of season visit to sunny Spain
face it, July and August are busy months in Spain, with tens of thousands
of visitors heading to the countryís many attractive destinations. For
anyone wishing to avoid the crowds, a spring or autumn holiday has all
the same wonderful attractions, but with more space on the beach, less
queues at the popular attractions and the ease of booking a restaurant
tickets tend to be cheaper, too and easier to book, making an out of season
adventure a perfect option. Once you have booked your flight, driven to
the airport and securely parked your car with Skypark
Secure, head off on your adventure to some of the recommended destinations
del Sol in spring and autumn
there are admittedly a couple of cloudy days here and there, the out of
season Costa del Sol is a far more comfortable experience, allowing you
to stroll in pleasant, warm sunshine or sit at the beach admiring the view.
La Cala de Mijas beach courtesy and © Anne Sewell
of the visitor attractions along the coastline become easier to visit,
Fuengirola, with its spacious enclosures housing African and Asian
animals of many species. Instead of elbowing people aside to actually see
the animals, you can view the monkeys, big cats and lemurs in far more
comfort, often getting the perfect close up shot.
lemur in Bioparc Fuengirola courtesy and © Anne Sewell
the streets of Marbella is
also a pleasure, while hobnobbing with the locals at the many tapas bars
and restaurants or mixing with the celebrities at Puerto Banus. Head to
the exciting city of Malaga, viewing the historic old quarter or shopping
in the prestigious Calle Larios.
to quaint and beautiful Mijas Pueblo, up on the mountainside offering views
over the Mediterranean Sea. It is always a pleasure to stroll the cobbled
streets lined with charming whitewashed homes, draped with geraniums and
Mijas Pueblo courtesy and © Anne Sewell
its tiny sister town of La Cala de Mijas and enjoy the 6 km boardwalk alongside
well kept beaches, before dining in the local restaurants. Take a drive
to Estepona to enjoy its beautiful old town with its tapas bars or go on
safari at Selwo Aventura
to view the wildlife in style.
and Madrid out of season
both the capital, Madrid and its sister city of Barcelona tend to be popular
destinations all year around, the spring and autumn months do quieten down
to a certain extent. Enjoy all the monumental buildings, museums and iconic
art galleries in style, before dining out at the best restaurants on offer.
Temple de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Barcelona, tour the wonders of architect Antoni Gaudi, including the enigmatic
Sagrada la Familia basilica (pictured above), Casa la Pedrera and Casa
Mila, without endless queues. In Madrid, head to the Retiro Park and enjoy
green and beautiful surroundings, right in the heart of the big city, or
stroll through the Prado Museum viewing works by Spanish masters.
Gran Via, Madrid
it can admittedly be difficult for those with children of school age, an
out of season Spanish holiday is an excellent choice. Make a change next
year and replan your holidays for comfort and sheer enjoyment.
- Spain Travel Guide - Travel