Coasts of Spain

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Spain has more than 7.900 kilometers of coastline. The country's good climate and the wide variety of destinations make thousands of travelers choose a Spanish coastal town to spend their vacations, especially Europeans. There is a unique place for all tastes: paradisiacal beaches, fishing villages, vertigo cliffs ... We have selected 4 coasts of Spain that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. What will your next getaway be?

Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada is one of the most popular coasts in Catalonia. Its name refers to the golden color of its beaches of fine sand and clear waters. Despite not being as well known as the Costa del Sol or the Costa Brava, its 92 kilometers of coastline are perfect for family tourism.

The Costa Dorada covers a large area of ​​Tarragona, specifically southern Catalonia, and has very popular destinations such as Calafell, Cambrils and Salou. The contrast of the inland landscape and the coast offers multiple possibilities to enjoy nature. From activities in the Mediterranean Sea to hiking, horseback or 4 × 4 routes.

Furthermore, the Costa Dorada in Tarragona is synonymous with the Roman Empire and still preserves many of its monuments. In this land, the artist Antoni Gaudí, recognized throughout the world for his modernist works, was also born. Other creators such as Picasso, Miró or Casals found inspiration in the Costa Dorada for their career.

If you are looking for a family destination, we encourage you to visit the Costa Dorada because the famous Port Aventura theme park is located here.

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Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is a region in the southwest of Andalusia that extends along the coastal areas of the provinces of Huelva and Cádiz. Its variety of beaches ranges from almost desert paradises perfect for windsurfing in the areas of Conil, Barbate and Tarifa to family beaches in places like Cádiz and Chiclana.

The Costa de la Luz receives this name because it has about 3.000 hours of sunshine per year, the right place for those who enjoy practicing outdoor activities such as windsurfing, hiking, diving ... and it also hosts famous popular celebrations such as Romería del Rocío (among May and June in Almonte, Huelva) and the Cádiz Carnivals (in February).

The Costa de la Luz in Huelva has more than 120 kilometers of beach where you can take some of the most beautiful photographs of the Andalusian coastline in extensive sandy areas of dunes and pine forests that reach the sea. Some of the best known beaches are those of Mazagón (in Palos de la Frontera), Matalascañas (in Almonte and which goes into the Doñana National Park) or the protected area of ​​El Rompido and its virgin beach (in Cartaya), among others. many.

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Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is the tourist name given to the Mediterranean coast that bathes the province of Alicante, in southeastern Spain. It is made up of 218 kilometers of coastline with beaches with calm waters and white sand. These beaches stand out for having a Blue Flag, which indicates that the waters are clean and suitable for swimming.

In the province of Alicante there are 2.800 hours of sunshine a year and the nature of this area offers travelers incredible surprises such as mountains overlooking the Mediterranean, the dunes of Guardamar; the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe; the Lagunas de La Mata-Torrevieja; the Tabarca Island Nature Reserve and its marine fauna or the Fuentes del Algar, a set of waterfalls and springs in Callosa d'En Sarrià.

On the other hand, the Costa Blanca has a great cultural offer for those looking for something more than nature. For example, archaeological sites from Roman times; castles like those of Sax, Petrer or Villena; Gothic and Baroque churches or modernist towns such as Novelda and Alcoy are some of the monuments and places that you can visit. Highly recommended is also the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ).

The Costa Blanca is also well known for its nightlife and for its traditional festivals such as those of Moros y Cristianos or the famous Bonfires of San Juan.

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Costa del Sol

Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa del Sol covers more than 150 kilometers of coastline in the province of Malaga, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Its name is not a coincidence, more than 325 days of sunshine a year together with the benevolence of the climate give us the key to this paradisiacal place with beaches for all tastes.

Any time is good to visit this area, either with family or friends. If you are traveling as a family, the Costa del Sol awaits you with leisure parks such as Selwo Aventura, Selwo Marina or Bioparc Fuengirola. And if what you are looking for is fun at night, you will find one of the best nightlife offers with bars, restaurants and nightclubs on the beach.

Nature lovers will also enjoy the Costa del Sol with spaces such as the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park or the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Without forgetting culture, this land is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, so no art lover can miss the museum dedicated to his figure.

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