Spain’s Best Small Towns for a Weekend Getaway
All the big tourist destinations such as Barcelona, Ibiza and Madrid can easily overshadow some of the smaller, lesser known areas of Spain. However, don’t forget that Spain is a country of pueblos, or small towns, and many Spaniards spend their holidays going back to these villages where their families are from. Some small towns are nothing more than a collection of unexceptional houses and shops that go easily unnoticed as you pass them by. However many, if not most towns around Spain are fascinating glimpses into a history of a time gone by. Though small in size and population, they each have their own unique features making it worth the effort it may take to get there. Whether it’s a local dish, a historic monument or simply the charm of an easy and simple way of life, these towns are definitely worth your time and energy.
Spain’s Top Gay Beaches for Fun in the Sun
This post was updated February 15th, 2020.
The best gay beaches around Spain are not found in surprising, secluded destinations. In fact, they’re right where you’d think they are – in Spain’s most gay-friendly, party-friendly and internationally known destinations. Some may be more clothing optional, others have cruising areas and some of these top gay beaches are mixed among the hetero-friendly ones. All however, are great spots to enjoy the summer sun along with other friendly, like-minded guys.
5 Great Cities to Spend the Day Outside of Madrid
Madrid is a great city to add to your Spanish itinerary with beautiful parks, countless outdoor terrazas and renowned art museums. Still, if you are visiting the capital city for a few days, you may want to take advantage of being close to other great towns that are worth leaving Madrid for the day. Medieval architecture, palaces, Roman monuments and unique hanging houses are just a train ride away in any one of these cities perfect for a day trip.
10 Steps to Planning the Perfect Spanish Vacation
Spain is a European destination that many travelers dream of visiting. Incredible Spanish cuisine, scenic coastlines, amazing events and a fascinating history make this southern European country worthy of anyone’s bucket list. To help finalize your dream Spanish vacation, consider these steps in planning your trip to one of Europe’s most relaxing and sunny destinations.
Here’s Why Torremolinos Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List
This post was updated February 20th, 2020.
Torremolinos was a gay hotspot that started in the 1960s when its first gay bar opened. Today, it may seem a little outdated as the 60’s and 70’s style is largely still present, but its relevance to the LGBT community remains strong as many gays continue to head there during the warmer months or for specific events like Torremolinos Pride and Bear Week. Some go to relax on the warm sandy beaches, to party in the gayborhood of La Nogalera or for shopping along the pedestrian street of Calle San Miguel. Whatever your interests may be, here are some reasons why this former fishing village in the south of Spain is worth checking out.
What Makes Benidorm One of Spain’s Most Gay-friendly Destinations?
We recently went to Benidorm for the first time as part of our #mygaypride summer long campaign, a popular tourist spot on the southeast coast of Spain. It was our last gay pride of the summer and little did we know that Benidorm even had a gay pride event. We didn’t know much about the city, but we quickly learned about its open and active LGBT community.
5 Fun Activities to Do When Visiting Ibiza
Ibiza may be known as one of the international party capitals of the world with its resident DJs, celebrity appearances and renowned clubs, but it’s got a lot more to offer outside the crazy party scene. To be honest, I never had any desire to visit the island as I’ve already experienced plenty of island life party scenes and to do so again at outrageous prices never seemed appealing. It was this mentality and low expectations that kept me from overhyping the famous island in the Mediterranean. But ultimately, I had a great time and was pleased to discover the other side of Ibiza. The side of Ibiza outside the club scene and out in the daylight offers lots of activities for the millions of tourists that come each year. Of course you’ll spend time in Dalt Vila, the old town of Ibiza, admire the city walls, relax on the beach and probably hit up a few clubs, but we’ve partnered with Expedia.com to inspire you with some more experiences and ways to see Ibiza.
Gay Madrid: A Gay Travel Guide to Spain’s Capital City
This guide was updated on November 9, 2019.
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Madrid is perhaps not as well known of a gay destination as its Catalan sister in the northeast, Barcelona. But the truth is that Madrid is a bigger city with more offerings from a nightlife perspective and many LGBT oriented events throughout the year. Madrid is still a great destination for tourists, though it admittedly doesn’t have quite as many attractions as the architectural wonder Barcelona. Still Madrid is a fantastic destination especially if you enjoy local neighborhoods, art, the gay scene, nightlife and beautiful weather.
Barcelona Gay Ski Week: Hitting the Slopes at Snow Pride BCN
Winter time is here and for us that means hitting the slopes as many times as possible! We recently heard about the Barcelona Gay Ski Week called Snow Pride BCN and decided to add it to our travel plan for January. Though not as big as its gay ski week cousins in the French Alps like European Gay Ski Week or European Snow Pride, it is the only gay ski event in Spain. Plus the prices for this year’s event are a bargain! You can get 2 nights hotel, 2 days lift tickets, gondola access, all meals, bus transfer from Barcelona and access to all events and parties for just 240€ or $300 USD per person (price for double room) . If you’re a skier or snowboarder you already know that this deal is amazing and frankly, it’s one of the reasons we’ve decided to go.
A Guide to Sitges Gay Pride: Spain’s Top Gay Destination
Sitges City Guide
Sitges is one of our favorite spots in all of Spain. Just 40 minutes south of Barcelona by train, this little town is a must see when in the Catalonia capital either for a day trip or even staying a for a few nights. For a small town, the nightlife is fantastic and reminiscent of Lisbon’s drinking-in-the-street style outside of the local bars. There’s also plenty of shopping to do, long stretches of beaches to tan on, and a slew of restaurants to choose from. Everything is centrally located and easily walkable or accessible via bike.