SPAIN is a popular holiday destination for Britons, but which locations are the best for sun worshippers?

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Using data from World Weather Online, the holiday search engine Holidu identified the cities in Spain with the greatest sun hours each month.


Alicante is a popular British vacation location, with an average of 349 hours of sunshine every month.

Located on the Costa Blanca coast, Alicante has extensive beaches, restaurants and bars, and a busy nightlife scene.

On the other hand, Alicante has several intriguing sites to offer people searching for a tranquil and pleasant break away from the party scene.

Many Tripadvisor customers who visited the town lately liked Guadalest Valley, located outside of Alicante.

'kcoers,' a user, stated: "Amazingly gorgeous. Guadalest Valley is a hidden gem just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Benidorm."

Another user, 'M4860QLkimp,' added: "Beautiful view. We went on a day excursion to Guadalest Valley with some friends and enjoyed the vistas, the great hikes, and the restaurant meal. We went to museums and craft stores. There is a nominal fee of four euros to enter the castle through the chapel. A visit with friends and family is highly recommended."

To reach Guadalest Valley from Alicante's centre, tourists must first take the tram to Benidorm and a local bus.

Alternatively, driving takes only one hour.


Murcia, in southwestern Spain, has the second most sunshine in the country.

The region's coastline area is known as the Costa Cálida because of its microclimate, which keeps its waters warm all year.

In addition to its gorgeous beaches, the city features a stunning old town centre.


On the Costa del Sol, Malaga is third in terms of monthly sunshine hours.

Malaga is an ideal city break with a beach alternative for people interested in seeing southern Spain's architectural and cultural landscape.


Valencia is Spain's fourth sunniest city, with 343 hours of sunshine each month.

The port city, located on Spain's southeastern coast, is also an excellent choice for a city break mixed with a beach vacation.

Las Palmas

Britons will discover Las Palmas, the main city in Spain's Canary Islands, right off the coast of northwest Africa. In October and November, temperatures in Las Palmas average 21 degrees.

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