Spain’s Hottest 2013 Beach Destinations

Costa de la Luz

Cadiz beach©IvanMH/Flickr

The summer of 2013 is almost here, and most of us are awaiting the summer holidays with great anticipations. And there aren’t few those who dream about Spain’s beautiful coastline, with its world-class beaches and unrivaled night clubs.

So where in Spain should you go this summer? Will it be the party island of Ibiza? The glamorous Costa Brava? Or the popular Costa del Sol? This pretty much depends on your expectations, but as a general guideline we put together our own list of Spain’s hottest 2013 beach destinations. Feel free to check it out:

La Palma, Canary Islands

Less famous than its neighbors Tenerife, Fuertevantura and Lanzarote, La Palma is a great choice for anyone who wants to experience the balmy weather of Canary Islands and their fabulous beaches, while in the same time avoiding the tourist crowds. The island offers some really nice, blue-flagged beaches, along with a few smaller, undeveloped beaches which are ideal for nudists, privacy-seekers or surfers.

Costa de la Luz

The ‘Coast of Light’ this would be a literal translation of this part of Andalusia. This part of Spain is less known for its beach resorts and better known for its cultural heritage, with amazing historic cities and towns such as Seville, Cadiz or Jerez. Located in the extreme South of Spain, this is one of the hottest and driest areas in Europe. But this is also the reason while the beaches here are so wide – endless stretches of fine, white sand.

Costa de la Luz

Cadiz beach©IvanMH/Flickr

Tossa del Mar

The northern coast of Spain is a natural continuation of the French Riviera: you’ll find the same turquoise sea, rugged cliffs, delicious cuisine, hidden coves and even the same glamor.  There’s noting that this picturesque area of Spain known as Costa Brava will refuse you, so no wonder that resorts such as Lloret del Mar have become popular hangout places for the rich and famous. Tossa del Mar might not have the same preference for luxury, yet it’s 3 main beaches are truly remarkable, and so are its historic monuments. Plus, you are only at 100 kilometers north of Barcelona.

Costa Brava

Tossa del Mar ©jaycross/Flickr

Menorca, Balearic Islands

For years in a row, the smallest of the Balearic Islands is among our favorite beach destinations in Spain. So what makes it so appealing with sun-seekers and holiday-makers from all over Europe? Is it the Mediterranean food? The frequent fiestas? The beautiful countryside views? There can obviously be many reasons, for Menorca is a fabulous beach destination. And here I’m not just throwing big words – you’ll rarely find such nice beaches and coves like the ones in Menorca, with their eternal ultramarine waters.

Balearic Islands

Menorca Cove ©PABLO ASOREY/Flickr



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