Spain and Portugal Travel Guide

On your Spanish holidays, you will see that Spain is a fabulously diverse country rich in history and culture. For your holidays in Spain you will have the choice of staying near the stunning mountain scenery and peaceful green valleys of the north or, from your holiday villa in Spain, the sun-baked beaches and lively resorts of the south.

Character, climate and geography are so different between Spain’s regions that you are sure to find a holiday destination in Spain that is exactly right for you. The weather in southern Spain is renowned for being warm and sunny which makes it an ideal holiday destination all year round.

Spanish flamenco, bullfights and tapas are particularly famous and of course each region has its own individual cultural traditions. Parts of Spain are known for their futuristic architecture yet it is also a country that boasts many old monuments in beautiful towns and cities such as Granada’s ‘Alhambra’.

The Spanish ‘Costas’ provide a playground for watersports enthusiasts or sun lovers alike and have plenty of attractions for families. If you are a golf lover, you will not be disappointed as there are many top class golf courses in Spain, one of the most famous being La Manga. The northern coast of Spain boasts some beautiful beaches too and they are much less crowded than the ones in the south. The northern regions are still relatively undiscovered and are full of traditional, sleepy Spanish villages which tourists stumble across whilst exploring the beautiful, lush green countryside and the Picos mountains.


During your holiday in Portugal you will discover a huge coastline packed with top class resorts, fine beaches, many fishing villages, some of the most fascinating cities imaginable, towering mountains and a stunningly beautiful countryside. Portugal is a land of almost overwhelming holiday options. Add to this a gloriously sunny climate, plus the natural warmth and friendliness of the Portuguese themselves, and you have a destination that is ideal for just about everyone. Portugal is one of the oldest countries in all Europe. Outstanding monuments, castles and churches meet the futuristic new buildings and technologies.

The natural advantages of a sunny country with such diverse geographic features have turned Portugal into a chosen destination for many holidaymakers. There are famous golf courses, quaint holiday resorts and an exciting nightlife. It offers modern tourism facilities. Apart from the wealth of available watersports facilities, the marinas of Vilamoura and Lagos deserve special mention.

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