Known for its combination of glorious sunshine, sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle coupled with the ease of getting there, it’s obvious why Spain is a holiday favourite with travellers from the UK. Catalonia Catalonia is located in the north east of Spain, bordering France and Andorra to the north, Aragon to the west, Valencia to…Details
Spain is perfect for a camping holiday in the sun. Here’s our blog posts about camping in Spain, packed with holiday ideas and inspiration.
Books and holidays go hand in hand. Whether it be emerging yourself in a book on the plane or sneaking a few moments to read once the kids are in bed, escaping into a different world in a book is one of life’s little pleasures. With life being so busy at home, sometimes a holiday is the only chance that you get to really indulge in some reading. Hands up if one of your favourite things to do on holiday is grab a sun lounger in the sunniest spot you can find, ensure you have an ice-cold beverage to hand and then simply stretch out with a fantastic book and while away the afternoon.Details
Barcelona is the dynamic, vibrant and colourful capital of Catalonia. The city is an absolute must-see on a visit to this area for its stunning architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The pride of Barcelona is the famous architect Gaudí who is responsible for many of the city’s amazing buildings. The most famous of these is the incredible Sagrada Familia (the sacred family) which was consecrated as a Basilica in November 2010. Remarkably, it’s been under construction since 1882, when the first stone was laid but there is talk that it may be completed by 2026 – just a 144 year project. Other notable buildings displaying the unique designs of Gaudi are Casa Batlló, which has a wonderfully colourful and curvy façade and Casa Mila which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. No visit to Barcelona would be complete without spending some time in Parc Guell. The vibrant colours and wonderful shapes make this park truly unique.Details
Laura Brasó, our former Spanish campsite specialist and Barcelona native, gives us the lowdown on some of her favourite places in the Costa Dorada and shares her insider tips on making the most of this region.
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In the Costa Dorada, Playa Bara has an amazing pool complex, Tamarit Park is located right on the beach, next to a gorgeous Castle and Cambrils Park has first-class facilities and a very cool accommodation type: the Hawaiian-style Aloha Bungalows.
In the Costa Dorada, Tarragona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see, as is the medieval walled town of Montblanc with the nearby Cistercian monastery of Poblet (founded in 1151). The Ebro Delta Natural Park is a protected wetland reserve that’s comparable to the Camargue in France. And of course, there’s PortAventura theme park.Details
Our digital marketing executive, Matthew Shippin took his first Canvas Holiday to Cambrils Park in August 2014:
“Joining Canvas holidays at the beginning of 2014, I decided to take a trip to Cambrils Park with my girlfriend at the end of August that year.