17 Fabulous Weekend Breaks in Spain: Must-See Destinations and Hidden Gems

Looking for ideas for weekend breaks in Spain? From Moorish palaces and white villages to world-class restaurants and museums, to scenic coastal towns and sandy beaches, there are plenty of options for an unforgettable weekend in Spain.

As a holiday destination, Spain is famous for its 47 UNESCO sites, 681 Blue Flag beaches, rich culture and history, and mouth-watering cuisine.  So where do you start planning your weekend adventure?

To help you choose, we’ve put together this list of our favourite weekend destinations in Spain which includes the famous cities, laid-back beach towns, islands, and iconic cultural landmarks.


Weekend breaks in Spain - Madrid
  • Must see: Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace, Prado Museum
  • Off the beaten path: Plaza de La Villa

Madrid is a vibrant and exciting city with rich history, stunning architecture, world-renowned art museums, and the world’s oldest restaurant. The central part of the city is entirely walkable, which makes Madrid a great option for a weekend break in Spain.

If you are an art connoisseur, spend a few hours in Prado Museum among the paintings by Goya, Rafael, Titan, Velazquez, Caravaggio, and of course Bosch’s famous Garden of the earthly delights. Or head to the Reina Sofia Museum, where you can see works by Picasso and Dali.

To see how the Spanish Royalty lives, take a guided tour of the Royal Palace and the gardens of Plaza de Oriente. And don’t miss Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol – the most iconic squares in Madrid. There are plenty of cafes around Plaza Mayor to sit back, relax, and watch the world go by. 

Madrid is also known for its delicious cuisine. In the late afternoon, take a wine and tapas walking tour. For something special, book a table (in advance) at Sobrino de Botín – the world’s oldest restaurant according to the Book of Guinness. And for the best paella in Madrid, head to La Barraca.

To get off the beaten path in Madrid, take a stroll to Plaza de La Villa – one of the most charming vestiges of old town Madrid. The oldest building in Plaza de la Villa, and one of the oldest in Madrid, is Torre de los Lujanes. Built in the Gothic style in the 15th century it predates Madrid of the Austrians almost by a century.

So whether you want to explore the city’s history and culture, or simply relax and enjoy the local cuisine and nightlife, a weekend break in Madrid gives you enough time to sample the city’s highlights. For a convenient place to stay in the city centre consider 7 Islas Hotel.


Barcelona, Spain
By Claire from Why Visit Barcelona
  • Must see: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and Casa Batlló
  • Off the beaten path: Antic Theatre

Barcelona is one of the best cities to visit for a weekend break in Spain, and it is easy to get to with an international airport connecting Barcelona to the rest of Europe and the world, as well as a train station connecting with Paris and other cities in France and Spain.

The Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, mind-blowing architecture and incredible food and drink options will make a weekend in Barcelona fly by, and make you want to come back for more as soon as you can!

Barcelona is famous for Gaudí’s Modernist architectural designs including the Sagrada Familia Park Güell and Casa Batlló which will easily fill up a whole day.  Book tickets online for these popular sites to skip the line – a guided tour of La Sagrada Familia is well worth it to learn more about the details Gaudí’s designs.

Take a walk down La Rambla and visit La Boqueria Market (closed on Sunday) to taste some local tapas at El Quim de la Boqueria.  Get lost wandering the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and watch the world go by in one of the pretty squares like Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Plaça del Pi.

Barcelona has some fabulous museums too, the Picasso Museum is a popular choice, but football fans will love the FC Barcelona Museum at Camp Nou.  If you have time after all that, a walk around Montjuic and an evening watching the Magic Fountain show before tapas bar hopping in Poble Sec is a great way to spend a Saturday night.

As for where to stay, the Gothic Quarter is the heart of Barcelona and the best place to stay if it’s your first time in Barcelona.  H10 Madison has a rooftop pool and terrace with views of the Gothic Cathedral, or Chic & Basic Lemon Boutique is a great budget option close to the main square Plaça Catalunya.

Have a wonderful time in Barcelona, but be aware of pickpockets – they are notorious and tourists are easy targets, especially in busy areas like La Rambla and on the metro system


Weekend breaks in Spain - Seville
By Linn from Amused by Andalucia. Image – Depositphotos
  • Must see: Seville Cathedral and the Giralda, Real Alcazar, and Plaza de España
  • Off the beaten path: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

Seville makes for a wonderful weekend break in Spain to get a good portion of Andalusian culture. You can fly straight into Seville from most European destinations or take the bus or train straight from Malaga Airport.

