Despite the fact that summer has only just ended, several of us are desperate for the hot weather to come back sooner rather than later. Thankfully, it is possible to experience warmer climes without having to wait months on end for the milder temperatures to return.
The perpetually pleasant Spain is a fantastic place to visit in autumn. Not only can holidaymakers take advantage of persistent sunshine, numerous attractions and activities are much more bearable during fall when compared to the searing heat of summer.
What’s more, cheap holidays are in abundance at this time of year, as the off-season attracts fewer travellers. So without further ado, here is what to expect from an autumn break in this attractive and alluring destination.
Even though autumn is a fairly short-lived season in the Mediterranean region of Spain, this is where the best weather can be enjoyed. At popular resort destinations such as the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca, visitors can still lounge on the beach and have a dip in the sea, as temperatures linger around 20ºC.
If you want to experience other regions of Spain, you may want to take an extra layer for the cooler evenings – but the cities you can explore certainly make it worth your while…
Places of interest
Madrid - The capital of Spain can sometimes feel like a sauna in the summertime. But when the temperatures come down in autumn, this captivating city can be enjoyed to the fullest. In addition to being warm enough to sit outside the local bars and restaurants, Madrid’s cultural attractions and landmarks such as the Del Prado Museum, Retiro Park and the Royal Palace won’t be as busy, leaving you free to wander at your leisure.
Barcelona - Just like Madrid, the ever-popular Barcelona has an impressive number of cultural delights, but this coastal destination is also great for relaxing and unwinding under the autumnal sun. After gazing in wonderment at any one of Gaudi’s impressive architectural feats like Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, tourists can make their way to the seemingly endless sandy beach at Barceloneta.
Canary Islands – Situated off the coast of northwest Africa, the Canary Islands are still a part of Spain, but benefit from fantastic weather all-year round, especially in the fall. Adventurous travellers can explore Tenerife’s Teide National Park or discover underwater shipwrecks and marine life on an offshore diving trip. Elsewhere, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura all boast fantastic scenery, beautiful beaches and guaranteed sunshine.
So if you can’t wait for the warm weather to appear again, take an autumn break to Spain for welcome temperatures and plenty of experiences made that bit more enjoyable – and cheaper - in the changing season...