The San Fermin Festival takes place from the 6th to the 14th of July every year in Pamplona and is home to the famous Pamplona Bull Run (The Encierro). The festival takes place at night when fireworks kick off the festivities which go on throughout the night. The fiestas see people gathering from all over the world to honour San Fermin, the patron saint of Navarra. A visit to the festivities makes a great change from the usual activities you take part in on your cheap package holidays to Spain. Read more »
Spain is a firm favourite with golfing enthusiasts, attracting thousands of golfers every year. Whatever your handicap, Spain is one of the best places to play your sport for many reasons; Spain offers a long golfing season due to its excellent weather conditions, there are over 300 courses with 16 rustic courses, travel to Spain is easy and there are lots of golf courses within a few miles of the international airports. On a holiday to Spain it is easy to combine a relaxing beach holiday, discovering the country’s rich heritage and of course your favourite sport. The list of things to do and see is endless! Check out this website, we found it really helpful. Read more »
Located in the beautiful Costa Dorada region of Catalonia, Salou is a popular holiday destination with British holidaymakers. This lively resort is full off great clubs and bars and offers an array of outdoor sports. However Salou is also an excellent choice for family holidays as it still has many quiet areas. Due to the regions all-year-round seasonal climate of warm summers and mild winters, Salou holidays can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
The beaches here form part of the Golden Coast region and are ideal for parents to relax in the glorious sunshine while the children play on the beautiful sandy beaches. Stretching for miles and miles, the beaches tend to get very busy in the summer months of July and August but with such a long coastline there is plenty of room for everyone. Read more »
Attracting the rich and famous, Marbella is regarded as the most glamorous city in Spain. However this exciting resort also attracts families, groups and couples looking for beach holidays mixed together with a vibrant city. The resort has over 16 miles of coastline, 24 beautiful beaches, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history and some of the best nightlife, restaurants and shopping opportunities in the whole of mainland Spain.
Visitors can enjoy dining-out at top-class restaurants, relaxing at the traditional tapas bars, shopping in the many designer shops, exploring the historic quarter of the city or just soaking up the sun at the resorts beautiful sandy beaches. July and August are the busiest times in Marbella with the spring, autumn and winter being much quieter and very popular with golfers and water sports enthusiasts. This part of the Spanish coastline is known as the Costa del Golf with Marbella having several world-class designer golf courses. Read more »
Benidorm on the Costa Blanca is like no other resort in Spain. This unique resort has something for visitors of all ages with nearly four miles of glorious beaches and a never ending choice of accommodation, restaurants, bars, entertainment, clubs and nightlife. And not forgetting this happy-go-lucky resort is very affordable with a wide choice of accommodation to suit every price range. There are always plenty of last minute holidays at good rates available throughout the internet.
Although Benidorm has an image of high rise buildings and non-stop nightlife, it is an excellent family resort with two of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca. These two main beaches, Levante and Poniente have Blue Flag status and are cleaned every night by a team of cleaners. Lifeguards are stationed on the beaches from 10am-8pm during the summer and from 10am-5pm during the winter. Read more »
San Antonio is located on the Balearic Island of Ibiza, just 10 miles from Ibiza Town and 14 miles from the airport. Offering great beaches, a choice of accommodation, restaurants and plenty of clubs, bars and entertainment, the resort has something for everybody. Popular with British
tourists, the resorts endless nightlife attracts thousands of young visitors every year as well as families and couples who tend to visit outside the main summer season, staying in the quieter parts of the bay.
There is a central square and many pedestrianised areas where you will find cafes, bars and shops spreading out from the harbour and stretching all the way along the pleasant tree-lined seafront promenade. Read more »
May the 7th to the 13th 2012 sees the International Horse Fair event at Jerez De La Frontera in Cadiz, Spain. The festival is focused on all things horse related with lots of horsey activities and the best horses in the area. Choose between international show jumping, dressage, livestock auctions and exhibitions plus a horse rally. González de Hontoria park will be filled with horseriders, horses, carriages, flamenco dancers and horse lovers aswell as tourists of all ages who flock to see the spectacle of the famous horse fair here.
Aswell as equestrian pursuits there will be singing, dancing and lots of food and drink to consume in the many casetas here, aswell as attractions aimed at the children attending. The Jerez Horse Fair is internationally recognised and historically noted, it’s origins were originally as a livestock market over 500 years ago. Read more »
During Easter week in Spain everyone throughout the country turns out to enjoy and take part in one of the many traditional events which take place at this time of the year. Fiestas take place all over the country, an experience not to be missed if you are lucky enough to be visiting at this time of the year. Each region of Spain celebrate ‘fiesta week’ in their own unique way. This is an emotional time when the people of every city, town and village have an active part in the celebrations. The streets are filled with amazing colourful floral displays, the beating of drums and many religious parades. The celebrations continue throughout the day and the night, making Easter one of the longest fiestas in Spain. This is an amazing time to take advantage of the many holiday deals to Spain and experience some highly emotion celebrations and processions.
The crowning moment of Easter week in the province is the Tamborada festival when 20,000 drums invade the town of Hellin.
Thousands of people mark the end of Easter week in Cartagena. At this moving time, the people join together in song to intone the salve Maria to the Virgin Mary. Read more »
The tiny island of Ibiza is known as the party capital of the world, hosting some of the biggest and most famous parties and club nights in the world. Just a two hour flight from the UK, Ibiza is the third largest of the Balearic Islands which are located just off the coast of Spain.
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, the hotel that changed the face of the Ibiza party scene, returns for a second season with some top headline acts. Last year, the hotel enjoyed a successful first season with 100% occupancy and more than 40 unique poolside parties. The official opening of the hotels famous poolside daytime parties will be held during the last weekend of May; however the hotel will open its doors to guests on May 1st. With star performances by Luciano and top DJ’s from Cadenza Records on Saturday 26th May Read more »
After indulging in all kinds of pleasures over the Christmas and New Year period why not get into shape in 2012 with one of the many holiday deals on offer to La Manga Club in Spain. This prestigious five-star venue has a wide range of health and fitness breaks to suit all abilities. La Manga is an ideal venue for fitness training at any time of the year with extensive facilities including a large comprehensively equipped gym
and 25 metre indoor pool. Nearby Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea allow open-water swimming and the surrounding areas of beautiful countryside provide a variety of routes and terrain for running and cycling. High performance bicycles can be hired from the Independent Activity Centre on the resort. The resort also offers unrivalled sport and leisure facilities Read more »