Top 5 Beaches in Spain

When it comes to summer vacations, no other European country has exported so much suntan and splashes than Spain. From the rugged, spectacular beaches in the north to the black sands of Tenerife, even the most picky tourist can find here a place to relax and fill his lungs with some salty breeze. Another great thing about the Iberian Peninsula is that here you can enjoy a beach vacation even in early autumn or late spring – actually, in Southern Spain or the Canary Islands, temperature seldom drops lower than 15 degrees. Also, no other European country can claim as many blue flag beaches as Spain: there are more than 400 of them! Although numerous criteria ca be used in making a  classification of the best beaches, today I decided to present you the top 5 beaches in Spain by picking one famous beach from each of the country’s most visited destinations:

Las Teresitas, Tenerife

Considering its lovely climate, we cannot but include Tenerife in our classification. This volcanic island near the African coast benefits from constant temperatures year round and is also preferred for its world-famous carnival. However, most of Tenerife’s beaches are made of volcanic ash, so if your are looking for a typical beach, better head for Las Teresitas or Playa de las Americas, whose fine sands were imported directly from Sahara desert.

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

Stretching north form Barcelona, Costa Brava is the Spanish equivalent of the French Riviera. The steep shores give birth to spectacular views and the Mediterranean cuisine will give taste a whole new dimension. There are hundreds of beaches you can choose from, many of which are miles long. If you are keen on water sports and less populated beaches, you can try Playa de Lloret de Mar, a superb beach guarded by lush vegetation.

Cabopino, Costa del Sol

Spanish beachThe hot Andalusia prides itself with some of the best beaches in the county: here along Costa de Sol, there are about as many sunny days as there are rainy days in Edinburgh. Very close to the glamorous Marbella you will find Capobino beach, an animated beach perfect for families and swimmers. Don’t  feel disappointed by the gray sands: the warm water and lively atmosphere will definitely make it up.

Playa de las Catedrales, Galicia

The north-western part of Spain might not benefit from the same clear waters and glitzy resorts as the Mediterranean coast, but if you are looking for natural wonders and secluded beaches, Galicia can offer you both. The monumental Playa de las Catedrales is one of the best rated beaches in this part of Spain, and very likely the most impressive: here the strong tides of the Atlantic have created the most interesting rock formations.

Cala Mondrago, Mallorca

Cala MondragoFrom the trend-setting Dj’s in Ibiza, to the capital Palma de Mallorca with its upscale hotels, everything in the Balearic Islands seems to be made to please you. But if you haven’t got a chance to admire  Mallorca’s nature, then you’ve missed the best part. Cala Mondrago, a coquette and shady beach hidden in a small harbor, kind of speaks for itself. When it comes to Balearic islands, just about every beach is worth of a ‘top 5 beaches in Spain’.



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