Mexico, fascinating and mysterious
A millennial history, pristine beaches framed by coral reefs, pleasant temperatures and a vast natural heritage: Mexico is at its best in spring. Worth seeing are Playa Tortugas and Playa Caracol in Cancún and Playa Paraíso in Tulum, as well as the ruins of Uxmal and Chichén Itza. For an active and adventurous holiday, trek through the canyons of the Sierra Madre, scour the tropical forest with its mangrove jungle and visit the freshwater-flooded caves in Yucatan.
Caribbean, for total relaxation
In spring, mild temperatures and dry weather are the best allies for a relaxing holiday in the Caribbean, with paradisiacal beaches surrounded by wilderness. Don’t miss the colourful gardens of orchids and begonias in Barbados and the Parc des Mamelles in Guadeloupe with its 4 hectares of tropical forest. In the Bahamas, recharge your batteries by strolling along the endless Pink Sand beach and reaching the top of Mount Auvergne.
Santorini, breathtaking views
In spring, the blue sea and clear skies of Santorini are a thrill to behold. What’s more, thanks to the pleasant climate and mild water temperature, you can go swimming as early as mid-April! For a refreshing dip, a stop at Amoudi Bay and Red Beach is a must. Discover the dual face of Fira: romantic by day with its picturesque white houses and buzzing at night with its trendy clubs. The villages of Imerovigli and Oia are also worth a visit.
Turkish Riviera between sea and ancient ruins
In a picturesque succession of ancient villages, quiet coves and pine-clad hills, the spring air on the Turkish Riviera releases a heady scent of thyme, rosemary and sage. For a relaxing holiday, choose the beaches of Lara and Konyaalti in Antalya. If you love adventure, opt for the trails leading to the Düden Waterfalls and Mount Tahtali. Don’t forget the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
Split, the heart of Dalmatia
A lively city where ancient and modern coexist harmoniously, sunny spring days are ideal for venturing out to explore Split. Diocletian’s Palace, the Meštrović Gallery and the Church of St Francis are worth a visit. A walk along the Lungomare promenade, a stop at Marjan Park and an evening stroll around Prokurative Square are a must. For sunbathing, close to the old town, the Bacvice beach will not disappoint.
Dubai, between skyscrapers and beaches
The spring season invites you to stroll along Dubai’s endless beaches of fine sand and discover the futuristic architecture that dominates the city skyline. Among the experiences to be had, walk along the Creek canal to the man-made island The Palm. And, if you want to admire the city from a privileged vantage point, the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa skyscraper and the 48-storey Dubai Frame monument await you.
In spring, mild weather, bright days and a light coastal breeze make Malta the ideal destination for a mid-season break. A tour of Valletta’s old town with its architectural treasures, such as St John’s Cathedral and the Grand Master’s Palace, is a must. For an insight into thousands of years of history, don’t miss the Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni and the megalithic temples of Gozo. A dip in the Blue Lagoon and a visit to the village of Marsaxlokk will be enough to immerse you in the enthralling Mediterranean atmosphere.
Seville, the essence of Spain
A lively and dynamic city, Seville shines with a special light in spring. The one that illuminates the Andalusian capital’s iconic monuments and the one that invites you outdoors. A tour of the city must include the Royal Palaces, the Cathedral with the Giralda and the House of Pilate. On foot or by bicycle, Seville is a city to be explored: the route along the Guadalquivir River and the one winding through the alleyways of the Barrio de San Bartolomé are evocative.
Sicily, the spectacle of blossoms
Sicily holds an architectural and natural heritage of inestimable value. In spring, these jewels take on added value thanks to the spectacle of the blossoms. Discover the Baroque treasures between Noto and Ragusa and the charm of Arab-Norman Palermo. Let the first warm sun of the season kiss you on the wild beaches of Marzamemi, San Vito Lo Capo and Scopello. Inland, discover the mountain villages guarded by the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains.
Nice, sea and more
In spring, the sea in Nice is a lure: the sun-kissed white pebble beaches spur one to spend days on the sandy shore. The pearl of the Côte d’Azur, in addition to its sea, is known for its architectural heritage. You only have to wander around the old town to discover a wealth of Baroque treasures. A stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and a stop at the flower market on the Cours Saleya are also a must.
Algarve, lonely beaches
Thanks to the spectacle of almond blossom and mild temperatures, spring is the best time to discover the Algarve, with its wild beaches and unspoilt nature. Wander the narrow streets of the capital Faro, discover the remains of the Moorish castle of Tavira and admire the sunset from Cabo de São Vicente. For the first swim of the season, choose Praia dos Pescadores for its surprisingly warm water.
Canary Islands, postcard views
The Canaries offer a mild and pleasant climate from March to June. Spring proves to be the perfect time to discover stretches of white sand and breathtaking natural scenery. For a holiday on the move, explore Teide, the pyramids of Guimar and the Parque Nacional de Garajonay. If you are looking for a paradisiacal beach, relax on Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria and Los Cancajos on the island of La Palma.
Balearic Islands – Beautiful Beaches
Thanks to the temperate climate and low crowds, the beaches of the Balearic Islands are lovely in spring. For lovers of the sea, a regenerating swim in Cala Blanca and Cala Saona is a must, while for art and culture enthusiasts, a stop in Palma de Mallorca to visit the Santa Maria Cathedral and a stop in the fortified old town of Ibiza is a must. And for the romantics, an unmissable panorama can be admired from the salt pans of Formentera and the small village of Fornalutx in the Mallorcan mountains.
Morocco, beauty without limits
With its picturesque spring blossoms, Morocco reveals a wild and lush nature. Discover the beaches of Asilah, Moulay Bousselham and Larache in Tangier and visit Bahia Palace in Marrakech. In Casablanca, the second largest mosque in the world awaits you and in Fez you will find the paradise of the Jardin Majorelle. For the most authentic face of Morocco, visit the souks of Agadir and cross the Sahara desert.