There is nothing like phenomenal girls weekend getaways with your closest gal pals to really nourish the soul. While yes, it's a fabulous opportunity to pretend you are Carrie Bradshaw living the Sex in the City lifestyle while sipping on fabulous cosmos, there are actually some real benefits for taking out some time for you and your besties.

It allows you a chance to just be you, with no judgements — if you want to walk around in a robe all day without makeup, go for it — you get to relax totally, indulge in ‘girly’ movies and vent about relationships. So, we have established how important girls weekend getaways are, but where do you go? Here are our top picks for the best girls weekend getaways in sunny Spain:

Barcelona

For girls weekend getaways that are bound to be jam-packed, head to the magical, eclectic and enticing city of Barcelona. Opt for the hop-on-hop-off bus to make the most of the city in a weekend, walk along La Rambla, popping into the Boqueria food market for some interesting treats, be inspired by the incredible architectural works of Antoni Gaudi, interpret the surrealist works of Miro and Picasso, and indulge in all the fantastic cuisine the city has to offer. For those that are interested in exploring the surrounding areas opt for a day trip to the Pyrenees, or conversely, just spend the day bronzing your bodies on the beach in Barcelona. For those seeking a vibrant nightlife, Barcelona is perfect, but keep in mind the clubs only really get busy well after midnight and things start getting busy around two in the morning.

Ibiza

Party central, a trip to the Balearic island of Ibiza is perfect for those looking for exciting, busy and party-filled girls weekend getaways. However, what many people don’t know, is that it’s also known for its yoga retreats, its incredible beaches and quiet, quaint towns — it’s the perfect place to find the balance between relaxation and party time.

Mallorca

This incredible island, the biggest of the Balearic islands, is an amazing spot for exciting girls weekend getaways. Explore the many little coves and caves on the island, get some R&R on the idyllic beaches, explore the medieval wonders of Palma de Mallorca, see if there is a concert scheduled for when you are there or indulge in an opera. However you ladies decide to spend your time, you are bound to have an incredible experience. And if you are lucky enough, you might even spot Rafael Nadal getting in some training on one of Mallorca’s luxury resort tennis courts.

Madrid

Sightsee and shop — these will be the order of the day on girls weekend getaways to Madrid. Be sure to limit how much you pack and bring lots of money for this girls weekend. Take a shopping timeout at one of the many first-class restaurants in the exciting capital city and indulge in mouth-watering local dishes that highlight the healthy Mediterranean diet, explore the incredible museums, picnic in the parks and soak up this incredible city. The nightlife here is another one to write home about, so be sure to pack your heels and get ready for a night (or nights) on the town.

Calpe

Sensational spas, the glittering Mediterranean Sea, glorious sunshine and sand (and of course, Sangria), Calpe has everything you could possibly want for extraordinary girls weekend getaways. Enjoy days lazing in the sun on glorious white beaches on the most incredible stretch of coast in Spain, enjoy the watersports on offer, hike the famous Ifach Rock, indulge in the region’s famous seafood paellas, shop till you drop at gorgeous boutiques, book treatments at some of the most spectacular spas Spain has to offer in top Calpe resorts and check out the excellent clubs after some scrumptious tapas. Book a gorgeous suite at one of the incredible sea-facing Calpe hotels to share with your friends for a really special girls weekend getaway, sipping on cocktails as you watch the sunset from your balcony.  

If Calpe sounds like the ideal spot for a magical weekend away with your best friends, then contact us to book a stay at one of our extraordinary Calpe hotels perfectly suited to a girls getaway, with a little bit of everything you could want – from outdoor adventure to poolside relaxing with a cocktail in hand.