Spain is a wonderful place that offers nice vacations on its shiny beaches. Moreover, Spain is not an expensive choice. I have heard statistics that since the 1960’s, thousands of Britains and Germans have chosen to take a Spain vacation. It is not such a bad choice keeping in mind the low price of the deal. Sun and cheap beer are not a combination that you should miss out on.
During the last years, hotel complexes that correspond to tourists different from the usual clientele of Spain are being built. Complexes are meant to attract not only young guys and gals hunting for sex, sun, and surf but whole families. Spain lacks older, middle class people who want to play tennis and golf and who seek luxury. Spain has to find a way to attract such people to take a Spain vacation.
Recently, my husband and I took a Spain vacation. We both were expecting to have a nice and peaceful Spain vacation. Contrarily, when we arrived we were astonished to see that more and more have arisen after our last visit. I felt like if one more building is constructed, there wouldn’t be any mountain left. I found it hard for me to take a picture of a place without a crane somewhere in the background. I felt very disappointed with my Spain vacation.
I realized that the most popular coastal resorts are designed for the British visitors. I found out that I was able to drink British beer in a British pub, not missing an episode of my favourite soap opera, which I follow while I’m in Britain, and eat traditional Britain food in the restaurants. In such case, why should I need to go to a Spain vacation? Wouldn’t be cheaper and better to stay in Britain?
Soon I found out that there is another type of Spain vacation. This type of Spain vacation I want eagerly recommend to you. You can even call this type of Spain vacation, a visit to the real Spain. This is the Spain where people are not embarrassed to cal them Spanish. Here, they proudly present their nationality and their cultural heritage.
If you have ever gone to a Spain vacation, probably you have also visited Madrid. The capital city is a modern city with an amazing history. Madrid is a really good place to start your Spain vacation.
The northeast part of Spain is named Catalonia. Catalonia is a wonderful region with its own identity and language. The most beautiful city in Catalonia is Barcelona. In Barcelona you will seen the wonderful buildings of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. While you are on your Spain vacation, you can also visit Figueres, the town of the famous artist Salvador Dali.
On your Spain vacation, you may also visit Andalucia – this is another region in Spain. Andalucia takes place in the southwest part of the country. You will certainly enjoy your Spain vacation in Andalucia, as it is a really interesting place to visit. Andalucia had been conquered by the Arabs in the past. As a result, nowadays you can see beautiful Islamic castles and palaces almost everywhere in Andalucia. The towns of Granada, Cordoba, and Seville can make you lose your breath.
As a conclusion, I will admit that Spain is a wonderful country, especially when you get to know it really well. If you prefer a Spain vacation with all the contemporary conveniences (malls, bars, restaurants), you will have it. Football fans can go to the Nou Stadium and watch the Barcelona team play. Otherwise, if you prefer a peaceful Spain vacation, you may go inland and start to explore Spain. You may become acquainted with the fact that except for Salvador Dali, Spain has also produced artists like Goya, Picasso, and Miro. I believe, you will remember forever the beautiful churches and cathedrals you will see on your Spain vacation.
I didn’t like to eat British food when I was in Spain. Why should I? I don’t want to feel at home, I want to feel Spain! What is this strange Spain-Britain vacation?