Sangria and Siestas in Spain

Ah, Spain. This long-term favourite of summer sun-seekers continues to draw the crowds to its golden sands and bubbly beach resorts, and it’s not hard to see why.

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Most package holidays can be found in Spain’s effervescent coastal resorts, such as lively Costa Blanca or the chic, upmarket appeal of Costa de la Luz. Here,you’ll find an abundance of bucket and spade territory, thanks to the resorts’ soft golden sands and lovely sparkling shores. Many areas around the main resorts offer warm shallow shores – perfect for little paddling feet. Pull on a facemask and head out to explore the beautiful underwater world of Spain’s coastal regions, or stick to dry land and kick back on the beach with a good book and your holiday playlist.

The main resorts of Spain, such as non-stop Benidorm in Costa Blanca or Costa Brava’s lovely town of Tossa de Mar, serve up plenty of activities for all ages. You’ll find an array of boat trips and local excursions, many of which can be booked through tour operators or your holiday representative, offering everything from glass-bottomed boat trips and leisurely coastal excursions to scuba diving experiences and wildlife-spotting trips.

Some resorts have developed over the years to cater to tourists from all over Europe and further afield. Brit favourite Benidorm is packed with English pubs, Irish bars and cheerful joints serving up English favourites and Eastenders re-runs. But wherever you stay, you’re never too far from a dash of real Spanish culture. And yes – that means the all-important afternoon siesta and endless jugs of delicious sangria! Add to that lively festivals, flamenco dancers, tasty tapas and scorching summer sunshine, and your Spanish holiday experience is just about complete.

If that’s got you fired up for a Spanish break this summer, find out more about holidays to Spain 2013 by searching online on the Thomas Cook website. You’ll find plenty of great special offers on holidays all around the Spanish coast, catering to virtually every taste and budget imaginable.

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