Spanish islands – which one to choose?

10 Spanish islands for a great beach holiday

Made a hot selection of the best Spanish islands for you. Told you what to do, attached an enticing photo and a link to my complete guide to each island. Get inspired, add to your bookmarks for the future.

Spanish Beach

A beach vacation in Spain isn’t just about the Mediterranean coast, it’s also about the many stunningly beautiful islands. In the Atlantic Ocean Spain is famous for the Canary Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea, tourists are attracted by the Balearic Islands.

Each island charms in its own way, and where in Spain to spend a perfect beach vacation, only you decide! Whether it is Formentera with its gorgeous beaches, Lanzarote with its unusual lunar landscapes or Ibiza with its crazy nightlife!

1. Formentera

Formentera

Peace and quiet, crystal clear sea and magnificent sandy beaches, the cleanest air with a light scent of pine trees and amazing sunsets are what awaits you when you arrive to Formentera. Ancient Romans knew of this “Mediterranean paradise”, it was a pirate’s den in the 16th century and in the sixties of the 20th century it attracted hippies from all around. Of course there are no historical sites on Formentera, and only white-washed villages and old windmills are perfectly blended with the incredibly beautiful scenery of the island.

I advise to stay in the hotels:

  • Hotel Levante (ostrovok.ru, booking.com)
  • Hotel & Spa Entre Pinos (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Sa Volta (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

2. Ibiza

Ibiza

Ibiza, a popular island among young people around the world, is located about 6 kilometers from Formentera. This island is known for its nightclubs and all kinds of entertainment. It is ideal for those who can’t imagine their life without dancing and are ready to party till dawn. Such an audience prefers to rest at the resorts of Cala Talamanca and Playa den Bosset. In Ibiza there are also places for family vacations, such as Sant Antoni and Portinach.

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I advise you to stay at the hotels:

  • Lux Isla (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Amàre Beach Hotel Ibiza Adults Only (ostrovok.ru, booking.com)
  • Hostal La Cigüeña (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

3. Gomera

La Gomera

La Gomera

The Canary Island of La Gomera is an island for those who love the beauty of flora rather than entertainment. It is ideal for tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of unusual landscapes and unique black beaches. Here you can find pristine nature, laurel forests and emerald clear sea. The island has the Garahonai National Park. The locals are distinguished by the fact that they can whistle perfectly. The language is taught in school. A special language “Silbo”, was invented by them at a time when cell phones did not yet exist. Now the locals with their unique whistling entertains tourists.

We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Parador de La Gomera (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Gran Rey (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Rural Imada (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

4. Majorca

Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of all the Balearic Islands. It is especially interesting in terms of flora and fauna. Here you can see the emerald sea, which surrounds the snow-white beaches, quiet green bays and dense forests. The island is ideal for both traditional beach holidays and for fans of active water sports. In addition to windsurfing and diving, it is possible to do rock climbing.

We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Inturotel Cala Esmeralda Beach Hotel & Spa (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Continental Valldemossa (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Iberostar Cristina (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

5. Menorca

Menorca

The island of Menorca is often called the little sister of Mallorca. It is quieter and quieter. It is a biosphere reserve because of the large number of wild forests. Minorca offers a diverse landscape with reddish sands fading easily into blooming meadows and rocky deserts. The islanders are painstakingly protective of its wilderness, so there are no tall, modern buildings and most of the houses, including the hotels, are painted white.

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We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Meliá Cala Galdana (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Valentin Son Bou (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Grupotel Playa Club (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

6. Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Nature lovers call the Canary Island of Gran Canaria “a continent in miniature” for its diverse landscapes. The largest resort, Maspalomas, at the southern end of the island, with its golden coastline and mild climate, is ideal for a beach holiday. A truly spectacular sight in Gran Canaria is the strip of picturesque dunes that stretches along the oceanfront. It is fun to wander along it on foot or take a trip on camelback.

We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Radisson Blu Resort Gran Canaria (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Palm Oasis Maspalomas (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa (ostrovok.com, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

7. Tenerife

Tenerife

Tenerife is a place where you won’t get bored. Tenerife is a volcanic island with a great tourist infrastructure, a comfortable climate all year round, an incredibly diverse nature and a large number of beautiful beaches. Tired of the bustling resorts, you can always go inland. Picturesque valleys, majestic mountain ranges, rainforests and rocky shores, on which the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, will not leave anyone indifferent. By the way, I live here!

We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Iberostar Selection Sábila (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Royal River & Spa, Luxury Hotel (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Royal Hideaway Corales Beach by Barceló (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

8. El Hierro

El Hierro

El Hierro

The small Canary Island of Hierro, is ideal for those who want to escape from the world. The island has not succumbed to globalization and has managed to maintain its uniqueness. It is completely self-sufficient in energy from ecological and renewable sources – wind turbines and hydro turbines. Despite the fact that the coast of El Hierro is mostly precipitous, there are still places where you can swim. These are natural pools and small bays with volcanic sand and crystal clear water. Of all the Canary Islands, Hierro is the best for diving, which easily makes up for the lack of many sandy beaches.

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We advise you to stay in these hotels:

  • Parador de El Hierro (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Hotel Puntagrande (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)
  • Balneario Pozo de la Salud (ostrovok.ru, booking.com, travel.yandex.ru)

9. Lanzarote

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is an island of fire-breathing mountains. Some people will find it gloomy and uninteresting, because numerous volcanic eruptions have covered its large part of frozen lava. But it is the impressive “lunar and Martian landscapes” that have become its main attraction.

The unique landscape of Lanzarote has repeatedly become the setting for sci-fi movies about lifeless planets. Nature lovers will not get bored and will want to see the multitude of volcanic peaks and colorful lava fields, explore the volcanic caves and of course, bask on the white or black beaches of this unusual island.

10. Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura

The best beaches in the Canary Islands with light and fine sand can be found on Fuerteventura. The beautiful coast with its clear water is ideal for relaxing beach holidays and romantic walks. The gentle but nevertheless constant breeze makes Fuerteventura an internationally renowned windsurfing center.

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