Spain has many villages and spectacular natural landscapes that are known to all. However, today we have looked for some perhaps more unknown; ones to dream about for the getaways we plan in the future. Five Spanish places that will leave you breathless and worth visiting at least once in your life.
1. The lighthouses of Pancha Island
These fantastic lighthouses are one of the most breathtaking places to visit. Located in the province of Lugo, the views from the lighthouses of Pancha Island, in Ribadeo, are spectacular. The oldest one stands out for its square plan and its warm colours, built in the 19th century. It is currently used as a hotel.
At the end of the 20th century it was replaced by the current one, a lighthouse with a circular tower with black and white stripes. Not only is this enclave one of the most beautiful in Galicia, the lighthouse is one of the first to be seen when entering Galician soil from Asturias. Next to the huge bridge over the Eo estuary, it is seen daily by pilgrims on the Northern Way.
We always say that Extremadura is one of the most unknown communities, with natural landscapes, impressive canyons, Roman sites, the Vía de la Plata… Although perhaps the Garganta de los Infiernos is better known, the Garganta de Cuartos is also very popular. In the summer months it fills up with people looking for a dip in its fresh waters, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Garganta de Cuartos is located in Losar de la Vera, towards Madrigal de la Vera. The picture is completed with a curious medieval bridge under which the clear waters of the natural pool flow. The streams and springs such as Caballerías, Matamoros or Largarejo, among others, provide water for this pool. In addition to parking, there are bars and restaurants in the area where you can have a drink or eat from the menu.
In the province of Valencia there is a very unique municipality, Chulilla. The natural landscape around it is striking: rocks, the Turia canyon, natural pools and forests. On the other hand, one of the essential visits to see here is the castle located on top of the mountain that crowns the town. It has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.
To all this, we must add, as part of the charm and activities offered by Chulilla, the cave paintings in the Falfiguera ravine as well as the route of the hanging bridges over the Turia River. The highest of the bridges is about 15 metres above the river, with a 21-metre long footbridge.
In the Canary Islands every island is unique; and if Lanzarote is known for anything it is for being the volcanic island par excellence. Full of volcanic landscapes, the Cueva de los Verdes is one of the places you must visit if you want to visit Lanzarote. It is a volcanic tube originated 5,000 years ago; located in the north of the island, specifically in the municipality of Haría. It was formed as a result of the eruption of the volcano of La Corona.
With its more than seven kilometers, the Cueva de los Verdes is one of the longest lava tunnels found in the world. Nowadays the interior of the cave can be seen through guided tours; where you can observe different rooms. For example, the throat of death, the room of the aesthetes or the Moorish door. One of the best caves in the country next to the Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena or the Cuevas del Drach in Mallorca. It also has an impressive auditorium where concerts are held. Without a doubt, a unique experience.
Although the famous Somiedo Natural Park, located in Asturias, is well known, one of its most beautiful spots may not have been so photographed. We refer to the lake of La Cueva; a splendid and unknown natural landscape to be reached after parking the car in the Alto de La Farrapona. Afterwards, you will have to do a short walk of about ten minutes to get to the lake. With a completely closed basin, it forms, together with the Negro-Calabazosa and Cerveriz lakes, the so-called Saliencia lakes. Afterwards, you will have to enjoy the Asturian gastronomy in any of the nearby towns.