Spain is a land that moves to the beat of flamenco! And with such a vibrant national dance, it’s no wonder the country is home to some of the most upbeat resorts on the Med. But it’s not only all-singing, all-swaying spots round here, so if you prefer to take a backseat on the bustle, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s our guide to some of Spain’s most remote and remarkable resorts. Join us as we hop between costas to bring you some of the most peaceful plots on the block, where space is of the essence and huge crowds are a thing of the past! But ssh… let’s keep these little laid-back lovelies between us!
Capellades, Costa Dorada
Tiptoe away from the tourists and towards the traditional with a stay in Capellades. This idyllic inland eye-catcher is big on sites but small on crowds – it’s hard to believe it’s just an hour’s drive from bustling Barcelona. Channel your inner Picasso at Capellades Paper Mill Museum, where you can find out all about the paper-making process and even make some of your own!
Vera Costa, Costa de Almeria
Slow down the pace of your holiday to Spain in Vera Costa. Snuggled on the glittering golden shore, this quiet-as-a-mouse corner is the epitome of relaxation, despite being in a whisker’s distance of action-packed Mojacar. An incredible 8km of sand means there’s plenty of beach space to bagsy, while up in the town, it’s all honey-coloured buildings and palm-flanked squares.
Torrox, Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol’s sprinkled with sugar-cube towns, and whitewashed Torrox is one of them. The coastal resort of Torrox Costa is a magnet for tourists, but the picturesque pueblo that lies 4km inland is your ticket to tranquillity – this is what authentic Spanish holidays are all about. Wander under the famous umbrella instillation that hangs above the central square – there are 600 in total and the colours are incredible! Ready for a break? Pitch up in a peaceful café and watch the world bumble by.
Begur, Costa Brava
Think Costa Brava, think crowds, but escape from the throngs and make a beeline for Begur. There’s real fairytale feel to this hilltop honeypot. A beautiful turreted castle stands proud over the town, while orange-coloured alleyways lead like a treasure map to secret shops and restaurants, capped with medieval lanterns. Sounding whimsical yet?
Pinar de Campoverde, Costa Blanca
When a region boasts big names like Benidorm and Calpe, it’d be impossible to seek out a sliver of serenity, right? Wrong! We bring you Pinar de Campoverde. Tucked peacefully below the Sierra Escalona mountain range, this quirky little village has ‘rural retreat’ written all over it! Charm knows no limits round these parts. The fact that Pinar de Campoverde translates as ‘pine forest in the green field’ is sweet enough, but when we heard that many of the village’s streets are named after plants and herbs, that’s when we even more in love with this hidden Costa Blanca beauty!
Posted: 10th Jun 2020.