Tag Archive: Nature

The perfect combination: Galicia and northern Portugal

Galicia and northern Portugal have much in common – nature, cuisine, and even language! But for all their similarities, these two spectacular destinations each offer their own unique experiences and surprises. Here are some of our favorite picks that your group won’t want to miss! Galicia The region of Galicia is known for its green […]

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Lavender fields of La Mancha

When most people imagine rolling fields of fragrant lavender, they are thinking of France – but it may surprise you to know that the same experience is available just one hour from Madrid. Here, sun-drenched fields of lavender lie among the forests of the Guadalajara region of La Mancha. The Lavender Festival The area is […]

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City Portrait: Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a city that can honestly boast having it all. It is thrillingly cosmopolitan and also saturated with centuries of history; it has Mediterranean beaches within the city limits and forested mountains just beyond; its architecture is unique in the world and its buildings are filled with excellent options for […]

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Top 5 Coasts: The Green Coast

The mention of Spanish beaches tends to conjure images of endless stretches of golden sand, warm beneath an always sunny Mediterranean sky…but there’s another side to the Spanish coast. The Green Coast (la Costa Verde) in Asturias stretches 350 kilometers along the wild Cantabrian Sea, and is best known for its verdant nature, secluded coves, […]

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Top 5 Coasts: Costa del Sol

With over 300 days of sun each year and 100 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that Costa del Sol is considered one of the top beach destinations in Spain. Beyond the beach, the region also has an impressive offer of attractions. Cities like Malaga are packed with culture and excitement, nature lovers will enjoy […]

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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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