For many of us a few weeks with the family in Spain is the archetypal vacation and there are few better places to visit on holiday or more enjoyable ways to spend your time. And while consumers from the UK and the rest of Europe are increasingly finding their household finances stretched, there are plenty of cheap holidays in Spain to pique the interest of even the most hard-pressed families.
A week in the Spanish sunshine is a holiday classic and operators are always keen to make sure that their prices are within reach of their target customers. So prices start as low as just a few hundred pounds per person for seven days of quality time under clear blue skies. There are of course rather more expensive places to stay, including any number of five star hotels that offer their visitors a very luxurious, not to say indulgent holiday experience.
There aren't many secrets to uncover in terms of what a trip to Spain might entail for British tourists since most of us have visited our southern European cousins on numerous occasions. However, there are new and interesting places to explore if you are on the look out for new experiences or you're keen to keep your children as entertained and engaged as possible. So the Moorish palaces of the south, the amazing architecture of Madrid or the dizzying abundance of artistic and cultural history in Catalonia, are all waiting for you to sample if you feel you're running out of ideas while holidaying in Spain.
Naturally enough though, many of us head to Spain with little more than pure relaxation in mind. So the weather is typically highly accommodating to that end and you'll have every opportunity to let your hair down in any way you see fit whether you take advantage of cheap family holidays or you can afford to spare no expense.