If you’re thinking of taking a Euro trip this summer, then look no further than Spain- it really does have a lot to offer! With its many bustling cities and breath-taking coastal regions, it’s no wonder that Spain attracts tens of millions of tourists every year. But if you’ve never visited before, how can you possibly know which of the Spanish hotspots will meet your summer holiday expectations? Well, look no further! We have compiled a short list of some of the best places to visit in Spain to give you some assistance.
Costa Dorada translates to “golden coast” because of its long stretches of golden sandy beaches. It’s a great destination for families because of the vast variety of things to do and see. One of the most popular towns in Costa Dorada is Salou, which is the home of the very popular Port Aventura theme park and waterparks. Great for kids AND big kids! Costa Dorada also hosts a number of fiestas and fairs in the summer months with street entertainment, music and fireworks all to be enjoyed.
A little further northeast of Spain lies Costa Brava. This region covers the coastal towns and villages of the Girona province. It’s filled with lots of beautiful beaches that make perfect snorkelling spots and there are a number of exciting hiking destinations such as national parks and lighthouses. If you fancy a taste of medieval Spain, make sure you save some time to see the city of Girona and its old quarter. Not to be missed!
Malaga is Southern Spain’s second largest city and is filled to the brim with history, offering visitors many art galleries and museums to explore. For a more relaxing vibe, you can head over to one of the beaches or sip on a cocktail and take in the scenery at Puerto de Malaga, the city’s seaport.
Also in Southern Spain, around 50km East of Malaga is the town of Nerja. Nerja used to be a small fishing village but is growing in popularity and now has a population of 20,000. This beautiful town is best known for its caves- also known as theCaves of Nerja. These are a series of caves which have naturally formed over the last two million years and inside you’ll find painted images of animals that date back thousands of years BC. The caves are also where the International Festival of Music and Dance takes place so if you fancy a concert in a cave, get yourself to Nerja!
Madrid is the perfect spot for those who are looking to get that true, authentic Spanish experience. Spain’s central capital, as typical with any large city, is buzzing with shops, bars, hotels and restaurants. But Madrid isn’t just any ol’ city- it’s so much more than that!
It has a large variety of tasty and authentic Spanish food on offer, and is home to the oldest restaurant in the world. Sobrino de Botin first opened in 1725 and holds the Guinness record for being the world’s oldest operating restaurant! How’s that for impressive?!
Food aside, Madrid also offers a wide range of musical theatre shows and is a very popular spot for European art. There are also plenty of beautiful green parks around which are perfect to relax in with a picnic on a nice summer’s day.