A place where the rhythm of the sea, or the babbling of a river, or the ringing of old church bells, or the chime of coffee cups at a corner cafe, speak to you. There’s no doubt that certain places call out to us, urging us to stay forever. And for those with a penchant for adventure, Spain sings out in choral abundance.
There’s nothing like running alongside hordes of hyped-up humans, with a herd of fighting bulls on your tail. The running of the bulls takes place in July but Pamplona’s a treat all year round.
Head to the island of Mallorca not only for quality holiday homes in Spain but also to discover the delights of the Caves of Drach. They’re so beautiful it’s almost surreal. Cueva Negra, Cueva Blanca and Cueva Luis Salvator provide a wealth of exploration fodder, while Lago Martel, one of the world’s greatest subterranean lakes, is undoubtedly worth a visit.
Controversial as it is, bullfighting is alive and kicking in Madrid. There are options for those brave (read: insane) enough to opt for a bullfight yourself, alternatively bullfighting shows abound in Madrid. If you’re looking for holiday homes in Spain in a hip cosmopolitan city with a distinctly Spanish feel, Madrid is ideal.
For everyone from hikers to pilgrims
National Geographic gave their take on the World’s Best Hikes. Writer Doug Schnitzspahn, says, “A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture.” And one of the hikes they describe, having no shortage of history or stories, is The Way of St. James via the French Way.
Traditionally a pilgrimage, today the route welcomes hikers, bikers and pilgrims from every religion set on peacefully trailing the path through Spain. The 759 kilometre stretch begins in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France and ends at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St. James are said to be buried. Throughout the staggering beauty of the Pyrenees and Galician countryside, the route is well-maintained and accessible for speedy hikers as well as those opting to take their time to appreciate the old Spanish towns, the conversation of the many pilgrims, and the Milky Way leading your way at night. For those looking to frequent this sanctuary of spiritual harmony for years to come, Leon and Burgos provide good options for those looking for holidays homes in Spain nearby the pilgrimage.
For seafarers and watersport lovers
If sailing, windsurfing, water skiing or swimming to the the depths of the Mediterranean waters before hitting the beach for a beer on the sand, sounds like your idea of heaven, consider Calpe on the Costa Blanca. With dazzling blue waters, award-winning beaches, fantastic routes for cycling, plus beautiful mountains to climb, the region is an adventurer’s dream come true. For most, a holiday is simply not long enough.
So if you’d like to find out further details about holiday homes in Spain and apartments in Calpe, get in touch with us. Our property team and in-house rental agency represent the largest portfolio of quality real estate and apartments in Calpe.