With year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches and exciting cities like Madrid and Barcelona, it's no wonder that Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Whilst los paquetes de vacaciones (package holidays) are common in coastal resorts, Spain is also known for las vacaciones culturales (cultural holidays) with so much to see and do.
Whether you are relaxing on a beach or visiting historical attractions, you can be sure that there is a wide variety of holiday accommodation available. Here is some useful vocabulary to talk about places to stay:
|alojarse||to stay, lodge|
|un albergue juvenil||youth hostel|
|un camping||a campsite, camping|
|un hotel (de tres estrellas)||a (three-star) hotel|
|un parador||(state-owned) hotel|
|una pensión||boarding house, B&B|
|pensión completa||full board|
|media pensión||half board|
|una habitación doble||a double room|
|una habitación individual||a single room|
Rearrange these words into sentences and translate them into English.
Spain is filled with tourist attractions from art galleries like El Prado, to theme parks and water parks in the coastal resorts. Here is some useful vocabulary for talking about trips and excursions that you might take whilst on holiday:
|contemplar las vistas||to look at the views|
|hacer un paseo marítimo/ir de excursión en barco||to go on a boat trip|
|ir a un parque temático||to go to a theme park|
|ir a la sierra/la montaña||to go to the mountains|
|ir de excursión en autocar||to go on a coach trip|
|ver los monumentos||to see the sights|
|visitar un pueblo antiguo||to visit an old town|
|visitar la catedral/el castillo/el museo||to visit the cathedral/castle/museum|
|la costa||the coast|
|una excursión||a trip, an excursion|
|un parque infantil||children's playpark|
Read this leaflet advertising day trips from Benidorm.
Excursiones turísticas desde Benidorm
Now read what sort of trip these people are looking for.
Choose the trip that you think would suit each person best.