Displaying 60 stunning islands and 3,000 miles of coastline, Spain's coastline cities ooze beauty, charm, warmth, and culture, drawing in tourists from all over the world to live unforgettable holidays around the Spanish wonders. The fascinating coast is not only about iconic blue fag beaches, pretty white sands, crystal-clear waters, all-day sunshine, and lively night scenes; it also features historical and cultural monuments, lush natures, and an agreeable atmosphere, making it an attractive destination for tourists. Every town offers its own draws, whether it’s the delicious Andalusian seafood, the impressive volcanic sites of the Canary Islands, the Mallorca green nature, the historical museums, the beautiful buildings and landmarks, the Spanish coast is everything one can dream of. Here are ten sunny, charming beach towns in Spain.
Home to Pablo Picasso, Málaga is a cultural and artistic hotspot featuring fine museums and theaters, such as the legendary artist museum and the Cervantes Theater, exposing ballets and flamenco plays. Art lovers will enjoy visiting interesting fine museums and galleries close to the NH Málaga hotel, while others will admire the natural landscapes and delve into the gardens and rocky canyons. Tourists visit popular Spanish beaches, next such as La Malagueta, which is ideal for a refreshing dip, followed by a mouthwatering meal at one of the many beachfront restaurants cooking food in front of guests.
- Best place to stay: NH Málaga
- Address: Calle San Jacinto, 2, 29007 Málaga, Andalusia
- Amenities: Outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi, bar/lounge
Ibiza is mostly famous for its lively night scenes, 24-hour party places, high-end restaurants, numerous bars in the Old Town, and trendy Marina Botafoch. However, there’s much more to discover in the Balearic capital. People visit some popular sites, such as the Dalt Vila, a medieval old town settled on a cliff and overlooking views of the Mediterranean Sea. There are also very comfortable central hotels in Ibiza town, such as the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza, which is very convenient for accessing the nearby attractions. Visitors also tour the world's best-preserved necropolis, named Puig des Molins, which served as the Ibiza cemetery.
- Best place to stay: Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza
- Address: Passeig de Vara de Rey 2, 07800 Ibiza, Ibiza Island
- Amenities: Private beach, Access to wifi in all areas, bar/lounge
Marbella is Europe's major aristocracy destination, a glamor town famous for its high-end yachts and luxurious cars. Andalusia's Costa del Sol has a lot of impressive attractions, numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, fulfilling dining experiences, and amazing beaches. People can enjoy a stay at Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar Hotel, which is a 5-minute drive from two beautiful beaches, Calahonda Beach and Cabopino Beach. The famous Old Town features the Plaza de Los Naranjos, a square named after its outlined orange trees. People discover Salvador Dalí sculptures in Avenida del Mar and followed by a promenade to the San Pedro de Alcántara town.
- Best place to stay: Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar
- Address : A-7 Km 190.5 (Antigua Carretera N340), 29604 Marbella, Andalusia
- Amenities: Spa and wellness center, outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi.
The beautiful Cadaqués is a Mediterranean village located on the Costa Brava, the home and muse of Salvador Dalí and his wife. The glamorous town offers a vibrant ambiance, wild nature, rich culture, and crystal waters, which is perfect for people to relax, eat, and get lost. One can stay at Hotel Octavia, located in the heart of Cadaques, steps away from Cadaques Beach and Esglesia de Santa Maria. Tourists also visit the popular Casa Salvador Dalí, where the artist lived for 50 years. The town's radiant sunlight and sparkling blue seas also influenced other artists like Picasso, Mattisse, and Magritte.
- Best place to stay: Hotel Octavia
- Address: Riera de Sant Vicenc, 17488 Cadaques, Catalonia
- Amenities: Snorkeling, wifi access in all areas.
Nerja is a splendid municipality on the Costa del Sol that has rich history and heritage. Tourists visit the popular prehistoric limestone caves believed to lead all the way to Grenada. With a stay at Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa in Nerja, one will be on the beach, steps from El Playazo Beach. One cave serves for regular concerts because it forms a natural amphitheater. Other attractions include the Iglesias El Salvador church, built in the 15th century, featuring Moorish architecture, and the Balcón de Europa, a picturesque sea view once used to scope out invaders and pirates.
- Best place to stay: Marinas de Nerja Beach & Spa
- Address: CN 340 Km 289,50, 29780 Nerja, Andalusia
- Amenities: Snorkeling, Spa and wellness center, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi, beachfront
5 San Sebastián
If one is looking for a chill vacation spot featuring splendid golden sand beaches, numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, and breathtaking views, San Sebastián is where they should head. It is home to Europe’s best urban beaches, such as La Concha and Zurriola Beach, overlooking green mountains and the best places for surfers. With a stay at Axel Hotel San Sebastián, one will be within a 10-minute walk of Concha Promenade and Concha Beach. San Sebastien is also famous for food and clubs where people assemble to cook, socialize and drink. It is also recommended to try local specialties like txokos and delicious delicacies such as the creamy Basque cheesecake.
- Best place to stay: Axel Hotel San Sebastián
- Address: Calle Amara 26, 20006 San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
- Amenities: Spa and wellness center, outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi, flat-screen TV
Palma, the capital of Mallorca, is the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands. One can soak in the history of this strategic island, famous for its beautiful monuments, the Santa María gothic cathedral, and the Almudaina Moorish-style Arab fortress, which is now a royal residence. Palma is also famous for being the starting point leading to stunning beaches filled with sand and surf, such as Cala Mayor Beach, which is only a 5-minute drive from the beautiful Catalonia Majorica hotel.
- Best place to stay: Catalonia Majorica
- Address: Garita 3, 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca
- Amenities: Restaurant, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, free wifi.
Cádiz has a unique and beautiful geographical location. The oldest city of Spain sits on a tiny land in the Southwest of Spain and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
It has many watchtowers, including the Torre Tavira, which was used for spotting ships and is domed by the Cádiz baroque and neoclassical Cathedral. Cádiz is very authentic and has traditional Andalusian charm. One can explore the old fishing neighborhood and admire unusual rubber trees around the island. There are also unique places to stay at, such as Occidental Cadiz, the perfect hotel for a holiday with a partner or family and a convenient place for business trips.
- Best place to stay: Occidental Cadiz
- Address: Avenida de Andalucia 89, 11009 Cadiz, Andalusia
- Amenities: Restaurant, coffee shop, fitness center, business centre, free wifi.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is famous for its architecture and art. It is also popular for its rich shopping, club parties, dreamy vibes, narrow streets, and steamy seafood paella. Barcelona features seven beautiful beaches. The oldest and most crowded are Sant Sebastià and playa de la Barceloneta, which are only a 4-minute walk from the Barceloneta Beach IV 4 hotel, and are known for their sandy beaches, night scenes, and the best place to surf and sunbathe.
- Best place to stay: Barceloneta Beach IV 4
- Address: Ciutat Vella
- Amenities: Kitchen, balcony, wifi, air-conditioned
Famous for its best beach resorts and restaurants, Alicante is the ideal destination for beach vacations, bachelorette parties, and family city breaks. Located in Spain's southeastern Costa Blanca, this coastal town is very popular among tourists. With a stay at Hotel Hospes Amerigo, one will be centrally located in Alicante and a 4-minute walk from the Harbour and 14 minutes by foot from the famous Castle of Santa Barbara. Visitors walk down La Explanada de España, the promenade that is parallel to the port, lined with palm trees and rows.