7 Big Reasons to Visit Spain This Year

Last Updated on December 17, 2022

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Oh Spain, the land of incredible scenery, football, hot weather, golden tans, rolling accent and beautiful people.

There are so many reasons to visit Spain and why people flock to this country for a holiday.

Spain is a country that truly offers something for everyone, and a holiday here is considered one of the top reasons to visit Europe for many.

So, why visit Spain? Below are what I consider some of the best things about Spain below to help you fall in love with this amazing country before you even get there.

Find out the best Spanish holiday destinations, one of the best reasons to go to Madrid, and even more great reasons to visit Spain!

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Top Reasons to Visit Spain This Year

1. Tapas and wine

The food in Spain is utterly amazing and one of the best reasons to visit Spain. I highly suggest you try Tapas, a range of smaller dishes like appetizers and snacks.

The original Spanish tapas experience was to eat it in between meals with a glass of wine or beer, for example, at midday or before dinner.

Nowadays people have it for their main meals, it’s so delicious how could you not?

The most delicious dish in my eyes is patatas bravas which are potatoes in spicy tomato sauce, it’s amazing!

If you head to the countryside you can experience typical quaint Spanish wineries famous for some of the most famous drops in the world.

Not to mention the sangria. It’s a mix of wine, fruit, juice and whatever else you can find!

2. Hot weather and golden tans

The weather is amazing and probably more so if you are coming from popular places like the UK (like I was after being a UK au pair).

The best time to avoid the crowds and to get even cheaper flights is from March – May and September – October.

Take up one of their pastimes and sunbathe to receive that Spanish sun-kissed tan. Safely, of course!

If you’re anything like me, you can receive it in a bottle beforehand at Boots to save the embarrassment when arriving there.

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3. The Siestas

Yes, it’s normal here to take a siesta or afternoon nap to avoid the afternoon heat!

Between the hours of 2-5pm (give or take) all shops will close for their siesta, and most restaurants and cafes will close between the hours of 4-8pm.

The city goes into rest mode, probably one of the best things about Spanish culture! When everything opens again it’s like nothing ever happened.

This is one of the most important things to know before visiting Spain because it can seriously affect your plans if you don’t check the opening times for places.

While siesta usually does not affect popular tourist sites, it might put a wrench in your food plans!

However, for those who embrace it, the siesta can become an integral part of your day and one of many great reasons to visit Spain!

4. Amazing nightlife

Because of the Spanish siesta that normally means dinner is usually later in the evening, so sitting down at a restaurant at 10pm is totally normal.

This leads to very late nights out and coming home after a long night of partying at 7am is also normal. The nightlife in Spain is definitely a highlight for most holiday goers.

You’ll find amazing nightlife pretty much anywhere you go in Spain, but I personally think the nightlife is one of the best reasons to visit Madrid!

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5. Incredible islands

Spain is not only a mainland! There are some beautiful islands that you can visit including Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote and party central – Ibiza.

There’s nothing better than an island vibe mixed with Spanish wine and sun. It’s the perfect combination for any holiday in my opinion.

The islands of Spain are some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, and the biodiversity across the islands is mind-blowing.

The incredible islands are definitely one of the top reasons to visit Spain.

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6. Easy to get to

Spain is super easy to get to from many parts of the world, and especially from within other parts of Europe.

With regular flights leaving from airports all over the country it’s easy to jet for a weekend away for a spectacular price.

It may only take a few hours to get there but you feel like you have just escaped to a faraway paradise.  Make sure you check out Skyscanner to grab the cheapest deals.

It’s usually the airlines such as Easyjet or Ryanair that offer the cheapest deals. If you are booking over summer get in quick though because everybody else might have the same idea!

💡PACKING TIP: Make sure you bring a good snorkel, water shoes and a fast-drying towel for all of the beach-going you’re about to do!

7. The Costa del Sol region

The beautiful ‘sunshine coast’ of southern Spain is not to be missed. It’s not called the coast of sun for nothing.

Here lies some of the most beautiful beaches, delicious food and fascinating culture. It is easily one of the best destinations in Spain!

Culturally rich cities like Malaga is where you can really kick your shoes off and enjoy the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

✅ What is Spain famous for?

Spain is famous for a number of things, but especially for its unique siesta, delicious wine, and stunning beaches. These are just some of the best things about Spain that you can experience when you visit.

✅ Why would you want to go to Spain?

I think the real question is, why wouldn’t you? Spain is a beautiful, diverse country with beautiful beaches, amazing food and wine, and unique destinations to explore.

There are many more than 7 reasons to visit Spain and why people flock here for a holiday. It’s the perfect location around Europe. It’s easy to get around with the public transport being efficient and easy to use. What are your favorite reasons to visit Spain? Let us know in the comments!

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