Thousands of hours of sunshine every year

The large diversity of landscapes and contrasts in Spain is surprising. What’s more, this is the country with the second highest number of UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserves in the world. In Spain you can find mountains, forests, and valleys, as well as volcanoes, dunes and desert areas, marshlands, lakes, cliffs, waterfalls, canyons — unique and valuable nature that needs to be looked after.

Maspalomas – Canary Islands ©Turespaña.

Environmental policy and sustainable development

Spain is a country with a growing level of awareness towards environmental protection. The search for a sustainable development model compatible with economic activity and the rational use of resources for environmental materialized in the Strategic Sustainable Development Strategy for Spain, approved in 2007. Spain also maintains active support of global environmental protection, subscribing to numerous agreements for the global protection of nature and protocols to combat climate change and pollution. In this regard, a noteworthy aspect is Spain’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development approved by the UN in 2015, which incorporates aspects directly related to the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, reducing pollution, defending the environment, and the fight against climate change.

Coastal spots well worth a visit

Spain boasts almost 8,000 kilometers of coastline where travelers can discover quaint little fishing villages or the grand seaside towns of the north. It is also home to pristine coves lapped with turquoise water and nestled between forests, such as those in the Balearic Islands, the unspoiled volcanic beaches in the Canary Islands, or the fine sand beaches of the Mediterranean.

Thousands of hours of sunshine every year: what’s not to love? Spanish beaches are famous for their quality and respect for the environment. Enjoying the sea in Spain doesn’t just mean relaxing on a beach, but also setting sail and discovering spectacular places by boat, eating fresh fish next to the port, admiring the sunset beyond a lighthouse, or even spending a night aboard ship. It means disconnecting from the world and touching base with stunning nature.

Charming villages in different coastal areas of Spain, unspoiled coves and beaches, an unforgettable sailing trip… we have an endless number of ways for you to enjoy our coasts, seaside towns and beaches — both on the peninsula and on the Balearic and Canary Islands. We’re sure you’ll have an amazing time by the sea.

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