West Mediterranean destinations – Spain

Monday, 21 December 2015

20150525-mediterraneanmap2Sun, sea and culture: the most efficient elements which attract great flows of international tourists. With no doubts the Mediterranean area has a maternal and generous nature from which traditions and really inimitable lifestyles are generated. Western history homeland, the Mediterranean sea is still today the core of civil discussions in order to improve and to change people destiny. The sea is really wider than its coasts: it attracts everything around giving birth to an enormous continent that unites Europe, Asia and Africa. A land where everything was premature so men created, also fighting, their shared history scenery. Here society determing exchanges happened and will happen. In this special issue we will talk about the Mediterranean destinations, about its beauty and its safety too.
We will study the Countries where we have added availabilities, focusing in particular on the Mediterranean Western area. Malta, Spain, Italy, Tunisia and Morocco: a leap in different Countries which share their sea exotic heat.

Old and modern history homeland, the Mediterranean sea and its people still have an exotic and mysterious charm that is not able to slow down the primordial instinct to live freely. Here below a summary to arrange your offers.


Spain

Spain has always been considered fun and movida homeland. Each southern region offers a great touristic variety, with coasts different for size, depht, vegetation and weather. Your customers can choose Brava Coast jadded ones or Daurada Coast golden beaches and limpid waters, reaching, in the end, Costa del Sol wide shores.
Spanish beaches: Brava Coast, Daurada coast, Blanca coast and Costa del Sol.
Spanish archipelagos: Balearic islands and Canaries
Safety: green light
Spanish area is safe but we suggest to keep an alert attitude (for example, do not share money in pockets or among different people, do not leave goods unprotected). See more information on your governative website.

Canary Islands
Canaries islands archipelago belongs to the Spanish area altough in front of Morocco. 7 are the leading islands: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Grand Canary, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro.
Travel styles: adventure, excursions, sea, family holidays.
These islands offer so many beaches to practice any activity: to relax on a beach lounger, to do sports, to spend a family holiday, to play and build sand castles with children, to walk over dunes and to enjoy the uncontaminated nature.
Weather: Unusually temperate with soft variations.
Best period: May – October.
Canaries can be visited all year long: excellent sun from May to September and during the other seasons sunny days are frequent even if sometimes they can turn into clouds, wind and rain. Those who love beach life will mainly appreciate the period between May and October.

Andalucia
Leading destinations
At the seaside: Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga, Almeria. Inland: Seville, Cordoba, Granada.
Travel styles: excursions, culture, sea.
Weather: In Andalusia, Spain most southern region, there are several different weathers: from the Mediterranean one of the coasts (particularly dry in western areas), to the hot summers of Guadalquivir. On the Atlantic coast (named Costa de la Luz) the winter is temperate, the summer is hot and sunny and the sea temperature always cool. Also Seville weather, Andalusia county seat, can be defined mediterranean even if the summer is so hot to be like the African one: but along the coast the sea makes the weather more temperate so the stay is really enjoyable.
Best period: June – September
The best months to visit Andalusia are April, May and October, especially if the trip includes Guadalquivir, Seville and Córdoba. In these months tourists avoid summer heat wave athough it could rain. To enjoy Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz sun and sea the summer is the best period (June- half September).

Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands archipelago includes Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Minorca.
Travel styles: sea, lifestyle, culture, excursions.
Weather
The most western Islands (Majorca and Minorca) are quite windy because close to France. Majorca is slightly more continental (in other words colder in winter and hotter in summer) because in the northern area it hosts the Sierra de Tramontana, a mountain range with the Puig major. Minorca is the most rainy island, especially in autumn. Formentera and Ibiza, the most southern and farest islands from France, are temperate and less windy in the cold season.
Best period: June- August
The best period to visit Balearic island for beach life is the summer, from June to August. April and May are good to visit islands and their cities as well as October and November, but days are shorter and the weather could be rainy and windy.

Brava Coast
Leading destinations: Lloret del Mar
OBeyond beaches, Brava Coast is characterized also by cities rich of relics and by historical-cultural places, as well as interesting naturalistic glimpses. It’s the most suitable destination for those who love nightlife thanks to many discos, cafés and pubs.
Travel styles: sea, nightlife, culture, excursions.
Weather: Brava Coast includes the most oriental part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, reaching the French border. This position makes it more rainy than the other Spanish coast areas.
Best period: half June- August
The beachlife best period in Lloret del Mar is the summer while May, June and September are the most suitable months to visit the inland area and the leading cities.

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