If you are feeling a little low, looking pale and a little rundown, then chances are you that you are in serious need of a weekend away and a chance to break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city.

You need to go somewhere that will allow you to recharge, relax and get some much-needed sunshine. In short, you need a weekend in Spain – somewhere you can spend days soaking up the vitamin D with your feet in the sand. Not sure where to go that’s a little off the beaten path and struggling to find the perfect place to stay? Here’s a short list of our recommended destinations and the top hotels to spend an awesome weekend in Spain:



The gorgeous Balearic Islands are found just off the eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula. With an exquisite Mediterranean climate, these islands are the perfect destination for beach-lovers, and especially if you are just looking to have a quick weekend in Spain, or should we say, paradise. The island of Formentera is slightly smaller than the other islands, but no less extraordinary and is characterised by magnificent translucent waters, gorgeous stretches of beaches and framed by magnificent landscapes. If a weekend of snorkelling, tanning and swimming sound perfect to you right now, then we recommend a stay at Gecko Beach. This laid-back hotel is ideal for those who really want a relaxed weekend in Spain. If the incredible island is not enough of a draw for you then just think: At Gecko Beach the beach is literally on the establishment’s doorstep, there are yoga classes at sunset, here everyone cycles from village to village, and the hotel even has day beds with curtains so you can have an afternoon nap in between trips to the beach!



The Costa Brava has been a tourist hotspot for ages, and there’s little wonder why with their gorgeous blue flag beaches alongside green-blue waters, exceptional Spanish cuisine, and quaint towns. For those who don’t enjoy staying at huge resorts packed to the brim with families, then a weekend in Spain would be well spent in Hostel Sa Rascassa in Begur. This small five-roomed establishment is perfect for those looking for a little peace and quiet and is set amongst a beautiful pine forest. And while it is 3 km from the town itself – where you can find wonderful shops, restaurants, and bars –  it’s perfectly located just 50 m from Begur’s Cala d’Aiguafreda beach. The reality is, that if rest and relaxation are the order of the day, between the beach, the charming rooms, and the incredible Catalan food at the establishment’s restaurant, you really won’t need to go anywhere else.



Another of the breathtakingly beautiful Balearic Islands, Mallorca is another must-visit. Famous for its beautiful beach resorts, sparkling waters, hidden coves and the Roman and Moorish remains –  to name but a few of the top attractions. If you are someone who likes to be in the middle of the action, then a stay at Hotel Portixol would be a great choice. Situated right in Palma’s Portixol harbour, just 300 m from Portixol beach, with Palma’s airport a ten-minute drive away and the city centre a five minute drive – you will be right in the heart of the island. Here, you can rent bicycles, treat yourself at the spa and enjoy the gourmet restaurant with astounding views. If you are looking for a weekend in Spain that is characterized by style and luxury, then Mallorca and the Hotel Portixol is definitely for you.



One of the ultimate places to escape to for a sneaky weekend in Spain, Calpe has everything you could possibly want. Gorgeous, sandy beaches, spas, incredible outdoor activities, watersports, boutique shopping opportunities and so much more. An incredible place to stay for someone who enjoys all things exclusive, unique and tasty, would have to be The Cook Book. The Gastro Boutique Hotel and Spa is a foodie’s paradise and has all the added extras to ensure that your weekend in Spain is a relaxing one. From a free mini bar and WiFi, to an extraordinary spa, a gorgeous pool and a fine dining restaurant, your stay here will be nothing short of phenomenal. What’s more, it’s extremely close to the historic centre, boasts fantastic views of the iconic Ifach Rock, and is a mere 2 km from the beach. And, the good news doesn't stop there, guests at the Cook Book get a free spa treatment. Do we really need to say more? If you are truly looking for the perfect weekend in Spain, then we highly suggest that you head to Calpe!


There are no two ways about it, if you are looking for a wonderful weekend break to get your fill of sun, sea, and sand, then there’s little competition to Spain. But for the ultimate weekend in Spain, then head to the charming coastal town of Calpe in Costa Blanca. Get in touch with us today to book your next weekend at The Cook Book or one of our other extraordinary luxury hotels in Costa Blanca.