Honeymoon in SPAIN

Honeymoon in Spain | The Honeymoon Guide

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OVERVIEW

Vast and varied, a honeymoon in Spain is a romantic delight for food, culture and beach lovers.

Couples will usually start their honeymoon in Spain in one of its major cities.

Spain’s landlocked capital, Madrid has world-class museums and the best tapas bars. Discover Picasso at Museo Reina Sofía. Take a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Toledo.

Or, start in Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast.

The Gaudí architecture of La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, the nightlife, and the restaurants. Stroll along Las Ramblas, bar hop and eat tapas. Go hiking in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains. Both cities are vibrant and exciting.

Spain is famous for its expansive coastline and offshore islands. Whether you want lively beach resorts, quiet coves, or chic towns, you’ll find it along the eight thousand kilometres of coastline.

We adore the beautiful Balearic islands in the Mediterranean. The party side of Ibiza may (or may not!) intrigue you, but its bohemian heart is worth seeking, too.

Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s old town, is full of narrow lanes and ancient buildings. Snorkel in the crystal clear water of the blue Mediterranean sea. Explore the many wonderful beach coves. Stay in a hotel with rooftop pool.

Neighbouring Formentera has the most beautiful beaches in Spain.

Dotted with beautiful coves, beach bars, fine dining and luxury boutique hotels, we love Mallorca and Menorca, too.

In fact, Palma de Mallorca is one of Europe’s best small cities. Admire the gorgeous architecture and explore the innovative dining scene in one of the Michelin star restaurants dotted around.

Back on the mainland, the expansive coastline has so many highlights. Explore the Basque country. The gastronomic gem, San Sebastian, is a must for a foodie honeymoon who want a choice of Michelin-star restaurants and delicious tapas bars.

Discover Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim museum. Visit Valencia, the home of Paella and beautiful Malaga, home of the Picasso museum on the Mediterranean coast.

Southern Spain has so much to do. Explore the Moorish southern city of Seville with its narrow cobblestone streets and flamenco shows. You could take the ferry to Tangier in Morocco.

Don’t forget nearby Córdoba, one of Spain’s most unique cities. Make time for Granada in Andalucia in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

While European’s love the Costa Del Sol for cheap and cheerful vacations / holidays in the towns along the coast, honeymooners often opt for a relaxing stay in Marbella. 

Looking for winter sun and Michelin Guide recommended dining? Then consider the Canary Islands. Tenerife has many lovely honeymoon hotels for all budgets and Teide National Park is a highlight for outdoor lovers and one of the best places to stargaze in Europe.


Is Spain good for a honeymoon?
From the gorgeous beaches of the Mediterranean to the stunning mountain villages of the Pyrenees, a honeymoon in Spain is one of our favourites. It’s perfect for culture, history, food and beach lovers with beautiful cities and stunning islands waiting to be explored.


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where to tag on

Spain has so much to do that you don’t need to go anywhere else!

However, for couples who want to maximise their honeymoon and visit multiple countries, Spain has many wonderful options nearby.

In fact, you can easily combine Spain with any other country in Europe. With flights to other destinations in Europe, let your imagination run wild.

Whether it’s neighbouring Portugal, hopping on a short flight to Northern Europe (think a wild road trip in Ireland or Scotland with a few days in sunny Spain). Combining Spain with other Mediterranean gems like the France, Italy, Greece or Croatia.

Barcelona is also a popular jump off point to go on a western Mediterranean cruise if you want to get a small taste of Europe.

Plus, you can fly to Morocco.


Best Time To Visit

The best time to honeymoon in Spain is from April to October, when the weather is warm.

From July to August, the weather heats up with temperatures with average temperatures around 30°C / 90°F with the heaviest crowds.

During winter, it is cooler, with average temperatures in Madrid of 5°C / 40°F and 10°C / 50°F on the Costa Del Sol in December/January.

However, while it’s cooler on the mainland, many Europeans flock to the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, during the winter where temperatures usually stay around 20°C / 70°F.


how long to stay

We recommend at least 10 to 14 nights for a honeymoon in Spain if you plan on doing a tour of the country. However, many couples fly to a beach resort for 7 nights too.

Spain is ideal for a short European minimoon.

The ideal duration of a honeymoon in Spain can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

10 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag if necessary and see multiple destinations with a mix of activities and relaxation.