When setting out for a Spanish summer holiday, you want to get the best your destination has to offer! Apart from the usual go-to places by Costa del Sol or Costa Brava, there are many cities around Spain which help you in having the best of both worlds: the urban feel and the much-deserved downtime by the beach.
After collecting your Spain car hire at the airport, drive straight to the ultimate city beach destination: Barcelona! The city oozes culture with great style and here you can admire such architectural beauties as the Sagrada Familia and other works by Barcelona-born Antoni Gaudi.
Lose yourself the labyrinthine streets of Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter and centre of the old part of this town. Once you’re done with all the sight-seeing, you know where to head next…
Despite not being the most idyllic of all beaches, it serves well its purpose as an escapade from all the city bustle. Park your hire car in Barcelona and go for a stroll along the promenade, indulge in quite a different kind of sight-seeing or be one of the sun-soaked bodies lying in the sand.
But take it from us, Barcelona has better things for you to do than spending the days lazying under the sun. Another city which embodies a city beach reputation is Valencia, in Costa del Alzahar.
Best known for its Las Fallas festival and for having originated the savoury dish of Paella, it also is home to a beach conveniently away from the city centre. This poses no problem once you have a hire car in Valencia, which lets you enjoy every bit of the town and its surroundings!
Be sure to take a good look around as the beach also includes a brand new marina, ideal to sip a few cocktails while the sun goes down and watch the posh yachts stranded on the docks. Toast to a safe and hassle-free trip, always possible when you’re at the wheel of a car hire from Auto Europe!
I’m sure there are other beaches near incredible cities worth mentioning… Care to tell me of some you may know about?