Red7 , January 20, 2014
Things are hotting up for Spain this year!
It seems that the travelling world is getting down on one knee and declaring its love for Spain in 2014, with the destination consistently topping 2014’s ‘must-visit’ lists. And what’s not to love? From sun-soaked beach escapes to stylish city breaks, Spain has eveything a holidayer needs for an incredible stay. The year-round sunshine helps too.
Why visit Spain in 2014?
1. The landscape – Spain’s gorgeous white, sandy beaches, stunning mountains (Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe) , miles and miles of lush countryside and beautiful vineyards are one of the reasons why holidaymakers keep coming back to this picture-perfect destination.
2. The food – The Mediterranean diet consist of fresh, hearty ingredients, full-flavours and plenty of seafood. No trip to Spain is complete without trying some authentic tapas, and there’s certainly no experience quite like stepping into a Spanish food market with their colourful vegetables, the smell of freshly baked bread and marinated olives and artichokes. We also enjoy the Spanish wine.
3. The nightlife Spain boasts some of the biggest party destinations in Europe like vibrant and wild Barcelona, exclusive and champagne-drenched Marbella and the legendary hedonism of Ibiza. The Spanish sure know how to throw a fiesta.
4. The culture – Spain is a perfect fusion of tradition and embracing new, modern ideas. Travellers can get lost in the arts in architecturally magnificent cities like Barcelona, soak up the café culture, shopping and museums in Madrid or catch a traditional flamenco show. Just remember to embrace the Spanish way of life during your stay: it’s all about good food, drink and living life to it’s fullest.
Spa Holidays with a Difference
If you’re thinking of taking a spa break in 2014, then you might want to consider one of these unique spa destinations.
Thermae Bath Spa, Bath, UK
Spa loving travellers need look no further than the UK for one of the most stunning natural spas in Europe. Britain’s wealthy have been soaking up the rejuvenating mineral waters in the historic city of Bath since 863BC. Now you can sit back and relax in Thermae Bath Spa’s beautiful rooftop pool and admire the stunning view of Bath Abbey.
To see Redseven’s spa hen weekends in Bath, click here.
Szechenyi Baths, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is known as the City of Spas for a reason – the city sits upon over 100 natural hot springs, and is home to some of the most famous Roman baths in Europe. The most renowned of these are the Szechenyi Baths, a huge spa complex in the City Park with 18 indoor and outdoor pools, including medicinal pools, sulphur baths, plunge pools and several steam rooms with temperatures ranging from cosy to sweltering.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Just a shirt drive from the buzzing city of Reykjavik in Iceland lies the incredible Blue Lagoon geothermal lake. This visually incredible outdoor spa sits nestled between the rocks of the lava fields of Iceland, filled with healing geothermal seawater and silica mud. The main appeal of Blue Lagoon is the view, that is until you help yourself to the huge vats of silica mud to rub over your skin, order an in-water massage and let the ethereal mist floating over the water carry your troubles away.
Read about even more reasons why Iceland is a perfect hen weekend destination, here.
2014 is a big year for Scotland. Glasgow are hosting the XX Commonwealth Games this summer, and the city has undergone a huge transformation in preparation for it’s moment in the spotlight. Glasgow has always been one of our favourite UK city break destinations thanks to it’s unbeatable shopping and lively nightlife, so we can’t wait to pay it another visit this year and see what they’ve done with the place.
Want to know more?
Click here to read about the best shopping destinations in the UK.
See Scotland’s best stag weekends, here.