Cantabria in Spain is world-famous for its Paleolithic cave art, magnificent beaches and gastronomy but not many people know it’s a key place too in the colourful history of Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. At Totally Spain, we’re just back from a visit to Gaudi’s Capricho in Comillas, Cantabria and if you are a fan of design, architecture and photography, here are 8 reasons why you really should visit Comillas and Cantabria too…
Totally Spain has paired up with Spanish Paradores, one of our favourite Spanish hotel chains, to bring you this unique 10-night Self-Drive Northern Spain Parador Tour of one of our favourite parts of the Iberian Peninsula – Northern Spain and the stunning regions of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. Experience some of the best food in Spain along with some of the finest beaches and coastal scenery. As well as dramatic mountain areas and charming towns and cities such as Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santander and Santiago de Compostela. And best of all? No crowds. This tour provides a terrific overview of the area and will no doubt leave you wanting to return for more.
Even after 18 years designing itineraries, it’s really hard to select the best beaches in Spain (and that’s not just because there are so many to choose from!) It’s because we know one person’s concept of a great beach can be somebody else’s nightmare. And we also know that within each travelling party, some people love sunbathing and swimming but others prefer to skip the beach to visit a museum, take a hike or visit a winery. Forearmed with this knowledge, here are eight of the best beach destinations in Spain for families and groups who need lots to see & do nearby.
Sundays or ‘Domingos’ in Spain can be a tricky day for first-time visitors to the country. Our Totally Spain guide to a Typical Day in Spain gives some advice but to make it even easier, here’s our guide on what to do in Spain on Sundays, based on 18 years of designing custom trips here.