Spain is the original package holiday destination. Way back in 1950 Club Med opened its first holiday village on the island of Mallorca and since then Spain has been synonymous with affordable, group fun. It continues to offer great value for money and plenty of group-friendly destinations. Here are three of the best.
Barcelona has everything: culture, shopping, nightlife and a beach. With so much going on every member of your group will find something to make them happy and keep them entertained. Although accommodation prices are on the up, flights are still cheap and booking holidays as a group should bring accommodation costs down to a more reasonable level.
Party lovers should head to Sonar Festival, culture vultures will find heaven at the Picasso Museum and the Gran Teatre del Liceu and foodies can tuck in to traditional Catalan dishes in the Barri Gotic. Although you can swim right off of Barcelona beach, the cool kids go to the resort of Sitges, just along the cost.
Although accommodation prices are on the up, flights are still cheap and booking holidays as a group should help you find your hotel at a lower rate.
Another coastal city that packs a punch is Valencia. History and modernity collide and the outcome is one of Spain’s most appealing cities. Valencia is often overlooked – most people use to as an alternative entry point to Alicante for the Costa Blanca – but it has much to offer groups, and yes there are stunning beaches within reach.
Science and technology lovers should make a beeline for the space-like City of Arts and Sciences, history scholars will adore the Barrio del Carmen and sports enthusiasts can take to the waters in a sailing boat.
Malaga is setting pulses racing, but not because of its nightlife – although it does have a fine collection of bars and clubs – nor because its beaches are so fine; in fact Malaga is firing on all cylinders because of its newly invigorated arts scene.
The new Picasso museum is bringing dynamism, the Museum of Contemporary Art is getting a new lease of life and a fine arts museum is in planning. The charming pedestrianised old town is appealing to lovers of the quaint and pretty; the museums and galleries will tantalise art enthusiasts and sports lovers should head to the port where they’ll find all kinds of leisure and sporting activities to enjoy.
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