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Glorious sunshine and golden sandy beaches attract many visitors to Spain each year. Mainland Spain has 3 main tourist destinations on the Mediterranean Coast. The Costa Brava(Wild) runs for some 200km from the French border down to Blanes and has a mixture of long sandy beaches and pine tree coves. The busiest resorts are Platja d’Aro, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar. Further south the Costa Blanca has milder winters thanthe Costa Brava. It stretches between Gandia in the north down to Torrevieja. Benidorm is the coast’s most well known resort. Holidayloop.co.uk offers Spain holiday rental and Villa rentals. You can rent a private apartment in Costa del Sol directly from your local home owner. The Costa del Sol (Sun)has an average of 300 days sunshine a year and stretches between Malaga and Gibraltar. It offers a full range of holidays from the luxurious and sophisticated resort of Marbella with its swish yacht marina, Puerto Banús, to the busier built-up resorts of Torremolinos and Fuengirola. All 3 Costa’s have quieter beaches and unspoilt fishing villages; it is just a matter of exploring.
 
Spain has 2 island groups which also offer fabulous beach holidays, the Balearics and the Canaries. Ibiza in the Balearics offers excellent beaches combined with some of Europe’s liveliest nightlife. Mallorca is quieterand Menorcaeven less developed and both offer the chance to combine a beach holiday with a splash of culture. Gran Canaria is the most popular of the Canary Islands. Maspalomas/Playa del Inglés in the south is one of the largest resorts in Spain. Tenerife meanwhile probably has the widest range of tourist attractions with Playa de las Americás being the largest development. Lanzarote and Fuerteventuraby comparisonare less developed. Holidayloop.co.uk brings together a great collection of Spain holiday accommodation, Spain holiday apartments, Spain holiday villas and Apartments. Holidayloop.co.uk is unique in providing Spain holiday lettings because we are the only site that allows you to find someone local to you who may have advertised their Spain home.
 
Those of you seeking a quieter beach holiday should head for the Costa Verde (Green) in Northern Spain on the Atlantic coast. Here you will find steep cliffs, sandy coves and estuaries with several pretty fishing villages such as Castropol and Figueras. You will also find quieter resorts on the Costa Daurada (Golden) south of the Costa Brava and Costa Calidá (Warm) south of Costa Blanca.
 
Water sports are widely available on mainland coastal Spain and the islands. Windsurfers should head for Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz (light) or El Médano in Tenerife. Surfers will love the Costa Vasca in the north and in particular Zarautz and Mundaka and the islands of Fuerteventuraor Lanzarote. Best snorkelling/scuba diving is off the Canaries, Balearics or the Illes Medes, 7 tiny islets which lie off the Costa Brava. Sea kayaking is popular as is sailing and there is no shortage of beautiful yacht ports such as Palma de Mallorca. Finally for children Port Aventura on the Costa Daurada is one of Europe’s largest theme parks and there are the usual water parks up and down the coastline and play areas on most resort beaches. Wherever you choose to spend your beach holiday in Spain you won’t be disappointed! Don't forget, a beach holiday in Mallorca or Tarifa, Spain, staying in self catering accommodation makes an ideal family holiday.

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