Galicia’s La Coruña may be on the Atlantic, rather than the Mediterranean, but it’s still a perfect beach town.
Once you’be ridden Lisbon iconic trams and explored Belem cultural highlights, take the short hop by train to chic Cascais.
Cadiz, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Europe, was built on the wealth of the Americas.
The capital of Portugal nine-strong Azores archipelago—is technically a city, it retains the charisma of a smaller town.
The city of Malaga, on the coast of sunny Andalusia, has reinvented itself from a busy port town to a center for art and great cuisine.
San Sebastian sits on the Bay of Biscay in the north of Spain. Part of the Basque region, it is famous for its food and its beaches.
The sprawling area of Maspalomas takes in 12 miles of beach front and several towns and villages.
The small town of Nerja in Southern Spain, a short drive east of Malaga, is a popular spot for European vacationers.
Barcelona’s beaches are perhaps less familiar, as most visitors fill their time with galleries, museums, tapas bars, and shopping.