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Five places in Spain right by the sea, where you can enjoy the local cuisine

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On a getaway you can discover new places, wonder at the art and architecture, and meet some wonderful people. But a trip that’s a joy for the palate is a memory that will always stay in your mind (and tingle on your taste buds). All along the Spanish coast you’ll find destinations that you’ll fall in love with thanks to their beauty and delicious cuisine.

  • The Cantabrian town of Noja in the Trasmiera district

    Noja (Cantabria)

    In Noja, typical Cantabrian cuisine is part of the local heritage. Here the dishes for you to try that really stand out are those with a taste of the sea. Crab - the waters along the Cantabrian coast have an abundance of crab, which is perhaps the star of the show. It’s usually served with very few added ingredients, so that the full flavour shines through. 

  • Port of Getaria in Gipuzkoa province / Roast turbot bought in Getaria market

    Getaria (Basque Country)

    This lovely fishing village lies in the north of the country. Here you’ll have the opportunity to try Basque cuisine. The simple fact of being by the sea means that you can try deliciously barbecued fish that pairs to perfection with Txakoli, a (mainly) white wine from the region. 

  • La Toja island in O Grove, Pontevedra

    O Grove (Galicia)

    A peninsula that juts out into the Ría de Arousa, where you’ll find a cuisine that’s defined by the excellent fresh fish and seafood that are the main ingredients of the tastiest dishes, and that pair beautifully with an Albariño. If you come in October, you can enjoy top quality seafood in the Festa do Marisco festival.

  • View of old Sancti Petri in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz / freshly caught prawns

    Chiclana de la Frontera (Andalusia)

    As is the case everywhere along the Spanish coast, here too the star of the show is fresh fish. It’s prepared in many different ways, but in this corner of the bay of Cádiz most typically it’s deep-fried. There’s a wide range of fish and seafood on offer, but the prawns really stand out. 

  • Walled part of Peñíscola seen from Playa del Castillo beach, Castellón

    Peñíscola (Region of Valencia)

    Valencian cuisine has been able to take advantage of the essence of the Mediterranean, using its flavours in a range of delicious dishes. Apart from the typical paella, why not order a monkfish all i pebre, or suquet de peix - two different types of fish stew.