7 Spanish islands for romantic getaways

Fancy a romantic holiday with sea, relaxation and idyllic landscapes? We recommend 7 destinations for an unforgettable stay with your partner. Whether it is your first holiday together, celebrating an anniversary or getting away from it all, you will find plenty of tips. Get ready for a unique experience with the person you love!

One of the most popular summer destinations is Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. For a romantic excursion head to Sòller, the small town in the Sierra Tramontana considered to be one of the most picturesque on the island. If, on the other hand, you want a quiet spot, head to Playa d’en Repic. It can only be reached on foot and is perfect for couples seeking some privacy for a romantic picnic. Then head to Pollença, a rural village with characteristic yellow ochre stone houses. On Sundays you can browse the stalls of its picturesque market. If you visit the south coast, you will find both busy beaches and small, secluded coves ideal for relaxing.

It’s always springtime on the island, the villages are enchanting and the beaches bathed by the Atlantic stretch for over 300 km. But if you really want something romantic, organise a walk to Teide, the highest and most central mountain on Tenerife. At sunset you can see the ridges rich in hues that turn from red to pink, while at night it is the stars that put on a show. Stroll through the oldest town in the Canary Islands, La Orotava. Along its cobbled streets you will experience a truly relaxing atmosphere. Then visit the García Sanabria Park in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Here you can see the floral clock but above all stroll among magical fountains, ponds and works of contemporary art hidden among the trees.

Lanzarote, with its stunning Timanfaya National Park, also has more than one surprise in store for couple travellers. In Timanfaya, you can take a camel ride around the volcanoes and walk the volcanic paths while having fun with your other half. Each camel can carry two people and there are two comfortable seats. Then for dinner, one of Lanzarote’s biggest attractions awaits you: the El Diablo Restaurant, on the islet Hilario. Here, dishes are cooked using the heat of the Timanfaya. Get ready to admire the colours of the lunar landscape and the wind-swept lava with your partner.

Your trip for two to Ibiza will include: kilometre-long beaches, discos and fun. But there will be no shortage of romantic moments. S’aigua Blanca beach, narrow and long, is very quiet and therefore perfect for a romantic tête-à-tête. Then there is Cala Llyena, a cove almost hidden by vegetation, where you can sunbathe and indulge in water sports. And to get excited with your partner in front of a breathtaking landscape, visit the Torre des Savinar. You can dominate the entire coastline and enjoy a wonderful view of the islet of Es Vedrà. For a romantic aperitif, wait for the sunset on Sunset Street: the panorama will be tinged with a thousand colours!

Gran Canaria
A romantic couple’s trip to Gran Canaria means strolling along the golden beaches hand in hand, scuba diving and boat trips to the south of the island to see dolphins and minke whales. There is also a nudist beach in Maspalomas. If you want to do water sports, go to Playa del Inglés for surfing; El Confital for bodyboarding; Lloret for stand-up paddling and Puerto de Mogan for parasailing. To be thrilled by a magical sunset, head to the Mirador del Balcon. It is a rocky belvedere from which you can admire the Atlantic as the sun disappears behind the horizon and gives you lights and colours of enormous charm.

Not just white beaches and quiet coves, here the more energetic couples can also try their hand at trekking, diving and kitesurfing. With the most beautiful moments to be immortalised with a camera. Do you share a passion for surfing with your partner? We recommend Sotavento if you are a neophyte. Better Flag Beach if you are an expert. There is no shortage of adventurous mountain bike trails. One starts in Lajares, crosses the volcano zone and arrives in Corralejo. Here you can visit the Toston lighthouse and the Museum of Traditional Fishing inside it.

In the north, the beautiful and tranquil island is characterised by its rugged coastline. The south, on the other hand, is full of charming coves among the pine trees and golden beaches, such as the sandy beach of Sa Mesquida. Other dreamy spots are also unmissable, such as Cala Macarella, where you can swim and trek along paths; or Cala Turqueta, surrounded by dense vegetation. Discovering a cove every day, often walking along nature trails, allows the couple to strengthen their complicity. If a passion for the seabed binds you, all you need is a diving mask and snorkel to get to know the fauna. Where? At Cala Morell, with its rocky seabed, or at S’Escala, between sandy and rocky bottoms.