Top 5 reasons to visit Spain
Spain is constantly surprising us, as it is not all just beaches and retail. We have rounded up the 5 best reasons to visit Spain, along with vacation activities that you will be sure to love.
1. Valiable Views
With a diverse range of stunning mountains to crystal clear beaches on the coast, the natural scenery of Spain is sure to take your breath away. Nature lovers that are looking to take in the beautiful landscapes should be sure to visit our favorite spot, Tenerife, for incredible views of mountains and volcanoes. You will find this island in the south of Spain, as it is the largest of the Canary Islands. The volcanic landscape of Tenerife is rough, and contains upwards of 200 miles of coastline paired with a diverse ecosystem. Los Gigantes cliffs are one stop you can’t miss in the area, at more than 2,000 feet above sea level, the views will overwhelm you as far as the eye can see. The area is also home to the third largest volcanic structure in the world, Mount Teide. Accesible to all, you can reach the top to take in the incresible landscape by hiking, or even take a ride in a cable car to the top if you aren’t looking for a workout!
2. Stunning Seashores
Have you heard about the hundred of thousands of breathtaking beaches of Spain? With upwards of 5.000 miles of coastline, one can almost always access a beach while visiting this Mediterranean country. Many beaches are popular tourist destinations, while others are more private and difficult to access. Whichever you prefer, you are sure to find time to enjoy the stunning seashore as Spain is known for its beautiful, sunny weather shining 300 days of the year! But you don’t just have to take our word for it, because Spain has the most blue flag certified beaches in the world! Where will you start your adventure? We would first suggest a relaxing vacation in Costa de la Luz. Travel almost to Portugal in the region of Andalucia, where you will find world renowned, stunning beaches kissed by sunshine. Since tourists prefer more popular resorts, you can enjoy the hidden coves of Costa de la Luz with privacy and relaxation.
3. Irresistible Eats
As you can imagine, the cuisine of Spain is one of the most attracting factors. With Michelin-starred restaurants in every bustling city, culture-filled tapas bars, and intimate cafés that serve the traditional foods of Spain from paella to chorizo with the charm of a home-cooked meal. Known for its health benefits and incredible flavor, you will find an amazing dining experience everywhere you go. Now that your mouth is watering, take a trip down to Costa Brava, to the city of Barcelona. A must-see region that boasts its delicious tapas bars. While it has become more and more popular as of late, the serving of tapas is a centuries old tradition of Spain, beginning when those serving the drinks would cover them with small bites of food to help protect it from dirt and dust. Barcelona offers a plethora of options intertwined in the cobblestone grid of the city. Among these you will find chorizo, patatas bravas, calamari, and of course, olives. It is easy to get lost in the experience of hopping from one tapas bar to the next as the city sweeps you off your feet.
4. Mighty Metropolis
The options can be overwhelming when it comes to the most amazing cities in Spain. Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Barcelona are just a few of the incredible options. IF you fancy art museums, food, culture, and retail, you will probably want to make a stop in Madrid and Barcelona. To admire architecture, culture, and the world-renowned flamenco dancing, Seville is your place to go. A combination of all, of course will provide you with the very best experience possible. Often overlooked is one of our vary favorite cities, Salamanca. It is an easily walkable city, allowing for great exploration for vacationers. To enjoy an uplifting afternoon in Salamanca, the heart of the city is busy with bars, terraces, and cafés. Rich in history, UNESCO has dubbed the city center as a World Heritage Site. Soak in the history and culture by getting lost in the stunning streets among the culture of Salamanca.
5. Valuable Villages
One of the most unique regions of Spain is found in the south, where you will stumble upon beautiful views, relax on gorgeous beaches, and enjoy every second of the beautiful weather. However, if you are not careful you might miss the unique white villages that sprinkle the hills among the region of Andalucia. Long ago, these villages were home to farmer and fisher communities, and over time the areas slowly deteriorated. Recently, their beauty has been realized as Spaniards and tourists have begun to explore them again, restoring their beauty. Cobblestone lines the streets of the flush white towns. Tourists have begun to explore the scenic streets and churches over the last few years, but the area still provides a quaint experience. If this sounds like something you’d like, consider visiting one of the most popular villages, Frigiliana. In close proximity to Nerja, you can visit the village of Frigiliana to wander its cobblestone paths, delicious meals, and admire the Spanish artistry. Bodegas owned by local families offer regionally produced, decadent dessert wine, fig bread, and honey to provide an authentic small town experience. Last but not least, while in the region of Andalucia, it is imperative that you take the time to admire the world renowned, UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Alambra.
With all of these options, you may have a tough time narrowing it down when you finally have the chance to visit Spain!