7 Celestial Coasts You Need to Experience in Spain


Beaches might not be the first thing you think of when you hear Spain, but I can assure you they will be the last. Spain is famous for it's exquisite 'naturaleza' where some of the most beautiful views can be found outside of the eminent cosmopolitan cities. 

Below is a list of my favorite, and as I have yet to explore every corner of this country, please feel free to contribute yours!

7. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

Worth the nauseating bus ride through narrow windy roads from Roque Nublo, the very last turn exposes white houses that blanket the surrounding mountains, a scene making you think you're in Greece. 

What to do? Grab a "hamaca" and take in the beautiful sun any time of the year, or sip on a beverage at one of the restaurants lining the coast. 

6. Llanes, Asturias

Enchanting and captivating can't begin to describe this quaint fisherman's pueblo in the north of Spain.  Bathing in this charming beach is said to be "curing and cleansing." 

What to do? Meander the miniature alley ways, and try some of the most incredible unique fish you can imagine! Check out the colorfully decorated wave breakers and take in the sound of waves crashing along the shore. You can stroll on foot, or take a tour on horseback by visiting the information center nestled in the stone walls of castle like building. 

5. San Sebastian, Basque Country

Known for its cuisine and its surfers, these cobblestone streets burst with an energy unlike anywhere else. Quaint and enchanting, yet full of life and laughter!

What to do? The better question to ask about San Sebastian is what NOT to do!? Come hungry, and try food from some of the best chefs around the world, while enjoying some street music along the way. Walk to the top of the natural park overlooking the rocky coast or go out yourself on kayak! 

4. Nerja, Andalusia

Located on Costa del Sol in the most stunning region of Malaga, Andalusia, it's just an hour bus ride from the city of Málaga, with incredible views of the bluff and bright blue water. The enchanting white buildings that line the coast make you think you're on a Greek Island.

What to do? The caves, about an hour walk from the city or short bus ride, are a major tourist attraction bringing people from all around the world to marvel at the stalagmite and stalactite. If you're looking for a tranquil place to bask in the Spanish sun or take in the vistas while still enjoying some shops and local cuisine this is the place to be. 

3. Cádiz, Andalusia

The capital city of the province of Cádiz, this gem is just a few hours by train from Madrid located on the "costa de la luz" and cascades right into the white sand beaches meeting a coast of turquoise and deep blue.

What to do? Revel in the Roman ruins that surround the city and date back to the 1st century or tour the ancient watch towers. The compact city is full of history and exceptional cuisine.

2. L'amtella de Mar, Cataluña 

This corner of Spain is definitely worth the hassle to get to! Right in-between Barcelona in the north and Valencia in the South are these (mostly) undeveloped unique coasts. You need a car to navigate this area, but it's worth the trek.

What to do? Go snorkeling in the warm bath-like water, take a sailing lesson, or walk along the rocky cliff side for some of the most vivacious vistas. Another fisherman's village, you can buy fresh fish right off the boat at the port everyday at 5pm! 

1. S'Arenal, Mallorca

Just across from Cataluña, are the beautiful Balearic islands. A few minutes out of the touristy city of S'Arenal in the south, you'll find this rocky undeveloped coastline facing Palma, the capital city. 

What to do? In a short weekend, we couldn't peel ourselves away from this view. Dive into the depths of the bath-like water and find some natural caves, where you can use the brown mud as a natural spa like exfoliant! 

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  1. What an interesting post! But let me point you something, if you write all the names of cities and autonomous communities in English, write all of them, and if you do it in Spanish, do it with all of them. Try not to mix País Vasco, Málaga or Cádiz with Andalusia, Basque Country or Balearic. Establish a line and keep on it. Other than that, this is a good compilation. Congrats! :)

    1. Thanks so much for your input! I really appreciate it :)

  2. Absolutamente de acuerdo, eso mismo iba a decirte, parece que no lo hubieras escrito tú.
    Andalusía, es muy raro. Has de incidir en que la c y la z no se pronuncian ni escriben como la s.
    Son interdentales, ja, es decir que tienes que colocar la punta de tu lengua entre los dientes y soltar el aire.
    Me gusta este blog interactivo.


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