We continue with the second part of the selection of the main tourist destinations in Spain for this 2014 summer , among which we find some of the most important classics such as Cádiz, Costa del Sol and alternatives to the sun and beach, such as the lively Barcelona.
Cheap accommodations and amazing natural environments are the keys offered by these destinations, versatile places for travelling with children or for getting lost during a week and forgetting permanently the daily routine.
Barcelona, for city dwellers
If you are one of those who cannot live without wandering about the streets, shops, bars and museums, Barcelona is your place for this 2014 summer: the Catalonian city has plenty of cultural and leisure plans where, besides, we can enjoy the beach. Booking a hotel in the coast of Barcelona or in towns full of charm such as Calella, is one of the most interesting options if you want something different, but close to the city. Nevertheless, if you are looking for city, city, city, you can take the opportunity to choose a hotel near to Plaça de Catalunya or a room near to La Boquería Market and live in the heart of Barcelona for a few days.
The hotels in the centre of Barcelona are ideal for enjoying the city without needing to rent a car (parking in the Catalonian capital could be a real odyssey, so it could be the perfect option if you do not want to complicate). The public transport allow you to arrive to La Barceloneta, Nova Icaria and Sant Sebastià without worry.
If you visit it in summer, the key is to take advantage of the aforementioned beaches and its coastal towns, as well as of the outdoor festivals of music, the artistic activities filling the streets in this season, the outdoor dinner, the breakfasts surrounded by that Mediterranean light…
Another of the classics is again one of the star destinations in Spain for this 2014 summer: its wonderful beaches and coves, ideal for those travelling with family and for groups of surf lovers looking for going up the most impressive waves of the Atlantic, are an attraction that has turned Cádiz and its coast into a place worth visiting again. Cuisine and culture join this combination and create the perfect destination, however you are and whoever you travel with, Cádiz will captivate you.
There are 2 disparate alternatives to book an accommodation in Cádiz: to opt for staying in Cádiz city, enjoying this bustling and pleasant historical city, its funny people and its bars and restaurants, or to opt for booking a hotel in Calas Conil, one of most impressive swimming areas in the province, where nature and cuisine form a more than interesting trip option.
Costa del Sol
Talking about Costa del Sol is talking about summer. And this 2014 is not the exception, since the hotels in Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Estepona have almost filled all the bill for July and August. Although they are very traditional destinations, its excellent price, its always perfect beaches for swimming and its good connections with the entire peninsula make of this coast one of the most visited during the summer months.
Booking a hotel in Costa del Sol could be difficult due to the wide offer of accommodations: hotels for families in Malaga, beach resorts in Marbella, golf hotels in Estepona. Prices are really affordable, specially in 3 and 4 star hotels, where services are very complete and rates are economical.
Costa del Sol offers plenty of possibilities according to the destination you choose. In Malaga, the called Golf Valley is one of the must visit places for those who love this sport; Mijas and Benalmádena, two of the favourite enclaves for those travelling with family, and Sierra de las Nieves, the destination of nature, mountain and adventure sport lovers.