Seville is the capital of Andalucia, home of Flamenco and tapas, with a fused heritage from the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and the Christian reconquest. During a weekend trip, you can see all the top attractions like the cathedral and its Giralda Tower, the Moorish palace – Real Alcazar, Plaza de España, which is recognized for its impressive tilework from Triana, and the most recent addition to the list, the Metropol Parasol.

You can also take a boat tour on the Guadalquivir River, watch a Flamenco Show (or take Flamenco lessons if you prefer getting hands-on). When considering where to stay in Seville, the old Jewish quarter, Santa Cruz, is a vibrant neighbourhood in the old town with restaurants and bars set within the narrow streets and Flamenco joints. Right in the heart of Santa Cruz, a fabulous place to check in is at the Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza where you can relax in the spa and enjoy a quiet courtyard.

Girona and Costa Brava

Weekend breaks in Spain - Girona
By Vicki from Vicki Viaja
  • Must see: Girona historic centre, Casas de Onyar, Costa Brava beaches
  • Off the beaten path: medieval Besalú

Everyone looking for ideas for weekend breaks in Spain knows Barcelona, the Catalan capital. However, what many international visitors don’t know is that not so far from Barcelona, there is another city worth visiting, surrounded by breathtaking nature and numerous picturesque beaches: Girona. The Catalan city of Girona is located in the north of Spain, not far from the French border, very close to the beautiful Costa Brava, one of the country’s most beautiful stretches of coastline.

Girona itself enchants its visitors with medieval architecture, exciting history, and delicious Catalan gastronomy. Make sure to check the historic centre, visit the cathedral, walk along the impressive wall surrounding the town, and enjoy the colourful view of the Casas de Onyar. And when you are done with sightseeing, follow the local tradition to try some xuixos, a sweet local delicacy from Girona.

It is worth spending a whole weekend here because there are numerous worthwhile places to visit in the surrounding area. Spain is famous for one thing: beautiful beaches. And that’s exactly what you can find here. Drive a few kilometres from Girona to reach the Costa Brava. Here you will find a long stretch of coastline with countless beaches, crystal clear waters, water sports, and hidden coves.

If that’s not enough, you can visit one of the small Catalan towns in the area, such as the beautiful coastal village of Tossa de Mar or the medieval gem of Besalú. Girona is perfect for a weekend trip because there is so much to discover. The accessibility is also great. Use the Girona-Costa Brava airport or take a direct train from Barcelona (about a 1-hour ride). And if you are looking for a place to stay in the historic centre of Girona, consider Hotel Historic.


Nazrid palace in Alhambra, Granada
  • Must see: Alhambra, Albacin neighbourhood, San Nicolas Lookout
  • Off the beaten path: Sacromonte Caves

After the big cities, like Madrid, Barcelona, and Bilbao, Granada is one of the most popular weekend breaks in Spain. And with good reason. The former stronghold of the Arab Nasrid dynasty, Granada is home to the most beautiful Moorish palace in Spain – the Alhambra. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours exploring the Alhambra complex. And because Alhambra is so popular, you’ll need to pre-book your tickets on Alhambra’s official website a couple of months in advance.

Beyond Alhambra, there are five other Moorish monuments in Granda which you can explore as you wander the narrow streets of the Albacin neighbourhood. In the afternoon, make your way to San Nicolas Lookout to watch the sunset over Alhambra. During the peak season, the lookout gets quite busy, so turn up about an hour before sunset if you would like a front-row spot.

On the second day, make your way to Sacramonte – the old gypsy neighbourhood and visit Granada’s gypsy caves in Sacromonte Caves museum. And if you are looking to relax after all the walking, spend an hour soaking in the atmospheric Hammam Andalus.

If travelling from Madrid, you can fly directly to Granada. From international airports, Malaga airport is more convenient, and from there, you can catch a bus to Granada. Alternatively, you can reach Granada by train from Madrid in just over 4 hours. Palacio de Santa Ines is a good hotel in the mids of Granada’s old town. 


