When in Galicia, you are literally spoilt for choice about which beach to head to for a relaxing, memorable day in the most picturesque of surroundings. This unspoilt corner of north-western Spain is home to 1200km of undulating coastline, scattered with beautiful beaches, bays and coves.
La Bisbal d’Empordà – aka La Bisbal – is a characterful town in Catalonia, approximately 30km to the south-east of Girona. This bustling town that lies between the market towns of Palafrugell and Palamos on the Costa Brava, is world-renowned for its pottery making heritage.
Perched at the top of a rocky limestone ridge with stone castle walls adjoining a sheer cliff face that drops to the River Guadalete below, Arcos de la Frontera is hailed as being one of Andalucía’s most dramatically positioned of its Pueblos Blancos – whitewashed villages.
Facing the exhilarating Atlantic Ocean, extending from the renowned surfing haven of Tarifa in the south to the mouth of the mighty Guadiana River, the Costa de la Luz – Coast of Light – has long been a popular family holiday destination.
The vibrant, characterful town of Jerez de la Frontera is widely considered one of southern Spain’s most beautiful destinations.
El Gastor is a beautiful whitewashed village that sits high on a hillside at the feet of the magnificent mountain range of the Zahara de la Sierra in the Cadiz region of Andalucía.
Steeped in historic and religious importance, Santiago de Compostela in the heart of Galicia is a truly beguiling town to visit all year round. This iconic town is most famous for being the destination of the pilgrimage route that’s been going for over a century along the Camino de Santiago.
When it comes to Barcelona, going off the beaten path is arguably the best way to experience this magnificent city. While the typical main attractions are certainly must-sees, there are plenty of less well-known spots that need to be seen in order to really appreciate this fascinating city.
If you’ve yet to visit Andalucía’s ‘big three’ cities, you’re certainly in for a treat when you do. By ‘big three’ we mean Granada, Cordoba and Seville, three remarkable Spanish cities, laden in extraordinary Moorish architecture, brimming with zest, traditionalism and vivacity and paradisal for culture vultures, foodies, musicians, shopaholics, historians and more.
Stretching for more than 430km and reaching an elevation of 3,400m, it’s safe to say the Pyrénées is a mighty mountain range that separates the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of Europe.