Travel along the Spanish Atlantic coast
From the Basque Country to Asturias, the north of Spain opens onto the Bay of Biscay, while to the north-west Galicia marks the entrance into the waters of the north Atlantic.
Finally, at the extreme southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and separated from the Galician coast by Portugal, the Atlantic Ocean once again bathes the Spanish coasts on the shores of Andalusia, from the mouth of the Rio Guadiana to the gates of the Strait of Gibraltar via the vast Gulf of Cadiz.
Bathed by the waters of the Bay of Biscay, let us discover the Spanish Basque coast, the Costa Vasca, made of varied landscapes among which stands out the”Flysch Route” with very old fossilized cliffs.
The Basque coastline is ideal for surfing, diving and underwater fishing, walking in the sea and of course swimming.
Beaches and coves, at the foot of green hills, are part of the landscape in fishing villages, seaside resorts and more important coastal towns like San Sebastian, Zumaia or Lekeitio.
Costa de Cantabria
Travel in the coast of Cantabria, which stretches over 200 km, from Castro Urdiales, east of the city Laredo, to the Ría de Tina Mayor, formed by the mouth of the River Deva which marks the border with the province of Asturias in the west.
The small or large coves, hidden between the cliffs, with ninety beaches spread along this part of the Bay of Biscay coast, make the Costa de Cantabria a beautiful seaside destination.
The beach of the natural park Oyambre, near San Vicente de la Barquera, on the Rabia river with its impressive dunes, that of Salvé in Laredo, the longest in Cantabria with 5 km, or those urban of El Sardinero in Santander are among the most frequented.
The Costa Verde stretches for almost 350 kilometres and forms the entire coastline of the province of Asturias and the western tip of the Cantabrian Sea.
We discover small coves lined with impressive cliffs, dunes and varied landscapes. Traditionally turned towards the ocean, the coast is characterized with these villages with small fishing ports.
The Costa Verde is home to the seaside resorts Ribadesella, Gijón and Luanco. Water activities compete for the spotlight at a very oceanic local gastronomy, golf courses…
Costa de Galicia
The Costa de Galicia, in the extreme northwest, borders the western part of the Cantabrian Sea.
Little urbanized, the coastline is a division of rocky coasts alternating with cliffs, often covered with vegetation, which are characterized by numerous rías or baixas, narrow and deep valleys drowned by the ocean as those of Pontevedra or Vigo.
Monteagudo, O Faro and San Martiño form the Cies Islands. Dependent on Vigo. The 3 islands with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters also offer beautiful hiking routes.
Coast fed with mysterious and mystical legends, the Romans considered it as a passage towards the beyond, it is also the country of the percebeiros, the fishermen of thumb-foot (delicious crustacean).
The Costa de Galicia ends south of Vigo, in the estuary of the Minho River, which marks Spain’s northwestern border with Portugal.
Costa de la Luz
Bathed by the waters of the Gulf of Cadiz, the coast of Andalusia formed by the Costa de la Luz, is a flagship destination for Spanish tourism.
With long beaches bordered by dunes, often covered with pine forests, the Costa de la Luz stretches from the mouth of the Guadiana River at the Portuguese border to the town of Tarifa at the gateway to the Strait of Gibraltar.
Besides beaches and diversified landscapes, it is composed of numerous seaside resorts and marinas. There are also sports and water parks, golf courses and, of course, a wide range of hotel facilities.
Main seaside destinations: Conil de la Frontera, Rota, Chipiona…