The popularity of holidays in Spain can be accounted for in a number of ways, perhaps most famously its two mountain ranges, the Pyrenees and the Andalusians. The Balearic and Canary island groups are also a part of Spain, and the country boasts the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, after Italy.
Spain has, in general, a very pleasant climate. The northern portion of Spain has a moderate climate with warm summers and cool winters. The southern portion of Spain has a more Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures in winter and warm, beach weather in summer, making holidays in Spain a good option at any time of the year. Spain's primary entry-point is Madrid's Barajas International airport. On reaching Spain, trains, buses, and, if you're going to the islands, ferries, can take you to most areas within the country.
The forested slopes of the Pyrenees are a hiker's dream, while the gentle slopes of the Andalusians offer casual walkers and hikers alike the chance to immerse themselves in Spain's natural beauty. Holidays in Spain offer lots of coastline, promising excitement as well as contentment -- depending on what you're looking for. From watersports to relaxing sunny days on the beach, Spain has it all. And if you're looking for an interesting urban holiday in Spain, it doesn't disappoint. The towns and cities offer a wide variety of attractions and festivals. The La Tomatina festival, which literally means 'The Tomato festival', is one of the most popular, and is held in late August. In this festival, thousands of revelers throw crushed tomatoes at each other. The tomato fight lasts only one hour, but is so popular that versions of it have sprung up in several other countries as well. The festival of San Fermin, consisiting of a variety of cultural events, is also internationally famed, and is celebrated for a week in July every year.