Whether you’re a boutique queen, high street champion or vintage explorer, you’ll find shopping options a plenty in Spain. Splurge all your cash like a real Housewives star in the Chueca District of Madrid, or don your most suitable shoes, your trusty bumbag and a determined attitude at the legendary flea markets of Barcelona – Els Encants (open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm) gets our vote every time.
It sets our taste buds on fire
Fresh fish, spicy paella, delicious barbequed meats and mouth-watering tapas are just some of the delicious food options awaiting you in sunny Spain. From the Michelin starred restaurants of Bilbao to the traditional Andalusian cuisine of Seville, a journey around Spain is a non-stop party for your tastes and senses. Check out our foodies guide to Spain for more on the tastes of this delectable country.
It gets us dancing till dawn
Forget Glastonbury, Coachella and Burning Man – Spain is where it’s at this Festival season. Benicassim, Sonar and BBK line ups play like a who’s who of the biggest bands, singers and DJ’s from around the world, because what more can you want than great beats, blazing sunshine and endless good times. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned Ibiza! What do we need to say to convince you, other than sunset at Café Mambo…yeah you know!
It makes our cameras super happy
Because what could make your camera happier than snapping you by some of the world’s most incredible architecture and design? Grab a selfie by the world famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, or get snap happy in medieval Valencia – the gothic design will take you back to a time far more magical than now!
It makes us chill the hell out
There’s one travel rule you must must MUST abide by when travelling to Spain – live as the Spanish live and do as the Spanish do. That means eating local, dancing the night away, and treating the afternoon siesta as religion. The Spanish are passionate and fiery, yes, but they also appreciate the fine things in life – sunset swims in the Mediterranean, early morning wanders around the cobbled streets of Seville, and precious time spent with friends and loved ones. Take a leaf out of their life book and you’ll see Spain through the eyes of a local.
Feel like having your own Spanish adventure? For this week only as part of the #NOREGRETS Adventure Challenge we’re giving away a trip for 2 to Spain. Check out the video below, enter the contest and win – it’s that simple!