“Thousands of people hurl tomatoes at each other in the madre of all food fights — expect to be covered head to toe in red pulp.”

As a Spain specialist, every year I pick what I think are the 50 best holidays in the country for the Times.

This year I’ve found some crackers, from a walking holiday in Catalunya to a tapas tour of Vejer de la Frontera, budget beach camping on the Costa Brava to a cultural cruise along the Guadalquivir.

I’ve also rounded up the most exciting new hotels, the top choices for families and the best value breaks for those on a budget. There’s even a super-stylish stay in Lanzarote for just £79 a night.

Read my round-up for the Times here