13 October, 2019
Ranging from the Basque Country peaks to the white-tinged sands of the Costa Blanca, the snowy Pyrenees to the windmill-speckled hills of La Mancha, Spain is one of Europe's best-loved vacation destinations. It might seem half a world away from Auckland, but cheap flights to Spain from New Zealand can jet you across to flamenco-mad Madrid in as little as 29 hours each way. Other arrival points include the enthralling Catalan capital of Barcelona (think UNESCO churches and chilled beach life), vibrant Valencia (for Gothic neighborhoods and the finest oranges you'll ever taste), and Seville (the home of tapas).
Get ready to party the night away with (too much) sangria, tasty tapas, and flamenco dances in gorgeous Madrid.
Pack the sunscreen and the bikinis for the Costa del Sol – this is Spain's premier sand and sea destination.
The landscapes of Lanzarote are something else – more Mars than Med. Then comes the island's surfing beaches and whitewashed towns.