A record 60 million tourists visited Spain in 2013, this year figures are set to increase.

There are countless reasons for this and it is not just about the sun and sea. Find out why Spain is such a popular choice for millions of tourists and why thousands end up staying and calling Spain their new home.

1) Spain has some incredible beaches

A beach in Formentera, Balearic Islands
A beach in Formentera. Photo credits.

2) Spain has some very cool water parks

Siam Park, Tenerife
Siam Park, Tenerife awarded best water park in the world by Tripadvisor.

3) Spain has some of the best restaurants in the world

El Bulli Restaurant in Roses, Catalonia, Spain
Restaurant Magazine judged elBulli to be Number One on its Top 50 list of the world’s best restaurants for a record five times. Photo credits.

4) Spain has a number of amazing cathedrals

The Cathedral in Leon
The Cathedral in Leon. Photo credits.

5) Spain has countless historical monuments

The Pont de les Ferreres is a Roman bridge, part of the Roman aqueduct built to supply water to the ancient city of Tárraco, today Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain
The Pont de les Ferreres is a Roman bridge, part of the Roman aqueduct built to supply water to the ancient city of Tárraco, today Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. Photo credits.

6) Spain has some of the best wine in the world

Harvesting the vintage in the Rioja region.
Harvesting the vintage in the Rioja region. Photo credits.

7) Spain has some incredible Moorish heritage

Alhambra Palace at Dusk. Photo credits. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nathaninsandiego/14441073121
Alhambra Palace at Dusk. Photo credits.

8) Spain offers endless gastronomic pleasures

Spanish Tapas
Spanish Tapas. Photo credits.

9) Spain has some of the most legendary festivals

La Tomatina festival held Buñol, Valencia on the last Wednesday of August.
La Tomatina festival held in Buñol, Valencia on the last Wednesday of August. Photo credits.

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