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Spanish holidays 'number one for horse riding'

Spain has been listed as one of the top ten destinations for a pony trekking holiday, according to one publication.

The Guardian placed the Andalucian coastline of Spain in the top spot for horse riding holidays.

According to the publication, travellers on Spanish holidays to Andalucia will have views of North Africa and enjoy hacks through the pine covered countryside.

On a riding holiday in Spain, horse-lovers can also "gallop through the waves towards the sand dunes at the windsurfer's paradise of Tarifa".

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Spanish holiday for England footballer

England footballer Peter Crouch has been spotted enjoying a Spanish holiday in Ibiza with his girlfriend.

The 6ft 7 inch striker was photographed in the Daily Mail relaxing aboard a sail boat with WAG Abbey Clancy on his second holiday of the summer.

Being careful to apply suncream to each other, the pair looked bronzed and relaxed as the boat drifted in the waters off the Spanish holiday island this week.

Clancy wore a patterned triangle bikini while Crouch covered his long limbs with a pair of white shorts.

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Wimbledon tennis champ takes Spanish holiday

Following his gruelling victory over Roger Federer at the Wimbledon championships last weekend where he clinched the title of Men's Single's champion, tennis hero Rafael Nadal has been relaxing on a Spanish holiday on his home island of Majorca.

The 22-year -old Spaniard beat the Swiss world number one tennis player in an epic five-set match which saw Nadal take his first Wimbledon title with three sets to two.

Nadal was enjoying his Spanish holiday with girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, known as Xisca.

Reportedly, Nadal prefers his girlfriend not to attend his tennis matches in order that he does not get distracted.

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Cost of holidays 'creeps up' for families

Parents wishing to take their children away on holiday this summer could be facing rising premium charges, it has been reported.

According to Abbey, during the first fortnight of August, holidays abroad will cost UK parents the most money.

Research by the company revealed that rates are higher between mid-July and the first few weeks in August during school holidays.

"The costs of summer holidays increase drastically when the schools break up - and this year, with so many living costs going up, this could prove difficult for parents," commented Callum Gibson, head of Abbey Credit Cards.

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Pre-paid cards 'help you budget on Spanish holidays'

The Association of British Travel Agents recently reported that despite growing concerns about the state of the UK economy, few Britons will be giving up their summer holidays in Spain this year.

However, for those who want to travel with a clear conscience when it comes to finance, a pre-paid card could be one way to help stay on track financially.

According to Virgin Money, pre-paid cards can help Brits stay on budget by removing the temptation to run up a debt as only the amount loaded on the card can be spent.

"They're a good discipline to get into to avoid the risk of the sun going to your head and burning up your bank balance on holiday," Virgin Money spokesman Grant Bather said.

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Spanish holiday island is home to "sexiest beach"

The Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote is home to one of the world's "sexiest beaches", it has been claimed.

According to, the black sand beach of El Golfo is frequented by "surfer types" and is popular with Spanish holidaymakers.

Meanwhile, Spain's Costa Blanca was voted as one of the top ten holiday destinations for 2008 for British foreign holidays.

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Family holidays in Spain 'come out on top'

Spanish holidays are the number one choice for families who are travelling abroad this year, according to new research.

The study by revealed that family holidays in Spain also proved to be popular with older Britons, as it is listed as the second most popular travel spot in 2008 for those aged over 60.

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Spanish holidays are "traditional" and "current" favourite

Holidays in Spain have retained their popularity among travellers, it has been reported.

According to a study by Co-op, Spain is one of the top ten foreign holiday destinations for summer 2008.

The Spanish holiday islands of Majorca and Tenerife also featured on the list.

"Bookings from people looking for cheap summer sun have traditionally ensured that Spain was the leading holiday destination," Trevor Davis, head of retail distribution at Co-op Travel, said.

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Stephanie 'swaps Ziggy for Spanish holiday with girls'

Big Brother evictee Stephanie McMichael has wasted no time feeling sorry for herself after being voted out of the infamous house.

The 19-year old student from Liverpool was the first to be voted off this year's Channel 4 show and jumped directly on a flight to Spain for a Spanish holiday with some friends, the Daily Mail reports.

"I would love to be in there. You don't expect to be first out.

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La Manga listed as best last minute "girly" break

Spain's La Manga Club has been named in a list of top last minute holidays for summer 2008.

According to the Telegraph, La Manga Club is in the top ten out of 50 great last minute holiday destinations for this summer.

Recommending flights to Alicante, which is located near to La Manga, the publication reports that The Spa La Manga Club has launched an anti-ageing diamond-dust facial which could appeal to those planning on a girls' holiday in Spain.

Spa La Manga Club is located at the heart of the resort and offers full spa breaks in addition to spa treatments for those taking holidays in La Manga.

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