Top 10 Romantic Things to do in Spain
Welcome to España! Ignite some passion into your honeymoon and get love-struck all over again in Spain! Spaniards are known to be friendly, warm and very fun-loving! Infuse some Spanish romantic flavour into your honeymoon and experience the charm that our country has to offer. Much of Spanish life is lived in the streets, open terraces, beaches, coasts and the countryside. The atmosphere is vibrant and the culture extremely diverse. Here are some of the top romantic things to do whilst on a honeymoon in passionate Spain.
1. The Beauty of the Sun and Snow in Granada
Watch the sunset together with the “Alhambra Palace” in the backdrop and discover the magical world of the Thousand and One Arabian Nights in the gardens and patios of the Alhambra. It is one of the most beautiful monuments ever built by man and Spain’s most visited! Its intricate design with stunning gardens and fountains makes it an ideal place for a romantic evening. Spain is not just about sun and beaches, there is plenty of snow to see as well! The privileged location of this Andalusian ski resort guarantees a high proportion of sunny days, even in mid-winter. Any skier, from beginner to expert can enjoy the snow and will keep wanting to come back to “Sierra Nevada”, the highest peaks of the peninsula. Can you imagine skiing down the pistes with the warm rays of the sun on your face, as you look out over the scenic beauty of the Nature Reserve that surrounds you? Look no further! You can also sign up for a tourist flight and fly in the latest model planes or build your love nest in one of the cozy romantic caves in the Sacromonte neighbourhood of the city of Granada; these have been transformed into tourist accommodations. Open a bottle of wine and celebrate your togetherness!
Photo courtesy-:Patronato Provincial de Turismo de Granada
2. The Fiery Passion of Sevilla
Sevilla exudes passion in every corner of its city! Have a horse-drawn carriage pick you up at your hotel and take you for a quiet ride through traditional districts, Plaza España and charming green areas such as María Luisa Park whilst inhaling the fragrance of the “Flor de Azahar”; white flowers that blossom around Sevilla. If luxury is your thing, why not discover part of Sevilla aboard a luxury boat as you cruise the River Guadalquivir? One of the perfect places for a couple to enjoy the views of the city from the solarium on the deck!
3. Refreshing and Relaxing Córdoba
Feel the need to de-stress after all that running around and long hours of standing at your wedding? Immerse yourself in the waters of the Arabic Baths! A concoction of water and aromas that will take you back to the golden days of the old Arab-Andalusian kingdom, relive this historic experience and come out fresh, rejuvenated and full of vigor! Chill out with a relaxing bath and massage, as beams of light glimmer through the decorative arabesques above you and sip a delicious cup of tea. Once you’re out, click a memento in the Patios of Córdoba, cross the Roman Bridge and take a stroll along Ribera, watch the magnificent skyline of Córdoba and pay a nocturnal visit to the enchanting Mosque-Cathedral!
Hammam Al Andalus Arab Baths, Córdoba
Córdoba patios. Photos courtesy- Consorcio de Turismo de Córdoba
4. Wine, Dine & Shine in Marbella
Marbella is without a doubt, paradise for lovers! There is a myriad of activities to choose from in this exotic part of Costa del Sol. Stay at a luxury resort in Marbella, dine at some of the finest restaurants that are recognized by international food critics, relax with VIP services by the beach, practise your strokes at one of the magnificent golf courses that the country has to offer or spend a lively evening at the casino! The marina of Puerto Banús is famous for welcoming some of the most biggest and luxurious yachts in the world. Its facilities also offer an area for high-end shopping, so shop till you drop and get swayed away by the extravagance!
5. Bohemian Style, Avant-Garde Architecture and Vintage Cars of Barcelona
Strolling around the emblematic streets and landmarks of Barcelona will bring surprises at every turn! This vibrant city has the perfect blend of history and futuristic designs; a romantic walk around Park Güell is a must during your honeymoon! The genius work of Antoni Gaudí will leave you mesmerized and inspired. If you’re up for a nouvelle experience, live the Barcelona Vintage Dream in a classic vintage car that will take you around some of the most unique spots of the city! Contact www.barcelonapremium.com for more information.
Photo courtesy- www.barcelonapremium.com and www.barcelonavintagedream.com
6. The Stylish and Sizzling City of Madrid
The capital city of Spain has all the right elements for the stylish couple that wants to enjoy starry nights during their honeymoon! Get down on your feet and propose your better half infront of the majestic Puerta de Alcalá, spend the day shopping together, watch an exciting football match at the Bernabéu stadium and set the mood in one of the fashionable clubs at Paseo de la Castellana or glamorous lounges of Gran Vía/Reina. If you’re visiting Madrid during winters, don’t forget to experience the Christmas Markets or even better bring in the New Year with your loved one!
7. Livin’ La Vida Loca in the Balearic Islands
In a mood to party all night long? Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca are calling you! Hit the dance floor to the music of some of the world’s most famous DJ’s and who knows you may even bump into a celebrity or two! Become the envy amongst your friends; let the rhythm uplift your mood! Most people have already heard of the big party scene in Ibiza but the islands of Mallorca and Menorca have a very vibrant nightlife too! Infact, Magaluf is home to one of the biggest nightclubs of the world “BCM” and attracts renowned DJ’s, David Guetta inclusive!
8. Spain for the Foodies and the Wine Lovers
Spain is heaven for those who love to eat good food and drink fine wine! Our destination has an eclectic range of dishes to offer across various regions. Sample the gastronomical delight “La Paella” in Valencia- you can even ask for vegetarian Paella to be cooked for you, the famous miniature canapés known as “pintxos” in Bilbao and tapas in Andalucía. For a 5 star experience, delight your senses with dishes made by chefs such as Adrià, Arzak, Berasategui, Ruscalleda, Santamaría, Subijana and Roca. These chefs have put Spain at the forefront of international haute cuisine. In fact, “El Celler de Can Roca” was awarded as the best restaurant in the world in 2013. The Northern region of Spain is one of the best places to try fresh seafood! To add some Michelin stars to your honeymoon, you can dine at one of the 8 restaurants that have been awarded maximum ratings by the Michelin guide, all within the region of the Basque county. If your taste buds are willing to experiment, why not take a gastronomic route? The food that is served will definitely make your mouth water!
Spain also produces some of the finest wines in the world! Visit the vineyards or bodegas of “La Rioja” or “Jerez de la Frontera” and you will keep asking for more! Don’t forget to carry a bottle home! Visit http://www.spain.info/en_IN/
9. Adventure and Adrenaline Rush in Costa Brava
Have the adventurous streak within you? Self-drive and soak in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Coast as you drive from Barcelona to Costa Brava. Costa Brava has a repertoire of adventure sports to set the adrenaline rushing! This rugged coast is a treasure trove with secluded beaches and seaside resorts! Go skydiving at EmpuriaBrava, scuba diving in the Mediterranean Sea, kayaking, parachuting, hiking, hot air ballooning and much much more! A place you’ll never forget, great fun is guaranteed!
Photo courtesy- Skydive Empuriabrava Juli Sargatal, Lloret Turisme and Submarinismo en Costa Brava
10. Get Married in King and Queen Size
Royal palaces and regal monuments, the World Heritage Cities of Spain are home to some of the best venues for a destination wedding! You can also sleep in the bedroom of ex-kings and queens of Spain. Visit www.paradores.es for more information. The Canary Islands is also an idyllic location for destination weddings! Pleasant weather almost all year round, beautiful beaches and an array of exotic resorts to choose from! Several Indian weddings have taken place here; why not celebrate your special day at one of these tropical islands? Visit www.siquieroislascanarias.com
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