Passionate Flamenco, Tasty Tapas & Enchanting Locations
Passionate Flamenco, Tasty Tapas & Enchanting Locations
Spain offers something new at every turn. It is backpacker friendly and has to be experienced
Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and even in the world, and for good reason. Its magnificent coastline, sunshine, historic sites, vibrant nightlife and great cuisine are just some of the ingredients that make Spain so appealing to travellers. The efficient transport system also makes it easy to explore different parts of Spain easily and on a budget.
Madrid is the capital and unsurprisingly it is awash with rich culture and history. Explore its architecture, museums and parks by day and experience its lively bar scene by night. Barcelona is famous for its impressive Gaudi architecture and its vibrant beaches and is also renowed for its party scene. Most people are familiar with the Andalucia region of Spain due to its beautiful beaches, quaint villages and its ancient Moorish attractions. Seville is one of the most famous destinations in Andalucia and aside from its historic treasures; it is a lively destination for festivities. The Costa del Sol is famous for its excellent beaches and is not just for package holidays if you get away from the usual suspects like Benidorm and Fuerteventura. If you want complete relaxation in scenic locations, sail off to the islands for some downtime.
Spain is a destination that has something for everyone, whether you are looking for famous art pieces, seeking an activity holiday, want to laze along the beaches or a city break. It is also more affordable then many of its European neighbours and could play host to a backpacking adventure many months long.
Spain is a buzzing tourist destination, but all too often travellers stick to the tried-and-tested locations rather than branching out and exploring somewhere else. If you fancy avoiding the usual tourist hotspots and trying something a little different, here are some options: Not Barcelona – Girona Long overshadowed by its big sister, Girona offers an […]
Situated along the eastern edge of Spain, Valencia is notable for its colourful and exuberant festivities. In a country that does lively celebration like no other, this is no mean feat. More than 5 million overseas visitors choose the Valencia region as their holiday destination every year and many more choose to spend longer there […]
Barcelona is a vibrant, youthful city that combines the pleasures of a city break with the relaxation and beauty of a beach holiday. The city-by-the-sea vibe put out by Barcelona lends the city a chilled-out, almost hippie-ish feel in places. Young people lugging heavy backpacks flock to Barcelona in the summer: for June’s Sonar festival, […]
Cadiz is a city absolutely drenched in history. And this year 2012 – is a particularly important anniversary. 200 years ago in Cadiz the first ever Spanish Constitution was drawn up. This pivotal document devolved significant powers from the King to regular people and it formed the basis for constitutions in countries as far afield […]
Malaga: think fiesta, flamenco and fiery summers. The city has plenty of attractions in itself, but it is also a major hub for Andalusia, connecting you to all the different flavours of the South of Spain – and beyond. Indeed, one of the things that makes this city so popular with travellers is its airport. […]
For our final day in Majorca we planned to explore the north coast, travelling along from Puerto Pollensa to the more upmarket towns of Soller and Deia in the hills. Along this route is the Serra de Tramutano, a huge mountain range which looms large over the many towns on the north coast. Puerto Pollensa […]
From Porto Cristo we headed up the coast to Alcudia for a day of watersports. Alcudia is made up of different areas, some of which have developed to cater for the tourist influx with large resorts strewn around. However, Alcudia old town still maintains some charm with an attractive boardwalk on the seafront looking out […]
The next stop on the East Coast tour was the town of Porto-Cristo. Just a few miles down the road from Rafael Nadal’s home in Manacor, this is a pretty little town in a great spot. Unlike many of the resorts along the east coast, Porto Cristo is much quieter and seems to have a […]
Majorca’s east coast often loses the headlines to the north coast destinations like Soller, Pollenca and Alcudia, but it is packed with terracotta fishing villages, beautiful beaches and some of the bluest seas you will find anywhere in the world. We started at Cala d’Or, a nice Spanish town which has grown from being a […]
The next destination on the blog trip itinerary was Majorca’s main hub, Palma City. En route from Magaluf we stopped off in Palma Nova, but it was all too similar to the previous day’s attractions so we were keen to move on and sample a bit more Majorcan culture. Palma city is a beautiful place. […]
Recently I was offered the opportunity to go on a blog trip around Majorca by lowcostholidays.com to explore the various destinations on the island and report back. Never one to turn down the chance to hit the road, i accepted with open arms and will be reporting back this week on the various places visited […]
Top Backpacking Destinations Ranking – 6.5/10 Mallorca may first strike you as as more of a family spot than a backpacking destination but don’t be deceived. Whilst it is strewn with huge resorts catering for the standard family getaway, there sits a gem hidden on the north coast which is both beautiful and intriguing and […]