Here are the top 9 romantic getaways for your Spain vacation that are sure to intensify or rekindle passion in couples.
Blessed with dramatic landscapes, and rich in history and culture, there are plenty of romantic getaways for your Spain vacation that is suited for all kinds of lovers for every occasion. Whether you’re into a laidback stroll through cities, castle tours, island escapes, or wine and music, this lovely country has it all.
Toledo – for a real-life fairy tale experience
The castles that date back centuries ago are great backdrops for a nice romantic stroll on the narrow cobble streets meandering through centuries old architecture. This hilltop small town is surrounded by picturesque rivers and the Castillo de San Servando is sitting right on the riverbanks and perfect for sunset watching.
Walk through old fortified gates, leading to fortresses and castle-like structures like the Monasterio San Juan delos Reyes to get that fairy tale feel. Time seemed to have stood still in Toledo and this makes it a charming town. Toledo was also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Barcelona – for an indulging arts and culture trip
Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe especially for couples for a good reason. The lively arts and culture in the city are evidenced by the stunning architecture seen everywhere. Take your loved one to a nice tour of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s most iconic structure and marvel at the intricate designs and architecture made by the famous artist Gaudi.
Share a kiss at the of the world’s biggest romantic mural called “El Mundo Nace en Cada Beso” (“The World Begins with Every Kiss”) at the Gothic Quarter. Get on a night tour at La Pedrera that showcases the best architectures in Barcelona. Nothing’s more romantic than walking through beautiful streets under the night sky, surrounded by wonderful architecture.
Ibiza – for an electrifying weekend
For couples who love to party, you can’t go wrong with Ibiza on your Spain vacation. For years it has been a mecca for party goers energized by world class DJs set on the island’s beautiful beaches. If you are willing to throw in some extra cash, join their parties on board yachts and rub shoulders with the rich and the famous.
More than the popular parties, Ibiza, also known as the White Isle, also features romantic hilltop towns overlooking the Meditarrenean sea and numerous hidden coves for when you want to have a secluded date with your lover after a night of partying.
Mallorca – for luxurious island getaway
The island boasts rugged coastlines and crystal-clear waters great for a romantic island getaway. In between cliffs and caves and lush greens are small unspoiled beaches like the Calo d’es Moro near the town of Santanyi. At night, treat yourselves with a romantic candlelit dinner on clifftop courtyards in the town of Palma and indulge on traditional Spanish cuisine.
Try a couple’s luxurious spa treatment at one of the island’s best kept secrets outside of old town – Hammam Palma offers traditional Arab baths complete with candlelit pools, steam baths, and cold rooms and finish off with a pampering massage.
Alicante – for romantic walks and sunset watching
Alicante is known for its palm-lined boulevard along stunning beaches and parks is one of the romantic getaways in Spain. The Castle of Santa Barbara overlooks the gorgeous beaches of Alicante. Watching the sunset from the castle with a glass of wine in hand is one of the most romantic treats you can do with your partner. It is also one of the biggest castles in Europe and should not be missed when visiting Alicante. Likewise, relax on the sunny beaches and swim in its clean warm waters such as in Postiguet Beach.
La Rioja – for passionate wine lovers
Romantic Spain is complete with a wine tour at the Spanish country side, La Rioja. Begin your day with a Tour through the vineyards by walking, riding a horse, or a bicycle. The vineyards run on beautiful valleys dotted with old monasteries, as well as ultra-modern architecture, offering stunning views while having your fill of wine. Have a wine tasting course arranged by the local winery, your hotel, and even in the museum. Make sure to stay in the rural quiet areas of La Rioja that offer wine activities to experience a local feel of a hundred-year-old tradition.
Seville – for seductive nights in the birthplace of flamenco
Flamenco is an intense, seductive, and sultry dance that tells the tale of passionate love. What is more romantic than watching these authentic flamenco shows with your loved one and feel that electrifying energy flow through both of you? Seville holds various traditional Flamenco shows all over the city.
Enjoy local tapas and cava while watching the dancers perform. During the day, stroll around fountain – filled Parque Maria Luisa or just sit down and have an intimate picnic while indulging on music, the greeneries and architecture around. For dinner, make sure to reserve a table at one of the restaurants with views of the river and beautifully lit architecture along the banks.
Santillana del Mar – for a break off the beaten path
Although Santillana Del Mar is slowly gaining popularity over the years, this quaint little village is still relatively off the radar. The small village is perhaps the prettiest in romantic Spain. The medieval structures are perfectly preserved. Take a walk back in time on brightly-colored cobble stones and admire the centuries-old houses decorated with flowers on their balconies. Walk through charming Calle Canton or Calle de las lindas and buy yourselves some locally-made souvenirs.
Ronda – for a romantic sojourn to the mountains
Set high up on Andalusians plateaus, the small mountain town of Ronda is one of the perfect romantic getaways for your Spain vacation away from the crowds of the nearby beach towns. The dramatic landscapes include steep cliffs, rolling hills and groves with lush greens mostly olives and oranges. The old charming town is also filled with Roman and Moorish architecture from long ago. The views of Ronda inspired many novelists who have spent time in the area.
Ernst Hemingway even agrees that Ronda is a perfect place for honeymoon in romantic Spain. Perhaps the most iconic structure in Ronda is the massive three-arch bridge Puente Nueva that is built 120 meters from the deep gorge.
No matter where you go in romantic Spain, as long you are with the one you love, it will surely be a worthwhile experience. But with so many to choose from, we hope that the list helped decide your next romantic getaways on your Spain vacation.
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