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What comes to mind when you think of holidays in Spain?
Today, we bring you a post, you should not ignore, about how to spend your holidays in Spain.
Spain is much more than holidaying in Barcelona or hours of sunbathing in Benalmadena or Tenerife. Of course, these are enjoyable destinations but there are many other destinations with local celebrations that will please everyone.
Plan your travel to Spain considering these original ideas.
1. Cabo de Gata-Níjar
Cabo de Gata-Níjar is located in the south of Spain; it covers several territories of the province of Almeria.
What makes this protected natural park special is its flora and fauna unique in Spain.
In Cabo de Gata-Níjar you will find some of the most special beaches in Spain, with soft sand for summer siestas. Its volcanic origin is more than perceptible in the numerous cliffs worthy of every photographer’s dreams.
It is a romantic paradise for honeymooners, as well as hikers, as it has easy and medium-level routes for you to enjoy the scenery.
Visit Las Salinas del Cabo de Gata, the only active salt flats in the whole of Eastern Andalusia. With a bit of luck, you’ll spot migratory birds that make this place their home for a few months of the year.
Like many privileged destinations in Spain, this natural paradise offers you the chance to relax while combining nature activities.
2. Mare de Déu de Gràcia in Mahon
The Balearic Islands are much more than partying in Ibiza. This small island has much more to offer, but today, we are going to talk about one of our favourite destinations – Menorca.
From the 6th to the 9th of September every year, experience the life of the authentic payés (Menorcan peasant). The island’s capital is filled with festivities in honour of its patron saint.
Witness the jaleo of horses in the old town while you enjoy the pomada, the typical drink made from gin and lemon. But be careful, it’s very smooth and deceptive! Lest you drink too much and miss the nightly verbenas with the most entertaining local bands.
Parades, activities for the little ones, cultural events, gastronomic displays… You won’t get bored.
What’s more, if one day you fancy a bit of peace and quiet, you can relax in some of its coves, go hiking or visit historic sites such as the military fortress of La Mola.
Menorca deserves a bigger space in our blog, so pay attention because we will publish more very soon.
3. Camino de Santiago
If what you like is hiking, you are in luck. Surely you know someone in Spain who has told you “I have to do the Camino de Santiago sometime.”
The truth is that I can’t explain what it is because for each person it has a different meaning. For me, it is a spiritual experience that you must live once in your life. For others, it is a personal challenge, either walking or cycling.
Let me try to explain it to you in the best possible way. The Camino is a set of Christian Pilgrimage routes that you can start from numerous locations, such as France or the south of Spain, and that have as their destination the Tomb of the Apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
It can undoubtedly be the best adventure of your life as one of the cheapest destinations in Spain.
Live it and, above all, feel it!
Do you like tomatoes? I hope you do because they are the star of this fiesta in Buñol, Valencia.
The festival started as a spontaneous joke between a few young people who took tomatoes from a fruit stall and began to battle each other. When it was repeated the following year, on a voluntary basis, it became a tradition.
It’s all about throwing tomatoes at each other. As simple as that.
Nowadays, trucks loaded with thousands of kilos of tomatoes pass through the main street of the village, and kilos and kilos of tomatoes are thrown to the public. The attendees, either bring tomatoes from home or collect leftovers from the floor and throw them as well. I recommend that you wear old clothes and that you don’t mind getting splashed, as well as having a good time, as in all the fiestas in Spain.