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The honeymoon is without doubt one of the most important vacation for couples – a time they will always remember and connect with positive memories. Therefore, it is very important to choose the perfect location for it. And what else is better for this romantic getaway than the combination of sunny beaches, stunning nature and exciting culture – Spain has it all!

A honeymoon in Spain is always a good idea, but some regions are especially suitable for newlyweds to spend their romantic holidays together. In addition to the most popular city destinations like Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla or Valencia, there are some other regions that offer great possibilities to spend these special vacations.


sunset parasailing, Ibiza

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are the perfect destination for honeymooners due to their warm subtropical climate all year long.
The island of Tenerife offers all you may desire for your honeymoon: diverse nature, from tropical forests to volcanic landscape, beautiful beach resorts and many possibilities for activities. Visit the famous Loro Parque zoo, go hiking through stunning ravines or do water sports.
The other islands are also well worth a visit. You could visit La Palma to relax, practise golfing, and visit the national park or the natural pools. also, you could spend your vacation at Lanzarote and do surfing, go mountain biking or hiking – there are endless possibilities.

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are another good option for a honeymoon during the warm months (from April to October). Visit Mallorca, if you are seeking a combination of luxury and adventures. You can go hiking, yachting, just relax on the beach or visit some historic sites. There are several forts, windmills and nice mountain villages to be explored. A hotel that could make your stay even better is the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller.

A different program for your honeymoon awaits you in Ibiza. The island is famous for its international dance club scene and white sand beaches. This chic island is perfect if you are looking for the best parties and small remote beaches to relax. But the island has more to offer. If you are interested in culture, visit Dalt Vila, the historic centre of Ibiza Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a romantic evening have a drink at Café del Mar in Sant Antoni de Portmany, from where you have the best view of the most beautiful sunset of the island.

Costa del Sol

Furthermore, on the Spanish mainland there are many ideal places to spend the honeymoon. A popular destination is Costa del Sol with small fishing villages, charming coastal towns and famous spots like the bustling Puerto Banús marina in Marbella. In Marbella and the surrounding towns you can also find a lot of beach clubs and spas. You can decide if you just want to relax or attend great parties. If you need more action, there are loads of possibilities for water sports, sailing or golf. Moreover, from Costa de Sol there are various options for day trips. visit Nerja and the “Balcón de Europa” (Europe’s balcony) viewpoint for impressive views over the ocean. The ultimate place to take photos and collect memories of your honeymoon!


Puerto Banús, Marbella

Apart from the mentioned regions of course there are numerous other options for honeymooners in Spain. You might find your ideal honeymoon destination at the wild green coasts and white beaches in Galicia, where you can enjoy great seafood. Another option is visiting the bustling Costa Brava, where historic towns, botanical gardens and small fishing villages await you.

All in all, every married couple will be able to find their perfect honeymoon in Spain, thanks to the unlimited possibilities!


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Spain offers numerous interesting cities that are well worth a visit, but 15 of them deserve special mentioning as they were named UNESCO World Heritage Cities. Those cities are: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza/Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda. The cities were named World Heritage Cities due to their historical centres or important monuments that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, their archaeological sites or their combination of culture and biodiversity in the city.

Each of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities is unique and will surprise you with its own charm and historic buildings. Some of the most known monuments can be found in these cities and there is a lot to explore: the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes in Alcala de Henares, the medieval city walls in Avila, the hanging houses in Cuenca or the Roman amphitheatres in Merida and Tarragona. Other visitors’ favourites are the Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba, the old University in Salamanca, the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela and the Roman aqueduct in Segovia. You can choose your favourite places to discover or just discover them all!

But the World Heritage Cities are more than only some beautiful cities to visit. The Organization of World Heritage Cities in Spain regularly works on projects and special routes for visitors.


                               UNESCO World Heritage Cities                                                           (source: Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad)

One current project is called “Laberintos liricos” (lyrical labyrinths). It aims to reflect the essence and identity of every of the 15 historic cities. The artist group Boa Mistura is in charge of this project and the intention of the participating cities is to become more attractive for younger visitors. The installation consists of 15 triangular prisms that are adapted to each city’s special characteristics and show a verse or poem of a local artist. Those lines can only be read from specific points and all together the prisms add up to one artwork when visiting all participating destinations. The first project phase has started last month, September, in Cáceres, Toledo, Cuenca, Segovia and Ávila.

Another project the World Heritage Cities have worked on are accessible routes to make it possible for everyone to move around the cities. Every city developed a route of touristic interest where it is possible to visit different monuments without any restrictions in accessibility. They also developed a map and brochure to point out some monuments and give detailed information about accessibility and possible restrictions.


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                            accessible route in Córdoba                                                (source: Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad)     



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