Holidays in northern Spain: What you should not miss

Who would not like to plan a vacation in the North of Spain and discover spectacular places? The reality is that our country hides treasures that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. For this reason, if you have a few days to travel and you don’t know which destination to choose, then we leave you with a series of proposals that you will love.

During your getaway you will not only be able to choose between incredible beaches and nature, but also charming towns or big cities. Choose the destination for an unbeatable holiday in the North of Spain!


Some places for holidays you should not miss

In this article, we want to present you with a selection of essential places that you cannot miss during your holidays in the North of Spain. The reality is that this post could be infinite, but this time these are the proposals that we bring you to enjoy both the natural environment and the history of the place. Let’s go there!

Lagos de Covadonga

Located in the Picos de Europa National Park (Asturias) it is formed by two lakes whose origin is glacial. Without a doubt, the Lakes of Covadonga are a mandatory visit if you visit Asturias, as it is an incomparable natural environment that will leave you speechless. During the journey from Cangas de Onís, you will be able to contemplate impressive viewpoints, to culminate with a visit to the Basilica of Covadonga.


Continuing in the Asturian province, another town that is a mandatory stop is Cudillero and it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, and no wonder. It is located between two hills and overlooking the Cantabrian Sea. During your visit, we recommend you walk through its narrow streets and enjoy its viewpoints from where you are going to enjoy the spectacular views of the surroundings.

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Playa de las Catedrales

One of the most impressive corners of Galicia and, probably, of the North of Spain, is the Playa de las Catedrales. And it is that it is an incredible landscape that will leave you speechless thanks to its rock formations that imitate arches and vaults. Its charm? They can only be visited when the tide is low, and this impressive cliff is exposed.

Santiago de Compostela

Without any doubt, one of the cities that cannot be missing from your holiday itinerary in the North of Spain is the capital of Galicia. Santiago de Compostela, in addition to being a very beautiful city, has a special charm as it is the end of the Camino de Santiago, so you cannot leave its cathedral aside and see how excited pilgrims arrive at Plaza del Obradoiro.

Cueva El Soplao

If you want to discover a unique cave, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Cueva El Soplao, very close to San Vicente de la Barquera and Comillas. The state of the stalactite and stalagmite formations make it considered one of the best in the world. The visit to it is guided by an expert and usually lasts around an hour.

Ermita de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

During your stay in the Basque Country, there is a place that will leave you speechless and it is because that the Hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, is more than 1,000 years old. Undoubtedly, what makes it unique is its location on a rock with unbeatable views of the Cantabrian Sea, its 241 steps and the cliff.

Bellver de Cerdanya

In the community of Catalonia, a visit that you will love to visit is Bellver, one of the most beautiful towns in La Cerdanya, in the province of Lleida. Without a doubt, you will not only be surprised by its landscapes, but also by its medieval alleyways and its wooden shutters. In addition, during your visit you can rest at Cerdanya Ecoresort, a unique enclave where you will enjoy relaxation and the natural environment like never before.

What do you think of this proposal for a holiday in the North of Spain? You can incorporate as many towns or cities as you want because there are a wide variety of options, such as Santillana del Mar, the Altamira Cave, Bilbao, San Sebastián, the Picos de Europa, the Cabarcenos Natural Park, and many other places.

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