Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top 5 Beaches In Spain

August 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

Spain continues to be a very popular holiday destination for many, partly due to its fantastic Mediterranean climate. With beautiful and pristine coastlines, a major attraction for many people is the tide-less beaches. And if you’re planning a holiday in Spain, then there are five top places to go if you want to enjoy the decadence of Spanish beaches like no other.

Many of Spain’s top resorts such as Barcelona, Alicante and Tenerife have fantastic and well serviced beaches which you can easily walk to. However, the accessibility of these beaches means that they can often be crowded and, for many people, do not offer the holiday oasis that many crave. However, if you’re taking advantage of cheap car rentals whilst you’re away you’ll have the freedom to go where you want and will be able to enjoy some of the nation’s most gorgeous spots.

Playa de Las Catedrales
If you’re staying on mainland Spain, then Galicia’s Playa de Las Catedrales is an incredible beach to explore. The translation of this beach is ‘Beach of Cathedrals’, and with stunning rock formations and great coves to explore, the landscape of the coastline is enthralling. Approximately 10km outside of Galicia, the beach is known as ‘Praia des Augas Santas’ by locals; translated as ‘Beach of the Holy Waters’.

Located geographically opposite of Galicia, Andalusia’s Marbella offers some iconic beach locations which are very popular with tourists. Andalusia is one of Spain’s most exotic regions and its beaches are therefore stunning. Marbella beach is defined by its medieval fortifications and towering palm tree alleys, and is a popular destination for many A-listers, including Antonio Banderas, Sean Connery and Dolph Lundgren.

Playa del Silencio
If you’re headed towards the thriving coastal city of Barcelona then, without have to stretch too far, you’ll be able to enjoy Asturias’s Playa del Silencio. Only a stones throw from the quaint and historic town of Oviedo which has been highlighted by the film ‘Vicky, Christina, Barcelona’, the ‘Beach of Silence’ is in a very remote area and is protected by a circular rock formation.

Cala de Algaiarens
Away from Spain’s mainland there are several islands that offer beautiful coastlines to explore. One of the best is Menorca’s Cala de Algaiarens and, located in the Balearics, is the perfect place if you want to explore rugged coastlines. Cala or cove is often given to many beaches due to the rock formations noted along the coast. You will need to be an experienced swimmer to discover many of the hidden beaches, but they are well worth taking the trouble to find.

Moro Jable
Located in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has six beautiful beaches along with three national parks. Moro Jable is one of the most famous, with 4km of white fine sand within easy walking distance from facilities and hotels.

Spain has far more beaches that you’ll ever be able to explore all together. However, by heading to some of the nation’s favourites and most gorgeous areas, you’ll be able to experience the Spanish coastline like never before.

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