CITIES & LODGING
Spain, with its intriguing blend of modernity and cultural festivities, exudes life an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Blessed with being located on the southwestern part of Europe, it occupies part of the Iberian Peninsula bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Spain is both European and Mediterranean in climate, vegetation, and culture. It offers stunning beaches and a warmer climate that matches the personality of its people and its sensational cities.
Spain's total surface area of 504,788 km with a population of over 39 million inhabitants, is divided into 15 regions. In addition to the Iberian mainland , Spanish territory includes the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, plus Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean Coast of Africa.
Each of these areas has its own unique character and culture. Andalucía is one of Spain's largest regions, it covers an area of 33,693 square miles. The region has a population of 6.8 million and is made up of eight provinces: Almería, Granada, Jaén, Málaga, Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva, and Seville Here is where, all of Spain's stereotypes come together and come alive. Bullfighters; flamboyant festivals; flamenco dancers; picturesque White Villages perched atop a mountain range in the wild, remote sierras; and dazzling sandy beaches enhanced with endless sunshine and crystal-clear water from the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
Spain possesses a richly diverse culture in art, architecture, music and lifestyle. Its cities blend cathedrals, ancient castles, and skyscrapers into the landscape. Some of the most famous museums, resorts, and festivals can be enjoyed in Spain, in addition to the energetic nightclubs, which compete with cozy "tapas" bars.