Spain

Introduction

A country that boasts everything from major cosmopolitan cities filled daring modern architecture, art and history, to rugged coast, mighty mountain ranges and the volcanic Canary Islands that take you through charming rural communities seemingly unchanged over time.

The Pyrenees delivers an outdoor lovers playground and the perfect destination for a Spanish Adventure Holiday. From white water rafting and horse riding to multi day hikes and bike rides, Spain has it all and delivers it with a welcoming open door and heart-warming local glass of wine.

Winter in the Spanish mountains brings the chance to go snow-shoeing, skiing, hiking and ice skating making is a year round destination for those with the adventurous spirit.

For an all-year round destination with near-perfect weather no matter the season why not head to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a whale watching adventure or to gaze at the stars from 12000ft above sea-level on top of Mount Teide.

The Basics

Capital: Madrid
Population: 40,217,000
Area: 504,782 SQ KM
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit for a summer Spanish Adventure Holiday is between April and September, with a winter Adventure Holiday best between December and March. If you are visitng Tenerife there are all year-round options but the spring and summer months have more species of whales visiting their waters on their migrations, so you may wish to consider this when booking your trip!

Essential Experiences

  • Take a back-country skiing trip through untouched wilderness in snow covered mountains in the Pyrenees
  • Take a winter sightseeing flight over the stunning snow-capped Pyrenees mountains
  • White water raft on local river rapids through the mountains
  • Get away from it all and hike through the stunning Spanish wilderness and small villages
  • Take to horseback to explore the Spanish countryside
  • Go whale watching on board a luxury catamaran in Tenerife
  • Rise to 12000ft above sea level on Mount Teide and watch the sun set into the ocean before searching for all the constellations in the dark night sky

Food and Drink

Spain has a wide and varied range of dishes influenced by the people who have lived there. Many dishes are regionally traditional so it is worth asking for local specialities when you get there, a few typical Spanish dishes include:

  • Paella, a saffron rice and seafood dish
  • Tapas, a wide variety of appetizers
  • Fabada asturiana, a heavy white bean based stew
  • Talau, a basque fried bread from the Pyrenees

When it comes to drinks, there is also a wide variety to choose from, including:

  • Spain has a world class heritage in wine making
  • Try some of the Spanish beers such as San Miguel
  • Sangria, wine, fruit and a sweetener
  • Horchata or Orxata, traditional drinks made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts
  • Carajillo, a Spanish drink combining coffee with brandy, whisky, anisette or rum.

Where to go and what to do

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