The Coast of the Sun (Costa del Sol) is the name of the Spanish coastline we travel along during this section of our trip. We also head inland and have an amazing experience at Archidona where we happened upon their Good Friday parade and then stop in Granada to look at Alhambra's Islamic palace. The homes built into the rocky landscape near Guadix were really interesting but heading back to the coast again we stop at one of our favourite campsites so far - La Isleta. Just beautiful!
The Spanish coastline is wonderful and the weather is perfect as we explore each bay and beach driving along some amazing coastal roads. We also head inland occasionally to make sure we get a good feel for this area. There are many lovely towns to visit each with magnificent churches or castle ruins or something else interesting to see. We haven't had a problem finding free campsites along the way. Missed the last Blog Entry? See all entries on the Trips and Photos page..
In this part of our trip we leave the Costa del Azahar and head into the Costa Daurada region of Spain (travelling from near Valencia to near Barcelona). There are lots of interesting places to explore as we zigzag along the coast and up to 60km inland. Highlights were: spotting castles and forts (mostly ruins) on most of the prominent hills we passed; finding small towns with amazing churches such as Alcala de Xivert; exploring Pensicola Old Town and beach; staying at a small winery and exporing the nearby Montserrat mountains and Monastery. Amazing!
Back to the coast again... Spain's Mediterranean beaches are beautiful with lots of towns to expore along the Costa Brava. Some of the highlights were the beaches around St Feliu de Guixol and the town that Pals Castle once protected. We crossed the border into France and the beautiful bays and beaches continued... This was one of our most scenic coastal drives.
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