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Highlights in Northern Spain
- Stunning nature
- Beautiful beaches
- The Pyrenees
- Mountain views
- Outdoor activities
Holiday homes and rentals in Northern Spain
Are you looking for a getaway in a warm European country but prefer to avoid the scorching sun of the Med? Then look no further than northern Spain, with its cool Atlantic Ocean and alpine mountains of the Pyrenees. You are spoilt for choice here, with homes available from the broody north-west tip of Spain on the Atlantic right across to the Mediterranean coast in the east, and the countless beautiful cities, towns and villages in between!From traditional houses to luxury flats
Northern Spain boasts everything from traditional stone houses and modern mansions in its lush and green countryside, to modern flats with chic and modern interiors overlooking its breathtakingly beautiful bays, and luxury apartments galore in the bustling cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian. Whether you are travelling on your own or in a large group, north Spain has the ideal home for you.
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The area and getting around
Usually when people think of Spanish beaches, they imagine the Costa Blanca or Costa del Sol in the east or south of the country. But few people know that many of the most beautiful beaches in Spain are located in the north, in the Bay of Bizcay. Hundreds of kilometres of sandy, natural, unspoiled beaches and coves with striking backdrops await you. Torimbia beach in Asturias must have been taken straight from a storybook. A perfect half-moon shape, and surrounded by 50 meter cliffs and green meadows, its stunning backdrop is only matched by its perfectly fine sand and clear blue-green waters.Lush green hills and mountains
The north of Spain also boasts the wonderful Pyrenees which stretch along Spain’s border with France. Over 400km long and reaching an elevation of 3,400km, they offer a myriad of activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and even rafting, caving, and canyoning. In Asturias and Cantabria, revel in the profoundly green landscapes that are reminiscent of Ireland.
Travellers and activities
With a zest for new and unfamiliar experiences, backpackers are sure to satisfy their curiosity here. The most renowned route here is the Camino de Santiago, where you can hike through some of the north’s most magnificent natural scenery and explore quaint villages and towns along the way. As a quieter alternative to the Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa in Asturias are a superb setting for hiking and climbing, wildflower-spotting and bird-watching, or even just a scenic drive.Northern Spain for families
Northern Spain has fewer tourists than the busy south and east, and is an easy place to take your family. For smaller children, northern Spain offers an abundance of playgrounds. Even in smaller towns or villages you will find a playground that will keep even the most active children busy for a while. The urban beaches are well equipped and safe. The bay of Santander offers some of the best conditions for children (and their parents!) – protected against the wind and high waves, it offers calm, clear waters, lifeguards, perfectly clean sand, and easy access to the city’s shops and restaurants.
People here sure love to party! Over 4,000 festivals are held annually in Galicia alone and thousands more in the rest of the north.
Top 5 travel tips in Northern Spain
This beautiful town is the final destination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. But you don’t need to do the hike to enjoy this amazing town’s history and vibrant energy. Come and enjoy its many attractions.2. Have a stroll around Burgos
This charming town is located an hour south of Bilbao and is most famous for its stunning gothic cathedral, which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. And don’t miss the local Burgos cheese – creamy and completely fresh.3.Have a mountain adventure in the Picos de Europa
Located across the provinces of Cantabria and Asturias, this mountain range is easily accessible to everyone, even if you don’t like hiking uphill. There is a cable car and a funicular that take you up into the heart of these impressive mountains where you can feast on its awesome views.4. Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
For culture buffs, this museum is a must-see. An icon of modern architecture, it is located on the riverfront in Bilbao, and it is worth the trip to see the building alone.5. Bask in the sun at Playa de la Concha
Located in San Sebastian, Playa de la Concha has been recognized as one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world. Its iconic shell shaped bay gives it the name Concha, meaning shell in Spanish. Spend an afternoon in the elegant white Perla spa centre half-way down the beach and be pampered as you luxuriate in the resplendent views across the bay.