For some the end of the summer is literally a sad time as they suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The days start to get shorter and the nights get longer, which means rain, snow, winter colds and gas bills to look forward to. What a miserable thought. No wonder people get SAD during the autumn and winter months.
However it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, as you can escape to sunny Spain for a healthy dose of vitamin D to cheer you up.
Here are some of the best places to go in Spain to escape the rain and top up your tan.
The Costa Brava is in the northeast of Spain in Catalonia. It’s main entry point is Girona-Costa Brava airport near the historic city of Girona. With its easy accessibility to northern European destinations the Costa Brava has some of the best villas in Spain to choose from. This coastal region has a good mix of historic villages, cities by the sea, and of course plenty of beaches. The region is geared for tourism, so there are plenty of things to do for the whole family.
During the summer Majorca is the haunt for the rich and famous, but during the winter it’s a great haunt for those wanting to flee the cold. The capital city Parma is a cultural delight, where you’ll find great museums, galleries, shops and tapas bars! It’s such a “warm” place to visit and you will find lots of fabulous villas in Majorca to stay in, so you can experience what it’s like to live like the rich and famous.
Costa del Sol
Known for its sun, golden beaches and beautiful villages, the Costa Del Sol is a superb place for a break. There are so many reasons why this is one of the top winter destinations; easy to get to, fabulous culture, delicious food, superb shops, great golf courses, and of course a fantastic climate. From the nightclubs of Marbella to the caves of Nerja there is something for everybody.
Tenerife’s golden beaches and lunar landscape make it a stunning place to visit. The year round sunshine makes it the perfect getaway during autumn and winter. There is so much to do on the island, from chilling on the beach to partying in the trendy nightclubs. And if you’re feeling adventurous there’s Mount Teide (a volcano!) to hike up. It is one of the most popular destinations for sun seekers, especially during the cold months back home.
There is a reason why Gran Canaria is known as the “island of eternal spring”, because it’s warm all-year-round. Therefore, unsurprisingly, the autumn and winter months are also regarded as “high season”. The island has some of the best beaches in Europe and is renowned for it’s fabulous spa resorts. It is the perfect place to get some R&R from the rat race and the winter rain.
Everyone knows Spain is a great place to visit in the summer, but it’s as great a place to visit in the winter. There are so many fantastic resorts to visit and villa holidays to enjoy; it’s definitely the place to go to if you want to escape the cold and leave the winter blues behind.