In the hot season, beach destinations take over all our thoughts.
Planning a holiday to Spain? With more than 5,000 miles of coastline, Spain has thousands of beaches, from tiny rocky coves to long strips of golden sand, anyone could find its place according to its expectations and desires.
The Basque coast on the Bay of Biscay has some of the best waves for surfing, Zarautz, Mundaka or San Sebastian can be one of many.
The Canary Islands, with more than 150 beaches along its 220 miles of coast, is fast becoming one of Spain’s most popular seaside destinations. There are amazing conditions for kiteboarding, windsurfing, diving and other activities. But if you prefer coves, you can explore the Costa Brava from the French border down to Tossa de Mar, or head to the Balearics and venture down to find secret beaches. On the other hand, if you want to meet culture, good food, amazing weather and sun-kissed beaches, then you better go to Andalusia.
Do you want more details? Just keep reading, open a jar of olives from Spain and it would not be difficult to feel the summer in your body.
Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, Almería
A good corner to spend your next vacation in Spain is the incredible Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, one of the best corners of Andalusia. Turquoise waters, marine life, rich gastronomy, white villages and, above all, a lot of peace on the shores of the Mediterranean are some of the things that await you. Don’t forget to add to your beach picnic bag and amazing olive snack. Easy to carry, fresh and light.
Tamariu, Costa Brava.
Secluded coves and broad stretches of golden sand, look no further, Tamariu in Costa Brava. Far from the crowds the stretch of coastline between Palamós, about an hour north of Barcelona, and Cadaqués near the French border has some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean.
Es Pujols, Formentera.
Best beach in the Balearics? We could argue about that all day but Formentera, has some pretty convincing contenders for the title. White sand and clear, calm water are the norm here, making Formentera a good choice for families with young children, to dive, kayak or windsurf, to cycle or hike around the island. A safe bet for everybody, just as our snack of olives from Spain.
Sierra de Gredos, Castilla y León, Extremadura and Madrid
Travelling in Spain means having the chance to meet all kinds of landscapes. From paradisiacal beaches to hiking up mountains to breathe fresh air. Therefore, a great idea for the next vacation is to explore the area of the Sierra de Gredos, the highest mountain range of the Central System. This is between Castilla y León, Madrid and Extremadura and offers countless hiking options, as well as many lagoons to cool off.
If you want to really enjoy your summer holidays, as you can see, in Spain there’s no excuse.