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Best Beaches in Spain

November 1st, 2010

Nerja, Costa del Sol, Andalusia – is situated at a distance of 50 KM from Malaga on the seashore. The length of all the beaches is 16 KM and the water here is clear and sparkling. The beaches no doubt are very scenic but there is fine grey sand on them whereas golden sand beaches are more popular. You can play most of the water sports here which include water skiing, sailing and scuba diving. You can also rent shades and sun beds. There are bars and restaurants.

Burriana beach has won awards number of times because of pure un-spoilt sand and water. Playa Calahonda is a sheltered beach that is popular and is on the eastern side of Balcon de Europa. Playa el Salón is on the other side of Balcon de Europa and is quite busy.

La Barrosa, Chiclana – is located at a distance of 6 KM from Chiclana town in Cadiz and has 8 KM of fine white sand and the water is blue and clear. This beach spans the Cano de Sancti Petri and El Puerco watchtower.

This beach is in two parts – urbanized part and untouched stretch. Beach shrubbery and sand dunes protect this beach. This beach is extremely clean and has been awarded European Blue flag award for cleanliness. It has the reputation of being the best beach on Andalusia coastline. Facilities include bars, restaurants, shower facilities, toilets, police station and Red Cross.

Tarifa, Andalusia – is a great beach for persons interested in windsurfing, watching whales and having a great nightlife with lots of fun. However the wind here is strong, thereby making it difficult to sunbathe. This beach is situated at the junction of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic which is novel about this place.

Gandia, Costa Brava – contains a number of towns that are small and has many pleasant beaches. Some of the towns are bigger than others. Gandia beach is more popular with Spanish tourists and local residents than foreign tourists.

Beaches in Santander – Santander is located between Basque country and Asturias. The beaches in this town are considered as some of the best because of the facilities available for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. Lots of tourists visit this place in summer. Some of the beaches here - Playa de la Magdalena and Playa de Valdearenas are popular with families because of the facilities for a range of water sports – surfing, windsurfing, etc. Five beaches in this place were awarded the European Union Blue Flag for facilities available and cleanliness. The Playa Primera de El Sardinero is one of them.

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Most Popular Beaches in Spain

November 1st, 2010

The length of the coastline in Spain is more than 5000 miles and there are many exquisite beaches along this coastline. The following are some of the most popular beaches in Spain.

San Sebastian La Concha – beach is an excellent urban beach and is provided with very good infrastructure and necessary services. This beach has the reputation of being one of the best beaches not only in Spain but also in Europe. It is located near the French border in the northeast corner of Spain. Children can witness small aquatic attractions standing on the platform in the sea. There is a popular walkway and a bicycle lane along it. The promenade covers the full bay length that includes beaches La Concha and Ondarreta. You can see the beautiful sceneries of the islands Santa Clara and Monte Igeldo. It has golden sand and the waves are moderate.

Playa de las Catedrales, Galicia – is the best beach in Galicia which is in the northwest direction in Spain. Its official name is ‘Praia de Augas Santas and it is also known as ‘beach of the cathedrals’. The rocks here have been shaped in a peculiar manner due to erosion by wind and water and hence it is very popular. It has white sand and the waves are moderate.

Playa del Silencio, Asturias – is sandy and clean and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. This beach is alternately known as the ‘Beach of Silence’ because of the silent atmosphere on the beachside. The sand is golden on the beach and it blends naturally with the boulders and gravel.

Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balaeric Islands

The smallest island among the Balearic Islands is Formentera and Ses Illetes is located on the northern tip of this island. The distance between this place and Espalmador is 150 KM. Ses Illetes is a famous beach on this island and while walking along the beach, you will have a feeling that you are in the Caribbean. This is one of the beaches that have maximum number of tourists – foreigners and locals – and during peak times it is quite busy. You will find it difficult to access certain areas except by cycling or walking. You can rent sun beds and kiosks and there are restaurants.

Sitges Beaches, Catalonia

Sitges is situated near Barcelona and is a party town; it has a large number of nice beaches. This place is well known for the gay population. There are also beaches where nudism is practiced.