Weekend in Valencia
By Or from My Path in the World
  • Must see: Valencia Cathedral, La Lonja de la Seda, City of Arts and Sciences
  • Off the beaten path: Casa Judia

Valencia is a vibrant yet laid-back coastal city, perfect for history and culture buffs, foodies, and other types of travellers, as it offers a diverse mix of points of interest, from historical sites and museums to food markets, beaches, and gardens. You can get to Valencia with a direct flight, though trains from Madrid or Barcelona are also available.

On a weekend break, you must explore its old town district – Ciutat Vella. This is the most charming area in the city, with plenty of cobbled streets lined with cafes and shops, medieval landmarks like Valencia Cathedral and the UNESCO-listed Silk Exchange, and colourful murals. In Addition, don’t miss the magnificent Central Market and Serranos Towers.

Head south to the hipster Russafa neighbourhood, packed with trendy cafes, concept shops, and boutiques. Even if you’re not a museum lover, continue to the cultural complex of the City of Arts Sciences to admire the jaw-dropping futuristic architecture. Last but not least, don’t forget to stroll along the lovely promenade and wander through the Cabanyal district.

As for food, you must try the infamous paellahorchata with fartons for breakfast, and an agua de Valencia cocktail. Stay centrally at L’Esplai Valencia.

If you’re seeking a unique experience, visit Valencia during the Fallas festival, which welcomes spring.


Weekend in Salamanca
By Milijana of World Travel Connector. Image: Depositphotos
  • Must see: Plaza Mayor, Salamanca Cathedral and Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca University
  • Off the beaten path: Cave of Salamanca

If you love history, art, architecture, and authentic Spanish cities, plan a weekend break to Salamanca in Castile and Leon. It is 3 hours from Madrid, easily reachable by train, bus and car.

Spaniards call Salamanca La Dorada or the Golden City. The finest examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, Baroque, and Ultra Baroque architecture in Spain adorn the Old City of Salamanca. Thus, UNESCO declared the Old City of Salamanca a World Heritage Site. 

Strolling the beautiful ancient streets of the Golden City and witnessing the stunning architecture will make you fall in love with Salamanca. Salamanca’s gorgeous Plaza Mayor, decorated in the Baroque and Ultra Baroque styles, is the favourite spot of locals and visitors for gathering, chatting over a drink, and people-watching. Witnessing the vibrant life of Salamanca at Playa Mayor is among the best things to do in Salamanca.

The city is probably best known for its university. Salamanca University is the oldest university in Spain. If you are a history fan, head to Salamanca University to visit the third-oldest university in Europe. And don’t forget to find the iconic Salamanca frog on its facade. If you enjoy stunning architecture, you will love the gorgeous Salamanca Cathedral and Casa de las Conchas. Besides that, if you are an art lover, put Art Nouveau Casa Lis museum on your itinerary. 

Consider staying at the 4-star Soho Boutique Salamanca near Plaza Mayor. The hotel has a fabulous location and is within walking distance of all the main sites in Salamanca. If you love Spanish cuisine, book a table at Michelin-star En La Parra restaurant and indulge in contemporary Spanish cuisine in Salamanca at its finest. En La Parra is opposite the Convento de San Esteban’s church, another must-see in Salamanca.


Weekend in Alicante
By Sonia from Happy Little Traveller
  • Must see: Santa Barbara Castle, Santa Cruz District, Calle de Las Setas
  • Off the beaten path: Canelobre Caves

Located in the heart of Costa Blanca, Alicante is all about the picturesque coastline and the charming old town. Unquestionably, one must-see in Alicante is Santa Barbara Castle – a 9th-century Islamic fortress on the highest point of Alicante.

Right beneath the castle, you’ll find the second best place – the oldest and most charming part of the city where you won’t mind getting lost – the Santa Cruz District. The third place you can’t miss in Alicante’s old town is a unique street filled with giant mushrooms with funny faces and toadstool houses – Calle de Las Setas.

Only 25km from Alicante’s old town, you’ll find one more amazing and slightly hidden spot – Canelobre Caves. This fascinating geological wonder, which is located at an altitude of 700m above sea level, is home to spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations. Very unique underground experience guaranteed! Also nearby is Fonts de l’Algar, Alicante – one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Spain.

