In some European countries you can enjoy the good summer weather practically during all year round. In Spain, for instance, the hottest days of autumn and spring reach 30 degrees, since its climate is warmer and drier than anywhere else in Europe. If you travel to areas such as the south or the east of the Spanish peninsula or any of the islands belonging to the country, you may enjoy the beach from March to October because the water temperatures remain hot longer. Here is a selection of some of the best beaches in Spain.

Canary Island, the tropical beaches of Spain

The Canary Islands are known for their fantastic landscapes and ideal beaches. If you have the opportunity to visit them, you will realize that each one of the islands is a different world full of contrasts and possibilities: the wide and quiet beaches of Fuerteventura, the huge surf waves in Tenerife, the black beaches of volcanic sand of Lanzarote, the dunes of Gran Canaria or the small coves and natural pools found in El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera. Plus, you can find the main hotel brands  -such as Vincci, Meliá, Lopesan, Barcelo, etc. in all the islands, all of them offering with their own private access to the beaches.

In addition to the beaches, the wide range of leisure activities available in the Canary Islands is also very striking. The lively nightlife is just one of the attractions for young people, but there is also a varied cultural calendar that includes exhibitions, theater, music and shows of all kinds. For vacations with children in which you are looking for a day of family fun, you will find an offer of water parks, zoos, camel safaris, theme parks and karting circuits. If you are and adventurous traveler, you can also try paragliding in Tenerife and enjoy the wonderful views flying above the island.

Coast of “Levante”, the jewel of the Mediterranean sea

The eastern side of Spain, known as “Levante” region, covers from Catalonia (north) to Andalusia (south) through the Valencian community and Murcia. All of the cities in thise region are very sunny and bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean. And, despite the hustle and bustle that you can find in the main capitals –cities such as Valencia, Castellón or Barcelona, you can always enjoy a great serenity on its beaches.

In Catalonia, there are some wonderful beaches worth to explore such as Cala Fonda , Playa Gran,  Playa S’Eixugador or Cala Montjoi. To visit the region, you can stay in L’Ampolla, a charming fishing village famous for its sea-food, its beaches and relaxed pace of life. During the summer it has lots of concerts, festivals and special events. You can find great hosting deals in to stay in L’Ampolla. Plus, the village is just one hour and a half hours far from main cities like Barcelona, Tarragona and Valencia, where you will find beautiful beaches such as playas L’Arbre del Gos, el Saller or Gandía.

A little further down the south, in Murcia, holidays are affordable, the beaches are wonderful and the weather is very pleasant. There you can visit the natural spas of Mazarron, where there is a very warm salt water lagoon called Mar Menor. The small town of Águilas, on the other hand, is surrounded by excellent beaches and the restaurants offer delicious food. Plus, this corner of Spain has the warmest average temperatures of all Spain throughout the year.

Almeria is located in the eastern end of Andalusia and it is a less touristic way, which makes it even more charming. For sunbathing, the beach town of Mojácar is perfect as it has a 17 km long beach and many chiringuitos along the way. The best beaches are in the southern part of this area. The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata is not far from here either, and there where will find some of the wildest and most beautiful natural beaches of Andalusia. Halfway, you can go through the fantastic beaches of Los Muertos and Aguamarga.

Finally, talking about the beaches of the Mediterranean means talking about the Balearic Islands, where you can find spectacular beaches like Calo del Moro y Es Trenc in Mallorca; Cala Tortuga and Cala Turqueta in Menorca; Playa de Aigües Blanques in Ibiza; or Ses Illetes in Formentera.


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