Do you have a few days of vacation and do not know where to go? A proposal that you will love is to make a getaway through northern Spain. Undoubtedly, our country has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, as it not only stands out for its beaches, but also for its inland tourism. On this occasion, we want to select some spots that you cannot miss.
Depending on the duration of your trip, you can choose between more or fewer destinations to visit. For example, you can choose a single autonomous community, or bet on going through several to make a more complete route.
Northern Spain Getaway: Five destinations that you should not miss
Are you still looking for a place to relax? Don’t worry! Below, we show you a list of places that will help you prepare an unforgettable trip to discover fascinating nature, unique corners and charming towns. In addition, we also advise you that the best time of the year to visit this area of Spain is during the months of May to September when there is less rainfall. Of course, if you decide to travel during the months of July and August, you should book in advance as they are the months with the most tourism.
1. Lagos de Covadonga (Asturias)
The Lakes of Covadonga are in the Picos de Europa National Park located being the result of two small lakes, Enol and Ercina. This destination offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy nature in its purest form. One option is to travel a route from Canga de Onís to the Basilica of Covadonga, and during the tour you will be able to enjoy impressive panoramic views that will leave you speechless.
2. Playa de las Catedrales (Galicia)
Although its official name is Playa de Aguas Santas, it is popularly known as Playa de las Catedrales and it is the best-known beach in Northern Spain. Its landscape is characterized by its rock formations over 32 meters high that have been sculpted for thousands of years by the sea and the air. Its set of cliffs stands out for forming a spectacular landscape of arches, visible only when the tide is low.
3. Santillana del Mar y Cuevas de Altamira (Cantabria)
Known as the town of the three lies, Santillana del Mar has a medieval charm that is characterized by the cobbled streets. This destination is perfect for disconnecting during a getaway in northern Spain. In addition, very close to this population, is the Cueva de Altamira, an obligatory stop to see what is known as “the Sistine Chapel of rock art”. The bad news is that the capacity is very limited, but if you are not one of the lucky ones who gets a ticket, you can always see an exact copy of the cave in the Altamira Museum.
4. Hondarribia (País Vasco)
At the mouth of the Bidasoa River and on the border with the neighboring country, France, is this beautiful town that leaves no one indifferent: Hondarribia. The old quarter of the city seems to be taken from a medieval tale, and on the other hand, the neighborhood of La Marina, is characterized by the color of the houses, the port and San Pedro Street. In this visit, you cannot miss its Church of Nuestra Señora del Manzano, the Plaza de Armas and the Castle of Carlos V.
5. Prullans (Cataluña)
Prullans is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in Lleida and it is because this town has a special charm. In the heart of Cerdanya you will be able to enjoy an incomparable natural environment such as the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, the dolmens of Oren and the Coves d’Anés. But, it has much more cultural heritage such as the Romanesque church of Sant Esteve.
To enjoy fully your getaway in northern Spain, we recommend you to stay at the Cerdanya Ecoresort, where we have rooms, apartments, bungalows, plots and so on. Also, you can do all kinds of activities in nature such as climbing, visit caves, orchards, do soap workshops, Yoga, Pilates and so much more! Are you ready to spend the most unforgettable days in your life?
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