Great weather all year round, beautiful beaches, a charming old town, vivid nightlife, delicious Mediterranean food, and plenty of attractions and leisure activities make Alicante one of the best weekend breaks in Spain. Promise, you won’t be bored, and there is plenty for everyone!

The easiest way for you to get to Alicante is to arrive by plane at its airport and then take a short bus or tram ride to the centre. Hotel Smile & Co Hostal Boutique, located near the beaches, the promenade, and the old town, is a great place to stay in Alicante.


Weekend breaks in Spain - Malaga
By Joanna from Andalucia in my Pocket
  • Must see: Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Fortress, Roman Theatre
  • Off the beaten path: Colomares Castle

Malaga is a wonderful weekend break destination all year round due to its mild climate in winter and the wonderful breeze in summer, which cools down the temperature. There are plenty of things to do in Malaga over a weekend, starting with visiting the main. Moorish monuments in town, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Fortress located on top of a hill in Malaga’s old town. From here, you will also have a fantastic panoramic over the entire city and the mountains surrounding it. Once you exit the site, you will see the Roman Theatre, which is free to visit.

Other two great places to visit in Malaga are the Picasso Museum and the Casa Memorial, where the artist was born. These two museums have an impressive collection of the artist’s works, including drawings, sculptures, and paintings.

Your trip to Malaga shouldn’t be a marathon of museums, though. You should definitely take advantage of the beautiful beaches and enjoy some time in the sun. Malagueta is the main beach in town, perfectly safe for families with children due to the shallow water, facilities, and lifeguard service.

An off-the-beaten-path place to see just half an hour away from Malaga is the Colomares Castle. This is a fairy tale castle overlooking the sea, looking like it has been built from sand by a child. Not many people know about it, so it makes a wonderful visit even during the peak summer times. 

Getting to Malaga is very easy; the city is connected with most European airports. The airport is 10 minutes away from the town centre by train.

A great place to stay in Malaga is the AC Hotel Málaga Palacio by Marriott, which has a great rooftop bar with a pool. 

Las Alpujarras

Weekend breaks in Spain - Las Alpujarras
By Ellis from Backpack Adventures. Image: Depositphotos
  • Must see: Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira villages
  • Off the beaten path: Trevelez

The white villages of the Alpujarras, located in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, offer a perfect weekend break, especially if you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Alpujarras region is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its white-washed villages nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The area is home to beautiful hiking trails, rivers, and hot springs, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The white villages, or the pueblos blancos of the Alpujarras, have a rich cultural heritage with a unique blend of Moorish and Spanish influences. The villages are known for their narrow winding streets, white-washed houses, and traditional handicrafts. 

The most popular places in the Alpujarras are the picturesque villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. They are close by, and there are easy-going hiking trails in between that are perfect for exploring on a weekend break. These villages offer plenty of restaurants to try Andalusian food and local products from the mountains. Hostal Moraima in Capileira is a great place to base yourself. 

If you prefer a more off-the-beaten-path place in the Alpujarras, I can also recommend Trevelez. This village is famous for its local ham, which is a must-try. Here too you can hike in the surrounding mountains. 

If you have more time, you can choose to hike the GR7 trail through the Alpujarras which runs from Laroles to Lanjaron. The region is easily accessible from the city of Granada, which is just a short drive away. You can reach the region by car or bus, making it one of the most convenient and hassle-free weekend breaks in Spain.


Weekend breaks in Spain - Merida
By Linn Haglund of Brainy Backpackers

One of the most underrated places to visit on a weekend in Spain is Merida. Situated within half an hour’s drive from the Portuguese border, the city is home to the most, and the best preserved Roman ruins in the country.

With a weekend in Merida, you will not be able to see everything the city has to offer, but you can see the most important attractions. First, make sure you get to the Roman Theater and Amphitheater, and browse the National Museum of Roman Art. There are also a few remains that are free to see like the Temple of Diana, the Pórtico del Foro, and the impressive Aqueduct.

In Merida, you also find one of the most impressive Roman bridges in Spain and the largest remaining in the world at 755 meters and 62 arches. Right next to it, you find the Moorish Alcazaba, which is worth visiting. As you can tell, there are so many magnificent things to do in Merida Spain, that you will start planning your return trip before you leave.

