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Known for its food, year-round mild climate and the ‘Costas’, Spain is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Indeed, the 1,200 kilometre stretch along the Mediterranean coast is synonymous with mass tourism, and as such it is more difficult to find our kind of hotel there. Nevertheless, our selection of the best places to stay in Spain includes some of the most interesting boutique, luxury and budget hotels throughout the country, in addition to guesthouses, restaurants-with-rooms and even converted palaces.
Our Andalucía sub-section, covering the majority of the Spanish south, is one of our most extensive, whilst the North of Spain, despite often being more overlooked by holiday-goers, has some of our favourite hotels in beautiful locations.
We include three further sub-sections for the major Balearic Islands – Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza – located off the eastern coast of Spain, known for their sandy beaches and popular with British tourists. Our Spanish section also covers the Canary Islands, on three of which we have found places worth recommending: Gran Canaria, La Palma and Tenerife.
Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value.