Settled between the popular regions of Almería and Costa Blanca, Murcia is one of Spain's lesser-known gems. Off the beaten track, it's the perfect destination for Spanish-savvy families who wish to try something new, or couples and solo travellers who prefer something a little less commercial.
Just a short flight away, Murcia is home to a staggering number of museums, cathedrals and galleries - there's no way you'll be lacking creative inspiration here! Be sure to visit Real Casino de Murcia - painstakingly restored to its 19th century glory, the old casino is now home to a magnificent ballroom and classically-British library, containing over 20,000 books. The Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Subacuatica (Museum of Underwater Archaeology) is also a great spot for families, with plenty of interactive exhibits.
To really enter into the local spirit of Murcia, dining like a Spaniard is a must. La Cabaña is the ideal eatery for a special occasion, boasting a Michelin star and a startlingly large menu. For something a little more budget friendly, El Churra offers a taste of rural Spain with a friendly ambience. Averaging more than 300 days of sun a year, where better to relax, unwind and enjoy a fun break?
A holiday in Alicante guarantees stunning beaches, exotic sports and a healthy dose of history for good measure. Perfect for chilled-out stags or hens, the city becomes a party paradise at night, with glorious sunshine all year round.
Spain's sunniest city is a medieval old town with a variety of sights to discover. Explore narrow streets filled with tapas and music bars as well as historic fortress' and a fortified cathedral. Enjoy the best of both worlds and visit Almeria's beautifully secluded beaches and wild landscape in Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park.
The archipelago to the east of Spain features some of the best holiday sun spots you can hope for. Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca all benefit from their own landmarks and personality making for a hotly contested popularity contest.
Dance until the sunrise on the tropical island of Ibiza. And once risen you'll find scenic beaches and amazing inland retreats on an island that knows how to relax too.
The low key and laidback of the Balearic islands, fill your life with sunshine on a lovely Menorcan beach. This is what we call island life!
A particular hit with those looking to enjoy the holiday nightlife, Palma is also a great destination for a family escape. The island boasts an excellent shopping scene, stunning coastline and just about something for everyone.
Famous for its formidable football team, plentiful beaches and delightful weather, Barcelona is the perfect spot for a family or couples holiday. In fact, it's nigh-on impossible for tourists of any age to be bored here - there's a seemingly never-ending number of top attractions, eateries and places to see.
The Canaries will warm you up all year round with sunshine hours in excess of anything we see in the North of Europe.
One of the world's most esteemed holiday spots, Fuerteventura offers the perfect blend of culture, beach landscapes and budget-friendly family fun. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, go dolphin spotting or book a camel ride - Fuerteventurans love animals.
Explore the capital of Gran Canaria, boasting beautiful winter sunshine all year round. A veritable maze of hotels and cultural hotspots, half the fun is in getting lost, stumbling upon local boutiques and stylish restaurants with marina views.
With volcanic origins, a trip to Lanzarote is sure to promise plenty of outdoorsy fun. Learn to surf, exercise on the beach or simply sit back with a cocktail in hand. Children will love the go-karting park and water slides, leaving adults free to soak up the sun.
Tenerife is a wonderful family holiday, no matter the time of year. Take your pick from a wealth of natural parks and beaches, or keep the kids happy with a trip on the submarine safari.
Girona is a humble city with all the charm of something much larger, perhaps it’s the local residents that have created such a lively place to visit. Take a relaxing stroll through the cobbled streets and squares, discovering the city's medieval history along the way.
With all the delicious cuisine and atmosphere you would expect from the Mediterranean, Malaga is a luxurious spot to watch the world go by whether lounging poolside or exploring the ancient streets.
If you've been known to enjoy a good glass of wine, Reus may well be your perfect place in the sun. It's an important producer of the delicious drink, so sit out on a romantic veranda with a glass, or explore the vineyards for yourself with a full tasting tour!