If you’re looking to catch some fun in the sun abroad for your bestie’s last weekend of freedom, then look no further than Spain! A Spain hen do really does have it all; from stunning sandy beaches and glorious sun, to twinkling blue waters and a brilliant nightlife - you definitely won’t be stuck for things to do whilst you’re visiting this amazing country. Plus, it’s only a couple of hours journey from the UK, so there won’t be any jet lag!
The best cities in Spain for a hen party
Whether you want to live it up, spot world famous attractions, get stuck into tasty tapas, chill out at a beach club or hit the spa, Spain is such a versatile country to visit, with something to match every hen group’s style! We’ve rounded up our top 10 Spanish hen do destinations below (in no particular order), so why not have a read and see which location suits your hen party best?
Playground to the rich and famous, Marbella makes for an incredible hen party hotspot! With glorious sunshine and jam-packed with sophisticated bars, prestigious nightclubs and other stylish places to hang, it’s no wonder hen groups flock to this destination when the warmer months come around. As for hen activities, there’s everything here from cocktail making and beach club experiences to spa sessions, dance classes and bottomless brunch.
The White Isle is Spain’s ultimate party destination and is a favourite amongst those girls looking for an unreal weekend. Expect glimmering white beaches, warm waters, cocktails, sleek beach clubs and a seriously unbeatable nightlife. Ibiza is home to some of the hottest nightclubs in Europe including Pacha, Eden, Privilege and Es Paradis.
The two liveliest resorts on the island are San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. Head to San Antonio’s famous sunset strip for beautiful sunsets, classy bars, delicious cocktails and some of the best live DJs around. Playa d'en Bossa is the place to go for chic pool parties and stylish bars and restaurants. Of course, if you want to enjoy some more sedate activities, there’s plenty of gorgeous spas and scenery to enjoy - you could even head to The Old Town and check out the hippy market. As far as activities are concerned, you’ll be spoiled for choice here. From bottomless brunch and cocktail making to water sports, nude life drawing, dining experiences and boat parties!
Officially known as the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a municipality of Spain, so this destination isn’t strictly Spanish. However, a Barcelona hen weekend is probably the most versatile option for hen groups looking to visit this region. The city is equally adept at providing beach weekends with its long, beautiful beaches, a bonafide sight-seeing city break or even a no-holds-barred party weekend, only aided by some of the most beautiful inhabitants of any city worldwide. Ensure you make some time to spot some of Gaudi’s masterpieces, including Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Mila whilst you're here!
Non-stop party atmosphere? Check. Beautiful sandy beaches and glittering waters? Check. More bars, pubs and clubs than you can shake a stick at? CHECK! With all this on offer, it’s no wonder that Magaluf is such a hit with those looking to enjoy a hen do in Spain. It’s brilliant fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. There’s a heavy British influence here, so expect loads of traditional pubs and fry ups that will be perfect for easing that hangover the morning after! When it comes to hen do activities, there's plenty to do here. Choose from the likes of the infamous full moon party, Gringos bingo, cocktail making, male strippers, Pirates Reloaded show and lots more!
The capital of Spain is incredibly rich in variety, though possibly not a great option for the spendthrift among you. This destination suits smaller parties best as it’s not really a city you’ll want to tear up, more so one to lose yourself in. Madrid, despite being one of Europe’s biggest cities, is very much in touch with its history, something you’ll quickly pick up on when wandering the streets. Whilst you’re here, make sure you become acquainted with a traditional Spanish experience; try flamenco dancing, indulge in mouth-watering tapas and sangria or opt for a spot of wine tasting.
If you’re looking for glorious sunshine and the chance to party with your girls, but don’t quite have the budget for Ibiza, look no further than Benidorm! Benidorm is a haven for hen and stag groups looking for a good time. And what’s more, this destination really is a home from home - us Brits have loved this Spanish location since the 70s! If you’ve never been here before, then expect a whole load of anglicised delights, including traditional boozers where you can sink a pint, fish and chip shops and a whole load of expats who decided to make Benidorm their home. As for hen do experiences here, there’s loads on offer, including pub crawls, male strip shows, party boats and bottomless brunch!
This island off the coast of Africa is hard to beat, as it boasts all the flavour of Spain with the incredible climate of a volcanic island near the equator. The island has two contrasting faces for visitors. In the south its beaches, resorts and theme parks are a popular destination for families and party animals, as well as for a Tenerife hen party.
Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain but is rarely on any tourist wish list. The funny thing is though, it should be on everyones! The city is full to the brim with culture, sights and packed with things to do. It’s home to the City of Science and Art, which is a futuristic neighbourhood where the buildings look like they belong more on Mars than the Mediterranean. In fact, modern buildings set this city apart from the much more traditional cities of Barcelona and Madrid.
Now, here’s a classy, sophisticated city that really marches to the beat of its own drum – this is authentic Spain at its very best. For the fond of food there’s an enormous range of top quality traditional tapas restaurants lining the streets. It’s here you’ll discover your own personal little corners of Seville, a city that has a very unique, romantic pulse informed by the staggering medieval architecture (which you’ll stumble upon at regular intervals). A Sevilla hen weekend is about as alluring as they come.
If Marbella is home to the rich and proud, then San Sebastian is the home of the understated millionaires. The coastal city is a much more sophisticated affair. San Sebastian is home to some gobsmacking, beautiful beaches on the Atlantic. The water might be a bit colder than the Mediterranean, but it makes up for it with excitement. The sea is full of waves on this side of Spain and surfing is therefore on a lot of groups 'to do' lists!
