Roadtrip off the coast: from sea to sea
Today we choose these two paradises because they are close and especially beautiful, they have some of the most spectacular and unspoiled beaches of the entire Iberian peninsula and why not combine the two trips to make an unforgettable route of waves and fun. You put the car, we tell you in what places you should stop to enjoy an unforgettable summer.
We started with the Portuguese Algarve:
1. ROADTRIP FOR THE PORTUGUESE ALGARVE
Who has not been on a beach in the Algarve basking in the sun and thought: “Could I do this all my life”? Well this is your chance to do it, at least, all summer long! These seductive and wild idyllic beaches, of absolutely incredible landscapes, of warm and saturated colors, await you very close to each other. Of course, each one has a different charm, so everyone will fight to be in your camera’s album.
This trip could start at any point of the Portuguese south coast, but we have decided to start with Lagoa, a tourist and cozy town that has one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. There, we advise you to start on a route from East to West along the well-known Praia da Marinha, where you will begin to familiarize yourself with the rocky profile of the area and in whose waters you will hallucinate by diving.
Praia Benagil, sheltered and flirtatious, is the next, to continue to the urban Praia do Carvoeiro, where we will see wooden boats and fishermen preparing their utensils for the task after day after day of sun. The next stop is Praia dos Caneiros, beautiful, quiet and intense colors made in Algarve, with that characteristic blue and green pantone.
We continue to Praia da Rocha, which could be the perfect postcard to promote the beauty of the area. In fact, its Belle Époque past makes this enormous area of white sand beaches one of the most famous destinations on the Portuguese coast. Praia do Alemão awaits us, with turquoise waters and reddish cliffs, small and with nooks to hide in.
On the Praia de Três Irmãos you can go down by an elevator hidden among the rocks and eat, with the sea on your feet, in a restaurant embedded in the cliff itself, while Praia do Pinhao, already in the town of Lagos, offers a relatively calm picture, with great arch of incorporated rock and a staircase that descends to the sea.
The famous Praia de Dona Ana, considered one of the most beautiful in the region, will welcome you with natural rocky castles and, let’s face it, many people. Perhaps the best thing to sunbathe with tranquility is to descend the 200 steps that separate us from another paradise on earth, the Praia do Camilo, composed of an endless number of coves that are accessed through stone arches or by swimming, crossing their crystal clear waves You can not miss the correct sun protection that will make you get a faster and beautiful tan naturally.
If you are looking for something even more remote you can try it with Praia de la Balança and Praia de la Boneca, which can only be accessed through the steep and unspoilt landscape of Ponta da Piedade, where our trip ends. We could not better culminate this summer adventure through the most untamed beauty that with its marine caves and its picturesque rocks and ledges, bathed by the impeccable greenish waters of which you will not fail to amaze yourself until the end. As a climax, descend to the small port of the area and rent a boat to lose yourself among so much natural wonder.
2. BEACH ROADTRIP IN BEACH IN CADIZ
The beaches of Cádiz should be included in the definition of ‘paradise’. Extraordinary stretches of fine white sand, protected dune areas, vegetation much more prominent than most beaches in southern Spain, curious architectures overlooking the sea and perfect waves for water sports in an extension of the most manageable.
There we set course, again, from East to West, to enjoy some of our favorite beaches. We begin with the Playa de los Lances, in the Natural Park of the Strait, an immense sandy beach occupied mainly by lovers of windsurfing and kitesurfing; We continue to Valdevaqueros, one of the most spectacular wild coves in Cádiz, a meeting point for wind athletes worldwide; finally, we arrived at Bologna, considered one of the last virgin beaches of southern Spain. Its dune system gives it a mobile profile of unparalleled beauty.
Near the small fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes, between the capes of Gracia and de la Plata, is the Playa de los Alemanes. With more than 1,500 meters long and 50 meters wide, this unique enclave will make you happy during the long sunny days of the Costa de la Luz, an experience that is multiplied by a thousand with Piz Buin Ultra Light, the solar spray of texture non-greasy and extraordinarily light that absorbs quickly!
If you keep going, you will find the cliffs of La Breña, formed by a prehistoric dune with a backdrop as a backdrop. Here you can find some of the best coves on the Cadiz shore. A little further on we find the beaches of Caños de Meca, with Zahora and El Palmar as the best exponents of an organic architecture that will make you fall in love from morning to night. In addition, very close, in Playa del Pirata, you can enjoy one hundred percent the good weather in Cadiz practicing nudism, in an environment of hippie tints.
La Fontanilla beach, considered the best of Conil de la Frontera thanks to its gentle waves, its fine sand, its transparent waters and its high quality services will be just one of those that fall in love with a municipality that has absolutely charmed us to its numerous wild and uninhabited coves, like those of Roche.
We almost reached the end of our trip to find, in a sandy bar that connects Cádiz with the municipality of San Fernando, another beach classified as ‘virgin’: that of Cortadura. This natural paradise is formed by a string of dunes and a rocky area that is exposed at low tide and where we can spend an unforgettable summer day; then, to enjoy an amazing sunset, we can go to Santa María beach, with amazing views over the city’s cathedral.