Cadiz is a charming Andalucian city with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere located on the Iberian Peninsula. Surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches, Cadiz is the perfect place to explore on foot as it’s simply impossible to get lost. Said to be the oldest city in Western Europe, Cadiz’s history and culture can be seen and felt in every street from the Old Town with its beautiful plazas, fabulous fish market and tapas bars to the city’s many impressive landmarks with the 16th Century city walls, the 18th Century watchtower “Torre Tavira”, the Phoenician stone sarcophagus and the golden-domed Cathedral just to name a few. For sports lovers, Cadiz is a great spot for surfing and sailing.
Previously a sleepy fishing village, Benalmadena is now a vibrant town stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean to the foot of the Mijas Mountain Range. The town is a mix of traditional and contemporary from its original Andalusian village with whitewashed houses, colourful flowers and narrow cobbled streets to the sandy beach and the Puerto Marina with opulent boats, residential apartments and shopping centre. Benalmadena offers a variety of activities and entertainment with the beach, sailing school, sports centre, golf courses, aquarium, amusement park, waterpark and outdoor cinema.
San Sebastian is a city that captures the hearts of all its visitors. Nestled between Concha Bay and Monte Igueldo, Urgull and Ulia, San Sebastian is a city of remarkable natural beauty. The city’s beaches are the perfect place to relax, soak up the sunshine or go for a surf. San Sebastian is also a wonderful city to explore with its beautiful architecture dotted around the city, ruins on Mount Urgull, the funicular railway, stunning panoramic views from the top of Monte Igueldo and famous pintxo (tapas) bars.
Salamanca is an enchanting city with a regal air and youthful vibrancy. A mecca of architectural treasures from Roman churches to Baroque plazas, Salamanca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As well as architecturally beautiful, the University of Salamanca dating back to 1218 has given Salamanca its academic prestige, combined with the fact that Salamanca is said to be one of two areas in Spain where the “purest Spanish” is spoken, it attracts students from near and far. The main square of the city, Plaza Major, is always full of activity with students, tourists and locals relaxing in one of the many terrace cafes looking onto the arcaded walkways and stunning façade of the Ayuntamiento.
Located on the Mediterranean coast with a wonderful climate, blue skies and sandy beaches, Malaga is a growing metropolis that has retained its Andalusian charm. Infused with history and culture, Malaga is an eclectic mix of Moorish and Roman influences from the Moorish fortress “La Alcazaba” and Moorish Castle of Gibralfaro to the Roman Theatre. As befits the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga has a flourishing art scene with numerous galleries and museums, the Picasso Museum and Thyssen Museum just to name a few. Proud of its heritage, the city’s restored old quarter with winding streets, tapas bars, restaurants and boutique shops has also retained its Spanish character.