Hot holidays are good fun for, well, people who enjoy those kinds of temperatures. Even if you're a cold weather fan, though, we'd argue that heading over to Spain (or to a Spanish island in general) would shift your opinion ever so slightly.
Today, we're going to examine the pros and the cons of a lovely hot holiday in the divine nation of Spain.
The heat itself is a massive bonus, as long as you put your suncream on that is, but exploring everything that comes with it is part of the fun.
After all, the trials and tribulations of day to day work can get to the best of us.
10 Variety Of Holidays
If you want to go on holiday with your friends, Spain works perfectly. If you want to go on holiday with your partner, Spain works perfectly. Then, when it comes to your family, well, you can guess the rest.
It’s something for everyone and that isn’t always the case when you’re heading abroad. It’s always nice to have a variety of options, but we really do believe this is the primary option above all other competitors.
So, in short, all holidays are utterly wonderful, and Spain spreads the joy fairly well.
9 Cheap Local Beer
Imported drinks are always going to be a little bit more expensive, as you can kind of expect with, well, drinks prices.
Local drinks, however, such Mahou and Cruzcampo, are going to be cheap as chips by comparison.
If you’re into your alcoholic beverages then this is going to be the route for you to go down, or alternatively, testing out the local wine isn’t exactly a sin.
Oh, and just because we used the word ‘cheap’, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be weaker or not quite as tasty.
No, we don’t mean the type of tanning beds that get you prepared for the actual holiday itself, we mean sunbeds that allow for you to bask in the glory of the natural sunshine before looking out onto the clear blue seas.
The water in Spain, unsurprisingly, always seems to be pretty crystal clear – and incredibly warm, too.
You may have to pay for the sunbeds, but trust us when we say that it’s going to be worth every penny.
The beach as a whole is pretty great, to be honest.
7 Water Sports
Speaking of the beach, heading down to check out some of the water sports can be a great laugh.
There are plenty of jet skis, banana boats and perhaps even pedalos to enjoy if you fancy testing the waters with something that’s a little bit different.
‘Sports’ may be seen as a bit of an exaggeration in this regard, but it’s all about letting loose and just having a bit of fun.
Adrenaline junkies, in particular, are probably going to be fairly invested in this idea, if only for one afternoon in which they need to kill a bit of time.
6 Summer Clothing 24/7
Some people have winter clothing dominating their wardrobe, others go for summer, and often there’s a mixture of the two. For those of you who enjoy shorts and t-shirts, a hot holiday in Spain is going to be the route you’d want to go down.
It’s hot pretty much exclusively all year round in Spain, and even when it isn’t, the humidity will make it feel like it is.
Your wardrobe can alter and change your entire mood and can make you feel a whole lot more confident in the process.
Tapas is great because it gives you the chance to mix and match a whole bunch of different foods. You can make arrangements and assortments that previously wouldn’t have even seemed remotely compatible, and we absolutely love that.
The majority of tapas restaurants have a great vibe, too, often being quite ‘traditionally’ Spanish by definition.
If you’re looking for the kind of culinary experience that is going to blow your mind, all the while being pretty simplistic, this is the meal to go for.
Home comforts are nice, but tapas is nicer.
4 Fun Bars
The local music is always great, everyone is often in a great mood, and the atmosphere is buzzing from the start of the night until the very end.
The Spanish know how to party but in equal measure, they know how to keep things mellow as and when is required.
The nightclub scene isn’t for everyone but if you’d rather go for a calmer, more chilled out bar scene, then there’s nothing wrong with that either.
Oh, and the air conditioning in these establishments means that the heat won’t get too overwhelming.
3 Brilliant Cities
Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia.
Those are three of the many examples when it comes to mainland Spain, and that’s before you even go into the islands such as Palma over in Majorca.
The culture and architecture on display in these cities is remarkable and it’s entirely different from the kind of standard resort getaway you’ll get somewhere like Tenerife or Gran Canaria.
A city break in Spain is affordable, always has great weather, and can serve as a pretty cool learning experience when it comes to delving into the history books.
2 Meeting The Locals
The locals may seem a bit out there and perhaps even come across as a little bit arrogant, but even with that being the case, they’re great once you get past the seemingly hard exterior.
It’s all about interacting and immersing yourself in the local culture because if you do that, then you could learn a lot more about this wonderful destination.
Getting past the language barrier could be a bit of a challenge initially, but a few key phrases should help you get started – and if not, there’s always the art of sign language.
1 Amazing Markets
The Spanish really do seem to go all out with the markets, and the best part is that it’s all a little bit ‘gritty’. That may not be perceived to be a good word by some, but in our mind, gritty shows a great deal of character.
From the food to the clothing to the cafes to stop off at for a quick drink, there’s a whole lot of stuff to get around and enjoy.
As long as you don’t allow yourself to get swept up by any local scams, and instead choose to laugh them off, it’ll be fine.