Start planning your honeymoon in Spain
Spain is a stand-out honeymoon destination for couples seeking a mix of culture, adventure, and beach-side relaxation. Explore historic buildings, indulge in the diverse local cuisine, lounge on golden sandy beaches, or even hit the slopes for an afternoon of skiing. After a day filled with exciting new experiences, watch the sunset together while savoring a glass of traditional Spanish sangria.
What makes Spain a great honeymoon destination?
Spain is warm and sunny throughout much of the year and you’ll find numerous romantic locations for your honeymoon. Visit the vineyards of Catalonia, share a variety of tapas plates, or unwind on the beaches of the Costa del Sol. A honeymoon in Spain can take many different forms, with something to please every honeymoon couple whether you want a week-long romantic break or a two-week adventure.
Best honeymoon activities and experiences in Spain
A honeymoon in Spain can be as relaxing or adventure-filled as you want. The beaches of the south coast are perfect for sunbathing, as well as a wide variety of water sports such as parasailing, scuba diving, and jet skiing. Inland, you can go skiing in winter, or go hiking in summer across one of the country’s vast mountain ranges. Alternatively, take a tour through an idyllic vineyard in one of the many gorgeous wine producing regions, and sample some of the best bottles on offer.
See the sunset at the Alhambra Palace
Located in Granada, this unmistakably Moorish palace is filled with opulent rooms and elegant gardens. Come sunset, the walls of the Alhambra take on a magical golden glow, making this one of Spain's most romantic sights.
Go skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains
The mountains that surround Granada are home to excellent ski resorts, so if you’re here during winter or early spring, you’ll have ample opportunity for thrills. Glide down the slopes while feeling the warm rays of the winter sun on your back at the same time. In summer, there are hiking trails too.
Go wine tasting in Barcelona
The vineyards that surround the beautiful city of Barcelona are some of the best in Spain. Take a guided tour of the cellars before enjoying a glass of wine together. Several vineyards also offer delectable wine and tapas pairings, often served overlooking the pretty vines.
Rent a bike to explore Valencia
For a seriously romantic excursion, rent a tandem bike to explore one of the best honeymoon spots in Spain. The terrain of Valencia is flat, so there’ll be no puffing and sweating on this cycling trip, and there are plenty of beautiful parks to ride through. Take in the striking architecture of the city before stopping at one of the many charming cafes for the local specialty, paella.
Get active on the beaches of Marbella
This famous resort town on the Costa del Sol is famous for its glitzy resorts and beautiful sands. Soak up the sun on the beaches, or have yourself an adventure on the water by parasailing or surfing. There are scuba diving classes, snorkeling trips, and after all that adventure, round off the day by watching the sun set over the Mediterranean with a glass of Cava in hand.
Tips for planning a honeymoon in Spain
It's worth planning your Spanish honeymoon a few months in advance, as the popular resorts can get booked up quickly. Visit during spring or fall for the most comfortable weather and fewest crowds. In winter, the weather is colder but days are often sunny, so you’ll still be able to enjoy the spectacular Spanish landscapes.