Spain is undoubtedly one of those countries with the best and biggest tourist attractions in the summer. However, we are sure that you already know some of the most perfect destinations like Barcelona, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, and Valencia. Therefore, we want to dedicate this article to talk about other less known but equally essential regions of interest during this summer. If you choose any of them, you will not regret it.
Malaga, Andalucía, is world famous for its imposing attractions in Costa del Sol. However, it's not only the beach that is within its province as you can also find the municipality of Ronda here. Divided by one of the most spectacular gorges of the country, in the middle of which the waters of Guadalevín River flow through, this town seems to have stopped in time. On one side of the bridge is the medieval Ronda, with clear Arabic influences, and on the other stands an 18th century city. A real treat.
Sierra de Cazorla, Jaén
If you are one of those people who enjoys playing outdoor sports then this is the ideal destination for you. The Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas are the largest protected areas in our country and the second largest in Europe. In addition, Sierra de Cazorla benefits from a fairly cool microclimate that's ideal for summer. It also allows you to go camping in the fresh air and has several campsites. Hiking, kayaking, mountaineering ... any activity you can think of can be practiced in this Andalusian corner.
The Lakes of Covadonga, Asturias
The best time of the year to visit Asturias and the Covadonga Lakes is in summer, not just because of the good weather, but also the beautiful landscapes propitiated by the sun make this destination truly amazing. In addition, one can find one of the most spectacular sanctuaries in the entire Spain here and, if that were not enough, Spain's cycling tour called, Vuelta Ciclista, takes place here every August. For those who do not enjoy cycling, you will enjoy a visit to Ercina and Enol lakes.
Las Rias Baixas, Pontevedra
The spectacular Rias Baizas inlets can be seen from the cape of Finisterre to Vigo. In the summer the landscapes are full of strong green colour mixed with the typical blue of the rivers, the sea, and the sky. In this area, it is possible to practice outdoor sports, explore the gastronomic routes, or simply enjoy a trip to the past to discover why shellfish is still the most authentic gastronomic delight just as it was hundreds of years ago.