Spain is known for its beautiful weather and sandy beaches, along the Mediterranean coast. There are few places like this, where one can go on holidays and recharge his battery. Laying under the sun, and eating some of the finest food in the world, will do that. But which regions should you choose to visit, next time you land in Spain? Here are a few options that we chose for you.
Charter a Catamaran
If you want to cover the southern coast of Spain, you will have to travel over 1,600 kilometres. In other words, unless you intend to spend most of your holidays in the car, you will need to focus on a few sites. However, you can also decide to charter a catamaran in Spain, so that you visit by day and travel by night, if you decide to hire a skipper. And if not, you can still benefit of the beauty of the coast, while you travel in the evening, or even during day time.
The Main Attractions
If you have never been to the Mediterranean coast of Spain before, then it is suggested to visit the main points of interest. Not because they are safer or easier to get to, but simply because they are really worth your time. You can start either in the West, on the Costa del Sol, or in the East where the Costa Brava is located. For the purpose of the article, let’s move from right to left with our first stop being in Barcelona.
This region of Spain is located close to the border of France. In fact, part of this country considers itself to be Catalans, as well. The coastline is about 580 kilometres long and tourists abound, especially in summer time. When you discover Barcelona for the first time, the capital city, it is quite surprising. It is certainly one of the most open-minded cities in Europe, where everyone feels free and happy. Well, almost everyone. As strange as it sounds, people from Catalonia are not so welcoming to the rest of Spain citizens. But it is simply impossible to skip that wonderful city, where you will probably eat better than you have anywhere else in the world.
Valencia is another city rich in culture, well-worth visiting. You can spend time in its unique aquarium, walk the streets under the wonderful smell of orange flowers (if you visit in the right time of year), all the while also enjoying the food, especially the Valenciana paella, since it is the original recipe. But if you prefer spending your day at the beach, continue west until you get to Alicante. There you will enjoy one of the greatest beaches on the coast.
It would be impossible not to mention the region on the complete other side of the coast. Andalusia is known all over the world as one of the best sunny destinations. There are so many activities to do. One that you cannot afford to miss, is catching a flamenco show. Dancing will never have seemed so intense. Find time to head to Gibraltar, even though it is UK territory. You will have a great time discovering the monkeys living on that rock. Just make sure they don’t steal anything from you.