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8 Spanish essential destinations

Written on : 10 September 2019
By : Emma Di Gesaro

We head for the Iberian Peninsula, to the country that breathes the sun; Spain
An ideal destination for holidays, as Spain offers a multitude of landscapes to delight travellers along the way. 

From Madrid to Ibiza via the Tabernas desert, you will find that Spain is the land of cuisine, music and celebration. But not only that, the fact that this magical place is only a few hours away from home is a truly exciting concept.
 

Here are 8 essential destinations for a dream holiday in Europe:

The secret desert of Europe - The Tabernas Desert

The secret desert of Europe - The Tabernas Desert

Located north of the city of Almeria in Andalusia, the Tabernas desert is considered the only desert on the entire European continent and spreads over 280㎢. Personal vehicles are prohibited in the desert, but you can visit it by taking the long hiking trails. Interestingly, this desert is featured in the film, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, enough to keep both the old and the young intrigued.
 
Only a few hours of travelling will take you back to Malaga, where you can relax and admire the stars from the Rio Verde villa or Villa Hacienda Bodeguera while reflecting back on your adventure in the Tabernas desert.
 

Mount Mulhacén

Mount Mulhacén

For history and hiking enthusiasts, Mount Mulhacén is a must-see during a visit to Granada, in southeastern Spain.  

3,500 metres high, Mount Mulhacén is the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula and has some hidden historical secrets. According to legend, the penultimate king of Granada in the 15th century, Abu-Al-Hassan, was buried at the top of this mountain - maybe something more mysterious to add to your to-do list.
 

The hidden side of Ibiza

The hidden side of Ibiza

Known as the most famous island in Europe, the capital of the festival or the playground of DJ's, Ibiza conceals small idyllic places where calm is the master of the place. 

For a peaceful holiday, go to a villa in the northeast of the island to enjoy a breathtaking view of Ibiza's green mountains from your private swimming pool! 

Far from the hustle and bustle of clubs, you will be lulled by the song of the cicadas and bathe in the rhythm of the sun: the recipe for an unforgettable holiday with family or friends.
 

The Natural Park of Rio Tinto - Huelva

The Natural Park of Rio Tinto - Huelva

Located in the village of Niebla, in the province of Huelva in Andalusia, Rio Tinto Natural Park is the ideal place for a family getaway. Discover the red river and the most unusual landscapes of the Andalusian region. A province marked by natural wonders that will catch your eye and lens of your camera.

The trail of volcanoes: Green Lagoon - Lanzarote

This green lake formed by volcanic eruptions is in the heart of a black sandy beach called "El Charclo de Los Circlo", and it is one of the most visited tourist attractions on the Canary Islands. Forget the typical golden sandy beaches for a moment and start a new adventure by exploring an extraordinary change of scenery - something you definitely couldn’t forget!

The Green Lagoon is located in an area called ‘El Golfo’ in the southwest of Lanzarote. Therefore, to ensure you have a well-rounded trip, take a well-earnt rest in Villa Volcania with some family or friends.
 

Far from Spanish cities, the Cascades of Orbaneja del Castillo

Located in the province of Burgos, picture a quaint village of fewer than 50 residents and imagine the sublime waterfalls of Orbaneja del Castillo. These waterfalls separate the city from the village and attract only a few curious visitors, preserving this place from the despair of extreme mass tourism. It is also important to note, swimming is allowed in these cool waters, but only for the bravest!


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The beauty of the Canary Island - PapaGayo Beach

The beauty of the Canary Island - PapaGayo Beach

In Lanzarote, Papagayo beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It’s emerald waters make for exquisite swimming and the warm sand perfect for walking, enjoy this all while admiring the wild landscape of the incredibly preserved cove.

Grab a mask and snorkel to enjoy the spectacular underwater beauty! And after your day is complete, head back to Villa Luna for the wondrous views of the mountains at sunset.
 

An afternoon in the air at Congost de Mont-rebei

An afternoon in the air at Congost de Mont-rebei

Another jewel that Spain offers us is the Congost Gorges of Mount Rebei carved by the Noguera Ribagorzana River and separates Aragon and Catalonia. It is most definitely the ideal place for a hike with family or friends. 

Take the time to recharge your batteries and enjoy the stunning biodiversity by taking the narrow paths above the river. For the acrophobic, opt for an afternoon canoeing and kayaking between the gorges! 

Travel only 3 hours by car and you can regain the city's rhythm in Villa Feliz, and not far from Barcelona.