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Welcome to Spain

Bordering the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain is a fascinating combination of super-modern European culture and fiercely defended traditional values. Underpinned by a past that embraces both European and Islamic Moorish influences, this is a nation that stands at the crossroads of Europe, welcoming visitors with open arms and a warm heart. Spain's Mediterranean coast is particularly fascinating, and enjoys an excellent climate that makes it a popular tourist destination all year round.

Estepona La Manga Club Resort Intercontinental Mar Menor Resort Marbella
 Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

Estepona, Spain, Europe
Hotel Principe Felipe, La Manga Club

Hotel Principe Felipe, La Manga Club

La Manga Club Resort, Spain, Europe
Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa

Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa

Intercontinental Mar Menor Resort, Spain, Europe
Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella, Spain, Europe
Melia La Quinta Golf Resort

Melia La Quinta Golf Resort

Marbella, Spain, Europe
Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa

Marbella, Spain, Europe

Spain at a Glance

Sandy Beaches
Sandy Beaches
Rich in Culture
Rich in Culture
Fabulous Food
Fabulous Food
Steeped in Passion
Steeped in Passion
Local Traditions
Local Traditions

The Mediterranean Coast area is also a playground for Europe's super-rich, attracted by the glamour of resorts such as Marbella and Puerto Banus. Offering a heady mix of exotic nightlife, international shopping, and all the many other attractions created by a wealthy global clientele, these resorts are, nevertheless, not far from traditional whitewashed villages that nestle in the mountains rising behind the coast. With its exposure to tourism for so many years, Spain has a large English-speaking population, and it's very easy for English visitors to enjoy this lovely country without having to be familiar with the language.

Spain Holiday Highlights

The Cuisine

The cuisine is particularly appealing, with popular dishes such as tapas, comprising small sharing platters - and the national dish of paella, a delicious rice dish often cooked on a grand scale in huge cast-iron vessels. The culture is equally fascinating, especially the flamenco style of traditional guitar, vocals and dancing.

Amongst our collection above are a series of villas and apartments in Marbella all of which are located within 5* luxury resorts.

Climate

Whilst summer in Spain is, predictably, very hot, some of the best times to visit are spring and autumn, when fine weather with pleasant temperature often occurs. So consider April, May, June, September, and October as good months for travel, and bear in mind that July and August are popular amongst resorts along the Mediterranean, so early reservations for hotels are recommended.

Getting Around

Whilst public transport in Spain is comprehensive and reliable, taxis are an affordable means of transport; for example, if you take a 15-minute journey in a city centre, it will cost around €10. Choose licenced taxis only. i.e. those displaying details of the licence within the cab. All taxis should have a meter, and you can only be charged the amount which appears on the meter, though they may charge a little extra if you have extra luggage. Standard rates must also be displayed inside the cab. Taxi drivers will always accept a tip, but this is not compulsory.