Spain has been the top tourist destination for Brits heading abroad for decades – and it’s easy to see why. The southern coast, opening onto the Mediterranean, is home to some of the most tourist-friendly resorts, including Benidorm and Malaga, while the two main cities, Madrid and Barcelona, are international destinations of the highest standard. Marbella and Palma offer upmarket getaways, young holidaymakers head to Ibiza in their droves, and those looking for a cheap and cheerful family holiday can flock to the Costa Del Sol for a good dose of sun, sea and sand.
Unfortunately for some tourists, an annual holiday to Spain can quickly descend into chaos thanks to an illness or accident abroad. All it takes is a slip by the pool, a trip in the local airport, undercooked food, or a piece of faulty equipment on an excursion, and holidaymakers face spending the rest of their stay confined to their hotel room, or worse, recovering in a Spanish hospital.
At Your Legal Friend, we can help if you’ve been involved in an accident or experienced an illness while on holiday in Spain. Our expert team of personal injury lawyers can support you in making a claim against whoever is responsible, whether it’s your travel operator, your airline, or an excursion provider.
With a 95% success rate in personal injury compensation, we’re confident we have the skills and experience to manage your claims successfully. We’ve successfully claimed over £200,000,000 for our clients in the last ten years alone, and with thirty years of experience behind us, we could help you secure the compensation that you deserve.
Spanish holiday hotspots
Barcelona is renowned as Spain’s second city, but it dwarfs the capital, Madrid, in terms of tourism. This city has it all: it’s situated right on the coast, so tourists can enjoy a beach holiday without venturing too far from the city. It has majestic monuments, including the staggering Sagrada Familia, which still remains unfinished, decades after construction began. It is home to one of the world’s most successful football teams, and above all, it’s incredibly welcoming to tourists from across the globe.
There are other magical cities that make Spain special. Madrid, the capital, and the old capital of Toledo are a huge draw for tourists, while cities like Valencia and Bilbao also have enormous appeal among holidaymakers looking for sun, sea and sand.
While the cities of Spain certainly hold an appeal for tourists, many Brits choose to head Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol in search of some relaxation and sandy beaches. Costa Blanca is one of the most visited places in Europe thanks to its lively towns, stunning white coast and the ability to work on a tan. The traditional villages that lined the coast have become resorts giving tourists access to everything that they need but tucked away along the coast visitors can still find hidden old-towns among the bustling nightlife.
Costa del Sol has long attracted tourists to its shores and despite the urbanisation of the area you can still find picturesque and traditional Spanish towns along with sandy beaches, bars and all the other tourist activities you would expect.
Down in the south, you’ll find the majestic Andalucian cities of Sevilla and Granada. With their spectacular Moorish citadels and cathedrals, like the Alhambra, the Alacazar and the Mezquita, they are a cultural delight for tourists.