With more than 5,000 miles of beautiful coastline and year-round sunshine, it is no wonder that Spain’s beaches rank among the world’s most popular tourist destinations. From lively coastal cities like Valencia to the warm Canary Islands, like Gran Canaria, and the historic Costa del Sol, Spain’s beaches attract millions of tourists. What’s more, these attractive beaches feature many hotel resorts that offer all the comforts of home plus pampering services, fitness facilities, recreation and adventurous excursions. An overview of the best beach resorts in Spain.
10. Vanity Hotel Suite[SEE MAP]
Located in the historic village of Capdepera on Majorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, this charming resort is situated nearby the Cala Agulla Beach with regional attractions like Punta de N’Amer Watch Tower and Cala Millor Beach. Amenities at the Vanity Hotel Suite include a full-service spa, health club, sauna, restaurant, an indoor pool, outdoor pool and rooftop terrace. Rooms are provided with air conditioning, televisions with satellite channels, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy on-site activities like volleyball, cycling, miniature golf, basketball and aerobics in addition to nearby recreation such as sailing, tennis and horse riding.
9. Hotel Las Arenas Balnerario[SEE MAP]
Just steps from the Las Arenas Beach in Valencia and within close proximity to attractions like L’Oceanografic and the Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts, this beautiful beach resort in Spain features 2 restaurants, a poolside bar, 3 swimming pools, a full-service spa and fitness equipment. Rooms at the Hotel Las Arenas Balnerario include air conditioning, wireless Internet access, bathrobes and slippers in addition to terraces that open to views of the sea. Outdoor recreation and beach fun includes golf, cycling, squash, swimming, sailing, paddle boating and volleyball.
8. Hotel Riu Garoe[SEE MAP]
The tropical Canary Island of Tenerife offers outstanding beach accommodation in this four-story Spanish beach resort that is conveniently located to nearby attractions like the Puerto de la Cruz city center, the Botanical Garden and the Lago Martianez salt water pools. Amenities include a restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool and lovely garden. Guests can relax in spacious rooms with scenic views and complimentary Champagne. Guests can also enjoy on-site recreational activities or opt for free shuttle service into the city center for shopping and sightseeing.
7. Marriott Playa Andaluza[SEE MAP]
Set along the stunning Costa del Sol in southern Spain within the picturesque town of Estepona, this beachfront resort presents an idyllic family getaway. Resort amenities feature a restaurant, rooftop terrace, steam room, beauty services, swimming pools, children’s club and free Wi-Fi. Guests will find rooms with microwaves, televisions with satellite channels and balconies that open to scenic views. Families can stay at the Marriott Playa Andaluza Beach Resort and enjoy water activities at the beach or opt for nearby recreation like golf, tennis, horse riding, hiking and snorkeling.
6. Princesa Yaiza Hotel[SEE MAP]
Overlooking the Blanca Beach on the island of Lanzarote within close distance to regional attractions like the Quemada Beach, Papagayo Beach and the Timanfaya National Park, this luxury resort features amenities like an indoor pool, bar/lounge, restaurant, fitness center, children’s activities and a spa with Turkish baths. Suites include deep-soaking tubs, minibars, air conditioning and wifi. Guests of the Princesa Yaiza can enjoy a number of water activities at the beach in addition to nearby recreation that includes tennis, scuba diving, cycling, racquetball, camel rides and volcano tours.
5. Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort[SEE MAP]
Situated along the sun-kissed Costa del Sol in Marbella, the Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort features beautiful villas, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, cafe, pub, fitness facilities, spa tub and an arcade game room. Villas include the choices of one, two and three bedrooms, jetted bathtubs, satellite television, washers/dryers and balconies. Guests at the Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort can enjoy a wide range of nearby recreational activities such as swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, hiking, horse riding, golf and much more.
4. Riu Palace Tres Islas Hotel[SEE MAP]
Located in Fuerteventura (the closest Canary Island to the African coast) just a short distance from the airport, shopping, Corralejo Beach and Corralejo Natural Dunes Park, this posh beach resort features 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and a children’s club. Rooms include televisions with satellite channels, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, minibars and balconies that open to desert or ocean views. On-site recreation at the Riu Palace Tres Islas Hotel includes beach activities and tennis.
3. Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real[SEE MAP]
Facing the beach next to the Corralejo Natural Dunes Park, this family-friendly hotel resort offers relaxation and pampering with amenities like tropical gardens, heated pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 5 restaurants and an impressive spa with 17 treatment rooms and luxurious therapies. Guests can choose between elegant rooms and spacious suites that all include balconies, minibars, air conditioning, satellite television and free Wi-Fi. Guests can stay at the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real and enjoy a wide array of fun activities such as swimming, a playground and aerobics or roam out for nearby recreation that includes golf, snorkeling, mountain biking, fishing, boating, scuba diving and whale-watching.
2. Riu Palace Maspalomas[SEE MAP]
Set within the beautiful Gran Canaria island right on the Maspalomas Beach, this five-story resort offers an oasis of tropical gardens, man-made lakes and thousands of palm trees. Guests can enjoy amenities that include 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, health club and a children’s club. Rooms feature air conditioning, in-room safes, minibars, satellite television and balconies that open to views of courtyards or the sea. In addition to numerous beach activities, guests can also enjoy nearby tennis, squash, golf and shopping.
1. Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia[SEE MAP]
One of the top Spain beach resorts in Gran Canaria, the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia features charming villas surrounded by spectacular landscapes of gorgeous beaches and distant mountains. Amenities at the resort include a restaurant, piano bar, fitness center, 3 outdoor swimming pools and a full-service spa with a sauna and Turkish bath. Luxurious rooms offer air conditioning, bathtubs with whirlpool hydro-massage, daily newspapers and fresh fruit. Guests can opt for on-site recreational activities or nearby attractions that include the likes of golfing, scuba diving, hiking and horse riding.