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Are you visiting Spain in a small group?

November 1st, 2010

If you are visiting Spain in a small group, there is a suggestion; you can make your trip tailor made. There are many tour operators spread over Spain who would be of great help in arranging such tailor made tour programs. One suggestion is that you can hire a taxi or hire a driver through one of the reputed tour operators. This arrangement has several advantages. You can arrange the tour according to your requirement. Language will not be a barrier because the driver will be from Spain. Further, he will be aware of the route.

Advantages:

Normally the tour operators operate in coordination with other tour operators in other provinces. So, they will coordinate amongst themselves so that the touring party is not inconvenienced. The tour is arranged depending on the budget of the touring party, their interest in the places, duration of the tour, etc.

The tour operator will pick the party up at the airport or at the railway station as predetermined. He will arrange for the stay at the appropriate villa or accommodation. In fact, the tour operator will provide all the information about the type of accommodation, the nearest places of interest, shopping area, etc.

The entire tour is arranged in close association with the touring party. The tour operator will book the entrance ticket wherever it is necessary. This will save a lot of time for the touring party. The service of an experienced guide will also be provided.

In such types of tours, the itinerary can be finalized on reaching Spain. By this arrangement, the touring party will be able to discuss the tour program with the tour operator and therefore the entire tour can be made more meaningful. Depending on the convenience, the touring party can either reduce or extend the tour. The other advantage in such tours is the safety of the vehicle and the luggage; particularly when the party is eating food or busy visiting places of interest, etc.

In short, the itinerary is totally flexible. The touring parties will have the choice to change the place of visit at any time during the tour. The touring party is assured of not only the best villa to stay, but they are also assured of the best food en-route because the driver will have a fair knowledge of the best hotels in the vicinity.

In this type of tour, the touring party will be able to enjoy their holiday because everything is arranged in consultation with them.

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Places of interest in Spain-Ubeda

November 1st, 2010

When you come to Ubeda, you will have an impression that you have returned to the past due to numerous historic sites.

Ubeda is a city in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is part of the province of Jaén and the name of the city has Arab origin (Ubbeda). Ubeda has about 33,000 inhabitants.

The city has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

History of Ubeda

Ubeda was founded around 200 BC and it was a pre-Roman settlement.

It is one of the best preserved Renaissance towns in which you can see typical representatives of this style such as numerous churches, cathedrals, streets, houses, etc… Most of the city was built in the 16th century. Everything was designed by famous Renaissance architect Andrés de Vandelvira.

Thanks to Francisco de los Cobos, who was born in this city and who later became the king’s secretary, Ubeda was completely re- built in the renaissance style.

Historic sites

Ubeda has a unique collection of the Spanish Renaissance buildings and above all, it has a breathtaking renaissance square - the Plaza de Vázquez de Molina. There can be found many other impressive buildings such as the Palacio de las Vazquez de Molina and the Gothic church of Santa María Churchof. On this square you will also find The Chapel of the Savior and The funerary Shrine of Francisco de los Cobos.

The town’s Conference Hall is situated in the former hospital designed by Vandelvira. However, this hall is actually a beautiful white building with a wide Renaissance courtyard.

Ubeda has 48 Renaissance monuments.

However, Ubeda has many buildings that are not built in the period of Renaissance. Arab walls were built in the 9th century and more than half of these walls and a doorway have survived through history.

City’s Attractions

If you want to experience the true spirit of Ubeda, you need to visit it during its fiestas.

Fair Tapa is held in September, it offers a wide variety of appetizers of Spanish cuisine called Tapas, and above all you get them for free. In the spirit of tradition, the city still maintains a food festival - Renaissance Food Festival. There are many other festivals as well. “Ciudad de Ubeda”, for example, is an international music festival held each spring in Ubeda. However, the greatest festival is a religious festival of the Holy Week in Ubeda.

