Best Places to Visit in Spain

Best Places to Visit in Spain

From sun-drenched palm fringed beaches and bustling resorts to quiet mountain villages and a laid-back siesta culture, Spain has plenty to offer visitors looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday soaking up the sun. Here are some of the best places to go in Spain, and things to do.

Nerja, Andalucia

A former fishing village, Nerja has kept all its old-world traditional history and charm, with whitewashed houses and winding cobbled streets greeting visitors. It has a relaxed and charming feel that is typical of inland Spain, while expressing all the character and vibe of a coastal resort. Visit the Nerja caves – a must-see attraction that is home to the world’s oldest cave paintings created by Neanderthals, as well as Moorish currency and Roman pottery that evoke the colourful history of this region.

Take a day out from your private Villa Cantera and drive to the white-washed village of Frigiliana – considered one of the best places to visit in Spain and one of the most stunning villages in all of Andalucia, with accolades such as ‘The Prettiest Village in Spain’ to its name. Here you’ll find quiet streets bursting with colourful flowers, fragrant herbs and plenty of local shops in which to pick up souvenirs like local lace, olive oil and pottery.

Those who want a day on the beach will love Maro beach, which was voted the best in Andalucia in 2013, and the second best beach in the entire country. Expect gorgeous views, crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkelling and easy access for families. If you’re looking for a beach that is quieter and more secluded, head to neighbouring Caleta de Maro.  

Jávea, Costa Blanca

Situated between Valencia and Alicante, Jávea is one of the best places to holiday in Spain and boasts over 20km of coastline and plenty of beaches where you can top up your tan. Head to Arenal beach, which you’ll certainly want to visit more than once thanks to its Blue Flag status and abundance of sports facilities, children’s playgrounds and nearby shops and restaurants, where you can pick up local tapas, paella or international dishes. It is very easy to while away a few hours while the azure waters caress the shoreline. 

Also worth visiting is Jávea Old Town, which was once surrounded by protective walls and still contains remains of old former fortifications. The town itself has a unique and rather unusual layout, which has remained since the Middle Ages. Spend a few hours wandering around the stunning whitewashed houses, local churches and walls featuring local ‘tosca’ sandstone.

If you feel like a hike, head to Montgó Natural Park which rises 753 metres above the town. Bring some comfortable walking shoes and climb the slope to the top of the summit for some incredible views of the surrounding bay and beyond. 

Marbella, Costa Del Sol

Arguably one of the best places to go on holiday in Spain, it is easy to see why so many holidaymakers visit Marbella every year. If you’re a beach lover – you’ll want to book Villa Pedrosol, where you are just a few steps away from Real Zaragoza Beach, with the private gate to your property located right on the sand! When you can tear yourself away from your beautiful property and the surrounding beach, Marbella is a resort that boasts plenty of things to do. Hire a private catamaran or yacht from the harbour for a day of sailing, head to one of the resort’s luxurious high-end beach clubs for an evening of dancing and gourmet food, book a day trip to discover the breathtaking city architecture of Seville, or indulge in a tapas foodie tour around Marbella Old Town.   

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