Fun Summer Holidays in Europe’s Top Destinations

Fun Summer Holidays in Europe’s Top Destinations

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Tenerife, the Algarve and Spain

Spain has long been a popular choice when it comes to choosing the perfect summer holiday; superb resorts, great prices and plenty of sun, sea and sand make it a fun place to be for all the family. This area of Europe, around the Iberian Peninsula, is home to some of the best destinations in the world, especially if you are looking for a cheap family holiday.

Take Tenerife, for example: this beautiful island, the largest of the Canary Islands, was always going to be a holiday resort as it offers the perfect combination of stunning beaches, gorgeous blue waters and exciting towns in which to lose yourself when a little night-time entertainment is in order. Indeed, holidays to Tenerife are high on the list of the most popular for families and couples in the past few years, and there is little sign of any change. The island offers a great mix of the tranquil and the lively, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Mainland Spain has plenty of variety in terms of choice: from the beautiful and increasingly popular Valencia, the stunning architecture of Barcelona and the glorious coastal resorts of the Costa Brave and Costa del Sol, this friendly and welcoming country is one of Europe’s most attractive. Choosing holidays in Spain is not the work of a moment for the variety is amazing: Barcelona, for example, is among the most impressive cities in the world, a delightful place with superb restaurants and hotels, wonderful traditional shops and cafes and nightlife to match anywhere in the world. You may want to experience the party paradise of Ibiza, or the beauty and luxury of the Playa de Las Americas, and the difference could not be greater.

Next door to Spain, and often overlooked, is the very beautiful country of Portugal. Historically the UK’s oldest ally, this wonderfully welcoming country is home – in the Algarve – to one of the most gloriously attractive stretches in all of Europe. For summer holidays there can be few places that offer a more impressive location. Whereas Spain ranks as one of the most-visited countries in the world its neighbour offers a quieter, more relaxed take on the summer holiday theme, and its appeal is to families and couples alike.

Portugal is a land of beauty and style, and holidays to Algarve destinations are becoming ever-more popular by the year as more people discover the charms of the region. The fabulous resort of Albufeira is a perfect place for a cheap holiday, and is as family friendly as it gets. Equally popular is the superbly developed Altura, with its close proximity to some of the most stunning beaches in the region.

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Tenerife Summer HolidayTenerifeLowcostholidays / Foter.com / CC BY

There really is so much to choose from when looking at holidays in Tenerife, Spain and the Algarve; the former attracts a younger crowd, Spain offers a blend of cultural delights and classic beach holidays, and the Algarve has its own unique style and atmosphere that simply cannot be missed. Each is worth looking at for a great, cheap summer holiday.