Every year tourists from all over the world come to visit Spain to experience the Mediterranean climate and the unforgettable, vibrant atmosphere. Apart from great beaches and weather, the country has a beautiful and diverse landscape, where you can find castles, olive gardens, windmills and vineyards.
Running with the bulls in the city of Pampeluna has been a big hit with adrenaline junkies. Every year thousands of tourists come to visit between 6-14th July to experience the local tradition, which pays tribute to the city’s patron San Fermin. Comprised of six cows and six bulls, the group runs 825 metres through the narrow streets of Pampeluna with a team of brave volunteers. In the evening the bulls are executed in what is called a ‘corrida’.
‘Corrida’ is seen by many as an unnecessary killing of animals, the fans however see it as a dramatic dance between a man and a beast. It involves a Spanish fighting bull, whose blood purity and breed is protected for centuries. These animals are characterized by incredible courage and strength.
Another famous Spanish spectacle and tradition is the somewhat tamer art of flamenco. This show incorporates a song with guitar music and dancing. These three forms of expression summarise the complex soul of Andalusìa, a southern region of Spain from where flamenco originates. Flamenco dancing has always been characterized by great sensuality. There are a lot of festivals dedicated to this throughout the country, the most popular being in Grenada and Seville.
For lovers of great wine and beautiful landscapes, Spain has almost 600,000 hectares of vineyards, which makes it the third largest producer of wines in the world (behind France and Italy). The Spanish wine selection is vast and the quality over the past few years has seen a marked improvement. Wine lovers will find an amazing bouquet of flavours and colours. From sparkling Cava to smooth Rioja, from the heavy Ribera del Duero to light fruit wines of Galicia. Long aging in shady cellars at constant temperature intensifies the character of the wine. The most famous destination for wine lovers is LaGuardia Rioja, located in the Basque Country.
If you decided on villa holidays in Spain and want to save money on restaurants, as well as learn some new recipes, the local cuisine will satisfy all tastes. The popular ingredients used are potatoes, sweet and spicy peppers, tomatoes, red beans, accompanied by a variety of meats and seafood.
Whether its hotels or villas you seek for accommodation, Spain has many offers to satisfy even the most demanding of visitors. You can find luxury hotels with great all inclusive offers. Holiday villas in Spain are becoming ever more popular with tourists, who like to enjoy their holidays in a small group of friends or family.
So what are you waiting for? Spain is the place to be this summer.