A Travel Guide to Spain
Spain is one of the worldís most popular tourist destinations. With its position in southern Europe providing almost perfect year-round weather and its miles of stunning Mediterranean coastline, itís easy to see why.
In summer, Spain offers stunning beaches and purpose built coastal resorts to experience. One of the most famous of these is the Costa del Sol, which stretches along the southern coast. The Costa del Sol is home to a range of world famous resorts such as Marbella and Puerto Banus, playgrounds for the super-rich.
Spain is Europeís second most mountainous country and offers several ski resorts. One of the most interesting is the Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. Here visitors can enjoy the unique opportunity to ski on the slopes one day and sun themselves on the beach the next.
Cultural tourism is also a huge attraction, Spainís history has seen it become a meeting place of several cultures and evidence of this is scattered throughout the country. Spain is also known for itís lavish festivals and the Pamplona Bull Run that attracts thousands of adrenaline junkies to run with the bulls each year.
Spainís cities are great places to visit and are often a blend of the historic and the modern. Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid are all very popular destinations and all have museums, historical attractions and old-towns to explore as well as modern structures such as the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a beautiful opera house in Valencia.
With the popularity of tourism to Spain, the country built many stunning villas and apartments to cater for the yearly visitors. Many of these have private owners who rent them out during the year. Choosing to rent a villa in Spain is a great way for visitors to spend their holiday and is often a better option than choosing a crowded hotel.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Spain ranging from villas and apartments to rent in Marbella on the Costa del Sol to inland farmhouses and ski chalets in the Sierra Nevada.