Spanish regions to visit in 2019
Spain is a diverse country showcasing a range of environments, buildings, cultures and history. Home to beaches, cities, mountains, rolling hills, plains, villages, vineyards and a range of topographies, Spain can be split into 17 diverse regions: Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Navarra, Aragon, Catalonia, Castile Y Leon, La Rioja, Madrid, Extremadura, Andalusia, Castile La Mancha, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, and Murcia. Each region has its own culture, personality and charm that sets it apart from the rest of Spain.
If you are visiting Spain in 2019, here are our recommended five regions to explore, perhaps as part of a coach tour with Coaches in Spain:
Beautiful beaches, Mediterranean architecture, and culinary delights, Valencia is the birthplace of Spain’s national dish paella. The region sits halfway down Spain’s Mediterranean coast and is home to Costa Azahar, famous for its sweet orange groves, and Costa Blanca, where the popular tourist destinations of Benidorm and Alicante can be found.
Covering much of Southern Spain, Andalucia is how many imagine Spain – golden beaches, flamenco dancing, quaint villages, fiestas. The region includes the golden sands of the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical, Costa de Almeria and Costa de la Luz and is home to popular cities such as Marbella and Seville.
Castilla Y Leon
Sat at the heart of Spain, Castilla Y Leon, surrounded by mountains, sits on a large elevated plain. Within the region are many towns and cities of historical interest including Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca. The region is a great place to relax and embrace the Spanish culture. Less busy than Barcelona and Madrid, the region has plenty of hidden gems off the beaten path to be explored and enjoyed.
Wine lovers unite in the beautiful green region of La Rioja. Home to over 500 wineries, the region is famous for its quality produce. Breathe in the fresh air, wander among the vines and try some of Spain’s finest food and drink offerings.
Contrasting with many of the other Spanish regions of sandy dry plains, Galicia has rolling green countryside and wooded regions. Sitting on the Atlantic Coast, the region is home to interesting cities such as Santiago de Compostela and Lugo. Culinary delights of the region include fragrant white wine and a rich shellfish harvest gathered along the 1500km coastline which is punctuated by shallow coastal inlets and white sandy beaches.
Book a trip to Spain in 2019 and focus on a region you would like to uncover for yourself. Whether you choose to visit the big cities or wander away from the beaten track, Coaches in Spain have a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing tours around Spain. Get in touch today and together, we can create the perfect tour itinerary tailored to your interests.