Popular Hen & Stag Destinations in Spain
If you are considering a trip abroad for your Stag or Hen party, there are plenty of destinations in Spain which are becoming increasingly popular. Of these, Barcelona, Marbella, Puerto Benus, and Benidorm head the list. Read on for more information
Barcelona; Only a couple of hours flight from the UK, Barcelona is fast becoming the destination of choice for party mad revellers. Barcelona is served by low cost airlines, Easyjet and Monarch are just two. If you want to combine a beach break with city life exuberance, then Barcelona is for you. Located just ten minutes from long sandy beaches, you can hit the tiles and many bars in the city centre after your day of sunbathing. Be sure to check out Las Ramblas, a 1.2 kilometre, tree-lined pedestrian mall in the centre of Barcelona . It is popular with tourist and visitors alike but unfortunately attracts pickpockets also. Stag party members may also be eager to check out the Nou Camp Stadium, home of the mighty Barcelona FC. Popular areas of the city to let your hair down include the Gothic Quarter, L’Eixample, and the waterfront stretch of Maremagnum and La Ribera. There is a wide range of accommodation available in Barcelona, from budget to luxury hotels, but if your group is large you may want to consider self-catering as an option.
Marbella & Puerto Banus: If you want to let your hair down in chic surroundings, then head for the sun drenched resort of Marbella, home to some of Europes’s wealthiest residents. In just under three hours, you can arrive at the nearby Malaga Airport which is serviced by British Airways, Aer Lingus, easyjet, Monarch and Air France. Golden beaches, fancy restaurants and trendy bars are features of this popular destination. You’ll find the Casco Antiguo or Old Town of Marbella awash with excellent restaurants and cheap back street tapas bars. The place is bursting with life at night and is a great area for a bar crawl. Popular nightspots include Dreamers, also known as “The Cathedral of house Music” and Linekers Bar, the haunt of famous footballers. Other nightspots worth checking out include Seven in Puerto Banus and Mansion Club in Marbella. All budgets are catered for when selecting accommodation in Marbella, from discount hotels to luxury villas.
Benidorm: With miles of golden sands and year round sunshine, it is hardly surprising that Benidorm is one of the top European destinations for Hen and Stag parties. Indeed it is known as the party capital of the Costa Blanca, and with over 2000 bars and restaurants its nighlife is unrivalled elsewhere. Easy access from major European cities also make it an attractive choice. Featuring world class DJ’s, the club scene in Benidorm is vibrant with most of the super clubs situated along Avenida Communitat Valencia. The most popular clubs and discos in Benidorm are the KM Dance Club where gorgeous girls and handsome men poledance, Penelopes, El Divino and Hippodrome nightclub. Accommodation is wide and varied, from low cost hotels to exclusive self catering villas.
Salou : Salou has grown in popularity in recent years as a Hen and Stag destination due to its easy access from Britain, not to mention its scintillating nightlife. Only an hour from Barcelona and just 15 minutes from Reus Airport, transport is hassle free for those weary from flights. The areas also boasts its own theme park with its own water world, ideal for day time fun. There are hundreds of bars , nightclubs and restaurants to choose from. Among the popular night spots for Hens and Stags are,
Kiss in the Carlos Buigas area, and Pacha. There are actually quite a few English and Irish bars dotted around Salou, serving familiar beers, equipped with pool tables, and most showing live football. Accomodation is wide and varied to suit all budgets, larger groups again may benefit from renting a few of the many self-catering options available.
If you are heading to any of these popular destinations, car hire in Spain is probably your cheapest option when looking for transportation. You also have the independence to see the surrounding regions at your own pace.