The summer holidays are coming, and Spain is an all-time favourite destination for people from all over the world. Check out some of the most demanded spots and experience a holiday in Spain this summer!
When people think of Spain, they usually think of nice weather, beaches, and friendly people. If you have already enjoyed Spain, or it is your first time considering a trip to this country… Check out some of the most demanded destinations for your summer holiday in Spain!
Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Every Canary Island is different, and Lanzarote equals volcanoes, lava fields, rocks, black and red land, blue sea and skies. If you cannot choose between beach or mountain, this might be the perfect destination for you. This is because you will find relax, silence, white and golden sand beaches, rolling mountains, and palm groves. All this is accompanied by year-round warm weather. With regards to must-see hotspots in Lanzarote are Timanfaya National Park, Jameos del Agua Caves, Haría, Teguise, Arrieta, Cactus´s garden, Natural swimming pools, El Golfo, Marina Rubicon, Famara surfing, and Playa de Papagao, among others.
Benidorm is located on the eastern coast of Spain, part of the Valencia region’s famed Costa Blanca. Did you know it is the most popular tourist attraction in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona? It is a city that lives off tourism, so it has a wide range of accommodation, restaurants, shopping, and leisure activities. Other attractions are sandy beaches, hidden coves, theme parks, skyscrapers, the beautiful coastline, delicious food, and… 3492.3 hours of sunshine per year! Must-visit if you are at or near Benidorm: Levante Beach, Poniente Beach, Mundomar, Terra Mítica, Aqualandia, Balcón del Mediterráneo, La Cruz de Benidorm, Sierra Helada, Puig Campana, Altea, Guadalest, Alicante.
A city in southern Spain with grand Islamic architecture, tapas all day long, street art, and a vibrant University vibe. Granada keeps amazing visitors year after year. Many tourists are triggered to visit Granada for its show-stopping hilltop fortress, the Alhambra. However, it has many other charms such as its narrow meandering streets, and flamenco, as Granada is one of is birthplaces. Apart from this must-see, there are many other attractions Granada offers: Albaicin neighborhood, miradors, Sacromonte, Cathedral and Royal Chapel, Carmen de los Mártires garden, San Juan de Dios basilica, Bib-Rambla square and Alcaiceria market, Arab baths, Cartuja monastery, and Science Park, among others.
Did you know Cordoba was the largest city in Europe back in the 10th century? Nowadays, Cordoba is worldwide famous for its Great Mosque. Its historic old town is a World Heritage site, and it is also full of little streets to get lost in. Other highlights include courtyards full of flowers, traditional squares, and crowded bars where you can experience a typical flamenco performance or try the local cuisine. Its history of 3 religions is still manifested in the city, with an old architecture as proof. We highly recommend checking out Julio Romero de Torres Museum, Calleja de las Flores Alley, Alcázar fortress of the Christian Monarchs, Medina Azahara, Great Mosque of Cordoba, Palace of the Marquises of Viana, Plaza de la Corredera Square, Roman Bridge and Bridge Gate, The Soul of Cordoba, Great Mosque, and the Roman temple.
Going all the way to the South, you will arrive at the charming Seville, the largest city in the South of Spain. It is mostly famous for its flamenco dancing and architectural designs, such as the Real Alcázar. You cannot miss the Bullring, Seville´s Cathedral, Plaza de España, Maria Luisa Park, House of Pilate, and Triana Market, among others. Get lost in the narrow streets of Seville and visit a real Andalusian house, with a patio full of plants. Also, you should eat traditional food and attend a flamenco show. You will enjoy it! But beware, Seville can have extreme temperatures in summer (it can easily exceed 40 degrees).
The largest of the Balearic Islands, here you can find coves of turquoise water, hidden caves, lighthouses with amazing views, and unforgettable sunsets. The island is furnished with luxury hotels and villas, and it is one of the world´s sailing hotspots. On this island you can find real Mediterranean food, charming villages, historic and cultural sights, relax but also nightlife. Are you a fan of water sports? Then this island can be a perfect destination for you. Something worth knowing is that the climate is always mild, so a trip in winter can feel as good as a trip in summer. You cannot miss Santa Maria´s Cathedral-Basilica, Cap de Formentor, Castell de Bellver, Drach Caves, Caló des Moro, Es Trenc, Platja de Muro, La Almudaina Royal Palace, and Cala Mondragó, among others.
If you are considering to go on a trip to Spain for your summer holiday, probably you would like to be able to have a basic conversation with locals, so that you can learn more about your destination and live an authentic Spanish experience. At Academia El Sur we offer tailor-made courses for your needs and purposes. Check our current course offer or contact us directly for more information. We start new courses every month!
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