What do you miss when you’re not in Spain?
It may be a cliché, but it is true – we start to understand the value of things when we no longer have them. The little things that we often take for granted seem to have more value when they are taken away.
The image of Spain becomes refined and after being away from the country for a while you start appreciating it.
A visit to Spain at any time of the year provides a great deal of new experiences. Although the variety of places you may want to visit, and things you might do during your visit, is wide, there are certain things you’re sure to miss once you leave Spain.
So what do many people miss once they leave Spain, or look forward to when they are considering investing in the country? What are some of the things that make Spain different?
From the delicious food to the Spanish sense of hospitality, here are some of the things you will also miss when you leave Spain and a fun reminder of everything you should make the most of when you are still in the country.
1. The People
The Spanish people are very friendly towards tourists and do not despise visitors. They do everything they can to help visitors. People wouldn’t go to places that resent them. Spain has a very long history of hospitality and visitors are greeted and treated with friendliness and respect.
It’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of northern European immigrants have relocated to the Mediterranean cities, such as Alicante, Murcia and the Costa del Sol, to enjoy living in beautiful environs amid pleasant people.
2. Warm Weather
In Spain, the weather usually behaves exactly as anticipated. Unlike in many other European countries where the weather can change in the blink of an eye, the weather in Spain tends to remain pretty the same. Believe it or not, predictable weather is a blessing.
3. Beautiful Beaches
Spanish beaches are extremely popular and are some of the best in the world. You’ll find beautiful beaches in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. On the southern coastline, you will find extensive golden beaches such as Conil, Cadiz, Chipiona, Ayamonte, La Barrosa and Tarifa as well as the La Carihuela and Bajondillo beaches of Torre del Mar, Malaga, Torremolinos, Roquetas de Mar, Valencia, Alicante, Benidorm, Salou, Barcelona and Tarragona, which are all set on the warm Mediterranean coastline.
The northern Atlantic coastline boasts beaches such as La Concha in San Sebastian an El Sardinero in Santander. Each of these beaches has its own unique kind of attraction. Beach lovers can soak up the sun, dine at the beach bars or enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
4. Delicious Food and Superb Wine
If you love good food, you’ll love Spain. Spanish people are known to enjoy life with good food. Once you get used to Spanish dishes, you’ll find it hard to enjoy eating something else. From delicious jamon and tapas to some of the most affordable market food out there, Spain has it all.
There’s also a wide range of Spanish wines, the Catalunya cava, the Rioja wines and the Ribera Del Duero wines, as well as the aromatic moscatel from Malaga.
5. Everything Is Cheap
With a budget of just 50 Euros, one can purchase food supplies for the whole week, upgrade their wardrobe with up to 20 new shirts, or drink over 20 beers in one of the best clubs in Spain. Everything is so affordable here!
6. The Rich Cultural Heritage
Whether you are visiting mainland Spain or visiting one of the islands, you will always be close to a point of historical and cultural interest. You can explore a bullring; enjoy watching a flamenco event, or stomping on tomatoes. Spain is clearly a country full of weird traditions and the people are fond of partying in a peculiar manner.
7. The language
After staying in Spain for a while, you get used to speaking or hearing the language wherever you go. From ordering in a local eatery to eavesdropping on Spanish-speaking natives, Español sounds like a romantic melody.
If you’re into photography, you will love Spain. This wonderful country has some magnificent buildings and beautiful streets full of character. From the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona to the Gothic Cathedral in Seville (the largest in the world) to the dazzling Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain is full of iconic architecture.
9. The Spanish Siesta
In the afternoon, everything comes to a standstill. It’s time for siesta. Cafes and shops suddenly close. Everyone disappears. At around 5 to 6 pm, however, the natives reappear on the streets, looking happy and refreshed. Along with flamenco and tapas, Siesta is one of the most Spanish things ever.
10. Delightful Rooftop Bar Experiences
While you can enjoy a great rooftop bar experience in many other places in Europe, odds are you’ll have to endure bad weather. Fortunately, rooftop bars in Spain offer great experiences and the weather is remarkably fine.