Spain often gets associated with the onslaught of brits abroad. You know the type. But Spain is a country of plenty: plenty of delicious food, magnificent landscapes, generous people, and plenty of places that escape the expectations. The country has so much to offer to everyone and anyone that wishes to visit, no matter what kind of trip you have in mind. If you’re looking for a perfectly beautiful location to indulge in the rich and exciting culture that Spain has to offer, look no further.
Puerto Banús, Costa Del Sol
To the west of Marbella lies the luxurious port of Puerto Banús. Officially named Puerto José Banús after the developer who built it in 1970, the area boasts magnificent yachts, three spotless beaches and countless bars and restaurants serving local gourmet dishes. In Puerto Banús, luxury and glamour can be found on every street corner, but there’s a whole load of culture to explore too. One of the largest markets in the area is held here every Saturday and, in the summer, you can find the square flooded with flamenco dancers. It the perfect destination to experience the finer side of Spanish culture.
Cala Figuera, Palma de Majorca
Located on the south-east coast of the island of Majorca, Cala Figuera is a charming fishing village with quaint architecture and crystal-clear waters. The locals have captured and preserved true Majorca, with the wooden fishing boats bobbing in the bay and facades of fisherman’s houses lining the streets, adding pops of colour with their shutters and doors. Due to the rocky landscape, the waters here are renowned by divers and visitors for being indescribably clear. Fisherman stock the harbour restaurants with fresh fish every day, making this an ideal holiday destination for those wanting to experience the island as it was.
Mijas, Costa del Sol
Mijas consists of the prettiest, all-white traditional village, nestled into the mountains, a stunning stretch of coastline and a more modern, residential and retail area. There is something for everyone, and you will not be disappointed. The stunning village is the highlight for many, home of white-washed buildings and donkey taxis, you’re sure to be feeling like you’ve been dropped right into the heart of traditional Andalucía. There are numerous beaches scattered along the 12km stretch of coastline, so finding one with your perfect vibe will not be a problem.
Calella de Palafrugell, Costa Brava
Close to the French border and along the coast from Barcelona is Calella de Palafrugell, which is teeming with Spanish life. It has sandy beaches, incredible diving spots and a number of local festivals throughout the year. Here, you are able to jump right into living like a local, tasting traditional Catalonian dishes, exploring the extensive daily markets and taking a dip in the sparkling waters. For a bit of excitement, try out some of the water sports activities that are on offer. If you’re a golfer, there are no fewer than five courses to get yourself around. Better start as soon as you get off the plane!
Spain is a must for all types of travellers, and those more discerning will not be disappointed with any of these beautiful, culturally abundant resorts.