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Active vacation in Spain - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

The main type of recreation in Spain is a beach rest. Most resorts are concentrated on the Mediterranean coast in Catalonia. Small seaside towns and comfortable environment attract millions of tourists. However, this kind of rest is far from the only one in this country. Literally everywhere, you can experience scuba diving and get acquainted with the inhabitants of the underwater world. The northern regions, which include Basque country, Asturias, Galicia, are located on the Atlantic coast. There is everything for surfing. A warm climate and picturesque landscape favors walking tours and bike rides. Andalusia can boast the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which is the southernmost ski resort in Europe.
Spain is home to bullfighting and siesta, which very vividly characterize the mentality of the inhabitants of this country. Passionate and emotional …
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Surfers go to the Atlantic coast and the Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. There are ideal places for both beginners and experienced surfers. In the mainland, the most popular surfing destinations are the cities of the Basque Country, which is the region bordering with France. There are about 30 spots of various difficulty. The center of surfing is San Sebastian. In the city, you can not only enjoy the rest on the coast, but also visit the local attractions. The Basque cuisine is different from Spanish; it tastes more authentic. No less amazing are the cities of Asturias and Galicia. In the north of the country, surfing is so popular, that in many schools it is studied on a par with other disciplines.
You can go to conquer the waves on the Mediterranean coast. Very popular spots can be found in Andalusia, in Cadiz and Tariff. However, the waves here are quite low, and therefore only suitable for those who are just learning to stand on the board. Professionals should go to the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. You can go to the islands at any time of the year. In  winter, professionals will be fighting with the waves on the coast of Tenerife. Beginners will feel themselves more comfortable in Lanzarote. In Andalusia, Murcia and Catalonia, windsurfing is popular too. You can ride a board with a sail on the beaches of Tarifa, Almeria, and Pontevedra. In the central part of the country, you can windsurf in El Atazar and San Juan near Madrid. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Ski lovers will also find entertainment in Spain. Sierra Nevada, is the center of winter recreation in the country. The name of the formation means ‘the snow ridge’. The mountain chain embraces a small town of Pradollano, where there is a large number of hotels, rental offices and even a ski kindergarten. The tracks at the resort are more suitable for professionals; they have an increased level of complexity. You can not only go skiing, but also snowboarding in a big snow park or competing in parallel slalom or freestyle. The resort also offers tourists great opportunities for entertainment, including SPA, nightclubs, and restaurants. Fans of new sensations can ride a dog sled.
Spain has a very mild climate, which allows tourists to go for hiking and bike tours virtually all the year round. One of the most popular walking directions is the limestone mountains in Cantabria in the north of the country. Trails run through the Picos de Europa National Park, where you can meet a large number of different animals. Another classic tour is the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. The road passes through the pilgrimage route and is included in the number of World Heritage sites by UNESCO. In Alicante, cycling routes are laid along picturesque places along the sea coast. Travelers will be able not only to enjoy nature and sights, but also to relax on the Mediterranean coast.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain
♥   Restaurant 'A Mundiña' A Coruña. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Solaina' O GROVE. Type - Seafood. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Taberna' Ourense. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A Tafona' Santiago de Compostela. Type - Modern cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'A la Brasa' A Coruña. Type - Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Spain
♥   Water park 'Aqua Park' Torre del Ram, Minorca, Balearic Islands. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aquabadajoz' Badajoz. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aquabrava' Roses, Girona. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aquadiver' Platja d Aro, Girona. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz' El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Spain
♥   Amusement park 'Parque Temático Dinópolis' Teruel. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Parque Warner Madrid' San Martín de la Vega. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo' San Sebastián. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Parque de Atracciones de Zaragoza' Zaragoza. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Parque de atracciones de Madrid' Madrid. On the map   Photos
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Spain
♥   Natural Park 'Alto Tajo' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Aralar' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nacional Park 'Archipielago de Cabrera' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Archipiélago de Chinijo' . On the map   Photos
♥   Natural Park 'Armañón' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Spain

Tower of Hercules

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
The old active lighthouse is one of the main attractions of the Spanish city of La Coruna. It is called the Tower of Hercules. This lighthouse was built during the Roman Empire. It is considered the oldest lighthouse on the planet today. The tower is located on a rocky peninsula. The height of the peninsula is 57 meters above sea level. The height of the lighthouse is 55 meters. According to historical data, the lighthouse was built at the turn of the 1st-2nd centuries A.D. It was continuously used until the early Middle Ages.

