Did you know that Spain was the third most visited country in the world, in 2016 with 75.3 million tourists?
The tourism in Spain is the actually the 3rd major contributor to the national economic life. But what is it that makes Spain so great and popular? And what is it that makes people travel to Spain, from all over the world?
Well first of all.. Spain has been a very attractive travel destination for many years now. And of course there’s more than one reason for that!
AdventureClub Spain has collected 5 very good reasons for you to go to southern Europe, Spain.
  • It’s cheap
    • The british pound may have taken a hit against the euro lately, but Spain remains one of the cheapest destinations in Europe with the best value for money, with both summer and winter getaways being very attractive. Indeed, it has been reported that Mallorca, Lanzarote, Menorca and the Costa del Sol are among the five cheapest places for a self-catering holiday, which we all like of course.
  • The sun
    • Spain is statistically Europe’s sunniest place. There are more than 300 days of sunshine each year – well into the autumn and winter months. The sun is known to be ”The source of life” through many centuries and contributes to putting Spain on the top 3 of the famous vacation places.
  • Its many well-known cities
    • Many of the world’s must-visit cities are found in Spain such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Granada, and Malaga, being only a few of them. One trip through Spain could easily contain more than a few of things on your bucket list.
  • The best beaches in Europe
    • Unless you are the type who wants to saw a hole in the ice to take a dip in the water, there’s absolutely no doubt about Spain has the best beaches in the whole Europe, maybe the world! Simple as that.
  • The endless numbers of places to have the greatest adventure of a lifetime
    • Whether you are into kite-surfing, windsurfing, regular surfing, canyoning, hiking, diving, kayaking, rafting, via ferrata or just climb a mountain with your bare hands, Spain is the place! Since Spain has numerous places to explore, experience, exploit, examine and inspect, do I just have one question for you, do you dare to explore?

The weather in Spain is generally great for adventure experiences, But what can you expect from the different regions weather wise?

Spain is a big country and is divided into 3 different weather sections.

1. Mediterranean climate – also known as ”Dry summer climate” – This is the climate that you will find in the South of Spain. The area is typical very dry with long warm summers. Perfect for adventure hikes up in the mountains, working on your tan on the beach and water experiences. We have lot’s of adventure tours in this area, and are constantly expanding our assortment.

2. Continental climate – This is the climate you’ll find in the central part of Spain. It characterized by mainland climate, with high-temperature variations between summer and winter. This area has some great culture experiences and is also home to the capital of Spain, Madrid.

3. Oceanic climate – which is in the north-west of Spain – also known as ”The green Spain” – the wind is blowing in from the Atlantic, as you know it from the rest of Western Europe. Unlike the Mediterranean climate, this climatic zone is characterized by extensive rainfall with green, lush areas and a good constant wind. Because of the wind and waves, this region is world famous for its surfing beaches.

For many, the  main reason they come to Spain is because of the sunny weather. But besides the sun, Spain has lots to offer of experiences, ages and preferences. People from all over the world flock to Spain to lie on some of the famous beaches with some of the best chance of sun, you’ll find anywhere in the world.

Other people come to Spain because of its amazing nature and possibilities to explore some of the most beautiful areas of the world.

Whether you are to into exploring nature or just relaxing in the white sand, Spain is definitely worth a visit!

We all get very excited on the idea of visiting a new place, living new experiences and just having fun in general. We get so excited that sometimes we forget to pack a certain thing or we just don’t know what to pack. In this case, is packing for Barranco Blanco. Here are 5 great tips on what to pack, how to pack it and what to wear for this trip:

1. Footwear: First of all and this is important: the footwear. Barranco Blanco has a very rocky ground, and near the waters is very slippery. You need something comfortable, preferably hiking shoes or hiking boots. These shoes have a very stable and nonslippery sole. If you don’t have hiking footwear, you can wear sports trainers/sneakers, just make sure they are not flat on the sole, especially if the sole is plastic. For your safety do not use sandals, flip-flops or any type of shoe that exposes the foot.  Oh! and also keep in mind that your feet will get wet on the tour.

2. Clothing: This is much easier, just make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes. You can wear shorts or long pants, but not jeans, anything made out of denim will make you less flexible and movable. For tops wear anything you want. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear already on, under your clothes.

3. How to pack: Bring a backpack, that will make everything much easier for you. Preferably a waterproof backpack, or if you don’t have one you can also acquire a smaller waterproof bag that you can put on your backpack. This will keep your belongings dry, keep in mind you will be around water. You will need to keep your phone, wallet, cameras, etc safe.

4. What to pack: You can bring anything you think you’ll need. Just don’t overpack, just bring what is necessary. We recommend you bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses; to protect yourself from the sun. Towels, extra clothes, extra socks; if you don’t want to be wet on the way back. Your ID, personal belongings, just the necessities; remember the lighter you are, the easier and faster you can walk. Remember to bring water and snacks for the breaks.