Spending the summer in Spain is a chance to soak up the sun, enjoy beautiful beaches and cultural visits, while enjoying a relaxed and festive atmosphere. From the vibrant Mediterranean coast to the wild Atlantic Ocean. Spain is a very varied country with a lot to offer; it is an ideal destination to spend your next summer vacation. Indeed, the sun and the beaches stand out, however, there are also many hiking possibilities, as well as gastronomic and rural holidays. 

In this article, we will tell you which are the best places to spend your summer vacation in Spain from the United Kingdom (UK). 

  1. Barcelona
  2. Valencia
  3. Murcia
  4. Andalusia
  5. Balearic Islands
  6. The Basque Country


For those who want to combine culture with the beach, Barcelona is a must-see destination during the summer in Spain.

It is possible to combine visits to the most important places of interest in the city such as the Sagrada Familia, the Parc Güell, the Picasso museum and the Miró Foundation, with beautiful walks in the Gothic neighbourhood or on the heights of Montjuic. Additionally, the city of Barcelona is located in the coast, and counts up to 4km of beaches where tourists can relax between visits.

We suggest you try the various tapas bars, restaurants and nightclubs open during the day and throughout the night, in order to fully experience the Spanish lifestyle and lively atmosphere.

To make the most of Barcelona, we suggest tourists to stay in the city centre. Notably, Barcelona is very easily accesible from the UK, there are direct flights from London, Manchester and Birmingham at very affordable prices.


Valencia is another ideal summer destination, there, you will see beautiful beaches and rich cultural areas in the city.

If you travel around the region of Valencia, we suggest you travel along the coast and enjoy its immense beaches and its world-renowned gastronomy. We suggest you travel to Benicassim between the 14th and the 17th of July in order to enjoy a unique experience thanks to the International Festival of Benicassim, where you will see exhibitions, music and performances which take place every summer. Additionally, we recommend you visit Peñiscola, which is a great fortress that protects the Mediterranean Sea from the most historic town on the Castellón coast.

You can aslo travel directly by plane from London, Manchester and Birminghan to the Valencian airport!


If you are traveling to Murcia this summer, we suggest you travel to the Costa Cálida in order to avoid some of the heat. There you will find uncrowded beaches, beaitiful coves, beach bars where you can watch the most incredible sunsets and drink a granita made with fresh local lemons.

From the beaches of Aguilas, which share sand with Andalusia, to the beaches of San Pedro del Pinatar, which border the province of Alicante, you will find many different beaches with a special charm

In this region you have the Mar Mayor and the Mar Menor. The latter offers the most spectacular sunsets in the area. If you wish to know more about what to do in the Mar Menor over the summer, click here

Thankfully, you can travel to the Murcia San Javier Airport directly from London and Manchester!

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In the south of the country, continuing along the coast, is Andalusia. Like Barcelona, Andalusia is ideal for combining beach and cultural visits, it is advised that tourists rent a car so they can travel around the region more easily and faster. 

Seville is the place to be in the region, the city is filled with charmed and rich in history. Between the Alcazar, the Torre de Oro and the Triana district, this city has enchanted all the tourists that walked its streets. Beyond its cultural richness, you will also find a lively and relaxed atmosphere, along with good food and cheap prices.

Another city worth visiting is Granada. This world-famous city has an incredible historical and cultural wealth. Between the Alhambra, its palaces, gardens, walls and the Abbey of Sacromonte, Granada is an ideal place to visit.

Córdoba is another city that is worth seeing. Similarly to Granada, it is soaked in cultural and historical wealth; it is possible to stroll through the narrow streets of the city and watch the sunset from the Roman bridge.

However, be advised that it gets very warm in the summer, so you might be more interested in traveling along the coast during the summer. In such case, we recommend you travel to Malaga, which is known for its beaches and for being a festive city, or go to the natural park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar to take in the sights. Overall, the whole coastline is filled with beautiful beaches, whether you are in Malaga, Cádiz or Marbella, we guarantee you will have an amazing stay!

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is a major hub for international air traffic and welcomes many direct flights from the UK, the flights are no longer than 3 hours depending on your point of origin

Balearic Islands

Your summer vacation in Spain does not necessarily have to be on the mainland, you can travel to the Balearic Islands, either from mainland by boat or by direct flight from the UK to the Palma de Mallorca Airport, the Palma-Son Bonet Airport, the Ibiza airport of the Menorca Airport.

Mallorca is one of the best known islands in the archipelago; it is known for its seaside resorts, exceptional landscapes and protected nature. 

Additionally, the Balearic Islands is composed of three other islands: Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Each islands is known for something diferent, Menorca is known to be a more natural and wild area that is right next to Mallorca. Ibiza is known as the party island, however, it is filled with beautiful landscapes and coves. Lastly, Formentera is the smallest islands of the archipelago and is very easily accessible from Ibiza and from the mainland. With its turquoise waters, it is very similar to Ibiza, however, it is less crowded and your stay there might be more relaxing. 

Each island has its own unique charm, whichever one you decide to go to, we guarantee your stay will be magical.

The Basque Country

A summer holiday in the Basque Country is also ideal. In San Sebastián, people may sunbathe on La Concha beach, reputated to be one of the most beautiful Spanish beaches that is also ideal for surfing. There you will see colourful fishermen's houses and you can climb Mount Urgull to see breathtaking views.

Pamplona is another city that is worth the visit during your stay in the north, you can enjoy the lively pace of the ferias that take place in July in this medieval walled city.

If you go to Bilbao, we recommend you go to the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art and enjoy world-renowned tapas.

Fortunately, you can find direct flights from England to Bilbao for very cheap prices!

The best time to do active tourism activities in the North of Spain is without a doubt in the summer, as the Basque country has sea and mountains. Additionally, if you rent a car, you may travel to the Pyrenees and do spectacular hiking routes under ideal weather. 

Pamplona is another city that is worth the visit during your stay in the north, you can enjoy the lively pace of the ferias that take place in July in this medieval walled city.

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