When to go to Spain for a vacation with a baby and no?
Spain is a country of unusual because of his position, it lies at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Christianity and Islam. Date of departure to Spain, primarily depends on the purpose of the trip: do you want to lie on a Sunny beach or plan to explore the nearby monuments and local attractions. In this article we will try to help you to determine the answer to the question of when to go to Spain on vacation. The country is rich in a variety of different attractions to visit, and in any season.
Spain is characterised by a diverse climate:
- temperate, characteristic for Central Europe
- hot and almost subtropical
The average annual temperature on the Mediterranean coast is 20°C. in Winter it falls below zero traditionally only in the Central and Northern parts of Spain. In the summer months the temperature rises to 40°C and above (from the Central part of the country to the South coast).
On the North coast it is not so high - about 25°C. the hottest period there in the summer and in September. At the same time, Spain is the largest number of tourists who come to the country to rest. The offers of travel agencies in the summer the most rich and interesting.
If your main interest is the beach, perfect time for a trip to Spain from June to September. The choice of places is huge variety of beaches, sea and ocean, on Islands, sand and pebble. Fans of romance can find a cozy secluded Cove. Everyone will find here the appropriate place. Beach holidays can be perfectly combined with sports. Spain has many tennis courts, Golf courses on the coast developed water sports.Sightseeing holiday
A visit to the towns or Hiking, attractions popular especially in the hinterland and in the South, visit to better plan for the spring period, i.e. between February and may or in autumn from October to November. You can visit places with well-preserved old architecture, beautiful medieval cathedrals, museums, tangles of narrow streets, ports, beaches and mountains to visit, and at any time of the year:
- San Sebastian
Gibraltar is so close to Africa that night, if there is no fog, you can see the lighthouse in Morocco, and during the day of beautiful African land. At the beaches, mountains and forests with very exotic trees. Here you can feel yourself in another continent.
The climate in the different regions of Spain
The North Of Spain
The geographical position of Spain, its topography cause large variations in climate and weather in certain regions. The North and North-West of the country are under the influence of the Atlantic. This is especially noticeable in autumn and winter. It is the most cloudy and rainy region in Spain. Summers are relatively cold and wet, and rainfall is relatively high. The climatic zone similar to the European one and has a really pleasant climate. Summer temperatures only occasionally exceed 33°C and in the coldest days of winter falls, typically below -3°C below zero, snow is only temporary. The valley of the North coast are from the point of view of climate the healthiest regions in Europe.
A little stricter climate at the altitude of Old Castile. There may be very frosty and snowy. Spring mood spoil foggy, but the summer is very hot. Here is a beautiful, but short fall - especially September and partially October.
Stay on the beautiful North coast from La coruña to Bilbao will best be able between may and September. It is comfortable and warm but it often rains and is very vague. The weather changes every hour, so that the wonders of nature can be seen here in all variants.
The South Of Spain
Much more pleasant weather prevails in the southern coastal areas, which can be attributed to the warm climatic zone moderate. Here are popular holiday destinations such as Costa Brava and Costa del Sol. In the region it is always very Sunny in winter and average of 6 hours of sunlight a day, and in summer to 12. The winters are very mild. In the summer the temperature is usually very high, and only in the afternoon breeze from the sea soothes her.
This happens on the coast in a South-easterly direction to Alicante, Murcia and Almeria. A very pleasant spring from February to March. In June it becomes very hot. From October to February, again, it's comfortable, almost spring climate.
A great place to relax all year round are the Canary Islands. During Sunny summer the temperature here is very comfortable and is 25-28°C, water 20-22°C. in Spring and autumn, when the weather is surprisingly soft, you can not only enjoy a swim in the sea, but also to wander through the jungle, sailing, surfing and Cycling.
Thinking when to go to Spain with the child, give preference to men of August, and spend the rest onCanary Islands.
The Balearic Islands beach holidays are best to plan in may or June. Day temperature above 20°C, and precipitation is very rare. The sea water reaches temperatures above 20°C only in June. For Cycling and Hiking, a good spring (starting in March).
On tour in the highland of the Pyrenees or the Sierra Nevada it is better to come from June to August, when weather conditions are most predictable. Mountain regions have their own, special climate. In the mountains of Spain to work, of course, the traditional rules: the higher, the colder and more precipitation. Distinguish here five climatic zones, the first is about 800m and has a temperature of 18°C to 28°C, and the highest, snow, lasts for at least 2500 m, where the average temperature reaches values below 0°C. in Winter the mountain regions of Spain look great - skiing and travel is possible not only in the Alps.
So, when is the best time to go for a vacation in Spain? Who likes the mountains, let him go to the Pyrenees or around Granada. Sea lovers have to stay on the South coast. Admirers of greens may prefer the North.
Spanish national holidays and celebrations
Spain is a country of endless carnivals, festivals and holidays. The holidays are a wonderful way to learn about traditions, customs and life of ordinary Spaniards. Literally in every city and town, village or a large metropolis at any time of the year you may encounter some festival, parochial or municipal holiday. Residents gather on the streets at the tables of reconciliation and the fun often continues until dawn.
1 January celebrate the New year, 6 January Epiphany, these days nobody works. Then begins the period of carnival (February, March), which is preceded by lent. During carnival celebrations are held, associated with processions, entertainment, fairs and drinking wine. Processions are held mainly in:
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Depending on the region of the holidays are held on different days in the course of two days, and often they are dedicated to some element of the festival, for example, the bullfight. At the end of the carnival celebrated so-called festival of Fire in Valencia, the main element of which are sculptures made of different materials and burned on March 19.
Valencia is the third largest city Spain, capital Autonomous community of the same name. Located in the centre of the Eastern coast of the country, is one of the most popular holiday destinations among both Spaniards and tourists from abroad. The climate is wonderful (people swimming here in the sea in early may), a beautiful old town and stunning city of arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Artes y les Ciències) is like a magnet to attract the tourists.
I hope this article will help You to Orient with timing of the trip. Happy travels in Spain!