Top Winter Sun Destinations in Mainland Spain


The cold harsh winter making you feel blue? For those who miss the sunshine and warmth of the summer, Cosmos offers cheap holidays to Spain for chasing the pesky winter blues away.

Mainland Spain is blessed with a wealth of attractions, year-round sun and a temperate climate that makes it a perfect destination for winter sun travelers. So don’t miss out on the fun- make sure that the must-see places below are in your travel itinerary.

Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Benidorm is a resort town located on the coastline of Costa Blanca, in the Valencian community of the Alicante province. Known as the tourist capital of Costa Blanca, the town is highly popular among tourists from Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.

There are two excellent beaches in the town: Levante and Poniente. Most of the bars and shops are concentrated near these beaches, so if you want to experience Benidorm nightlife at its finest, these are the places to visit.

Other notable attractions include Terra Mitica (a multi-zoned theme park), and Mundomar (marine animal park). Tourists who want a more laidback vibe can a stroll at the Placa del Castell, or admire the majestic Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

At the Western region of Costa del Sol, near the foot of the Mijas mountain range, lies the municipality of Torremolinos. Though it once had a reputation as a seedy resort town, Torremolinos had managed to transform itself into one of the most hip and happening tourist destinations in Spain. It is now popularly known as the party capital of Costa del Sol.

But Torremolinos is not all about the nightlife and the parties, the place also boasts a rich history and culture that shouldn’t be missed. For example, the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Centre houses some of the master painter’s works and memorabilia. For those who are planning to go shop at the popular Calle San Miguel shopping area, the lovely and serene Church of San Miguel is also a must-visit- it is located right at the end of the street.

Fuengirola, Costa del Sol

Another gem of a town in Costa del Sol, Fuengirola is a sunny Mediterranean metropolis that attracts lots of visitors from other European countries such as Britain, Scotland, Ireland, and Finland.

Fuengirola’s “fairground,” located near the Los Boliches train stop, hosts one of the largest street markets in Spain. Vendors and craftsmen from all over the Europe come here to hawk their wares.

If you’re not much of a shopper, you can go on a submarine or catamaran boatride off the coast of Fuengirola, explore the pubs and restaurants of Puerto Marino, or visit the Nuestra Senora del Rosario church. For history buffs, El Castillo Sohail (Sohail Castle) offers valuable insights on Fuengirola’s history, people and culture. The castle, which is open all year long, also offers the best view of the town’s skyline and is easily accessible by walking from the Fuengirola train station.