Spain attracts holidaymakers from around the world seeking sun and sand, good food and wine, and a colourful and pulsating vibe.
Attractions include flamenco shows, bullfights, paella and sangria, medieval towns, castles, and even snow skiing in the Sierra Nevada.
Try Pamplona outside the fiesta season. The main attractions are its old walled quarter, Renaissance cathedral and imposing citadel. Run with the bulls or join with the crowds at the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona.
Sunbathing, swimming, boardsailing and crowd-watching are favourite pastimes at the dozens of popular resorts along the Costa Do Sal.
Spain is a great place for sailing, with plenty of harbours and sailing clubs