Off the Beaten Path in Spain
With its vibrant cities, passionate ambience, aperitive food and welcoming locals, Spain is hard to beat as a vacation destination. In the post-pandemic world, Northern Spain can be an even more ideal destination for your clients to go beyond the typical crowded tourist track and to discover another face of Spain.
Great Places to Visit in Northern Spain
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is one of the three holy cities of Catholicism. For almost a thousand years, people have walked the Camino de Santiago and from Spain and far beyond they make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world. This ancient city was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985.
Bilbao is a modern city with modern architecture, design hotels, haute cuisine restaurants, a lively nightlife and the Güggenheim museum, in which traditions are beautifully preserved at the same time. There are also some beautiful beaches and hiking trails just a short ride from the city.
San Sebastian is located on the northern Spanish coast. The location of the city makes its climate mild in winter and cool in summer, making it a popular resort area. Besides, San Sebastian is known as the world's culinary capital, it has the most Michelin stars per square meter in the world! But also for a lower budget, there is a huge choice of bars and restaurants. The city is also most famous for the St. Sebastian International Film Festival which is the third largest International Film Festival in Europe after the Berlin and Cannes film festivals.
Rioja Wine Region
In Rioja wine region you will find about 600 wineries. The landscape is beautiful where you will see endless vineyards, old and modern wineries, and picturesque villages. A visit to this region also offers a wide range of activities, including wine tasting, horse riding, and hot air ballooning, all taking place in and around the extensive vineyards. The Batalla Del Vino, held at the end of June every year, is also a highlight when visiting La Rioja in the summer.