A guide to my favourite Spanish coastal towns: Valencia, Alicante, Granada, and Nerja
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Europe16 days / September 2017
Highs & Lows
Spain was one of the countries I explored on my solo backpacking trip across Europe. For the month of September, I began in Valencia, and followed the Mediterranean coast down to Malaga. September is such a beautiful month to be in Southern Spain. Every day was nothing but blue skies and sunshine - perfect beach weather! Although it was still technically high season, there weren’t as many tourists as there are in July and August, so it didn’t feel too crowded.
This trip I’m about to share is what really made me fall in love with Spain. The laid-back yet vibrant culture, simple whitewashed buildings, and stunning beaches, are just a few of the reasons it quickly became one of my favourite European countries.
Q & A
How was the food?
Tapas bars are great so that you can try a variety of authentic Spanish foods. Best to go with a group of people so that you can all share. Pro tip: in Granada, there are bars that will give you free tapas with each drink you order - it'll be the cheapest dinner you ever have!
What tips would you give a friend?
Don't miss out on seeing a flamenco show while you're in Spain.
Bring lots of swimsuits and cover-ups, the coast of Spain is all about its beautiful beaches, and that's probably where you'll be spending most of your time!
I travelled by GoEuro Bus from one city to the next, which was super affordable, comfortable, and easy. You can download the GoEuro App to book your bus.
I used HostelWorld to book my accommodations for the most part, and didn't have any issues booking the hostels only a few days in advance.