The Fiesta’s and Festivals in Spain
At the heart of the Spanish lifestyle lies its fiesta’s and festivals. They are often colourful, exciting, soul moving and vibrant… and very noisy! All the hustling and bustling aside, visiting Spain must include a trip to at least one Fiesta. And with the amount that they have, finding one shouldn’t be an issue.
Spanish fiestas are important because its origins connect too many religious feasts. In most cases they honour a patron saint. Maybe it’s the beautiful weather and ocean breeze, or the completely ‘laid back’ attitude of Spaniards who just love to party it up. No other country on God’s green earth knows how to turn a religious celebration into an all out hoe down like Spain! We are talking around the clock, literally from sunset to sunrise – its best to be well rested before hitting the streets.
How often do Fiesta’s actually occur?
I’m so glad you asked! There is a fiesta everyday in Spain – no bull! Well, actually there is quite a famous Fiesta that just happens to feature a few bulls, but I will get to that in a moment.
I am not exaggerating in the least; everyday throughout the year there is a fiesta taking place across Spain. These celebrations will usually take place at the local, regional or national levels. The point is every town no matter how big or small holds a fiesta.
The most notable fiestas will revolve around special holidays like Easter, Christmas and All Saints Day (Halloween). The nature or culture of each fiesta will depend greatly on its origin. For example, some will involve serious or mournful religious processions; but will end with a party and a huge fireworks displays lighting up the night sky.
In bigger towns and cities, the towns folk will organize a series of bull fights and even a ‘running of the bulls’ – perhaps you heard of the most famous ‘running of the bulls’ festival called the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain. Believe it or not this huge dangerous event is a religious festival honouring a patron saint.
Whatever type of fiesta you fancy, Spain has to be your top destination.
Slow it down with Some Golf
If you’re looking for something a bit more quite and relaxing, Golf on the Costa del Sol is the answer. Mijas Costa has some of the most beautiful courses in the world. And the best part – it never rains! Because the Costa del Sol is surrounded by mountains it produces a ‘micro climate’ – this keeps temperatures at above 14 degrees Celsius all year round. In the summer however, you can expect temperatures to soar to 35 and above.
Golf enthusiasts will be happy with the many shops dedicated to the sport, where they can rent clubs, buy balls or anything else they need for the game. You can even make an entire package out of it. Travel companies in the South of Spain offer great package deals, including your stay in a rental flat located beside the course.
There are plenty of Golf courses to choose from and many Golf Shuttles are available to take you around. Golf on the coast is known for being very affordable, unlike other tourist’s attractions around the world. Most Golf clubs extend invitations to the general public, whether you feel like 18 holes or just want to drop by for a bite to eat.
The Costa del Sol has something for everyone, with plenty to do. If you choose to travel to the South of Spain, Malaga will be your destination. Accommodations are easy to book online, and you can easily find an airport transfer to take you to your desired location.
Andalucia and the Costa del Sol is the perfect holiday destination. With miles of beaches lining the Mediterranean Coast line, and beautiful resorts it is literally paradise on earth. If you do plan on visiting, Malaga is your destination airport.