It remained in disrepair for more than a hundred years afterward. Residents had an interest in the old lighthouse only by the beginning of the 15th century. The city of La Coruna had the status of a major port during this period. It needed a powerful lighthouse … Read all

Royal Palace of Aranjuez

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
The beautiful royal palace is located in the city of Aranjuez near Madrid. It was built in the 17th century. The palace remained the main country residence of the Spanish kings for a long time. It is customary to consider the palace as a whole with the surrounding park today. You can see unique historical objects while walking through the park. An exhibition of vintage boats was formed in the garden. Members of the royal family used them for river walks.

Elements of the Baroque and Rococo styles are combined in the exterior of the palace. It managed to preserve the original design of the facade after hundreds of years. The interiors of the palace are also unique. Almost all of its halls are available for guided tours today. The Porcelain Room is of particular interest. Beautiful royal … Read all
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Expo 2020 is the largest global event that has taken place since the start of the global pandemic. To make the event safe for both visitors and staff, it was decided to add four on-site PCR testing facilities. All frontline employees and entertainers are tested regularly, and everyone who works at Country Pavilions is eligible for free testing as well. All mass gatherings with close contact such as parades were temporarily banned to prevent the spread of the virus. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Spain

Barcelona
Fans of elite sport will appreciate the huge number of golf courses and athletic fields. You can find them in any part of the city. Mountain areas keep attracting lovers of skiing and mountaineering, as well as those, who simply want to stroll through beautiful natural places. Those visitors, who want to relax either on daytime or at night, should visit the city’s clubs, the most popular of which are Sabor Cubano, Sidecar, Torres de Avila, Marsella and Bar Pastis. Incredible parties took … Read more
Madrid
Travelers are never get bored from the festive atmosphere that the club Garamond is famous for. Every Thursday here are organized interesting theme parties for visitors with lots of competitions and prizes. Fans of dancing will definitely enjoy an evening spent at the Touche club. Energetic rhythms of flamenco, a beautiful terrace and a huge selection of drinks will help guests to relax and enjoy the romantic atmosphere. Speakeasy club is another interesting nightlife destination. This is a … Read more
Sevilla
When night falls to the city, guests are welcome to visit numerous night clubs and discos, where visitors can not only enjoy their favorite music, but also learn how to dance flamenco. Tenderete bar works until late in the evening. Here in addition to richest selection of drinks and snacks guests are offered to enjoy amazing cultural program. The hall of the bar is decorated with beautiful antique furniture. Among the decorations of this place you can see antique clocks and radios. On the stage … Read more
Benidorm
Fans of water entertainments will definitely prefer the park named Aqualandia, which is one of the largest parks of its kind in the country. Here you will find all most famous attractions, beautiful swimming pools with artificial waves and even waterfalls. Mundomar Park offers its visitors to see beautiful exotic birds, watch an entertaining dolphin show, and even take pictures with graceful flamingos. Rest in the beautiful parks of Benidorm can be conveniently mixed with visits to cultural … Read more
Granada
Travelers, who cannot imagine a vacation without visiting elite spa centres, are welcome to visit Balnearia. The spa is located just a short walk from the city center and offers its customers a wide choice of massage, beauty and treatment rooms. Here visitors can sign up for a one-time massage or take a set of procedures after consulting with a specialist. Aljibe de San Miguel Banos Arabes Spa is a great place for comfortable rest. The spa centre is equipped with a large swimming pool and a … Read more
Valencia
Valencia provides its guests with a great selection of various shops and shopping centers. Fans of shopping should definitely visit such shopping centers as El Saltr, Nuevo Centro, and El Corte Ingles. The choice and variety of goods sold in them is simply amazing. Here you will find virtually everything - from designer clothing and fine jewelry to modern appliances and toys. When it comes to describing open air markets, we simply cannot fail to mention the famous Mercado Central. On weekends … Read more
Salou
The second largest beach of the resort of Salou is the Ponent Beach bordering on a famous fishing village named Cambrils. This part of the cost is of great popularity among serene leisure fans. Fishing enthusiasts always have a chance to rent a boat and all necessary fishing gear there and enjoy breath taking fishing. The coziest and safest beach area of the resort is considered to be the Capellans Beach being a perfect destination to rest with kids. The Llarga beach is embraced with wild … Read more
Lloret de Mar
The Europe largest aquatic facility is placed in the neighborhood of the resort. Port Aventura is a genuine paradise for on-water entertainment fans. The park performs the most unusual and unbelievable attractions and waterslides, swimming pools and rivers as well as recreational areas equipped with beach chairs and attracting cafes. The city as well hosts a water park – Water World. The park offers the variety of attractions as for extreme leisure enthusiasts so the playing grounds for the … Read more

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