Spain Beach hotels are concentrated along the southern coastal region beginning at Cadiz and expanding eastward toward Malaga, Alicante, and Barcelona. Some of best beach hotels in Spain are located on the coasts of the Balearic Islands, but many of the best beaches and hotels in Spain can also be found in the Canary Islands. However, Spain has roughly 5,000 miles of stunning coastal areas, many of which feature excellent beaches and hotels. Beachfront lodging in Spain for just about any budget is readily available for the taking.
The Costa del Sol features some of the best beach properties in Spain, which is evidenced through the hoards of tourists heading there each year. Nerja is a popular resort area in Costa del Sol home to white sands, mountains, blue skies, and plenty of sunshine. Hotel Perla Marina offers beachfront lodging in Spain in the old quarter where plenty of historic attractions combine with beach fun for an array of things to do. Set directly on the Mediterranean, this hotel provides guests with two swimming pools, dedicated lounge and game areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center and meeting rooms, and private parking. Guest suites are elegant and simple, offering ocean and garden views.
Formentara Beach on the Balearic Islands also has a wide array of Spain beach hotels. Insotel Club Formentara Playa Hotel is one of the best beach hotels in Spain for those who want action and adventure by the beach. The hotel is located on pristine Playa Migjorn where sailing, boating, canoeing, diving, and windsurfing are readily available. Mountain biking, archery, tennis, and volley ball are some of the fun things to do on land. Guest suites are welcoming, with many modern amenities available. Each has a terrace or balcony perfect for catching warm sea breezes. Most of the best beach hotels in Spain offer onsite dining, and Insotel is no exception. A massive buffet-style restaurant appeals to all tastes while the beachfront al la carte restaurant offers distinct Spanish favorites.
The coastal city of Barcelona is a great spot to get your city kicks and then hit the beach for sunbathing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and more. Barcelona's Mediterranean coastline is dotted with Spain beach hotels featuring private beaches fixed with many convenient services. Ritz Carlton outdoes itself with Hotel Arts on the waterfront in Barcelona. Each room, both public and private, is artwork, with soft, meandering lines in the staircases, funky furniture throughout, and huge, gleaming art installations around the property. It is truly unique. First-class onsite dining, an incredibly lavish spa, and a great choice in standard rooms, stylish suites, and and large one, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Whether you're a history buff, a city dweller, an arts fanatic, or a sea-lover, beachfront lodging in Spain is a great way to get some serious relaxation in before heading home, even if just for a few days. A jaunt or vacation over to Spain's Canary Island or Balearic Islands reveals a side of Spain mainland travelers don't get the pleasure to see and explore. If time is limited, stick to mainland beaches for a quick dose of the seaside.