The sun and beach are still the main attraction of tourism in Spain, but this country can also offer other interesting options. There are many mountain destinations for those who prefer to travel in harmony with nature. Asturias, Galicia or Castilla y León provide the travelers with unforgettable places where they can blend in with the surroundings. And, for those who love having fun and partying hard, there are also many popular festivals like Sevilla’s Fair or San Fermines and entertainment activities for all tastes and budgets. Here is a selection of some holidays’ destinations in Spain for you to enjoy a perfect vacation.
Catalonia and the wonderful beaches of “Costa Brava”
In Catalonia, there are some wonderful beaches worth to explore such as Cala Fonda, Playa Gran, Playa S’Eixugador or Cala Montjoi, but also beautiful natural mountain landscapes like Vall de Boi, Vallespir or Vall de Nuria. To visit the Catalan region, you can stay in L’Ampolla, a charming fishing village famous for its sea-food, its beaches and relaxed pace of life just one hour and a half hours far from main cities like Barcelona, Tarragona and Valencia. Plus, L’Ampolla is worth a visit itself, since it is a very lively village which hosts lots of concerts, festivals and special events, especially during the summer. Here is more info about the activities available on the area and great hosting deals.
The Canary Islands, the tropical paradise of Spain
The Canary Islands are well known by tourists worldwide because of their fantastic beaches and breathtaking landscapes. From the majestic Teide volcano in Tenerife to the sea caves and geysers in Lanzarote, you will find a world full of contrasts and possibilities in each island. Not to mention the wonderful gastronomy, which has brought to Spanish cuisine such delicious and original dishes as “ropa vieja”, “papas arrugás” or “mojo picón”.
The wide range of leisure activities available in the Canary Islands is also very striking. The lively nightlife is just one of the attractions for young people, but there is also a varied cultural calendar that includes exhibitions, theater, music and shows of all kinds. You will also find an interesting offer of water parks, zoos, camel safaris, theme parks and karting circuits. Plus, transportation within every island is very easy: if you rent a motorcycle, they all have an extensive number of routes which will give you the chance to enjoy wonderful landscapes, cities and towns. Here you can find information about accomodation in the Canary Islans.
Discover some of the world’s best wines in La Rioja
The vineyards of the La Rioja area are the ones with more international recognition in the country. Why not make a road trip around them to try them all? The wineries offer guided tours where you will have the chance to discover how the ‘nectar of the gods’ and wine-tastings under the sunny, beautiful sourrondings. Nearby the city of Logroño awaits you with an interesting historic background and almost an infinite variety of tapas –which are called ‘pintxos’ here.
Enjoy the cosmopolitan life in Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain and it has a vibrant culture, astounding architecture, and masterful pieces of artwork that are housed in its world-renowned museums. It has an inexhaustible offer of culture and leisure activities, as well as top quality hotels. Not to mention its incredible gastronomic tradition and the huge number of places where you can taste the most famous (and delicious) dishes of the country: tortilla, paella, jamón, croquetas, patatas bravas or tapas. Also, you can take daytrips from Madrid and easily visit several interesting Spanish medieval cities such as Segovia, Toledo or Ávila.
Asturias and the exuberant Lakes of Covadonga
The Covadonga Lakes are undoubtedly one of the best destinations to visit in your holidays in Spaino. Although they stay beautiful all year round and they can be visited during any season, summer is without a doubt the best time to do so. The lakes Enol, Ercina and Bricial are fuller thanks to the thaw and you will be able to cross the place comfortably. In addition, you can combine this excursion with a visit to other Asturian destinations such as Cudillero, one of the most charming villages in North Spain.
The ‘Costa de la Luz’: Huelva y Cádiz
‘Holidays’ and ‘beaches’ are like synonyms for you? Then South Spain is your dream destination. The ‘Costa de la Luz’ in the regions of Cadiz and Huelva has some of the best beaches in Spain. The wide shores of southwestern Spain have blond sand and crystal clear waters where you will enjoy incredible sunsets. In addition, you can also practice all kinds of water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing or paddle surf.