Give the gift of a getaway to Spain’s most romantic locations
You might be planning a trip with your partner for your next holiday, but what are you going to do in the meantime? Luckily, it’s always a good time for a quick getaway to somewhere in Spain, thanks to the country’s excellent land, sea, and air connections. So, if you have a weekend free, you’ll have enough time to visit one of these enchanting Spanish villages.
A village of narrow streets, stone houses, and cheery sights with its brightly-coloured flowerpots. Potes is known as the village of bridges and towers. From these, you’ll be able to make out the entire village, the rivers that cross it and the immense beauty of the Picos de Europa mountains. If that sounds like a good idea to you, why not suggest climbing to the top of the Infantado Tower with your partner so you can feel like the main characters in your very own medieval romance?Looking for a good souvenir? You could take a photo of yourselves on the picturesque bandstand that dominates the square, where village fiestas are often held. Or perhaps you’d prefer to go for a horse ride around Potes and enjoy a leisurely trot across the most romantic of its medieval bridges.Before you leave, you might like to visit some of its cheese shops, or enjoy an evening at one of its riverside restaurants. The homemade local desserts are simply scrumptious!
A village that sits atop a cliff, divided in two by its famous Puente Nuevo bridge, under which the river Tajo flows. Ronda is one of Andalusia’s “White Villages”, a cluster of whitewashed houses that forms the perfect picture-postcard backdrop for your holidays! Ronda’s cliff-side location endows the village with incredible value and lets you enjoy the many viewpoints dotted around the area – at the Puente Nuevo itself, for example, at a height of 100 metres, or the Parador de Ronda, where you and your partner will feel yourselves engulfed in a starry sky at the edge of the cliff.
A seaside village of little stone houses, perched on the banks of the river Eo. As you make your way along the coast, stop to visit Rinlo, a medieval village that bears witness to the area’s long fishing tradition. And, of course, its renowned Catedrales beach. Just imagine enjoying the sunset with your partner in this unparalleled natural paradise!Awaiting you in the upper section of the village are incredible views of the river Eo to be admired from its various viewpoints. There, magnificent historical buildings tower over the old town.Its pedestrianised main street is packed with bustling bars inviting you to come and enjoy a fantastic evening with them. If that sounds like a plan to you, you’ll love feasting on the village’s famous octopus dishes.
If your idea of a romantic getaway means waking up in a peaceful spot surrounded by mountains, you’re bound to love visiting this little village, nestled within a valley in the Sierra de Tramuntana. It’s the ideal location for enjoying a spot of hiking with your partner!And if you follow one of its cobbled streets, the Vía Blanquerna, you’ll arrive at the famous Valldemossa Royal Charterhouse. This is an ancient palace crowned with a bright green belltower. What’s more, once inside you will find such culturally fascinating rooms as “Cell Number Four”, home to the Frédéric Chopin Museum. On the other side of the same square is the Rey Sancho Palace. If you and your partner are fans of classical music, you might just be lucky enough to catch one of the piano concerts held at its concert hall.To round off such a romantic trip, you can take a walk around the Rey Juan Carlos Gardens or head up to the Miranda des Lledoners viewpoint. Here, you can take a seat on the terrace of one of the bars and savour a traditional coca de patata potato roll as you gaze upon the stunning scenery.Some other perfect additions to the list could include Cudillero, Besalú, Alquézar, Pedraza and Jerte, to name a few. Spain has villages that can be visited at any time of year, in high or low season. Because in the words of an old Spanish proverb: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”