8 Off-Beat Places To Visit In Spain


From beachy sites, incredible destinations to mouth-watering cuisine, the wonder of Spain has gained it a sure spot on every traveler’s bucket list. It has become one of the dreamiest destinations that we want to visit at least once in our lifetime. It is embedded by its own tradition and culture, and where to go when in Spain has become a dilemma, especially with so many instagram posts about the same 2 cities. But fret not, fellow wanderer. We have compiled the best off-beat places to visit in Spain for you to have the most magical time!

Mallorca

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If you want a relaxing summer, the Mallorca islands are waiting for you. Mallorca is one of the world’s sailing hotspots, which presents you with traditional cuisine and wines at the most well known restaurants. Not only is it known for its lush green islands, it is also loved for its delightful villages and historic sights.

Bilbao

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Bilbao is well recognized for its famed museum Guggenheim, but the city has more to it. Bilbao is located in the midst of a beautiful valley with an enchanting view of rolling hills, and makes for a wonderful recreational spot. One must not lose the chance to visit its local cultural institutions such as Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Ibiza

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Who doesn’t like to party? Imagine finding yourself on an island that offers a magical nightlife! Ibiza is one of Europe’s most favorite nightlife nests, and makes for one of the best places to visit in Spain for a fun time. It is well known for its clear crystal beaches, pubs, restaurants, watersports and much more!

San Sebastian

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Loved by locals, this city is the most underrated destination in Spain. Located on the northern coast, San Sebastian has breathtaking shorelines, hiker-friendly mountains and a delicious food scene world-famous for its pinchos. San Sebastian will make you feel young and tipsy. 

Costa del Sol

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Costa del Sol occupies a narrow coastal strip and is loved for its recognized beach spots filled with lush green views and radiating summer-y vibes.  Needless to say, this destination is best suited to visit in the months of summer.  One can track down kid-friendly attractions, including a theme park, a zoo, a water park and a marine animal park.

Santander

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To walk in Santander is to walk in Mama Nature. The destination offers the most pleasant energy with a breath of fresh air. When in Santander, always make some time for a swim and sunbathing. If you’re looking to rest, reconnect and recharge, you will love the slow paced life and the  abundance of gorgeous natural wonders here.

Marbella

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Do you love staying in dreamy resorts? Marbella offers a dense choice of resorts, and is known ultimately for a number of Michelin-starred hotels. Here you’ll find facilities for boats and yachts, but if you’re not a water baby, you can still get a little tipsy in the jovial nightclubs during the night, and sip cocktails by the beach during the day. 

Benidorm

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If you want to take a short, sweet break from throbbing city life, Benidorm is the place for you. The rejuvenating vacation in this resort town offers a delightful array of restaurants, shops, sights and activities. The Sierra Helada Natural Park, and smaller beaches like Cala Tio Ximo and Cala Almadraba should be on your list when you visit Benidorm. 

These were our top 8 picks for some off-beat places to visit in Spain. Have you booked your tickets yet?

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