Either if you are looking for a family friendly destination, funny road trips, mountain hikes or endless nights of party, Spain is the place for you. The touristic sector has grown for the 5th year running partly because of the ongoing fears in other countries such as Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, holidaymakers see Spain as the safest summer holiday destination in the Mediterranean sea.
Plus, every visitor is amazed by the cheerful welcoming of Spanish people and their relaxed lifestyle, the wonderful beaches, the sun and the countless folk festivals such as San Fermines in Pamplona or la Feria de Abril in Seville. The most popular destinations in Spain are Catalonia, the Canary Islands and Andalucia, which received more than 15 Million visitors last year. Let’s see what are the reasons why tourist love this wonderful country so much.
The nice weather and top beaches
In Spain you can enjoy the good summer weather practically all year round. If you travel to areas such as the south or east of the Spanish peninsula or any of the islands belonging to the country, you may enjoy the beach from March to October. Average temperatures are at least 30 degrees. Also, there is an average of 11-12 hours of sunshine per day. Frоm Caños de Meca or Cabo de Gata beaches in Andalusia right around tо thе nоrthеаѕtеrn beaches of Cala Fonda, Playa Gran, Playa S’Eixugador or Cala Montjoi in Catalonia, there аrе dоzеnѕ оf fіnе sandy bеасhеѕ hаvіng ѕоmеthіng fоr everyone. But the best beaches of the country are definitely in the Canary Islands.
The Canary Islands are known for their fantastic landscapes and ideal beaches like Maspalomas and Playa Taurito in Gran Canaria or Los Gigantes in Tenerife. If you have the opportunity to visit them, you will realize that each one of the islands is a different world full of contrasts and possibilities: the wide and quiet beaches of Fuerteventura, the huge surf waves in Tenerife, the black beaches of volcanic sand of Lanzarote, the dunes of Gran Canaria or the small coves and natural pools found in El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera.
Most hotel brands offer their own private access to the beaches –which is great because some of them are hard to reach. In https://www.lopesan.com/en/hotels/spain/gran-canaria/ you can find great accommodation deals, but if you dream of a modern luxury house with a pool while enjoying the best landscapes and privacy.
Culture, history and traditions
In Spain there are many regions that deserve a visit: Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia, Galicia… It is hard to choose only one. Traveling in Spain is like visiting an open-air museum. It is full of churches, palaces, walls, bridges… In short, thousands and thousands of monuments that are worth seeing, admiring and photographing. There are also popular festivals through the year which are worth visiting, since they feature the most famous traditions in Spain: bulls –in Pamplona’s San Fermines- and flamenco –in Seville’s Feria de Abril.
Culture, rich and varied, is another of the most important ingredients of Spain. It is the second country with most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is full of ancient Greco-Roman, medieval and Muslim heritage that you can find in cities such as Tarragona or Barcelona.
To visit them, in Catalan Ways you will find great rental deals to 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 away from them.
One of the greatest attractions of Spain is its cuisine, which is one of the best in the world for quality and variety. In addition the schedules of the meals, one hour and a half later than in the rest of Europe, usually are a benefit for the tourists.
To define Spain in terms of food items is pretty easy: take some olives, extra virgin olive oil, fresh vegetables, sherry, wine, garlic, chicken, fresh fish, seafood and Iberian cured meats, and you are summing up the essence of the main gastronomic ingredients of Spain. You can also hire family fishing trips at Tomscatch.com. But remember: paella is not the only dish consumed and sangria is not the only drink.
Spain is known for being a continuous fiesta. The celebrations are always multitudinous, the nocturnal exits are usually prolonged until dawn. Terraces, clubs, bar sor even the streets themselves are good places to go party and to disconnect. Plus, Spaniards are friendly, outgoing, open, helpful and welcoming, which makes the country even more attractive.
Night party and nice people
Land of natural beauty
Spanish orography allows our country to have very different landscapes. Mountains, beaches, forests, deserts… It doesn’t matter what kind of nature you like, in Spain you can find them all.
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