|Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:25 AM|
By Linda Plummer
With over fifty million tourists choosing to travel Spain each year, this popular West European country has been attracting visitors the world over. The amazing attraction which this glorious land holds can be summed up in just one word: variety. For, as you well know, variety certainly is the spice of life. Whether referring to its gorgeous climate, geography, history, culture or cuisine, you'll encounter variety. And because of that tremendous variety, it goes without saying that Spain offers something to appeal to all tastes, all ages, all pockets.
The "Travel Spain tourist explosion", which took place in the 60s, was originally due to the country's marvellous beaches. With good reason, the Foundation for Environmental Education states that "Spanish beaches are the most environmentally healthy in Europe" and has awarded the much-coveted Blue Flag to 450 of the country's beaches.
Spain has long stretches of golden, sandy beaches, hidden rocky coves, fine powdery white and pebble beaches. Visit Spain's varied and sparkling cities. Each one is unique yet all jam-packed and full of history, with an art-lover's dream not to mention the hectic night-life. Mooch around the marvellous museums and monuments of Madrid. Enjoy the bustle of Barcelona bursting with vibrant Gaudí. Savor the delights of romantic Mediterranean cities of Valencia and Alicant as well as the exotic cities of Granada, Seville and Málaga.
Rural spain is yet another interesting place to visit, with its forgotten villages bursting at the seams with medieval castles, vast tracts of countryside spilling over with flora and fauna, majestic snow-capped mountains for perfect skiing buff. Whilst busy enjoying the wonderful places of spain, you'll surely delight the country's other superb offerings, its rich and varied cuisines. For whichever region of Spain you choose to visit, you'll encounter mouthwatering Spanish food.