Spain is a beautiful country and if you have not yet visited this place, it is time you do. So, if you are thinking of a place to visit next year during your mid-break, then Spain is a great choice. This place is filled with both natural beauty and an amazing culture. You will love the variety of dishes that you will get to eat. And the weather here is out of the world.
In fact, Spain really does have it all, from incredible landscapes and beaches to world-famous cuisine and rich history – not to mention fantastic museums and striking architecture. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit Spain during the mid of the year.
You have to experience tapas in Spain at least once in your lifetime – and realize it’s probably very different from the fare offered at your local tapas restaurant back home. San Sebastián’s pintxo scene is world-famous, its bars serving mouthwatering food, much of it in bite-sized portions on a slice of baguette.
Order a drink in many bars around Spain and you will receive a free plate of tapas, an excellent tradition every other country should seriously think about adopting. Spain is renowned for its seafood, jamón (cured ham), abundant and fresh fruit and vegetables, which make a trip to the local market a feast for the eyes and the stomach.
This is an easy one. An obvious benefit of visiting Spain during the mid of the year is you’ll get the full experience without having to worry about being limited by less than ideal temperatures.
Spain has some of the best beaches in Europe. The Balearic Islands are a sun-lovers paradise, and the possibilities for outdoor activities are endless. The middle of the summer in the south of Spain can be a little too hot for some, but in other parts of the country, the weather is perfect.
Spain’s coastline stretches for a thousand miles along the Mediterranean sea, and this isn’t even counting the island gems of Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera, and Ibiza. There are several beaches that people visit every year.
So, if you are a lifelong beach lover, I don’t think a trip to Spain would be complete without taking a dip in one of these treasures. Some of the best beaches are in San Sebastian, in the North of Spain, La Costa Brava about an hour north of Barcelona, and on the island paradise of Mallorca.
When I said visit Spain in the middle of the year, it is mostly due to the festivals as well. It’s no surprise that the Spanish love to party and during the summer you can find a whole range of festivities going on throughout the country. On June 23rd, Spain celebrates the start of summer with Saint. John’s Eve with fireworks on the beach throughout the country.
Too tame for you? Head up north to La Rioja where every year on June 29th thousands of people gather for a wine bottle! Yep, thousands of gallons of wine are reserved for the event where locals color the town red with wine. The famous Tomatina festival in Buñol also takes place every August. As I said, Spain loves to have a great time. Many Spaniards prefer to save their vacation time for the summer months, so you’ll be in good company.
People are so friendly here in Spain. They love making new friends and welcome outsiders with an open heart. Additionally, during the mid of the year, you will find the complete Spanish community at the beaches. This is because the Spanish people love good weather just like the rest of us.
In fact, it has been said that in August the cities throughout Spain shut down because all the Spaniards are at the beach. Although it’s a bit of an exaggeration, you can certainly feel the difference within the cities. That said, if you go to the right places, you’ll be able to find more locals instead of tourists and – hey, maybe they’ll even treat you to a glass of good Spanish wine! In short, Spain has everything that you need for a perfect vacation.