Travelers choose to take a holiday in Spain for many reasons. Some of the most beautiful vistas on Earth are found in Spain, and the country also contains some of the greatest party locations in Europe. Whether seeking solitude or nightlife, Spain has a lot to offer.
For the casual vacationer who wants to get an overview of Spain, take a trip to both the coast and one of the World Heritage Sites of the country. Ibiza, party capital of the world, is both of these things. Ibiza is one of the fifty Balearic Islands, and it has both an interesting history and exciting future. The nightlife of the area is centered on the south and the west of the island. Ibiza is known as the island paradise of the electronic music scene. It can get pretty rambunctious, but if you're up to it, Ibiza offers some of the best nightlife in the world. Of course, if you're not in the mood to visit the "Gomorrah of the Med," Ibiza probably isn't the place for you.
There are many other places in Spain to enjoy a more relaxed holiday. Many of the coastal areas feature gorgeous beaches and high-quality resorts, with shopping and dining within walking distance. If you're looking for a relaxing view of the scenery, try one of the coastal areas, many of which have great resort communities tailored to vacationers looking for rest and relaxation.
La Manga del Mar Menor is a popular resort area on the southeast coast of the country. Not to be confused with the sports resort of the same name, La Manga is a strip of land that separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor. Though La Manga has areas popular with young tourists, particularly the Zoco area, it is very friendly toward visitors of all ages. The Mar Menor translates to the "Little Sea" in English. Looking at it from the land, the small body of water looks like a small lake. In fact, the sea is only eight meters deep. Many holiday travelers pick this region because of its peacefulness and beauty.
The city of Seville features some of the country's most glorious architecture. Over two-thousand years old, Seville contains a beautiful cathedral, one of the largest of the gothic cathedrals. It was built on the site of the city's mosque, and it even incorporates columns from the ancient mosque into the design. The tower of the cathedral uses ramps instead of stairs so that horses could be ridden to the top. Many of the surrounding buildings are also built from the old Moorish sites. Also of note is the University of Sevilla, which is on the site of the first tobacco factory in Europe.
Whether you're looking for the excitement and nightlife or the beauty and relaxation of Spain, it's easy to find them both. Many areas offer great shopping at affordable prices, as well as some of the finest resorts Europe has to offer. The wide variety of vistas, entertainment and culture in Spain make it the perfect choice for a vacation destination.