Tag Archive: Nature

Autumn in Spain: top destinations

Visitors to Spain often seek an endless summer, but mild autumn offers a completely different – and equally enchanting – experience. Fiery hues on rolling hills and dramatic mountains make a stark contrast to the blue seas that surround the land. Autumn in Spain beckons visitors (and locals) to dig out their boots and crunch […]

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Galician elegance: the Route of Camellias

When Portuguese sailors introduced colorful camellia blossoms into Galicia in the 1700s, they gave the region a piece of its identity. Today these elegant flowers illuminate the landscape and gardens of Galicia during the months of February and March, in a display that is breathtaking enough to become its own attraction: the Route of Camellias. […]

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The flavor of autumn: wild mushrooms in northern Spain

To many people autumn conjures images of flame colored trees and grinning jack-o-lanterns, but in Spain the season has another meaning that is much more delicious: wild mushrooms. In fact, these autumn offerings are so delectable, that they are giving rise to a new touristic niche, known as mycotourism. More than mushrooms Mycotourism is a […]

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Andorra: Escape into nature

Andorra’s snow-capped mountains make it a natural destination for winter sport enthusiasts, but summers are starting to liven up as nature-lovers catch on to the endless activities to enjoy during the warmer months. As an up-and-coming summer destination, Andorra is a perfect escape from the summer crowds and heat found around much of Spain. Tiny […]

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The Cies Islands: a Spanish Caribbean

While the whole of the Mediterranean coast is saturated with sun-seekers throughout the summer months, the Cies Islands, just a short 3-mile boat ride from Galicia’s western coast, remain rustically uncrowded. Locals refer to the islands as their Caribbean, and with snow-white sand and crystalline water it’s a believable claim – until you dive in […]

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The King’s Pathway: A year after the reopening

Nature lovers and hikers travelling near Malaga in southern Spain won’t want to pass up the chance to visit one of the most stunning and exhilarating routes in Spain. El Caminito del Rey (the King’s Little Pathway offers hikers some truly one-of-a-kind souvenirs: the stunning views over the Guadalhorce River will be remembered for a […]

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