7 Spanish Holidays You Should Try

Spain offers a wide variety of holiday experiences to suit different tastes and interests. Whether you are traveling solo, with friends or with your family here are seven different types of Spanish holidays you should try.

Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!


Glamping in Spain is often overlooked, yet Spain has some of the most beautiful locations, from the rugged Pyrenees mountains to the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean and the unique volcanic terrain of the Canary Islands. Glamping is perfect for those that love to have nature on their doorsteps but also want a bit of luxury and a proper bed.


Backpacking is no longer considered to be just for the travelling student as it is becoming more and more popular, even with families, due to the fact that it is a lot more cost effective and gives you the chance to see a number of different places during one holiday. Backpacking requires you to be able to put together a capsule wardrobe and travel light but in return offers you the flexibility to be spontaneous and make plans on the go.

woman standing on cliff
Photo by Bianca Gasparoto on Pexels.com

Luxury Hotel

Of course if you would rather stay in one place for the duration of your holiday and prefer a bit of luxury then a hotel is the best type of holiday for you and although this will be more expensive than glamping or backpacking you can still grab some bargains by checking out the Barceló hotel offers for black Friday 2023. They have 100 hotels in Spain so you will be spoilt for choice. The advantage of this type of holiday is that you can indulge in pure relaxation and let other people worry about the cooking and cleaning whilst you simply enjoy your time off.

Self catering

Self catering is a great way to have luxury without people, perfect for those that crave solitude. You can hire whole villas or check out places like airbnb if you just want a single room or small apartment. Going self catering means you can also choose to cook for yourself or explore the local areas and indulge in some Spanish cuisine, trying out a different restaurant each night instead of being tied in to the hotel buffet. Vacation rentals are very popular for a number of other reasons too.

seafood paella with lobster
Photo by Marcelo Verfe on Pexels.com

Solo travel

If you find yourself with no one to go on holiday with then don’t let that put you off travelling. Solo travel can be loads of fun and with so much on offer in Spain from Barcelona to Ibiza, Mountains to Nature Reserves and the option to island hop, you wont get chance to get bored or lonely and chances are you will make lots of new friends on your travels too.


Retreats are also becoming more and more popular and although you can book them with a friend they are also a great option for those travelling alone as you will be put with a group of people who have the same interest as you. In Spain you can pick from a whole host of retreats including those that focus on wellness, cycling, reading, art, writing, yoga even wine making (and tasting). Whatever your passions you are bound to find a Spanish retreat that takes your fancy.


If you’re not sure if Spain is right for you then why not opt for a cruise that stops at Spain for a few days. That way you can explore some of what Spain has to offer before cruising on to the next destination.