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Spain Is Number 1 For British Tourists In 2008

Apr 15, 2008
According to many online research polls, most Britons prefer Spanish holidays over any other. This comes as no big surprise, considering Spanish holidays have been favourites of the Brits for years.

Their favourite areas are the Balearic Islands, Barcelona and the Canary Islands. More specifically, Brits most often choose Mallorca, Menorca and Lanzarote.

The British are a classy people. They tend to envelope the extravagant. Whether they are going away for a short weekend trip or an extended holiday, you will usually find them on one of the Balearic or Canary Islands.

Mallorca and Menorca are Mediterranean island nations directly south of France and east of Spain. Their convenient location makes them the perfect weekend getaway or holiday destination.

Mallorca and Menorca are hot holiday destinations for many reasons. Both islands are rich in Spanish culture and boast amazing white sand beaches. Marvelous 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts border their beaches and offer every amenity. Their shopping and gaming are as exciting as their adventurous night life.

Many celebrity couples own homes in Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones own a castle style mansion on a secluded hillside near Deya in Mallorca. When asked why he and his family purchased there, Douglas replied 'The splendor of the landscape and history of the island bewitched me.'

Mallorca is a very modern island with modern delights, yet somehow manages to retain its old charm. Its many beaches are the envy of other beaches world-wide.

Each year royalty, celebrities and tourists alike revel in the relaxing atmosphere. The northern coast of Mallorca is spotted with high mountains, dramatic cliffs and private coves. Some of Mallorca's busiest beaches may become crowded during the summer. Those who do not enjoy crowded areas may opt for several smaller, more secluded beaches.

Menorca is the smaller of the two most visited Balearic Islands. Do not let its size fool you! Menorca is home to some of the nicest beaches, hiking trails and scuba diving tours in the world. Many shops teach scuba diving and take tourists to shipwrecks just off the coast.

If golf is more your sport, you are in luck. The Son Parc area is located on the northern side of the island and is home to the only golf course on Menorca. The full 18-hole course was designed by Dave Thomas Ltd. Its lush turf, beautiful greens, sand traps and a flock of peacocks living behind the third green attract more than just golfers. The peacocks are accustomed to humans and often offer up an amazing display of color.

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands and an exceptional holiday destination. Lanzarote is volcanic in origin, like the other Canary Islands. It is 37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20km) wide. Its mild, dry climate and year round temperatures ranging from 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 degrees F) to 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees F) make Lanzarote the perfect holiday destination any time of year.
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Information for the Spanish island of Menorca can be found at YourMenorca.net and includes Menorca holidays information, the airport and Minorca flights

Minorca is a great island for villa holidays and the guide includes villa holiday companies who have Minorca villas available.
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