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Places of interest in spain-Sitges

November 1st, 2010

Sitges has always been a place that has captivated artists and various visitors. Many people believe that its secret lies in the light. This city has almost 300 days of sunshine a year. Thus painters, sculptors and writers in late nineteenth century settled here.

Above all, nature has been generous to Sitges. It also has the privilege of being located next to the Mediterranean Sea at the foot of the massif of Garraf. On a cultural level; the legacy is extraordinary, the art is alive and traditions are maintained with modernity.

Sitges preserves important references from the medieval and ancient fishing village. Furthermore, it offers visitors an important architectural heritage. You can also enjoy a cosmopolitan character, thanks to the diversity of its population; Sitges is home to more than 70 different nationalities.

Now, let us look ahead! Sitges, the city of the XXI century, is based on innovation and creativity but it has never forgotten its roots. Sitges is a city that attracts and seduces. Furthermore, that is why it works on three intertwined lines: tourism, creativity and art.

Natural Park

Visiting the Natural Park of Garraf is a great opportunity to enjoy the exotic rocky landscape with many underground cavities formed by the action of water on the limestone and the crossed relief for dry streams embedded in the rocks.

Without doubt, one of the main attractions of Sitges is the beaches, where by living in contact with nature, you can know more about the idiosyncrasies of the inhabitants of the municipality.

There are a total of 17 beaches that stretch along the coast of Sitges. Above all, each has its own personality. They have the necessary facilities to offer to the visitors. The character of each beach helps you to have an experience of a different environment each time.

From fishing village to modern city

In medieval times, Sitges was a small fishing village where life was organized around Baluard Hill. There were the parish church, hospital, cemetery and a small group of houses within an enclosure. They were connected with the rest of town by a bridge at the end of Main Street. There are several towers, possibly built in the fourteenth century, that show that the entire village was fortified.

Centuries later, thanks to the initiative of artists, Sitges became a place of reference and outreach center of the Catalan Modernism.

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there were many painters, sculptors, musicians and intellectuals who left traces that have remained until today.

Today Sitges is known as a cosmopolitan city that gathers people all around the world due to its culture and art.

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Poniente Beach

November 1st, 2010

Benidorm is a Spanish coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea. It is famous for its night life and beautiful beaches, marked with blue flag. That means that they are high quality beaches. Levante and Poniente are the most popular beaches in this town. Along the beaches there is a road with heavy traffic.

Overview

Poniente Beach is located on the western side of the town. This three kilometer long beach covered with white sand is very crowded. It is very popular among tourists from northern Europe, mostly from the UK and Germany. Anyway, the beach has all the necessary facilities for a perfect vacation. It has changing rooms, toilets, sun beds and sunshades. It is also great for swimming because there are no rocks in the water. Maintenance of the beach is perfect - it is cleaned every morning. Along the beach there is a promenade. People use it for jogging and walking, skating and roller driving. This area has many bars and restaurants as well as many shops. Beyond the promenade there is a wide range of hotels and villas, different kinds of shops and supermarkets.

Activities and leisure time

Poniente Beach is a favorable place for people who like birds. Park del Elche’s located nearby, is inhabited by white doves. These birds live on the palms that grow in this park. Doves are not wild. They are accustomed to the human presence and allow people to feed them. Majority of the birds eat from people’s hands. The beach is perfect for families with small children. Kilometers of the beach are without any single rock and water is shallow. Nearby, there is an animal park with everyday spectacles including animals like dolphins, parrots and whales. The park also has cages with animals from all over the world. It has lions and tigers as well as penguins from the colder parts of the Earth. Incredible diversity for the children is guaranteed.

Poniente has all the facilities for people with reduced mobility as well. It has services to help these people to go in or out of the water or to take care of them while they are in the water, medical help and lifeguards. The beach has chairs, specially reserved for people who cannot swim, lift in order to get people out of their wheelchairs and special changing rooms.

Poniente beach is also alive in the evenings as during the day. It has a vibrant nightlife. Along the beach, there are several night clubs where the tourists can dance till the dawn. For those who like to spend a serene evening, local restaurants with quite music are the perfect places.

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November 1st, 2010

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