A winter under Spain's sun
You want to escape rain and enjoy sun during this winter ? Go straight to Spain, famous for the sweetness of its regions during winter. Beach and adventure on the Canary Islands, golf in Andalusia and shopping : follow the guide !
Canary Islands and Andalusia : guaranteed sun
The dullness and cold weather are getting you down ? Go straight under Canary Islands' sun, Atlantic Ocean's archipelago famous for its winter weather close to 20°. For you to enjoy, beaches with dark, blond, red and white sand as well as majestic landscapes for adventures and sunbathing. Here, we love the volcanic landscapes between imposing peaks, steep ravines, lush vegetation and Teide, the third highest volcano in the world. But, the Canary Islands are also about hiking trails, dunes, starry skies, boat trips, whales, dolphins, swimming-pools, zoos and museums.
Costa del Sol - Puerto Banús
Other destination, Andalusia and its famous cities of Seville, Grenada, Malaga and Córdoba. Some authentic landscapes where blue skies and blue of the sea are one. We also love the mix of cultures between Christian, Jewish and Muslim heritages. The region combines Costa del Sol effervescence with mountains calm. Small streets full of History, horse culture, olive oil tasting, Feria and tapas are waiting for you during a sweet and welcoming winter.
Shopping temples are waiting for you with their perfect offers (until -70%) for a shopping escapade, sometimes until March. Between Spanish designers, Haute Couture houses, international brands, gastronomy and handicraft, there is something for every taste and budget. Great news, in Spain, shops are opened all day and closed late. Icing on the cake, a lot of Spanish cities are famous for their lovely markets on Sundays : Rastro in Madrid, Plaza Redonda Market in Valencia, Bilbao flower market, Sant Antoni market in Barcelona...
Shopping on the Canary Islands
In the greatest cities, don't forget to visit the Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gràcia) in Barcelona or the famous El Corte Inglés mega store. In Madrid, discover the trendy neighborhood of Chueca while in Valencia, the historical center is full of traditional and international shops. You will also love the cozy pedestrian streets in Seville and the original architecture of Bilbao. As for the sales periods, these range from March to June and from September to November.
Golfing under the sun
The Andalusian coast became the "place-to-be" for golfers. Malaga and Cadiz provinces are gathering the highest number of golf courses by square meter in Europe. For golf lovers, this is the perfect occasion to improve their handicap thanks to a sweet weather with very rare rains. As for the landscapes, you will be able to swing, according to your wishes, between palm trees, olive trees or cork oaks, facing the mountain or the sea, depending on the golf. In the province of Almería, unexplored by tourists, after having visited the small fishermen villages and the natural beaches, you will love the seaside golfs and their Country Clubs. But the "jewel on the crown" remains Marbella, city dedicated to golf tourism. Don't forget to book your 18-holes course in Cádiz, in remembrance of the Sotogrande Ryder Cup from 1997.
By La rédaction