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Spain: The Best Spring/Summer Activities

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Tapas, sangria, and sun. The first three words that come to mind when dreaming about Spain. However, this south-western European country has something for every type of tourist on any kind of budget. Here’s a checklist of the unmissable things to do in Spain this spring or summer.

Music Festivals

Why get wet in the muddy fields of Glasto when you can sunbathe by day and party at night in Ibiza? Ibiza is not the only part of Spain which boasts of pumping a dance music scene, Barcelona has it too and plays host to the electronic music festival, Sonar.

Not a fan of a dance music? Check out Benicassim (July) in between Valencia and Barcelona or Primavera (June) in Barcelona for indie/alternative shows. Previous acts include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and PJ Harvey. Photographers won’t want to miss these viewpoints in Barcelona.

La Tomatina

Music is not the only kind of festival in Spain. La Tomatina, the world’s biggest food fight is where big kids go to have one hundred metric tonnes of tomatoes thrown at them.

The festival takes place in Bunol near Valencia on the last Wednesday of August. For safety, the number of participants has been limited to 20,000 people.

Beaches and Resorts

Over 68 million people holiday in Spain each year, the attraction? 25 degrees Celsius heat and relatively cheap beach resorts.

The most popular areas for holidaymakers are the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Balearic Islands; the family-friendly beaches of Andalusia; the volcanic Canary Islands, and the lively beach resorts in Catalonia made it an ideal all-inclusive destination. Pull up a lounger, press play on the tunes, and relax.

Hiking in Spain

Hikers should head to the cooler north of Spain for more climate comfortable routes. Outdoorsy travellers seeking a challenge should check out El Camino de Santiago.

This trek is over 750km and has been walked by pilgrims for thousands of years. This is actually a very social hike through four of Spain’s regions so if you are aiming to take your own pilgrim, bring earphones! Can’t face over one month of walking? Why not bike it, or take one of the shorter routes.

Need for Speed

For holidaymakers who love bikes and cars, Spain is top of the pops! In May, Formula 1 Gran Premio de España took place 12 miles northeast of Barcelona in a town called Montmelo at the permeant Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Bike fans should head to the south of Spain to Jerez, to check out Circuito d Jerez Spain. This 4.4 km track is used by teams for race testing.

Alhambra, Granada

Granada’s palace is unmissable, as you in, can’t not see it in the skyline when visiting Spain’s southern city. Granada is most known for its medieval architecture and the Alhambra won’t disappoint history lovers.

Initially built by the Romans but continued by the Moors, visitors can take guided tours but must be quick, as entry tickets are limited. If visiting Granada, don’t forget to try Tinto De Verano, a diluted red wine drank by locals, and enjoy the gratis tapas.

Seville is also a great location for architecture. Check out this guide to three-day itinerary for Seville for more.

Granada Alhambra I Photo of the Fortnight 30 I Sunny Spain and Portugal

Music, food, sports, sun and sea – what else could the perfect holiday entail?

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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  1. I have booked a flight to Spain with my son and definitely go to the Canaries. This will be the first time he will be traveling outside the country and he seems pretty excited and at the same time nervous hahaha .. I was thinking that we should go to Fuerteventura first because they have the most extensive white sand beaches and the most playful Atlantic waves. After Fuerteventura we might as well go to Tenerife then Gran Canaria. Any places in Tenerife/Spain you recommend guys? Feel free to share 🙂

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      Great choice. I’ve been to Fuerteventura when I was younger as well as Gran Canaria. Recently Craig and I went to Tenerife and Lanzarote. Personally, I prefer Costa Adeje in Tenerife. Have fun!

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