10 Unique Destinations to Discover Spain this Winter

Winter is almost here, let’s enjoy this season as much as possible. Travelling in winter has its charm, and Spain is a great place to do it. We have plenty of places to go and make the best of the season. You can enjoy the soft weather of the Mediterranean coast or the Canary Islands, or maybe go skiing on the Pyrenees, or doing rural tourism in the inland. We have selected 10 ideal destinations where our Paradores are that will let you discover and enjoy Spain in winter. Let’s go for them!

Alarcón. One of Spanish loveliest villages, it won’t leave you indifferent at all. It’s small and intimate, with a deep Middle Age influence and a charming natural environment in Cuenca. The castle that hosts the Parador de Alarcón is waiting for you to enjoy an experience that will be much more than expected.

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Parador de Alarcón

Parador de Alarcón

Santiago de Compostela. What else can be said about Santiago? It’s always a good moment to go to Galicia, and it is always breath-taking to go to Santiago. An outstanding cathedral, a luxurious Parador de Santiago de Compostela, a whole shared feeling of passion, devotion and satisfaction coming from the pilgrims and, of course, its Galician gastronomy and seafood. Such a perfect location.

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Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Alcalá de Henares. Its winters are cold and dry but quite sunny. The mixture of colours in the sky will make this beautiful inland village even more charming. Go walking from our 17th century monastery, Parador de Alcalá de Henares, to any other spot of this Wold Heritage City while feeling the fresh air in your face and the culture in your heart.  

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Parador de Alcalá de Henares

Parador de Alcalá de Henares

Hondarribia. It is well known for being one of the most charming seaside villages of the Basque Country, full of colours, fish culture and rich in gastronomy and architecture. Feel protected by its medieval walls and get immersed on its authentic northern and active way of life while staying at the Castle of Charles V, our Parador de Hondarribia. To love it is the only option. 

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Parador de Hondarribia

Parador de Hondarribia

La Granja de San Ildefonso. Such a royal place to visit. Winter is perfect for this village at the foot of the Central System mountain chain. An amazing white landscape in the surroundings of the the Royal Palace will take you to a relaxing and warm time at our Parador de La Granja. Let’s enjoy real winter!

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Parador de La Granja

Parador de La Granja

Ronda. An Andalusian spot with Tagus River views. Winter is a great season for several reasons: less tourism, cool but soft temperatures, little rain and beautiful fauna. The south of Spain can be even more charming in the winter as you get to know a different side of it. Stay in the heart of the city at our Parador de Ronda and you will be able to walk all around this incredible location.

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Parador de Ronda

Parador de Ronda

Toledo. It’s always an ideal season to visit Toledo, a World Heritage City, don’t you think? Feel the warm of the rooms and the comfort of its beds at the Parador de Toledo and wake up with the awesome views of this imperial city, views that will start to be foggy but will  change little by little into clearness so as to let you discover a great Arabic, Jewish and Christian influenced city. 

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Parador de Toledo

Parador de Toledo

Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Canary Islands are always more than a correct bet. While the winter weather invades the whole country, you can be enjoying sun, warm weather, beach and nature at the Parador de Las Cañadas del TeideThe charm of this place cannot be described by words. Check the views, the fresh air and the beautiful environment that surrounds this magical spot. 

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Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide

Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide

Cádiz. Again the south is knocking at our door so as to discover a different Andalusian tourism. Cádiz has a wonderful Historical City Centre mixing the Arabic influence and the deep Andalusian spirit. Beautiful bay views will be experienced from the Parador de Cádiz rooms and will invite you to go and explore the city so as to later relax on its spa and feel the warm once again.

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Parador de Cádiz

Parador de Cádiz

Málaga. Sun is blessing Málaga all year long. It is always full of life and happiness, and so many activities can be done: walking along the coast or on a boat, trying great Andalusian cuisine, going to Arab baths or just relax at a special and luxurious hotel as it is the Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro as well as the Parador de Málaga Golf, where you can play golf during this time of the year as it has become a really attractive activity. Don’t you want to try?

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Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro

 

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Parador de Málaga Golf

Parador de Málaga Golf

Coming to Spain in winter will let you get deeply introduced in Spanish way of life. Spain is not just about sunny weather and beaches, but history, culture, gastronomy and authentic lifestyle. It is the time of the year when there are not so many tourists, so Spanish culture can be experimented and loved as much as possible. Discover a New Spain, a real one.