Winter Travel Trends Report delved into enquiries for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, investigating what’s trending in Winter Holidays in Spain. 

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Favourite Spanish winter destinations

According to both UK travel association ABTA and, the Canary Islands are the most popular winter destination, with Maspalomas in Gran Canaria in first place, and Playa del Ingles, Tenerife and Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria also in the Top 10. However, it’s the Malaga Province and the resorts along the Costa del Sol, which have the most entries in the Top 10. 


Top Spanish winter holiday destinations


Who’s visiting?

Enquiries for winter 2012/13 and 2013/14 show the Brits are still the biggest winter visitors to Spain, with the Danes following close behind.

Spanish holidaymakers by nationality 

What’s trending in winter holidays in Spain?

Beach holidays most popular in winter According to our ‘Inspiration’’ search, beach holidays are still the number one choice for holidaymakers visiting Spain during the winter months, with golf holidays not far behind. Skiing was the least requested holiday type, so Spain still has a way to go to become one of Europe’s most popular ski destinations. 

1. Beach holiday 2. Family holiday 3. Golf holiday 4. Luxury rentals 5. Country homes (rural) 6. City breaks 7. Budget rentals 8. Skiing holidays