Flying into Murcia is just the beginning of a journey to discover the vast and diverse culture of the country with a plethora of sights to see and things to do.
The home of bullfighting, tapas and Rafael Nadal’s left arm, Spain is also jam-packed with sights, landmarks and attractions for you to spend your time enjoying.
Whether you’re only visiting for a weekend break or are looking for a month-long retreat, all thoughts of rapid antigen tests, life in lockdown and the pandemic, in general, will quickly drift away wherever you decide to visit in the country.
But, with so much to see and do, planning the ideal post-pandemic trip can be much easier said than done. So, why not let us help?
Join us as we run through four attractions we think you should plan your Spanish holiday around, ready to embark on as soon as it’s COVID-secure, Brexit-secure and safe to do so.
Try Tapas In León, Bilbao or San Sebastian
OK, so this is less of an attraction per se but it is a must-do during any visit to Spain.
The country is the home of tapas, after all, so it would be rude to go without at least trying some of the best dishes it has to offer.
And, better yet – since tapas is so-embedded into the Spanish way of life – you won’t be too far away from a tapas restaurant wherever you decide to travel to.
However, if you’re looking for the best tapas in the country, cities like León, Bilbao and the coastal San Sebastien are particularly well-known for it.
Cycle Through Navarra’s Semi-Desert
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? If so, you have to visit Navarra’s Semi-Desert.
Making numerous appearances throughout the series, this almost Mars-like landscape is particularly popular with cyclists and is packed full of spectacular rock formations and cliffs.
Located in Bardenas Reales, between Navarra and Aragon, the semi-desert landscape really does make you feel as if you’ve just been dropped in the heart of the Grand Canyon.
Therefore, if you choose to visit in the summer months, make sure you bring a lot of water with you. The last thing you want is to be stranded in the desert in an area which can get very, very hot.
Go See Gaudi In Barcelona
If you’re particularly into your gothic architecture, Barcelona is home to a number of unique buildings and structures designed by the one and only Antoni Gaudi.
As one of – if not – the most prodigious architects to have ever lived, Gaudi’s Catalonian-based buildings are some of the most unique feats of architecture you can find anywhere in the world, including the yet-to-be-completed Sagrada Família, the Casa Milà and the Casa Batlló.
However, one of the city’s crème de la crème attractions is the park dedicated to Gaudi’s work – Park Güell.
Based in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, this park is Gaudi personified, full of structures and sculptures that were developed based using the design philosophy he instilled across the country.
And, better yet, getting to Barcelona from Murcia is super easy, thanks to the recent merger between the two airports.
Relax In Lanzarote
As one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations, it’s safe to say Lanzarote will be jampacked with visitors once the COVID-pandemic is a thing of the past.
As such, finding a quiet spot on one of its more popular beaches could be a lot easier said than done – but don’t let that put you off.
As a little secret between you and me, the multiple nooks and crannies of Papagayo Beach make it the ideal place to visit if you’re looking to escape the other tourists spread across the island.
Boasting six kilometres of inlets, coves and solitary beaches, if you’re looking to toast the end of pandemic life with a cocktail in hand on the beach, here’s where you need to go.
So, there you have it – some of the best Spanish attractions to think about planning for once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
However, wherever you decide to visit in the country, it’s safe to say you’ll find plenty of things to do there.
If you’re thinking of travelling to Murcia, for example, there are plenty of top restaurants, family activities, regional parks and historical places to add to your travel itinerary. Simply contact our team today to find out more.