Spain, the second tourist destination in the world after France, remains one of the preferred destinations for Moroccans for their summer holidays. Mythical historic cities, magnificent beaches, exquisite cuisine and places to party like nowhere else, all combined with a very complete tourist infrastructure with excellent value for money make this neighboring country a perfect destination for a holiday summer.
If you too are tempted by a holiday in Spain this summer, follow the guide! We take you to explore our selection of the 10 best summer destinations for an unforgettable holiday in Spain…
1. Barcelona, Catalonia
Holidays in Spain would be incomplete without a visit to Barcelona, the beautiful Catalan capital. Between dolce lazing on the beach, frenzied evenings in some of the most hectic nightclubs in Europe, or even the fascinating cultural tours to visit the most beautiful works of Antoni Gaudí, you risk falling madly in love with Barcelona.
3 Best activities to do during your visit to Barcelona:
Enjoy the famous Catalan cuisine in the tapas bars and other lively restaurants of the city, day and night.
Visit the legendary stadium of FC Barcelona or why not make your trip to Barcelona coincide with a football match of champions.
Stroll through the streets of the Gothic Quarter, losing yourself in its atypical restaurants and vintage shops.
2. Majorca, Balearica Islands
For your next vacation in Spain, why not discover Mallorca? The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca, is one of the most popular summer destinations in Spain. The island offers more than 550 km of coastline and some 345 beaches to its visitors. The diversity of these beaches, between long sandy beaches and small stone coves, is a real gem for lovers of the Mediterranean.
3 Best activities to do during your holidays in Mallorca:
Take a road trip on the Serra de Tramuntana to Cap de Formentor
Bird watching while cooling off in the crystal-clear waters of Mondragó Natural Park
Stroll through the streets of the charming city of Palma, or visit the village of Sóller during the Sant Bartomeu de Sóller festival in August.
3. Tenerife, Canary Islands
In search of an ideal destination for your holidays in Spain to fully enjoy nature; Beaches, mountains, hikes, lava fields…? Look no further! Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, offers you all of this, and more, in one trip.
To take full advantage of the island’s tourist infrastructure, head south to Tenerife. Here you will find the main tourist attractions, as well as hotels and ideal holiday accommodation with family or friends. Plan for that, road trip escapades all over the island to discover its hidden secrets and some exceptional sites.
3 Best activities to do during your stay in Tenerife:
Go hiking to discover some treasures of hidden beaches in the north of the island. Magnificent beaches like Tacoronte, Taganana, and Playa Antequera await you to offer you a privileged experience of “alone in the world”.
Stroll along the south coast of the island at random from small rustic villages and lively cities. Take the opportunity to make cultural visits, shopping, and endless tastings of delicious Spanish cuisine typical of Tenerife.
Explore the Corona Forestal region, an exceptional place, and a protected forest area to hike in green mountains and valleys. The opportunity also to see the Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain at 3,718 m above sea level.
4. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
The name Ibiza immediately evokes images of crazy parties. Capital of excellent clubbing, Ibiza attracts some 7 million tourists every summer in search of thrills and hectic evenings in a dream setting. The best DJs in the world parade to drown this small Balearic island in one of the most festive atmospheres on the planet.
But Ibiza is certainly more than trendy parties and endless nights. It is also an island steeped in history and teeming with white sandy beaches, bohemian markets and restaurants offering fusion cuisine to lick your fingers. An ideal destination if you plan to spend your next vacation in Spain.
3 Best activities to do during your stay in Ibiza:
Discover some of the beautiful natural sites on the island of Ibiza: Hike to the highest point on Sa Talaia Island in Sant Josep, go cliff-jumping in Cala Tarida, or the mysterious rock of Es Vedra dedicated to the Phoenician goddess of fertility.
Take advantage of the proximity of the island of Formentera to spend a peaceful day, far from the hustle and bustle of its sister Ibiza. A day to relax and sunbathe on one of its long white sand beaches and maybe even meet a celebrity who had the same idea of a getaway.
Stroll through the streets of the ancient city of Ibiza, the Dalt Vila, and visit some historic monuments belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage, or even get lost for long hours in the hippy markets of the island in search small treasures and unusual pieces of art.
5. Menorca, Balearic Islands
For a quieter holiday in Spain in the Balearic Islands, the island of Menorca, which stands out for its simplicity and relaxing atmosphere, from its hectic neighbors Mallorca and Ibiza, remains a destination of the first choice. Its coast covered with pine forests and its vast beaches with golden sand dunes will delight those looking for a peaceful and invigorating holiday in the sun.
3 Best activities to do during your visit to Menorca:
Add a touch of adventure to Menorca’s visit by exploring the city differently: Jeep Safari for a nature adventure around the island, paragliding jump to admire the landscapes of the island from above, or simply join you to one of the small aircraft tours offered by the Aeroclub and the racetrack.
Discover the Cami de Cavalls trail, one of the largest open-air museums in the world which presents a multitude of ecosystems and a rich natural diversity. A 185 km trail that can be covered in whole or in part, by hiking or cycling.
Spend a relaxing day at the magnificent Cala Pregonda beach in the north of the island. Accessible at 30 min walk from the nearest car parking or by the sea with Kayak or boat, this is a unique beach that is worth seeing.
