Holidays does not mean summer anymore. Long gone is the time when the whole family save money in order to enjoy once a year a long period off. Travel is becoming cheaper and more accesible for everyone. Thus, the offer of spending a few days off has become more and more popular. Thanks to these getaways we disconnect from routine and enjoy a small change of scenery. It is not surprising that these rural getaways are one of the most popular options for urbanites. There is a huge diversity of villages and natural environment in our country. Here you have some picturesque on budget travel destinations where relaxing during the weekend.
Teruel also exists! The beautiful village of Albarracín proves it. It is a candidate to become a World Heritage Site. There are several qualities that make it an ideal place to visit. Firstly, its unique location (on a crag and surrounded by the Guadalaviar river). Secondly, its numerous historic heritage (such as its old walls and its castle). Thirdly, its tasteful gastronomy (ham of Teruel). Finally, its spectacular natural environment.
Planning a trip to Asturias is crazy because of the huge number of small and beautiful villages there are. Llanes, Ribadesella, Cangas de Onís, Cudillero,.. It is an endless list. Therefore, it is worth to emphasize other villages less popular but still interesting. In the municipality of Taramundi, its village will make you fall in love, specially if you love nature. It is a perfect rural getaway if you are looking for a place to walk in silence just hearing the sound of the water and breathing fresh air. It is a village to explore calm, it will surprise you with its hill-fort, its Parochial Church and its curious museum of mills. The best part is that the trip will be less expensive than in other crowded villages in Asturias.
If you just crave is a few peaceful days enjoying the waves, you must visit the village of El Rompido (Huelva). Its Flecha, that is part of the Natural Area Marismas del Río Piedras and its two lighthouses, very close between them, give character to this coastal village with water that has nothing to envy to those of the Caribbean.
Are you up to spend a few days near the Costa Brava? Our next recommendation is located in Catalonia, but it is surely not what you expect. Catalonia hides beautiful medieval towns such as Peratallada, one of the medieval population centre best preserved in Catalonia. It is located in the Bajo Ampurdán in Girona, this village is a first-rate historic and artistic site. In addition to get lost in its lovely cobbled streets and taste its delightful recuit de Fonteta, in Peratallada you cannot miss the Palace-Castle, the Neolithic dolmens of Tres Cantos and the Church of Sant Esteve, a beautiful example of the best Romanesque from Catalonia. It is a dreamy travel destination where you will not miss the beach.
If you want to shut yourself off from the rest of the world, in San Ciprián (San Cibrao in Galician) you will find that peace. This less than 2,000 inhabitants village has a nice fishing port and a peaceful coast to walk aimlessly. At the Lighthouse of Punta Atalaia you can contemplate the views of the tip of the “Península de la Paz“, where the town is located, with a mild oceanic climate and delightful seafood.