One of the best-hidden gems in Merida is a Thai restaurant called Sawadi. It is run by a Thai-Spanish couple and the flavours will take you straight to Thailand! There is no airport in Merida, so you will have to fly into either Seville (2.15 minutes drive away) or Madrid (3 hours and 15 minutes drive away). Check-in at Hotel Spa Adealba, a top-notch hotel in the heart of Merida with a spa and wellness centre.


Weekend breaks in Spain - Tenerife
By Cristina from My Little World of Travelling. Image: Depositphotos
  • Must see: El Teide, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Off the beaten path: Masca Village

If you are craving an island holiday in Europe, Tenerife is a fantastic option. It has a bit of everything – beautiful cities, breathtaking landscapes, beaches and a lively atmosphere.

You can spend more than a weekend exploring Tenerife, but an unmissable thing to do is to visit El Teide, the active volcano and tallest point on the island. You can hike or go on the cable car to admire its views or stargaze.

Although most travellers end up in the south of Tenerife because it’s next to the biggest airport on the island, it’s worth travelling to the north for a weekend break because you will have more activity options.

In the north, Puerto de la Cruz is one of the best cities to spend your weekend because you have plenty of things to do, which you can also realistically do in one or two days.

For example, you can spend the day at Lago Martianez, wander the colourful neighbourhood of La Ranilla, or go to Loro Park.

Also, if you want to explore beyond Puerto de la Cruz, this private tour is fantastic for discovering nearby and unique towns, such as La Orotava, Icod de los Vinos and Garachico.

For a comfortable stay in Puerto de la Cruz, H10 Tenerife Playa is a great choice. The hotel includes an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and other fantastic facilities whilst being close to Lago Martianez.”

Nerja and Frigiliana

Weekend breaks in Spain - Frigiliana
By Paulina from Visit Southern Spain. Image: Depositphotos
  • Must see: Palacio de los Condes de Frigiliana, Penon de La Sabina, The old silo
  • Off the beaten path: Mirador de Santo Cristo

Nerja and Frigiliana are perfect destinations for a weekend trip because they are away from the city’s crowd. If you want to get to a relaxing beachy destination, Nerja and Frigiliana are the ideal choices. Plus, these best villages in Andalucia are well connected to Malaga.

Nerja is a popular resort town and is on the Mediterranean. On the other hand, Frigiliana, 15 minutes drive from Nerja, is more quaint and laidback. The best way to reach Nerja is by taking a bus from Malaga, which takes around one hour.

There are several must-see attractions to add to your itinerary. In Nerja, take in the stunning views from the Balcon de Europa, explore the fascinating Caves of Nerja, and relax on the beautiful beaches.

On the second day, take a taxi to Frigiliana. Wander through the charming historic centre, visit the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, and indulge in the local wine and cuisine. These activities are sure to make your weekend break in Nerja and Frigiliana unforgettable.

If you are looking for a nice place to stay, consider Hotel Villa Flamenca. They offer impressive hospitality and are in near proximity to major locations.


Weekend in Oviedo, Spain
By Cosette from KarsTravels. Image: Depositphotos
  • Must see: Calle Gascona, Catedral Metropolitan de El Salvador de Oviedo.
  • Off the beaten path: Campo de San Francisco.

Oviedo is an ideal weekend break or a stop on a France Spain Portugal road trip. Located in the region Asturias, in the North of Spain, the city is not yet on the tourist radar, giving you plenty of space to discover this beautiful hidden gem of a city. What makes this city ideal for exploring for you is that all the top things to do are within walking distance from each other.

The number one reason to visit Oviedo is the Calle Gascona. A street lined with sidrerías. Sidrerías are cider houses, the restaurants serve the famous apple cider, which is produced in the region. The cider is poured from up high in the glass, providing a show this way.

Then there’s the beautiful Catedral de San Salvador. This Gothic cathedral is the start of the Northern pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela. Third, visit the Campo de San Francisco, a large park in the middle of the city. At last visit the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, with art pieces from Spanish, Flemish and Italian artists.