6. Malaga, Costa Del Sol
The beautiful city of Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for the summer holidays with family or friends. This seaside town really has it all; varied tourist infrastructures for all tastes and budgets, rich heritage and cultural sites, picturesque beaches, elegant harbors, and excellent restaurants… Everything you need for a memorable holiday in Spain rich in activities.
3 Best activities to do during your stay in Malaga:
Taste one of the best cuisines of the Mediterranean during culinary tours offered by several operators, a great opportunity to get out of tourist circuits and dive for a few hours in the taste secrets of the city.
Discover more than 200 works by Pablo Picasso during a visit to the Museo Picasso Malaga, the opportunity to see very closely the evolution of the artistic work of the famous painter born in the city.
Immerse yourself in the Arab-Andalusian history of the city by visiting its most famous sites: the Alcazaba fortress as well as the Moorish palace Castillo de Gibraltar.
7. Costa Dorada
Located in Catalonia on more than 200 km of coastline south of Barcelona, the Costa Dorada or The “Gold Coast” is aptly named. This region offers for its visitors’ miles of beaches with golden sand and Mediterranean waters of intense azure color. The pretty towns and other enchanting fishing villages of the region make it one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe during the summer. There is everything to make your holiday in Spain an unforgettable experience.
3 Best activities to do during your holidays on the Costa Dorada:
Explore the city of Tarragona and its historic sites. Founded by the Romans in the 2nd century, it was the first Roman colony in Spain. Today it is full of remains and museums to the delight of lovers of history.
Let yourself be charmed by the magnificent beaches of the Côte d’Or; Salou, La Ribera in Sitges, Cambrils, La Pineda, and Mont-Roig del Camp,… Kilometers of golden sand and picturesque coves with water sports and evening entertainment. Everything to make this coast an ideal place for your holidays in Spain.
Treat yourself to a dream cruise from Tarragona to admire the beautiful beaches and spectacular cliffs along with one of the most beautiful coastlines in Spain. Another way to visit the Costa Dorada that is sure to charm you.
8. San Sebastian, Basque Country
To discover one of the most intriguing regions of Spain, head to the Basque Country and one of its most touristic cities. San Sebastian is known for its picturesque walks facing the bay, which is full of internationally renowned restaurants and bars. The charming old town with cobbled streets offers visitors a great opportunity to taste the delicious Basque specialties in a very festive atmosphere.
3 Best activities to do during your vacation in San Sebastian:
Go on an excursion to Monte Igueldo to the west of the city. A dazzling panorama of the coastline and the mountains surrounding the city will leave you breathless. You can get there by the funicular of the ancient railway, and you can also do several individual walks at reasonable prices.
Visit the historic sites and museums of San Sebastian: The historic city walls or Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian, the Cathedral of Buen Pastor, the old town, the Palacio Miramar or the Museum of San Telmo to learn about the Basque history from prehistory until today.
Bask in one of the flagship beaches of San Sebastian, La Concha, and the Playa de Ondarreta. Then take advantage of the sun and the refreshing water of the Cantabrian Sea while tasting the delicious specialties of the region at the restaurants and bars of the promenade.
9. Costa Brava
The Costa Brava covering the northeast region of Catalonia, from the French border to Barcelona is definitely worth a visit. Some very beautiful beaches as well as beautiful historic cities make it an excellent destination for those looking for a unique and different experience from the coasts of southern Spain. An ideal region to get away from the crowds during your next vacation in Spain.
3 Best activities to do during your holidays on the Costa Brava:
Let yourself be charmed by the beautiful historic city of Girona. Its 2000 years of history, its medieval districts, and its preserved Roman vestiges as well as its colorful houses bordering the Onyar river make it the Best destination.
Discover the art of Salvador Dalí, a native of the region, by visiting one of the best museums in the world dedicated to the artist: The Dali Theater Museum. The Museum is a strange building designed by the artist himself and full of his most intriguing works.
Go in search of your private beach. The Costa Brava is full of coves and small hidden beaches along the coast. A road trip along the coast could take you to find your little beach paradise or a secluded sandy cove just for you alone.
We forget flamenco and paella during this trip to Galicia. This region in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula is distinguished by its own culture, its famous cuisine based on seafood, and its rich Celtic heritage. Galicia enjoys spectacular natural spaces, rivers, and eucalyptus forests that can be enjoyed in slow motion by hiking along with one of the most famous paths in the world: The Camino de Santiago.
3 Best activities to do during your holidays in Galicia:
Let yourself be tempted by the excellent local cuisine and its delicious seafood. In all the ports of Galicia, its small villages, or its big cities, a good hearty meal based on seafood is a must.
Visit the capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, and experience the unique atmosphere of the end of the pilgrimage on the famous path of the same name. The pilgrim mass which is held every day at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a unique ceremony, full of emotion. The whole city vibrates to the rhythm of the arrivals and departures of these pilgrims in search of themselves on the legendary Way of Compostela.
Explore the Cies Islands “The Spanish Caribbean Islands”. Located just off the coast of Vigo, the Cies archipelago is made up of three islands with rich vegetation and turquoise waters that will make you feel like you are landing on an island in the Caribbean.