having recently enjoyed a more traditional package holiday on the South Coast of Majorca, when I was offered the chance to take a trip to the beautiful town of Puerto Pollenca on my first day at Villa Plus, I couldn’t turn it down. Majorca is ...

Resort Guide – The White Coast of Costa Blanca

Our Contact Manager Mark recently returned from a holiday in Costa Blanca, read his views on the resorts and his comparison with Dubai! Exploring the White Coast – Costa Blanca It’s been a long time since I’ve been to mainland Spain for my holiday. ...
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