Tripadvisor names most popular holiday destination in Spain

Using its wealth of review and booking data, Tripadvisor has revealed this year’s most popular spring destinations. While Paris took the top spot worldwide, a popular British tourist destination in Spain came in third place.

Most popular holiday destinations (Tripadvisor)

  1. Paris, France
  2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Benidorm, Spain
  4. Costa Adeje, Spain
  5. Dubai, UAE
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. New York, USA
  8. Barcelona, Spain
  9. Antalya, Turkey
  10. Marrakech, Morocco

Benidorm was Spain’s most popular destination with Costa Adeje close behind in the rankings.

The Costa Blanca resort town was once named Spain’s most British town due to the high number of British pubs and restaurants.

There is also a sizeable expat community in Benidorm and the town is expected to hold celebrations for King Charles III’s coronation in May.

Spain’s first package holiday resort, Benidorm has around 90,000 residents and swells with tourists every summer.

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The destination’s top rated attraction is the Balcon Del Mediterraneo, a picture-perfect viewpoint overlooking the coast.

A tourist wrote on Tripadvisor: “Lovely. Stunning views from here, both of the new and old town.”

Another person said: “Pretty place to visit. This is a nice place to sit and take in the wonderful vista.”

British tourists will need to move fast if they want to visit Benidorm this Easter, as hotel officials are expecting a busy season.

Some hotel bosses are even anticipating their rooms will sell out over the Easter weekend due to the resort’s popularity.

The Costa Adeje was Spain’s second most popular destination and the leading spot in the Canary Islands.

The resort in Tenerife is known for its golden sand beaches and lively nightlife and restaurant scene.

Paris was the most popular destination on Tripadvisor, with many tourists heading straight to the Louvre, one of the world’s most prestigious art galleries.

UK’s most popular destinations

  1. London
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Liverpool
  4. York
  5. Blackpool
  6. Manchester
  7. Windermere
  8. Bath
  9. Glasgow
  10. Birmingham

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