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Living it up in style
the rural way, out in the Spanish countryside
Spain has many exciting cities
where you can enjoy the best in hotels, restaurants and lively nightlife.
However, this lifestyle is not for everyone, or indeed for every holiday.
Some times you just want some peace and quiet in the fresh country air.
That is where rural
villa holidays come in as the perfect option.
|It's one thing staying in
a luxury hotel in the city or at the beach, but there you are constantly
surrounded by people, traffic and noise. If your normal everyday
life is spent working in a busy city, why would you want to spend your
holiday time in a similar environment?
Spain has so many wonderful
rural locations - little villages stuck in the middle of nowhere, but close
to the major cities. The villages all have a local bar or two where
you can enjoy a relaxing drink with the locals, or munch on some tasty
tapas - those little snacks so prevalent in Spain. All the little
villages have shops for your every day needs, including fresh vegetables,
fish and meat, so why not live an independent Spanish life for a week or
so on your holiday break?
of Mount Teide on Tenerife - Photo by Thomas
OK, location, location,
location ... that is the first thing to consider. Probably one of
the best combinations possible is found in the Spanish islands. You
have a choice of the Balearic Islands
- Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca being the main ones - and the Canary Islands
off North Africa.
In both cases, what you can
really enjoy is living out in the peaceful countryside and off the beaten
track, while at the same time being close to the nearest beach or larger
city should you need one. Even Ibiza, known as the party capital
of the world, has its own charming countryside areas and rural villages.
Consider that, partying the night away and returning to your rural paradise
to recover! In between you can enjoy mountainous scenes and in the
case of the Canary Islands, beaches with volcanic sand, definitely a little
different from your normal holiday fare.
Northern Spain can also be
a wonderful location for rural holidays with endless green hills and attractive
both the regions of Galicia and Asturias you will always be close to those
historic and monumental cities, while living amongst the most beautiful
scenes in nature. In Galicia you can walk on the green and lush hillsides.
In Asturias, revel in vistas of the Picos
de Europa mountain range.
Both regions have their
own traditions and wonderfully tasty food, so if you don't feel like cooking,
there's always a delicious meal around the corner waiting for you.
These are just a few of the
locations available to you for your rural Spanish holiday. If you
normally take your holidays on the southern coast of Spain along with all
the other tourists, think a little different this year. Visit Spain
and live like a Spaniard for a week or two - you won't regret it and will
have some wonderful memories to take home with you.
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