Whether you’re seeking sun-soaked beaches on the Spanish Costas, cathedral tours in Palma, or water-filled fun at Benidorm’s Aqualandia, the list of things to do in Spain is practically endless. There is something for all ages from botanical gardens and theme parks, to designer shopping and architectural wonders of the world.
Places to go
With so much to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what to do first in Spain. Sample the Costas’ powdery golden sands edged with sparkling warm waters, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Select from secluded coves, lively hotspots or family-friendly beaches. S’illot is a short stroll from Sa Coma and perfect for those seeking a tranquil beach with picture postcard scenery. Cala S’Almonia in Mallorca is popular for snorkelling and offers spectacular clifftop scenery and lush pine forest backdrops.
Family-friendly Spain things to do must include a visit to the theme and water parks dotted around the country. Salou’s PortAventura provides rides and slides, thrills and spills for the whole family. Aqualandia in Benidorm is home to Europe’s highest water chute, while younger visitors will enjoy the swashbuckling shows at Mallorca’s Pirates Adventures. Sioux City is a must for cowboy fans. For a more serene holiday experience indulge in the natural beauty of Spain with hiking in the stunning Masca Valley.
Immerse yourself in a wealth of iconic attractions in Spain from royal palaces and grand fortresses to Gothic Cathedrals and jaw-dropping architecture. The Alhambra in Granada is one of Spain’s most popular sites, a magnificent Moorish Fortress with marble fountains and exquisite mosaics. Mount Teide volcano in Tenerife is the highest point in Spain, where visitors can take a cable car to the top or stroll around the spectacular space-like scenery.
Play King or Queen for the day as you marvel at the 18th century stone architecture at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the largest palace in Western Europe. Santiago de Compostela Cathedral marks the end of the stunning Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and is said to hold the remains of Saint James. No trip to Spain is complete without marvelling at Gaudi’s spectacular architecture on display at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This beautiful basilica remains unfinished despite construction commencing in 1882. Culture fans will enjoy a trip to the fascinating City of Arts and Science in Valencia.
Places to Visit
There is an extraordinary array of places to visit in Spain including La Rioja vineyards, pretty gardens, and historic old towns accompanied by inspiring history. Discover a wealth of gorgeous landscapes including the stunning scenery of Timanfaya National Park. If you’re holidaying in Menorca, be sure not to miss the spectacular wildlife in the wetlands, or explore the magnificent caves. Soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Majorcan seaside village in scenic Porto Cristo. If culture is more your thing, then Ibiza Old Town is a must on your Spain things to do list. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural wonders that capture years of rich history.
We could go on for hours, but the best way is to come here and see for yourself what’s on offer. Browse individual locations for more details on attractions in Spain, and book your holiday today