Why not take a trip to blue Monday? That third Monday in January that, they say, is the saddest Monday of the year. The resolutions begin to fall, Christmas is far away, the January slope… Bad feelings known to all arrive. But these lines will not mourn those sorrows: these lines will give a twist to sadness. How? By taking blue, which in that context means sad, and turning it into the most popular translation: blue. So smile on the face to review those blue landscapes of the Spanish geography.
This village in Málaga is known as the smurf village, being the perfect counterpoint to the white villages that characterize the south of Spain. Its recent history, the title it holds, began with the filming of a movie, although it has had to stop being called Smurf Village because of copyright issues. The avalanche of tourists that caused this event, however, led to the decision to continue with the blue houses once the filming was over. Júzcar, in the heart of the Genal valley, is a small village with narrow and steep streets that will conquer lovers of rural tourism. Around it, a lot of hiking trails will allow you to discover beautiful natural landscapes, although on this occasion, of course, you have to stay with the blue of the village.
They say that the beaches that make up the Calblanque Regional Park are the best in the Region of Murcia. It is actually difficult to find better ones. These small beaches and coves are characterized by their good state of conservation. Practically virgin places where it is possible to enjoy, except in the months of July and August, the peace of the sea. It is the color of the sea that, precisely, is the protagonist of this selection. You only have to look at it to understand why it is one of those must blue landscapes to discover.
Next stop: Colombres, Asturias, a village of great historical importance. Its past is linked to the figure of the indiano, that young emigrant who throughout the second half of the 19th century went to the American continent seeking to make his fortune. When the Indianos returned to their homeland, they built large mansions and mansions that still shine today in Asturias. Many of them are characterized by that blue color that this text seeks, as is the case of the Quinta de Guadalupe, the building that presides over these lines. The building known as the Indianos archive is a building that houses a museum, an archive and the emigration house, all built in pursuit of the ocean. That is, with blue as the main color.
What can you see from the sky? Well, among other things, the undisturbed sky. That image above the peaks of the Sierra Nevada represents well the kind of blue you get if you venture to the top of the mountain. You can skim the Mulhacén peak on foot, which at 3479 meters is the highest peak on the Iberian Peninsula. You have to be prepared for it, of course, but if you get the result are amazing views. You may have cheated, in any case, because another color stars in the landscape: the white of the snow. Few combinations are more beautiful than this one.
That’s right: this beautiful Mallorcan lake known as Gorg Blau is located in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains, in Mallorca. Surrounded by mountains, the reservoir was built in 1972 to supply the city of Palma. It is a spectacular blue lake, surrounded by mountains. Specifically, located between the peaks Puig Major and Massanella. Ideal for a hike along its shore and, if one wants green as well as blue, its surroundings. Occasionally, its waters also take a very characteristic greenish tone, but for the most part the landscape that makes up is the characteristic blue landscape. It was declared a Natural Monument in 2003.
Formentera is said to have the best waters in Spain, which is why it has come to be known as the Spanish Caribbean. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and has always stood out for the color of its waters, which have conquered tourists from all over the world. The sea of Formentera can be enjoyed from any point along the coast, but it seems a must to us to start with the beach of Ses Illetes, in the north. It has been chosen countless times as the best beach in Spain, a title that may be disputed by other places but that shows us the beauty of this protected area. In any case, the important thing: the waters of Formentera, in general. That blue is not seen anywhere else.
We must conclude with the end of the world, because there is no other blue like it in the whole peninsula. Perhaps because it causes that epic connotation with which the traveler carries when approaching the lighthouse, but the blue of the sea feels different and it covers all, merging with the sky. Its sunset is probably the most beautiful of Spain, but on this occasion it is necessary to opt for the twilight hour, when the sun has already fallen and the dark blue fights with the last warm shades before it becomes night. Fisterra is the best place to contemplate this change in the sky.