Oviedo is reachable by car on the roads A-64, A-66 or A63. If you want to travel by public transport, there are buses going from Bilbao and Madrid to Oviedo. The closest airport is Aeropuerto de Asturias. A good place to stay in Oviedo is the Apartamentos Clarin

Santiago de Compostela

Weekend in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
By Alya from Stingy Nomads
  • Must see: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, San Martin Pinario Monastery, Alameda Park
  • Off the beaten path: The Convent of San Francisco

Santiago de Compostela is a beautiful city in Galicia, Northern Spain. It’s a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. The city offers a great variety of activities, from visiting historical sites and museums during the day to going out for tapas and drinks at night.

Santiago is a relatively small city, with most of the sites located within walking distance from each other. In 2 days you can visit many of the city’s attractions. A walking tour in Santiago is a great way to see the city centre and its highlights, including the Cathedral, Praza Obradoiro, San Martin Pinario Monastery, etc.

food walking tour is a perfect way to discover the local cuisine. Galicia is known for its fresh seafood and fish, and Santiago is one of the best places in the region to try it. Going out for drinks and tapas is a not-to-miss thing in Santiago de Compostela.

Friday and Saturday nights are always busy. Bars are open till early morning. The best streets to go out for tapas are Rua do Franco and Rua da Raiña. There, you can find dozens of bars with delicious tapas and a great variety of drinks.

The easiest way of getting to Santiago is to fly. There are direct flights from several Spanish cities. It’s possible to get to Santiago by bus or train from many places in Spain. And Parador de Santiago is one of the best places to stay in Santiago de Compostela


Weekend in Bilbao
By Kristin from Global Travel Escapades
  • Must see: Guggenheim Museum, Ribera Market
  • Off the beaten path: Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in Northern Spain, consider vacationing in beautiful Bilbao. The city offers plenty of things to do, without making you feel as though a few days isn’t enough time to really see the city!

For instance, one of the main attractions is the renowned Guggenheim Museum. This massive museum was designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and houses an impressive collection of artwork, including several pieces by Jeff Koons. Alternatively, if you’d rather spend time outdoors and take in panoramic views of Bilbao, ascend to the top of Monte Artxanda. You can either hike up on foot or ride the Artxanda funicular to the top!

And when you’re ready to grab a bite to eat, head over to the popular Ribera Market. Here, you’ll find a plethora of market stalls where you can purchase some delicious local food and some unique souvenirs!

So, if you’re interested in visiting this lovely city, you can fly directly into Bilbao International Airport and then take the specific airport bus right into Bilbao’s city centre. And for places to stay, check out the luxurious Hotel Vincci Consulado de Bilbao. It’s centrally located and includes everything you need for a comfortable stay!


Weekend in Tarifa, Spain
By Emilie from Love Life Abroad
  • Must see: Baelo Claudia, Castle of Guzman the Good, Playa de Bolonia
  • Off the beaten path: whale watching cruise

Tarifa is a beautiful small town in Andalusia in Southern Spain. It’s located at the southern tip of the mainland of Europe. It’s famous for its beaches, history, and nightlife. Tarifa is located 207 km south of Seville and 160 km southwest of Malaga. It’s the perfect stop on a Spain road trip.

It’s important to note that Tarifa is a windy town. But it’s great for windsurfers or kitesurfers. It’s, in fact, known as the wind capital of Europe, making it a paradise for wind sports enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced or a beginner wind/kite surfer, you’ll have fun trying wind sports in Tarifa. There are many schools in Tarifa to learn all about wind sports. Playa de Los Lances and Playa Valdevaqueros are two of Tarifa’s premier beaches for wind sports.

The Playa de Bolonia offers a stretch of white sand and crystal-clear water. But it is also where you’ll find the ruins of the ancient Roman city, Baelo Claudia. 

Tarifa has a charming old town that becomes really vibrant at night with wine and tapas bars. Don’t miss the Castle of Guzman the Good, an 800-year-old fortress with magnificent views of the Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco’s coastline. 

Tarifa’s location is perfect for a day trip to Tangier. You can hop on a ferry and visit Tangier in Morocco. Guided day trips are usually really busy, and this tour is no exception, but it’s still worth it. In only a short boat ride, you’ll land in a completely different culture. And If you are looking for a historic place to stay in Tarifa, consider the gorgeous Posada La Sacristía

This is far from an exhaustive list of options for weekend breaks in Spain, but it gives you a good taste of what the country has to offer. Chances are, once you start exploring Spain, you’ll keep coming back for more. And the best thing is, you’ll never run out of options for things to see and do in Spain.

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