Mallorca may be one of Spain's most popular summer destinations, yet there's still plenty of hidden gems and secret spots to be discovered.
With around 300 days of glorious sunshine, a spectacular blend of traditional and avant-garde architecture, plus fabulous local cuisine, Valencia is fast becoming the capital of the weekend break.
Hiring a car in Marbella means that you can enjoy the full Andalucían shoreline using the romantic N340 coast road which joins on to the ever useful A7 the farther you progress in the south westerly direction.
Still relatively untouched by mass tourism La Palma offers hikers green lush vegetation thick in pine forests in the mountainous centre. In fact the whole island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002 and it's honeycombed with a network of hiking trails.
Right bang in the heart of Madrid is the highly fashionable four star Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via. Ideal for city-breakers who want to enjoy the buzzy city life and sights of Madrid.
Rupert Parker takes a 14-day cruise on Fred Olsen's ship Braemar to visit historic cities in Portugal and Spain such as Lisbon, Seville and the Alhambra palace in Granada, as well as the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the North African coast.
Alcudia in the North of Mallorca is home to gorgeous landscape, plenty of heritage, sensational art and a lovely family friendly beach.
Mallorca has retained an impressive ten Michelin Stars across nine sensational restaurants at the ninth annual Michelin Star Awards.
Paella and Spanish omelette are typical and available everywhere but it would be a shame to miss out on the regional specialities that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.
A typical 18th century Galician manor house surrounded by 150 hectares of woodland just outside the historic pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela.