Win yourself a holiday to Spain
As stereotypical as it is diverse, to experience Spain is to experience "la dulce vida" (not to be confused with its Italian cousin's equivalent, "la dolce vita"). Culinarily obsessed and with bucket loads of cultural heritage, Spain is both passionate and sophisticated. From beachfront boutiques to clifftop castles, luxury villas to trendy urban studio's, accommodation in Spain caters to all. Whether you're after a romantic 5* honeymoon retreat or an all-inclusive package holiday (with many options in between), Spain is the perfect place to getaway for friends, families or loved ones.
Books inspired by Spain
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Spain holiday
True story about a farmer and his family who long to leave the cold, dark Scottish winters behind - so they sell up and buy a small orange farm in Mallorca. Follow the Kerr family through the hilarity of the trials and tribulations they encounter along the way. If you've ever dreamed of a new, simpler life in the sun, this is the book for you - and there are plenty of sequels to keep you occupied.
The compelling history of Ibiza - a longtime fantasy island and capital of hedonism - but also sophisticated and cosmopolitan. This book is superbly written, bringing the island's hedonist history to life from 450BC to the present day, framed by one long, golden summer where anything can happen.
True story of how Haig's world collapsed, coming through dark times and learning to live again, with details of his breakdown in Ibiza. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live and love better and feel more alive. A must-read book about making the most of your time on earth.
Spain Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
28th February 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel9 things to do in Barcelona that you should not miss
You’ll never be short of things to see and do in Barcelona; a weekend break is just not enough time to fully appreciate this bustling and vibrant city. I could give you a list of things to do in Barcelona as long as your arm! If art and architecture are your bags, Barcelona has so much to explore – there is something for everyone....
24th February 2021 by Two Monkey's TravelWeekend itinerary in Santander, Spain
Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Santander? Read our tips below on the things to do in Santander, Spain plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try! Santander is the capital city of the Cantabria region on Spain’s north coast. It is known for its peace and quiet surroundings, varied transport and communications infrastructure and its mild climate all year round. In this wonderful place, you’d enjoy a lot of outdoor activities that...
16th February 2021 by AndyAffordable beach holidays during winter
We’re in the peak of winter and have been stuck at home for a long time, so we can’t help but dream of destinations currently enjoying some of the warmest days of the year. Trade-in your winter scarf and gloves next year for a beach towel and flipflops somewhere warm. It doesn't have to break the bank either - there are many lovely beach destinations that are perfectly affordable and will allow you to enjoy a relaxing sunny holiday right in the middle of winter. Let’s take a look at...
9th February 2021 by Inside the Travel LabHow to find the Salamanca Frog, Spain’s mysterious promise
For centuries, the university town of Salamanca has entertained students, children and visitors with a game of "spot the frog." As the oldest university in Spain and third oldest in the world, Salamanca knows how to spin a good tale. Ours starts at the entrance to the Universidad Civil, an immense sandstone carving that rises towards the sky. There, amid the carved stonework above the Puerta de Salamanca facade, lives the all important Salamanca frog....
31st January 2021 by Inside the Travel LabWhat to do in Triana Seville: More than famous ceramics
When I used to live in Seville, Triana was my favourite neighbourhood. Perhaps because it used to be "the wrong side of the tracks." Perhaps because of the spirit of exploration, the former home to the sailors who set off to find the so-called New World. Triana scorches like a spotlight when it comes to local tradition. You'll find cafes and bars, religious processions, ceramic workshops and, well the Inquisition....
27th January 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel10 best things to do in Formentera, Spain
The smallest of Spain’s islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Formentera is worth visiting for its beautiful natural landscape and azure coast. Due to its proximity from the more-well known island of Ibiza, it is popular as a day trip destination during the summer season. On this island, you can enjoy snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, etc. So to know more about Formentera, continue reading our short guide....
27th January 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel10 best things to do in Ibiza, Spain
An archipelago of Spain located in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is a part of the Balearic islands. Due to its bustling nightlife, it is frequented by tourists who love to party. But no worries, if you’re the type who prefers calm and tranquil vacation, Ibiza also has quiet villages and wonderful beaches that will offer you the peace of mind that you’re craving. Explore more of these places by reading our short guide about Ibiza, Spain....