The beach hotels in Spain figure among the most popular beach hotels in all of Europe. This is largely due to country’s climate and geography. Spain enjoys warmer year-round temperatures than most other European countries, and there is plenty of sunny coastline for visitors to enjoy. Add in the fact that there are so many great beach hotels to choose from, and it only becomes more clear that Spain can make for an excellent destination for that next great beach escape.
Barcelona Beach Hotels
One of the great things about Barcelona is the fact that it features one of the world’s best urban beaches. This beach is known as Barceloneta Beach, and it is the key attraction of the Barceloneta neighborhood. Some pretty impressive hotels have sprung up along Barceloneta Beach, and they include the Grand Marina Hotel. A contemporary masterpiece, this hotel was partly designed by I.M. Pei and is as innovative as it is comfortable. Another high-class hotel that enjoys a Barceloneta location is the W Barcelona (pictured above), and visitors have other options should they wish to expand their horizons. The Vincci Maritimo Hotel is a good bet, for example, as is the Hotel Front Maritim.
Malaga Beach Hotels
The Costa del Sol beach hotels are easily some of the most popular beach hotels in Spain. After all, the southeastern Costa del Sol area enjoys a very warm climate, with average daytime highs in the winter actually hovering in the 60s. Summers are much warmer, and this is when the number of beachgoers goes way up in destinations such as Malaga. The “Capital of the Costa del Sol,” Malaga offers plenty for the visitor to enjoy, including La Malagueta Beach. Some of the Malaga hotels offer proximity to the sands of La Malagueta, and they include the Hotel Los Naranjos. Generally speaking, however, most Costal del Sol visitors who wish to stay at a beach hotel turn to other area destinations, such as Marbella. Some of the best Costa del Sol beach resorts call Marbella home. Examples include the exclusive Marbella Club and the also impressive Don Carlos Beach and Golf Resort.
Alicante Beach Hotels
The city of Alicante, which is found along the Mediterranean coast near Valencia, is widely considered to be an excellent place to both live and visit. The setting is surely sublime, and ambling down the city’s esplanades is a joy all its own. During the summer especially, having some fun on the long and wide Alicante beaches is also a great way to spend some time. Alicante’s largest beach, San Juan Beach, is lined with hotels, not to mention villas and eateries of various kinds. Among the hotel choices is the Hotel Sidi San Juan. It enjoys a beachfront location and is just a short bus or tram ride to downtown Alicante. For those who are looking for an Alicante beach hotel that is closer to the city center, the Hotel Melia Alicante is a large and delightful hotel that calls El Postiguet Beach home.
Mallorca Beach Hotels
Many beach enthusiasts head out to one of Spain’s islands for some fun in the sun. The island of Mallorca is the most popular tourist island in the country, and it certainly offers its fair share of beach hotels. These beach hotels are especially crowded in July and August, as is true of the beach hotels in Spain in general, so anyone wishing to book a stay during this period is encouraged to arrange things well in advance. It should be noted that all inclusive rates are available at some of the Spain beach hotels. The Club Hotel Riu Romantica on Cala Romantica Beach is an example of a Mallorca all inclusive beach hotel, and it can surely make for a good island base. As for another Mallorca beach hotel recommendation, the Viva Blue is close to Bay of Alcudia Beach and provides excellent facilities to go with its well-equipped apartment units.
Minorca Beach Hotels
After Mallorca, Minorca is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, and it is known for its miles of beaches. Approximately half a million people flock to the island on an annual basis to indulge in some beach exposure, and there are fun things to do on the side when a break from the sand is in order. A satisfying array of hotels are found either on or near the beaches in Minorca, and they include the Hotel Apartamentos Princesa Playa, the Sol Menorca and the La Quinta Resort Hotel & Spa. Some of the hotels in the Balearic Islands are adults-only, it should be mentioned, and there are choices to fit a wide range of budgets.