Spain feels like more than one country. In fact there are seventeen regions, with their own characteristics, cuisine and often language. The cool green of Galicia with deep-cut coastal inlets and strange stone granaries feels very different from the heat and the white-washed mountain villages of Andalucia. The wide Atlantic beaches of Asturias and Cantabria have don’t attract the mass tourism found on the Mediterranean coast.
Spain is the stereotype of a sun-and-sand holiday destination but has so much more to offer, with mountains, protected areas of natural park, and towns and cities from the ancient settlements of the interior to the modern buzz of Barcelona.