Many caravan holidaymakers think of Spain as a summer destination, but it’s a wonderful country that has a huge amount to offer all year round. When you travel to Spain outside of peak season, there will be fewer crowds, the cost of holiday homes or lodges will be lower and attractions will be easy to access. In fact, January could be the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a mobile home in Spain.
If you own a static caravan, then you will know there are many pros of caravan ownership and having your own caravan for holidays, or even relocating abroad to Spain means you can enjoy the changing seasons of this infinitely compelling destination whenever you feel like it.
Spain is a large landmass and is Europe’s second-biggest country, so you can expect the weather to vary from region to region. Barcelona at this time of year is certainly cooler than in summer, but the days can be crisp and sunny, which is brilliant weather for exploring the Ramblas, Parc Guell or just wandering the streets of Eixample where the famous architect Antoni Gaudi created some of his many masterpieces.
Grenada and Seville are wonderful Andalusian cities to visit in January. In the warmer months, it can be so hot here that it’s difficult to find the energy to do anything. The Alhambra in Grenada is also incredibly popular and may be booked up for many days in advance in peak travel periods. For walking around and exploring Andalusia, January has many advantages.
Another bonus of a January trip to Spain is skiing. Both the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pyrenees offer a number of resorts for snow sports. Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, is located at the foot of the Pyrenees and in this region, you can also visit Figueres in Catalonia where the artist Salvador Dali was born. This town has an intriguing Dali museum filled with paintings and other exhibits.
Whatever activities you choose or regions you visit, you can have a great time exploring the food and wine of each area. The tapas culture you find in Barcelona is deservedly famous, and if you go to San Sebastian in the north, you will find tapas culture there too, but with some interesting local differences – in this region, it is called pintxos.
If the traditional Spanish dish of rice and seafood are known as paella excites your taste buds, then a visit to Valencia, where the dish was invented, should be on your itinerary.
Spain is of course famous for its artists, which include Miro, Picasso, and Goya as well as Dali. See superb art at the Prado in Madrid and in the evening sample its famous nightlife, lively bars and restaurants. Barcelona, too, offers some superb galleries and museums.
If you’re considering relocating abroad or are thinking about holiday homes in Spain, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly team members for tips or advice. We have many years of experience in advising clients who are thinking about the pros of caravan ownership, and we’re always happy to help.
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