Spain has a host of wonderful villages. And it’s not just us who say so, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) itself has published a list of the best rural areas around the world. Each country could present three proposals for recognition. In Spain’s case, all of the candidates were awarded. Guadelupe, Rupit y Pruït and Alquézar are now among the world’s best villages for tourism. Would you like to know what makes them so special? Keep reading.



In Spain, we pride ourselves on having countless charming medieval villages. Over the centuries, their essence has aged exceptionally well, allowing a stroll through their mythical narrow cobbled streets, among humble wooden and stone buildings, to be a journey into the past and explore the beauty of the Middle Ages. And what better way to immerse yourself in this experience than through Paradors.

If there is one season of the year that is perfect for planning getaways, it is spring. With a mild climate, the idea of exploring our territory is even more attractive, especially if you take into account all the options that Paradores offers. Whether you are looking for an environment to relax, to enjoy the culture, to revitalize and care for body and mind, or even to delve into history, you will always find something to suit your preferences. In addition, you will find the perfect complement for a rounded getaway in our restaurants.

Spain is a land that never ceases to amaze us. It is true that we have countless emblematic places that are worthy of a visit, at least once in a lifetime, for example, the Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque of Cordoba or the Monastery of El Escorial. However, beyond the usual tourist destinations, there are countless unique and little-known places that are worth discovering. At Paradores, your wishes are our command.

The Parador de la Granja is one of the jewels of the Parador network. Its original conception as a home for the servants of the sons of Carlos III, Don Gabriel and Don Antonio, gave rise to an imposing building more than 200 metres long. But if you cross the threshold, you will realise that its beauty is not limited to the exterior. In addition to its spacious and bright rooms that invite you to relax, there are three courtyards that hide a striking secret.

If you like sport and travelling, we have the perfect proposal for this autumn. Cycling is one of the most popular sports in Europe. Aware of this, at Paradores we have equipped 27 of our establishments with everything you need to enjoy two wheels. There is a designated storage area, a workshop, a washing area and, in some Paradors, you even have the option of taking your bike up to your room. We have also designed routes so that you can enjoy cycling, whatever your level.

Are you looking for a family plan for the summer holidays? Do you want a special place that also has plans for the youngest members of the family? At Paradores we offer you options all over Spain so that children can enjoy their family holidays to the full.


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Perhaps because scuba diving favours an escape from the routine and stress accumulated in day-to-day life, it is gaining more and more followers year after year. It is also one of the most complete water sports. Underwater, silence and tranquillity envelop everything. The absence of sound is only disturbed by the bubbling of the regulator and the sound of breathing, which becomes slow and deep. Under the sea, everything happens slowly.

Are you looking forward to enjoying yourself this summer? At Paradores we want to do our bit to help you enjoy a few dreamy days away from the monotony. There are an infinite number of options at our hotels for you to decide how you want to spend your greatest holidays. Cool down in our incredible swimming pools, travel with your family (or with your pet) or make the most of your adventurous spirit: these are just some of our suggestions.