Top 10 hen party ideas in Spain
You’ve heard of the Full Moon party in Thailand, but this is Magaluf’s take on this famous event! Get set for a totally wild night out, where you and your group will come together with hundreds of other like minded party people! There’s plenty on offer here to keep the good times rolling, including live DJs, fire acts, acrobats and confetti cannons! Your ticket will be for entry only, so it’ll be up to your squad to purchase your own drinks.
Ready for some serious eye candy? Because the Magic Boys show in Benidorm will have you and the rest of the girls covered. These guys really know how to dance and entertain, and their bodies are absolutely chiselled! They’ll drive their audience wild with their incredible show that will leave everyone wanting more. We say it’s the perfect treat for the bride-to-be in Benidorm - she’ll love every moment!
Live it up in Marbs with this chic and stylish champagne bottomless brunch! It’s the perfect way to take some time out from your busy hen schedule and get stuck into a tasty brunch dish each that comes served with bottomless champagne. So throw on your fave maxi dresses and get ready to brunch in that glorious sunshine!
There ain’t no party like an Ibiza Rocks Pool Party, that’s for sure! This super glam event takes place at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio, where you and your gals will be treated to a day long party. Get ready to wear your fave bikini or swimsuit and lounge around by the pool with your pals! The live DJ will have you covered with endless music to provide the soundtrack to this event. The atmosphere is totally electric here and the onsite bar means you can purchase plenty of cocktails throughout!
Get set for the ultimate boat party in Tenerife with this three hour booze cruise experience! It’s apparently the craziest in the Canary Islands, so perfect for groups of party loving hens! The fun begins on dry land with a pre-party at a great bar, where you’ll enjoy a complimentary drink each, along with a hot dog! Afterwards, it’ll be time to take the fun into the sea onboard this brilliant vessel. There’ll be a free bar on board, along with an epic DJ who will keep all those top tunes coming, whilst you take in all those gorgeous coastal sights and views of the glittering, blue sea!
The best way to familiarise yourself with a new location is to get yourselves booked onto a bar crawl. And you're in luck because Benidorm's bar crawls are renowned for being completely wild! You and the rest of the hens will become acquainted with the best pubs and bars in this lively resort which will make for a messy and totally unforgettable night with your faves. Expect a great mix of venues, all your favourite music and a great, fun loving crowd.
Learn how to create a variety of stylish cocktails as you enjoy stunning beachside views with this brilliant class! Taught by an expert in all things cocktail, you and the rest of the hens will learn the tricks of the trade and will each whip up three delicious cocktails. Your friendly host will provide detailed drink demonstrations along the way and then it’ll be your turn to shake things up behind the bar. Best of all, you’ll drink everything you make and we just know that your cocktails will taste totally amazing!
This three-in-one experience is all you need for the ultimate evening in Barcelona! You’ll start off with a private Salsa class, taught by an experienced and passionate dance teacher. Next up, you’ll indulge your senses in a mouth-watering and traditional tapas meal. Drinks will also be included with this one, which will be sure to keep the good times rolling. Finally, your experience will finish up with entry to one of the city’s top nightclubs, where you’ll be able to dance your way into the small hours; sounds like the perfect night to us!
No hen party would be complete without a bit of nude life drawing would it, so why should your Marbella hen weekend be any different? We'll arrange for you and your girls to enjoy this one hour workshop, where you'll sketch a professional nude, male model. Expect plenty of blushing and giggling with this one, along with a glass of Cava each and some nibbles too for good measure. All art materials and equipment will be provided, so just bring yourselves along on the day and get set to capture your model's finest assets!
Let your hen group embrace the culture of Spain with a Flamenco dance experience! If you are visiting Madrid and have always wanted to learn this fiery, passionate dance, then come and join us for this fantastic class! You will be taught the basic steps and techniques of the dance by an experienced instructor who will make learning fun. It’s the perfect, traditional activity to enjoy during your trip to Spain!
Nightlife in Spain
With its vibrant culture, beautiful architecture, and mouth-watering cuisine, Spain is one of the most favoured holiday destinations for hen groups. If you are looking for an unforgettable night out, then look no further than this amazing country, which offers up some of the most incredible nightlife experiences in Europe.
Ibiza is the place to go for sleek and stylish bars and some of the most famous clubs on the planet, or head to Benidorm for affordable, laid back bar crawls and male strip shows! Magaluf and Tenerife offer up a similar vibe to Benidorm and are all about the fun and party bars! Madrid and Barcelona are fantastic destinations for those seeking more sophisticated hen do’s, with plenty of cultural spots to take in the food, drink and bar scene!
Eating out in Spain
Spain offers a fantastic array of food and drink to suit all tastes, with a plethora of restaurants to choose from. You must take some time out to indulge in some traditional food and drink such as Tapas, Paella and Sangria! There will be plenty of restaurant genres wherever you head in Spain, including Italian, Asian, American, Indian and fast food. Also, you won't have to search far to discover your home comforts; expect fish and chips and proper British fry ups on tap at resorts in Magaluf and Benidorm!
Getting to Spain
With daily regular flights from the UK, it’s a real doddle getting to Spain! You’ll find the best deals on airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair and Wizz Air. We’d advise jetting off on a Thursday to save some money, as flight prices will always cost more at the weekend. A great thing about heading to Spain for a hen do is that flight time is generally between 2-4 hours from the UK, making it a great country to visit for a hen party, girls trip or long weekend!
Book your hen party in Spain today!
So there you have it! We’ve reviewed some of the best destinations where you and the rest of the girls can celebrate, but which Spain hen do is the one for you? Whether you’re after a cultured city break, lively and wild resorts, party hotspots or chic, boho vibes, there’ll be a location that’s just perfect for you and your hen squad.