Spain ranks as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. A large, culturally diverse country, it boasts breathtaking panoramic vistas, friendly people, great cuisine, fine wines and plenty of sun, sea and sand. From Spain’s big modern cities to its sleepy villages or world-class resorts, there is a wealth of things to see and do wherever you go in this fascinating country.
Spain is renowned for its five thousand miles of coastline and beautiful golden or white sand beaches. Most areas of the country enjoy three hundred days of sunshine every year, so it’s no wonder that tourists and locals alike, flock to the beaches. In Spain you are never very far away from a beach. The country also hosts a variety of activities for any sports enthusiast. You can indulge in wind surfing, sky diving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, or sail the waters of the Mediterranean or Atlantic. If golf is your game, Spain has a plethora of fine world-class courses and golf resorts.
Spain is full of variety, offering distinct regional cultures and very different geographical terrain. Its people include the Basques, Catalonians, and Galicians all of whom have their own language and customs. The topography includes barren arid plains, snowcapped alpine mountains, sunny coasts along with lush islands; the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic, and the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish are a warm, friendly, hospitable people. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the big cities, you’ll find the natives are very relaxed. Spain’s vibrant nightlife lets you dance the night away at the country’s many nightclubs. You’ll find Tapas bars, cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, live music venues, and flamenco theatres that cater to all tastes and ages. Rich in culture, Spain boasts the largest art gallery in the world. The Museum of El Prado, in Madrid, houses more than eight thousand paintings and countless other works of art.