Spain is really not that big of a place but is very culturally fragmented. The culture of the place is possibly the most endearing reason to go on vacation there. Between the delightfully hard choice of which city to visit and the exciting festivals, Spain should be every vacationer’s first choice if you’ve never been there.
What to do
-Sightseeing is the one thing all vacationers want to do and Spain happens to offer plenty to see. Parks are the best places to do this. An example of this is a park in Madrid that contains a river, a lake and an auditorium. If you do decide to take a walk here there is a range between natural beauty, giant sculptures and even playgrounds. There is also the complex in Valencia that hosts an outdoor gallery and many indigenous plants which is pretty epic and unique.
-Most of the time people go on vacation to relax. It does not always limit you to just educational activities. Spain has very amazing beaches and the weather in August is an added bonus. Spending your days getting tan of the beach is a very relaxing experience. After all this, it can go two ways either you can take a break and take a stroll in the town you are in or you can go partying. Spain happens to have a very magnificent night life.
Spain is a beautiful country and the vacationers should take some time off to explore it.
Where to go
-The city of Valencia offers everything a vacationer maybe looking for. This place really has it all with buildings varying from medieval to modern architecture. One of its claims to fame, though controversial is the Holy Grail which Jesus drank from. No one can really say that their holiday is over without going to the beach once. Valencia happens to have very many and beautiful beaches. A little shopping never hurts and Valencia has amazing malls with all the major brands. And also not to forget the biggest food fight in the world, La Tomatina which takes place every August in Bunol which happens to be near Valencia.
The name Ibiza immediately makes you think of parties. Party lovers would feel right at home in this city and should definitely give it a try. Ibiza has many beaches all different in their own way for people looking to just relax in the sun. And if you want something more active they’re are popular water sports like jetskiing, windsurfing, scuba diving and many more. The party is obviously the best part of it all because of the great bars and clubs. Most of the people in these parties are either tourists or young people from around. Ibiza is so amazing that artists have even sung songs paying homage to its party life.
Where to stay
-When visiting Spain and specifically Valencia, there are many hotels to choose from. The Las Arenas Balneario Resort has very great reviews from guests. This hotel is considered five-star and has great rooms to boot. The Resort caters to everyone’s needs with a gym, spa and a heated pool. The food offered is both traditional and creative. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Palacio de la Musica and the Americas Cup Port. Overall this is a resort you should consider staying at because of its location and the service which every guest seems to love.
-Most of the time people go to Ibiza looking to have a good time. El Hotel Pacha is located right in the heart of Ibiza and very close to the marina. The hotel is very classy and its décor is amazing due to its natural tones and a touch of color added by Toni Riera photos. The hotel’s restaurant offers creative and new cuisine which is a great quality. In addition to all that there is an elegant terrace bar and room service is available. The hotel concierge is always ready to help make reservations for hotels and clubs. Guests love the hotel and don’t have a single bad thing to say about it.
What is going on?
When considering visit Spain it helps a lot having the calendar of all events that take place there. Looking at the festivals, the trip can be planned to coincide with the festival you find more intriguing. These festivals are the best thing about Spain and make a trip there memorable.
– Tamborrada held in January-this festival is held in San Sebastian and is very loud. People come from all over to watch and dance to performances Spanish drumming bands. From dusk till dawn you should expect to hear loud booming of drums each in accordance to the region the band represents.
-Fallas held in March-this celebration held in Valencia includes parades, fireworks and ceremonial burnings. Most people call it the world’s biggest celebration and it also features drinking and dancing in the streets. If you have to attend at least one fiesta, Fallas is your best choice.
-Feria de Abril held in April-this event takes place in Sevilla just as spring begins to emerge. This celebrates some of the most authentic Spanish activities such as flamenco, salsa, food and merrymaking. Many people travel from far to attend this event and you should not be left behind.
-International Gay Pride held in July-this celebration is not particularly unique because it happens all around the world but Madrid stands out. During this time the city is full of color, music and people as they celebrate world equality.
-San Fermin & The Running of the Bulls held in July-this popular Spanish festival takes place in Pamplona and is considered a token of the culture. This event commemorates the beheading of a martyr; Saint Fermin. During the day, people risk their lives by running around the streets with 7 large bulls touching as many as possible. The day ends by having bull fights. This is an event for the brave and if you think that you are all that you can go for it.
Why it is a good time
-February is a cold month and is considered the off season for travel. Not all parts of the country are too chilly and indoor activities are more suitable. Despite all this the biggest advantage is the considerably cheaper flights and hotels. As expected this month has colorful events of its own which include the Sigtes carnival in Barcelona and Festival de Jerez.
-April is warmer though it depends on the region. The weather gets warmer in the south and starts raining in the north so you should be fully prepared. This month has many festivals all varying with your location. Some of them are; La Passio held in Catalonia, Malaga de Festival in Malaga and Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamerica de Lleida in Catalonia.
-August is painfully hot in Madrid so people tend to move to the beaches. This is the month when the choice between Madrid and Barcelona becomes easier. Barcelona happens have a better tourist industry and going there is always the best decision. The best festivals of this month are; Tomantina Tomato Fight near Valencia, Fiesta de Lavapies in Madrid and Catoira Viking Festival in Galicia.