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11 Reasons Why Spain Should Be Your Next Adventure Destination

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11 Reasons Why Spain Should Be Your Next Adventure Destination

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Unsure where to travel to in Europe? How about a country that has everything and suits everyone – Spain. There are tons of adventures to embark on and a variety of historical things to explore.

You can’t travel to Spain without visiting some of their national parks – Ordesa National Park and Timanfaya National Park, just to name a few. Also a journey to Spain would be incomplete without taking a trip to one of their beautiful beaches and going snorkeling or scuba diving.

Make sure you also visit Madrid, Spain’s capital. Explore the famous Egyptian temples, visit ginormous museums, tour the city’s parks and celebrate at their local festivals.

Here are 11 reasons why Spain should be your next adventure destination.

Egyptian Temples

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Visit the famous Templo de Debod in Madrid. It was built in the 4th century BC and was dedicated to the God Amun and the Goddess Isis. Walk along the tall and narrow gateways that lead to the temple, then explore the temples hieroglyphics. Sacred Destinations says the temple is beautifully illuminated at night, its image reflects off of the water.

 

Horseback Riding

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Spain has much more to offer than just incredible beaches and beautiful scenery, it’s actually a very popular horseback riding destination. Head to Almeria for a relaxing ride on the beach, enjoy a trek and trail ride on the Andalucia Trails, explore the Northern and Southern valleys of the Gredos Mountains on an exhilarating ride, and head to the Seville Trails for a chance to view some of the most magnificent scenery in Spain. (farandride.com)

Ordesa National Park

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This park offers a variety of ecosystems, diverse flora and a stunning landscape. Go caving, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding and canyoning. A review on Trip Advisor said: “Suitable for all levels of hiking, rock climbing and abseiling, there are so many walks to do you won't run out and each has its own breathtaking views.”

Trail Running in Mallorca

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Mallorca is home to some of the most incredible running tours. Experience stunning views and various terrains as you train on the same trails as famous Mallorca athletes, Tofol Castanyer and Miguel Capo. If you are really up for a challenge, participate in the Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca next year. Explore more than 30km of beaches, steep cliffs and stunning coves.

Snorkeling

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Swim around and go snorkeling in the clear, turquoise waters of Spain. According to TravelTamed one of the best beaches for snorkeling in Spain is Illes Medes, located in Costa Brava. They explain that this is a protected marine reserve, which makes it perfect because you can snorkel in peace without being disturbed by individuals participating in watersports like jet skiing and water skiing.

Sea Caving in Mallorca

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Mallorca is famous for their exploratory activities, one of which includes their famous caves and underground adventures. Mallorca offers you the opportunity to swim in one of their magical underwater caves. Visit the Cova de Coloms and participate in the Cueva Marina Mallorca sea cave trip for a once in a lifetime experience.

Hike the Camino de Santiago

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If you’re visiting Spain you must take on this unforgettable hike. View tons of landmarks along the way, such as the village of San Xulian do Camino and the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria. Camino Adventures says April, May, June and September are likely considered the best months to walk any of the Caminos to Santiago.

 

Cycling Tours

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Explore Northern Spain on a bike and indulge in everything the tour has to offer – amazing wines, art, architecture, drinks, food, seashores and backcountry adventures. Cycle and hike through the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is actually a large network of ancient pilgrim routes. (Bicycle Adventures)

The Beaches

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The beaches in Spain are absolutely stunning. Visit the Playa de Bolonia in Tarifa, Cala Comte in Ibiza Town and La Concha Beach in Donostia. But quite possibly the most stunning of them all – the Calo des Moro beach, located in Mallorca. It’s a well-known diving destination with crystal clear water and rocky cliffs.

Timanfaya National Park

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This park covers an area of approximately 20 square miles. Its land is almost entirely made up of volcanic soil. There are only a few ways to access the park – the first is by public car where you can go on a tour and experience the landscape, the second is by camel, and the third is by a free guided walk. Tip: Make sure to visit El Diablo, a delicious restaurant that serves Canarian food which is cooked using geothermal heat (discoverlanzarote.com).

Benicassim Festival

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The Festival Internacional de Benicassim is by far one of the biggest alternative and rock festivals in the world. It’s a 4-day festival, in which people travel from all over the world to attend and check it off of their bucket list. This year’s festival already passed, but make sure you plan your trip for next year soon; early bird tickets are already on sale. The festival will be taking place from July 13-16.