Spain has a long held reputation for sun, sea and sangria, but while there is still an 18-30s club vibe available for those that want it, travellers should be aware that this is a country which has a whole lot more in store for those that want to experience the real beauty and culture of this fabulous country.   You might intend to come just for a beach holiday, but you’ll quickly find yourself sucked in to the amazing natural landscapes, intricate architecture and impressive works of art, tremendous culinary feasts, Grand museums and historical monuments, fiery flamenco and the fiesta atmosphere offered up by the intriguing mix of Basque, Catalan, Moorish and Spanish customs.

When planning your trip to Spain, the good news is there are plenty of rock-bottom flights deals offered by the budget airlines like Ryanair, bmibaby and Easyjet, who offer direct links between over twenty convenient regional airports in the UK and the major Spanish airports of Madrid or Barcelona. There are also plenty of flights arriving at smaller Spanish airports such as Málaga, Alicante, Bilbao and Valencia. British Airways and Iberia also offer regular direct scheduled flights. Flight time for all flights tends to be around two to three hours – so in no time at all you could be soaking up that sunshine!