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Which of the Spanish Costas is right for you?

Who doesn’t love a sun, sea and sand holiday in Spain? At Holiday Gems, we certainly do.

With fabulous weather and a laid-back atmosphere, where better to escape the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5 than relaxing on a beach in one of the Spanish Costas.

However, with so much going for each one, it can be difficult choosing which Costa is right for your holiday needs.

Here’s our quick guide of the 5 most popular Costas to help you make a decision.

Costa Brava

Spain One of the many picturesque beaches on the Costa Brava

With glorious beaches, superb weather and a whole host of activities to enjoy, it’s easy to see why the Costa Brava retains its popularity among holidaymakers.

This stunning region is also the perfect place to discover the real Spain, with quaint villages to explore, local traditions to experience and an array of irresistible Mediterranean cuisine and seafood dishes to savour.

If it’s culture and history your seeking, you’re sure to find this in abundance in Barcelona, while those planning a family holiday can keep the children entertained with days out at some of the Costa Brava’s many water parks and theme parks.

Costa Dorada

If you’re looking for a region of Spain that lives up to its name, then the Costa Dorada (golden coast) certainly does that.

Boasting 150 miles of beaches and year-round warm weather, this fantastic destination is ideal for sun-seekers.

However, Costa Dorada is much more than just stunning stretches of sand. Indeed, the young and young at heart will love the rides, rollercoasters and attractions at PortAventura World, Spain’s biggest theme park.

Those you prefer a more laid-back holiday can explore the region’s white-washed villages, vineyards and picturesque landscape, getting a taste of traditional Spanish life along the way.

Of course, Costa Dorada still boasts its fair share of bustling resorts where you can find entertainment and nightlife aplenty.

Costa Blanca

Spain Sun-kissed days await you on the Costa Blanca

Enjoying an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, the Costa Blanca region is a sure bet for those in search of a sun-soaked holiday in Spain.

Ideal for everyone from families and couples, to solo travellers and groups of friends, this diverse destination boast fantastic beaches, lively resorts, peaceful retreats, and a variety of attractions and activities.

Holidaymakers seeking fun-filled days and lively nights may prefer the larger resorts of Benidorm or Alicante, while tradition and culture can be found in Calpe and Moraira.

Costa Blanca is also a fabulous place to take children, with Benidorm being home to both the Tera Mitica theme park and Aqualandia waterpark.

Costa de Almeria

Spain Roquetas de Mar, Costa de Almeria

If you’re looking to steer clear of tourist traps and crowded beaches, then Costa de Almeria could be the place for you.

Tucked away between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this splendid region is awash with traditional villages and secluded coastal areas.

If you’re craving relaxing beach days, you won’t be disappointed with some real hidden gems waiting to be discovered in Costa de Almeria, while the resort of Roquetas de Mar offers a little more in the way entertainment and facilities.

Culture is also on the menu, with the city of Almeria offering an abundance of fascinating ancient buildings and pretty tree-lined boulevards to explore.

Costa del Sol

Spain La Carihuela, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

From golden sandy beaches and lively resorts, to traditional white-washed villages and historic old towns, holidays to the Costa del Sol have something for everyone.

The vibrant resort of Malaga is perfect for a fun-packed family holiday, while Marbella has star quality in abundance, being a glitzy playground for the rich and famous.

Rich history can be discovered in Benalmadena, while a true Spanish experience awaits, along with fine wine and delicious food in the resort of Estepona.

If it’s thrilling nightlife you’re seeking, Torremolinos or Fuengirola could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Mijas is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing beach haven, although you could be swayed by the natural beauty and powdery sands on offer in Nerja.

Whichever Costa del Sol resort you choose, you’re sure to have a holiday full of Spanish charm and glorious sunshine.

Have you decided which Costa is right for you? Book your sun-kissed holiday to Spain here!


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