There is nothing more coveted among couples than a hot and passionate Spanish romance. While many singles often find themselves swept off their feet by a hot-blooded rogue or vixen on their trip to Spain, visiting couples will find it no chore to live out an idyllic Spanish romance on their own. Whether it is in rolling mountain vineyards, soaking in the hot sun by the ocean or nestled among beautiful architecture from ages gone by, Spain has no shortage of places to fall in love.
This doesn't refer to just one place, but rather to the territory of Galicia in northwest Spain as a whole. Galicia is famous for not only its beautiful rolling hills, but the number of hot springs hidden within. There is nothing more romantic than a good, long soak in a hot bath with that special someone. Many of the hot springs remain private little getaways in the middle of the wilderness, but for those that don't want to spend their hours hiking through the rolling hills; many have been transformed into luxurious public spas. Lovers can certainly benefit by choosing the public spas as many offer private bathes for couples or groups to bask in the mineral-rich waters while the undeveloped springs are a little more of a gamble when it comes to privacy.
While less convenient to get to than the ones on mainland Spain, the beaches on the islands off the coast of the country are some of the most magnificent places for couples. Majorca is much more accessible than the Canary Islands and has a romantic aura all its own. Nestled among Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca features ancient and medieval ruins, caves with pristine underground lakes, and rugged cliffs that protect some of the most beautiful swatches of white sand in Spain. The island has lost some of its past rural charm with a number of resort developments, but it provides for a beautiful place for couples to explore. Many of the beaches are often packed with other visitors, but there is always a little private spot available on Majorca for those who search for it.
Nothing pairs better with romance than the rich, complex flavour of wine. La Rioja is Spain's wine country; its rolling hills in northern Spain are covered with lush vineyards and boast more than 500 wineries just ripe for the exploration. Couples visiting wine country will have activity enough to fill more than one romantic getaway in Spain and the lavish wine tastings among Spain's premiere wineries like Bodegas Muga or Bodegas Baigorri are sure to leave both parties happy and relaxed enough for any adventure. In addition to wine tours of the region, couples can also enjoy the area from the air with hot air balloons, explore it on horseback or just enjoy it on foot through hiking trails and walking tours. The wine is nice, but even upon first setting foot in La Rioja, visitors will see that the area is so much more than wine country. It is perhaps one of Spain's most beautiful landscapes and the perfect place in which to enjoy each other's company.
Most people consider Granada to be the most romantic place in the South of Spain, a region that is unanimously proclaimed to be the most romantic region of the country already. Granada is historic and charming in its old world architecture that melds with modern technology. Couples can sit in little cafes or tours landmarks like the imposingly beautiful Alhambra Castle and marvel at the Arab influences among the architecture and layout of the city. Alhambra Castle is particularly beautiful at sunset. Sitting on its mountainous perch, the sun paints the gold and red sandstone in such a way that it glows amongst the darkening cliffs and foliage. Elsewhere in the city, couples can enjoy scenic walks down the Carrera del Darro, tour gold-studded churches like the Basilica de San Juan de Dios or take a grand tapas tour of the city.
Cazorla National Park
Known to the Spanish as the, Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, the gorgeous wilderness within Cazorla National Park is sure to win over a few hearts. As the largest park in Spain and the second largest in Europe, one would think that Cazorla would be busting with visitors. However, it still remains one of Spain's best kept secrets since most visitors stick to Spain's big party towns, beaches and castles. Regardless, lovers are sure to get lost among the diverse landscape of the park. Cazorla spans over kilometers of untouched forests, beautiful blue lakes, and deep canyons. One of the most notable natural attractions in the park is its spectacular tall waterfalls that hikers can view from the lips of cliffs and from canyon floors. Cazorla is also one of the most diverse places in terms of wildlife. With red and fallow deer, ibex, wild boar, and a large population of many different kinds of birds of prey, animal loving couples will find no better place in Spain to spot its unique wildlife in its natural habitat.