Spain has a wild and diverse land that will captivate any traveler. Travelers that are looking for epic hikes should head to the snow-capped Sierra Nevada located in the plains of Andalucia. Tourists looking for a scenic route can take a drive on the cliffs located in the Atlantic northwest of Spain. There’s always a chance to escape modern society and return to the tranquility of the past with Spain.
Spanish food is world renown. You’ll most likely be familiar with tapas, paella, and jamon, but that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extraordinary cuisine of Spain. Every city features small, family-owned restaurants where delicious home-cooked meals are served with care; travelers looking to dine in style and luxury can head to a Michelin-rated restaurant and dine with a celebrity cook that will tantalize the taste buds.
Spain is covered in a multi-cultural history. Tour Peru and experience Roman ruins, Spanish cathedrals, and Islamic architecture. Beyond architecture, Spain has produced a multitude of rebellious artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali that filled the world with amazing works of art. Grab your flamenco shoes and a partner because Spain will give you the excitement of your life.
Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan city in Spain and one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean. The city has everything a traveler could ever want: beautiful, busy beaches, lively restaurants, bars and clubs, and avant-garde chefs that cook amazing and unique dishes.
Though the people of Barcelona place a strong emphasis on enjoying the moment and simple pleasures of life, don’t be fooled into thinking they don’t work hard and don’t have a vibrant economy. Barcelona is a very modern city with a heavy concentration of biomedical and hi-tech businesses.
The architecture in Barcelona is astounding, featuring the highest concentration of Gothic architecture in Europe. Travelers that enjoy art, culture, and architecture will love Barcelona and the vibrant history that it emanates.
There is more than enough to do to keep busy in the city for a long trip, but do make sure to take a day trip to the Sitges and Montserrat mountain range located just outside the city.
Madrid is the city for party-going travelers to let loose, have fun, and give in to the hedonistic culture that dominates the city.
Tourists that seek colossal monuments like the Colosseum or iconic towers like the Eiffel Tower will find Madrid lacking. But what Madrid lacks in iconic architecture it makes up with a never-sleep nightlife, exceptional small art galleries, and people that know how to enjoy the right here and the right now.
Many ex-pats head to Madrid because the people and the culture make outsiders feel immediately welcome, as if Madrid is home. And that’s the most captivating element of Madrid – the feeling that you don’t want to leave because the city has become an intimate part of your life.
The majority of travelers choose to stay in the thin coastal strip of Spain, where they can relax, enjoy life, and bask in the sun. Those that choose to explore the city’s rich interior can take a day trip via bike or car to Valencia City.
Much like Madrid, Valencia City is renown for its party-hard nightlife – travelers can party at the wild Las Fallas spring festival and experience the amazing architecture of its Cuidad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
Tourists looking for luxury can head north to Costa del Azahar, which contains a quiet set of resorts alongside the historic site of Sagunto. This is the perfect area to escape the wild nightlife of the city.
To the south is the Costa Blanca, which boasts some of the finest beaches of Spain. In this area, travelers get to bar-hop and party throughout international and Spanish resorts.
Those looking for a countryside can head inland, where travelers wil find medieval castles such as Morella, Xativa, and Elche, the most extensive palm grove of Europe.
Tour San Sebastian
San Sebastian is a luxurious town, hosting the beautiful, crescent-shaped Bahia de la Concha. Tourists that have money and want a grandeur experience may choose among 13 Michelin-rated restaurants.
Sure the city doesn’t contain iconic sculptures or architecture, but it does contain La Concha beach, which is arguably the world’s most beautiful city beach. And right across lies Playa de la Zurriola, perfect for travelers looking to hit the surf. Tourists can also party in Parte Vieja, which is rumored to have the greatest concentration of bars in the world.
Seville is a city contained in the Andalucia part of Spain (located on the south side of Spain). Seville has it all: it’s the largest city in Andalucia, has the most intense and passionate Semana Santa (Holy Week), holds the most festivals, boasts the best restaurants, nightlife, and is home to the best-dressed people of Andalucia.
Travelers that enjoy adventure and activity can head to a bullfight or learn flamenco. Travelers looking for a wild night have their choice of bars, clubs, and discos to let loose.
Seville is known for being one of the more expensive cities in Spain. Be prepared to pay a much higher rate to rent a room than in any other city in Andalucia. Also, try to avoid the months of July and August as the city gets unbearably hot.