When we think of tourism we do not consider that there are different types, since not everyone travels for the same reasons. In fact there are regions that have a specific type of tourism which they focus on in order to get the most out of their community. That is why we are going to see the types of tourism that we can find in Spain.
Spain is undoubtedly a country of tourism, which attracts thousands of people every year who want to enjoy different things, from gastronomy to natural spaces, beaches or its culture. Find out what type of tourism can be interesting to discover in Spain, since there are different ways to travel.
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Cultural tourism has always been one of the main ones. In this type of tourism we include the one that is oriented to the discovery of history, monuments, archaeological remains and museums. In Spain we can find many regions with their own history and their museums. The Guggenheim in Bilbao or the Prado Museum in Madrid they are great examples. The monuments are also significant since we find places such as the Giralda in Seville, the Alhambra in Granada, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela or that of León, the Alcázar of Toledo, that of Segovia or the Roman Theater of Merida
We know that in Spain a large part of tourism is oriented towards its coast, since it also has very good weather. In the area of Mediterranean we find areas such as Valencia, the area of Catalonia and of course the Balearic Islands with tourist centers such as Mallorca or Ibiza. On the other hand, there are many people who enjoy Andalusian beaches or who decide to go to the Canary Islands, which enjoy a great climate throughout the year.
There is no doubt that Spain is one of the places with the best gastronomy in Europe and therefore gastronomic tourism is another of its great attractions. In the north there are great fish and seafood dishes. In fact the Basque Country, Rioja or Galicia are one of the places favorites for gastronomic tourism for the high quality of its dishes and products. In Andalusia we find one of the favorite places for tapas. In addition, in these places it is common to find festivals dedicated to gastronomy, which also attracts many tourists each year, such as the Seafood Festival in O Grove, Galicia.
Wine tourism is a type of tourism linked to wine, something that we can also see in many regions of Spain that are famous for their wines. Places like La Rioja, Catalonia, Galicia or Andalusia With their Jerez wine, they have denominations of origin that attract the attention of hundreds of tourists who want to approach the production areas to see the wineries and vineyards and to enjoy the wine experience in its entirety, in addition to tasting or courses.
This type of tourism is very recent, since a tourism oriented to an ecological point of view has emerged a few years ago. Mass tourism destroys areas and on many occasions causes natural spaces to be damaged. That is why a new ecological tourism designed to raise awareness and so that those people who enjoy an ecological lifestyle can travel while also taking care of the environment. The hotels are ecological and are usually enjoyed in natural places where you can enjoy learning from nature without damaging it.
Adventure tourism is oriented towards those people who are very active and who enjoy all kinds of sports. In places like the north coast of the Cantabrian Sea or the Andalusian coast, we find ideal beaches for sports such as surfing or kitesurfing, with schools that are used to get started in the sport. There are also many areas in Spain in which to do sports such as hiking in natural places, from Galicia to Asturias or Catalonia. Although today it is easy to find places with new hiking trails to go.
Rural tourism is one that has grown in rural and quiet areas, in beautiful renovated country houses to enjoy this quiet lifestyle. Places like Galicia are experts in this type of tourism. Staying in beautiful rural houses, surrounded by nature is a luxury today to escape the bustle of the city.
This is another type of tourism that we can find in Spain in the winter season. Places such as the Arán Valley in Lleida, the Puerto de Navacerrada in Madrid, Formigal in Huesca or Sierra Nevada in Granada are some of the places that offer ski resorts prepared with all kinds of areas, accommodation and fun for the whole family.