Six paradisiacal coves to swim in this summer
22 de May 2024

Surely you have ever fantasized about putting your feet in a movie paradise, right? That magical beach that only exists in fairy tales, where the only sound you hear is the whisper of the waves, where the only alarm is the birds singing and where the sun's rays caress your skin when you wake up. The time has come to make that dream come true. Our territory is full of countless coves where you can delight in the lush vegetation that embraces the coast, cool off in its crystal clear waters and marvel at the views of the horizon, turning each sunset into an almost mystical experience. And the best part is that, right next to all this beauty, you have a Parador waiting to treat you like a king and offer you the best local gastronomy and a refreshing rest.


Cala Mundina, a paradise in the Natural Park of Sierra de Irta


Our first stop is Cala Mundina, an unspoiled beach located in the municipality of Alcalà de Xivert in Castellón. It is part of the Sierra de Irta Natural Park, known for its landscapes of rugged mountains, towering cliffs, lush forests and pristine beaches. This hidden paradise is the perfect place to unwind and relax. You can practice yoga to the sound of the murmur of the waves, stroll through its breathtaking surroundings or simply lie on your towel and enjoy your favorite reading. And of course, diving here is venturing into an ocean with incredibly pure waters.

"Parque Natural Sierra Irta"
Natural Park of Sierra de Irta


A little more than half an hour away and without leaving Castellón, the Parador de Benicarló awaits you. Our establishment is a haven of peace where you will enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean when you wake up and when you go to bed. In addition, if you want to enjoy the coast to the fullest, you only need to cross the well-kept garden that surrounds the facilities to reach the beach, without having to use the car. Of course, in the restaurant you will be able to delight yourself with the exquisite Valencian paella, perfect to crown this experience.



Cala de Maro, between two majestic cliffs


The coast of Malaga boasts a unique charm, but the cove of Barranco de Maro in Nerja exceeds all our expectations. It is one of the most impressive coastal corners of Spain, hidden between two imposing ravines. It is part of the natural area of Los Acantilados de Maro, and since fishing is prohibited and has a gentle swell, you can discover the marine beauty from the shore, without the need to dive. In addition, here you can rent kayaks to explore the nearby waterfalls of La Doncella and Grande Maro, which add a magical touch to the landscape. At this same point, you can admire up close the impressive limestone rock that characterizes this protected environment.

"Acantilados de Maro"
Acantilados de Maro


Near the impressive Maro Cove and only 10 kilometers from the vibrant tourist attractions of Malaga, is the Parador de Malaga Golf. Each of its rooms offers private access to the magnificent 18-hole golf course, as well as an exclusive terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. And if you want to take your experience to another level, the Parador is strategically located within easy reach of other outstanding coastal destinations such as Torremolinos, Mijas, Puerto Banús and Marbella.



Cala Tacorón, a volcanic environment bathed by turquoise waters


The Canary Island of El Hierro holds a treasure that, without discovering it, part of the island's charm would be lost: the cove of Tacorón. Located in an area of the ocean known as “the sea of the Calms”, for its tranquility in the middle of the Atlantic, this cove is a paradise in which turquoise tones merge with the black of the volcanic sand and the vibrant ocher and red of the slope of El Julán. And if you are lucky enough to visit during low tide, you can explore its cave called “Picón”, from where you can contemplate the spectacular sunsets that unfold here, an experience that will take your breath away.

Nothing better than continuing this wellness experience at the spectacular Parador de El Hierro. With its black sand beach and protected by an imposing volcanic cliff, it is the ideal destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition, it will become your favorite place to enjoy an authentic gastronomic feast. The cuisine, heir to a small island society, stands out for its use of local ingredients. Among its specialties are watercress stew, wrinkled potatoes, cheeses and homemade almogrote.



Cala del Silencio, a paradise for relaxation


Two formidable cliffs guard the picturesque cove of Silencio. Thanks to their robustness, they dissipate the force of the waves and create an idyllic atmosphere of peace, perfect to come in company. This place of the Asturian coast is unique because it has no sand, only rocks that make it easier to see the emerald green color. In addition, the rocky beach does not represent any inconvenience, since, when the tide is high, it is difficult to touch the bottom. And a visit to this coastal paradise would not be the same without climbing to the top of the cliff to capture one of the most sublime and captivating images of the Spanish coast.

The Parador de Ribadeo is the closest to know this beach. An enclave that offers the best views of the Asturian and Galician landscape. From its location, you can enjoy the beauty of the Eo River, part of the Biosphere Reserve, and the magic of the picturesque Asturian villages. Its interior reflects the rich local maritime tradition, with naval and coastal details that make up the decoration, creating spaces of singular charm. And, of course, a visit to this place is the ideal excuse to try the specialties of its restaurant, such as rice with lobster, empanada, lacón (pork shoulder) or Cebreiro ice cream.



Mataleñas Cove, swimming in an “ocean of colors”.


Santander is home to one of the most beautiful corners of northern Spain: Mataleñas cove. The first thing that surprises is its spectacular white sand beach, which together with the contrast of crystal clear waters, creates a paradisiacal atmosphere. In addition to the lush vegetation that surrounds this space, the marine life offers a spectacle for the senses. Thanks to the purity of its waters, diving reveals an impressive diversity of fish in a wide range of colors. Also, it is essential to explore the trails that wind around this small inlet to learn about the exotic flora and discover the impressive cliffs that make up the landscape.

The Parador de Limpias, a short distance from Santander, is the perfect choice for planning your getaway. Not only is it part of a charming region, full of majestic manor houses and Indian-style buildings, but also offers an atmosphere of incomparable serenity. Its tourist offer is the ideal complement to fully enjoy the coast of Santander. In Limpias, you will have the opportunity to visit the impressive natural parks of the Collados del Asón and Las Marismas de Santoña. In addition, you cannot miss the Covalanas cave, famous for its fascinating cave paintings, and the archaeological site of Mirón.



Moraig Cove, an Edenic landscape on the Costa Blanca


Between Jávea and Moraira lies the Alicante cove of Moraig, a place whose beauty is due to the exuberant nature that surrounds it. In addition to its paradisiacal setting, this natural jewel is home to an enigmatic cave that adds an even more captivating touch to its landscape. The Cova dels Arcs, with its three imposing natural arches, offers a breathtaking view, especially at sunrise and sunset, when the sun's rays penetrate its interior in a magical and mysterious way. Through these arches, the celestial water of the Mediterranean filters through, creating a perfect setting to immortalize unique and unforgettable photographs.

And speaking of coves, the Parador de Jávea is located in the middle of a town that has some of the most impressive coves, beaches and viewpoints of the Costa Blanca. Just 25 minutes separates the Parador from the charming spot of Moraig, and it is also perfectly located to explore other coastal points of interest such as Denia or Benissa. To cool off on hot summer days, the Parador has a seasonal swimming pool and you must visit its tempting restaurant where you can enjoy Valencian specialties such as paella, fried fish, octopus or shoulder of kid.