You are still not packed? What on Earth are you waiting for? Spain is the dream destination that has a place on most traveler’s bucket list. There is nothing this amazing country lacks, whether you want to explore beautiful architecture, spend a day at the beach, or get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful works of art. And if you are still a bit undecided whether or not Spain should be your next destination, here are some facts that will seal the deal and have you buying the plane tickets by the end of this article.
A true gourmand experience
Not adding Spain on your food tasting tour would be a huge mistake. The abundance of choice offered by the Spanish national cuisine is truly a marvel. Now, there are definitely several dishes you don’t want to miss out on. Starting with the world famous paella. This signature dish traces its origin to Valencia in Eastern Spain. This rice-based dish has many recipes and ingredients, and depending on the area of Spain you find yourself in you might try a paella with several or no meats in it. Rabbit, chicken and snails are some of more traditional options along with the famous Spanish smoked sausage. Seaside areas prefer their paella with seafood which includes shrimp, mussels, clams, lobster and crab. Another must-try food is tapas, well it is more a way of eating food than an actual dish. Tapas are bite-sized portions of various types of food served on a slice of baguette. Accompanied by great Spanish wine, it is truly a unique experience.
Spanish architecture is a blend of several different styles, of course, you’ll want to see the magnificent works of that are Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona, but other cities are not to be missed. You should definitely pay a visit to the medieval city of Seville, with its tiny alleyways, cobbled streets and charming boulevards with mansions painted orange and lemon. Another must-visit city is definitely Granada, where you will get to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra Palace, the magical Moorish castle and fortress towering above the city.
It’s safe if you have a health condition
Yes, the foods and architecture are amazing, but it is important to know, that Spain is a modern country, with a great healthcare system that has everything you need to spend a great vacation there. This is especially important for travelers in need of regular dialysis. Needing a holiday dialysis in Spain will not present a problem, and you will be able to get the finest of cares at the local clinic of your choice. This goes for numerous other conditions that require regular visitations to the doctor’s office and continual treatment. Due to the high quality of medical care in Spain, you will be able to enjoy your holiday regardless of your current health issues. All you need to do is sort out the insurance and paperwork prior to departing on your vacation.
It hosts the best parties
And we are not just talking about the world-famous Ibiza. There are so many other party locations and different fiesta you get to explore and participate in all around Spain. For a bit of a serious adrenalin rush opt for running with the bulls in Pamplona, or if you are up for a more relaxing experience, there is always the La Rioja’s annual wine drenching festival. And not to mention the vibrant nightlife you’ll get to experience in Madrid or Barcelona. There is truly no shortage of fun in Spain.
Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe
You didn’t think we would forget about the beach lovers. It would be a shame to visit Spain and not spend a few days enjoying the turquoise sea and white sand. Illas Cies, Ria de Vigo, also known as the Galician Caribbean, are a trio of pristine islands in Spain’s northwest region of Galicia. The three islands are connected by Rodas Beach, with its white sand and stunning clear waters. Another must-visit beach is definitely La Concha Beach in San Sebastian. This magnificent beach curves nearly 4,500 feet around the beautiful Bay of La Concha, and is widely considered one of the world’s top urban beaches.
Yes, we have saved the best for last. If nothing else convinces you, the opportunity to try Spanish wine with the sounds of an acoustic guitar in the background most definitely will. Spain is sun-drenched country, and it produces some of the finest wines in the world. But nothing can compare to Ribera del Duero wine tasting tour.
So, are you packed yet? Of course, you are, Spain awaits. Buen Viaje!