Spain is famous for its long hot summers and amazing beach holidays, but that doesn’t mean the country shuts down for the rest of the year. Indeed, the best travelling in the country happens after the crowds head home.
If you are one of the lucky people who can spend even a simple holiday weekend in Autumn just keep an eye on the destinations we are going to show ahead.
The Spanish Autumn is not the same as in northern Europe. In the south and southeastern parts of Spain, from Murcia to Andalusia, the summer weather continues on until the end of October, reaching up to 30 degrees the hottest days.
From incredible hiking in the Pyrenees to visiting the subtropical forest in the Canary Islands. Autumns getaways!
You can swim in the Mediterranean sea well into October. In the southeast, the water temperatures stay warm for the longest. Those who want anything else than lay down on their towels and swim in the sea into autumn should check out the Murcia region at least once. Olives snack on the beach are still a reality there!
Average temperature: 18-30 degrees
Water temperature: 19-24 degrees
Almería is located at the far east of Andalusia and is less touristic, which makes it more charming. Those who travel to Almería during the Autumn time will find great hiking areas, interesting old villages whose architecture date back to the Moorish time. And guess what? Olives all around!
Ibiza is not purely party island, but like all the Balearic Islands is a true natural beauty. You can swim at the gorgeous beaches in Ibiza until mid-October or go on a tour to discover the island. In September, the thermometer often gets up to the 30-degrees. The ocean remains surprisingly warm around Ibiza and with a bit of luck, you still be able to swim into early November. On the other hand the late Autumn is much more ideal for hiking or cycling.
North Spain, Basque Country
Every year, the surfers of Spain and other parts of the world make their way to the Cantabric’s sandy beaches. In the Basque Country, you will find some of the best surf spots and beaches in Europe, which happens to be natural beaches with a few nearby buildings and mountains at the back.
Don’t be sad because the summer ends, be happy for the numerous possibilities Autumn offers you and in case of doubt, go for an