THE spanish coast It reserves fascinating landscapes with several charming cities formed by hundreds of colorful houses in front of a coastline of clear waters and decorated with typical boats of fishermen of the region that give a special touch to the scenery.

In addition to being elegant, the cities also offer a great structure of inns, tourist attractions and restaurants, leaving this region of the Spain even more attractive and consequently much visited by tourists from the four corners of the world.

Port of Mogan – Gran Canaria

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The small, pyrotechnical fishing port is formed by dozens of narrow streets with colorful houses designed in Mediterranean patterns. Walking through the city it is normal to come across alleys adorned by gardens and wonderful flower beds.

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The Port of Mogán also has a network of salt water canals that are interconnected by small bridges, these characteristics have given the city the nickname “Little Venice”. The attractive marina, with its yachts, restaurants, trendy cafes and jazz bars surrounded by the local fishing fleet, still operational, is the ideal place for an evening stroll, and even more, a romantic evening dinner.

THEwhere to stay:

Hotel The Puerto de Mogan

Where to eat:
Quetal by Stena Restaurant


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In the midst of the region called Costa do Sol, the municipality of Mijas is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and still has the typical climate of a fishing community. If you pass through the city, be sure to check out Torrevieja, an old watchtower built in 1540 that has been transformed into a center that houses a collection that explains the history of the place to visitors.

Where to stay:
Oceano Beach Hotel

Where to eat:
Pampa Tablas y Tapas
Av. Virgin de la Pena 6, 29650
Tel: +34 952 59 00 46


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Located in southeastern Spain, the city of Dénia is one of the most beautiful stretches of the province of Alicante. The city is on the shores of the Mediterranean directly opposite the Balearic Islands. Denia is recognized as one of the healthiest cities to live in Spain and has become very popular with families, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the north of the Costa Blanca.

Where to stay:
Hotel El Raset

Where to eat:
Las Bairetas


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Located in the middle of the Girona coast, the village of Palafrugell has an additional appeal: the archipelago of the Formigues Islands, highly recommended for diving.

The city offers some tourist routes to visitors, the favorites are the “Route of Joseph Pla” (illustrious writer born in the village), which covers the different places in the municipality that are related to his life and work; and the “Watchtower Route”, which visits these buildings that mark the municipality, dating from the 14th to the 18th century.

Where to stay:
Hotel Sant Roc

Where to eat:


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Cudillero is a small fishing port on the side of a mountain. The famous hanging houses with super decorated and colorful windows in contrast to the beautiful sea that bathes the city attract tourists from different parts of Spain and other European countries.

The city has many routes with viewpoints that reserve beautiful landscapes, among them are the lighthouse, La Garita, La Atalaya or El Pico. Its two most important buildings are the Gothic parish church, which dates from the 16th century and contains wonderful Baroque sculptures; the chapel of Humilladero, the oldest building in the city and the fishermen's taverns, which are located in a narrow cobbled square by the sea.

Where to stay:
Casana de Llanorrozo

Where to eat:
Cabo Vidio Restaurant

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