The Mediterranean coast is brimming with incredible sites, cultures, food, and experiences. To help you plan your vacation, here are 5 must-see Mediterranean destinations right on the coast. Choose one or more! You're sure to enjoy any trip to this famous area of the world. Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is a two-thousand-year-old city. It was the economic and political … [Read more...] about 5 Must-See Coastal Mediterranean Destinations
Spain is a realm of diverse landscapes, rich historical treasures, and some of the finest dining on the continent. From the soaring Sierra Nevada mountains, defying the mediterranean to the south, to the Pyrenees across which the South of France beckons, Spain makes up the bulk of the Iberian Peninsula. As diverse as its geographical landmarks are - so too are its 17 autonomous regions. In the heart of Spain, you'll find Madrid, home to the Royal Palace, the Prado, and a millennium of Spanish history. Across the nation you'll find relics of the past - roman aqueducts, medieval castles, and spectacular churches that are monoliths of architecture.
Only in Spain will you find the works of 20th century masters like Dali and Picasso alongside majestic cathedrals built centuries earlier. Only in Spain will you find the influences of Portugal to the west, France to the east, and Africa to the south. Barcelona sits perched along the Mediterannean sea, the heart of Catalonian culture and a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Spain for the first time. For food and wine lovers, you'll find some of the most iconic restaurants and vineyards in Europe, representing a rich culinary heritage that matches the diversity of the country's culture.
Whether the riches of modern culture in the heart of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, or Bilbao, or Old Spains' resilient relics - representing the rich and influential history of this still proud nation that sits at the gateway to Europe. A trip to Spain is one you will never forget.
A road trip from Alicante to Murcia only covers a distance of 64kms, which on quiet roads can be accomplished in a little over an hour, but with the serpentine route winding its way through some of the Costa Blanca’s most beautiful locations, why rush a trip in an hour which is sufficiently enchanting to stretch over eight days? And, if you’re on a budget and prefer self … [Read more...] about A Meandering Road Trip between Alicante and Murcia, Spain
I confess that I used to think that Majorca was a beach resort, like Torremolinos and Marbella, but I was very wrong. For the benefit of those readers who remain as ignorant as I was until recently, let me inform you that Majorca is a beautiful Mediterranean island. It is actually about sixty miles long, so the island boasts far more than one resort and far more than one type … [Read more...] about Between Spain and Algeria…
With perfect summer weather, beaches, historical attractions, delicious food and world-class cities like Barcelona and Madrid, it's easy to see why Spain is such a popular destination for holidaymakers. In general, Spain is considered a safe destination for tourists. However, it is always a good idea to know about the minor dangers and annoyances presented by biting insects and … [Read more...] about Discovering Spain: How to Avoid Bug Bites and Jellyfish Stings
Like most tropical islands nowadays, Tenerife is famed for its pristine beaches and tourist heavy night clubs, but this particular resort has hidden treasures. The flora and fauna, fantastical landscapes and diverse wildlife is sure to steal your heart. Tenerife’s coastline stretches on for 800 miles making it the largest of the Canaries. Sun bathing and surfing take up most … [Read more...] about Tenerife’s Hidden Wonders – Diverse Wildlife and Majestic Landscapes
If you fancy getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life, then why not treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime? Visit the beautiful island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. These are a group of Spanish islands located between Europe and Africa. Did you know it's also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve? Lanzarote is perfectly situated to enjoy amazing weather all … [Read more...] about Lanzarote Travel Guide
Historical and cultural Southern Spain is interesting to most and to castle enthusiasts or medieval historians it’s even more of a draw. Spain boasts more than 2500 castles from a variety of periods including Medieval, Moorish and military fortresses. It’s impossible to tour around all the castles in Spain as even the most avid tourist would be slightly castle’d out if they … [Read more...] about The Best Castles in Andalucía, Spain
In Barcelona it is quite normal for the plaza (square) to be the most common ground to relax or hang out, whether it is for a drink after work, a rest after walking the dog, a bite to eat or as a place to take in the scene and bask in the sun – the plaza in Spain is vital. We have taken the time to update you with our favorite Barcelona plazas, or squares. in the city to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Barcelona Plazas
Setting aside its wild and crazy nightlife, Ibiza, Spain is actually a place of beautiful beaches, interesting architecture, tasty cuisines, and friendly people. Here is a little guide to help you get the best that the Mediterranean city of Ibiza has to offer. What to See in Ibiza, Spain D’Alt Vila. Located in the city’s Old Town, this is a structure made of sturdy … [Read more...] about Mini Guide to Ibiza, Spain
Spain may well be the most popular holiday destination on earth for Brits, who flock to the Costas for guaranteed sun and an all-night party atmosphere, while cultural centers such as Madrid and Barcelona are ideal for city breaks. Yet despite lying just 700 miles from Britain's south coast across the beautiful Bay of Biscay almost all visitors from the U.K. travel to Spain by … [Read more...] about The Road Less Traveled – How to Get to from England to Spain without Flying