Spain has more than its fair share of beaches, cities and party hotspots. The difference though between this country and others is that these partying Mecca’s are not found in or around the same place or dominated by one big city or resort. You can go where you like and the chances are you’ll find somewhere where partying is high on the list of everyone there!

In fact, the distance between say Lloret de Mar on the mainland and the party island of Tenerife off the west coast of Africa runs into the thousands of kilometres, which begs the question: if you are after a good time in Spain, it is better to stick to the mainland or head to one of the Canary or Balearic Islands? Take a look at what each option has to offer and take your pick!

Tenerife beer

Mainland Spain

As you may well expect, there are more than enough options on the mainland if you like bars, clubs and pubs. Whilst the capital Madrid is a popular destination for many tourists, you should ideally head to the coast when on the lookout for a good time as there is nothing better than a mixture of sun, sea and sand – you are in Spain after all! Lloret de Mar is extremely popular with travellers and tourists thanks to its location just a short drive away from Barcelona. Its streets are lined with bars and clubs which cater for the younger crowd and as there is access to the beach you can also spend your days messing around on banana boats and other fun water sports. What could be better than this? The Spanish mainland has just as many opportunities to enjoy yourself as the more famous party islands, so do not write it off without doing your research first.

Lloret de Mar

The Balearic Islands

The Balearics – Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza being the biggest and most visited – are situated in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. If partying is what you plan on doing, then head to the world renowned island of Ibiza. Its nightlife is rarely matched and every year a long and impressive list of superstar DJ’s fly to the island to rock the locals and visitors until the early mornings throughout the busy summer season. Just head to Privilege, Amnesia, Space, Pacha, or Eden and let your worries drift away into the night.

Amnesia Ibiza The Canary Islands

The Canary’s can be found off the Atlantic Coast of west Africa and consist of seven islands. Tenerife is the biggest and most popular with overseas visitors, with Playa De Las Americas standing out as the perfect area to head to in search of beer and high jinx! The Veronicas – a street of nightclubs, cabaret bars, restaurants and live music venues – is buzzing throughout the high season, which roughly runs from May to September. Tenerife and in particular Playa De Las Americas make no effort to hide its party image – and why should it? There are plenty of opportunities to book cheap holidays to tenerife so cost need not be an issue!

Catalina Island
Catalina Island
Partying in Tenerife

There is only so much culture you can take in. If you have done the usual museum and city tours and want to let your hair down, Spain has an almost never ending list of destinations where you can do just that.

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