The prestigious revista Travel National Geographic has just published its selection of the 25 best beaches in Spain: a list that periodically becomes a reference when planning getaways, trips and routes for both national and international tourists.
The mentions in These types of classifications are an important recognitionin addition to a boost to the name of the enclaves, which acquire more and more prestige until they become tourist references.
On this occasion, the article wanted highlight the multitude of different landscapes and geographies that bathe the almost 8,000 kilometers of Spanish coast: from Galicia to Huelva. The criterion they have used to unite all these points has been the ability to bring happiness to those who visit them: whether reading, relaxing, playing sports or simply delighting the senses with their beauty.
One of the advantages that National Geographic puts on the table on the Spanish beaches is the impossibility of getting bored: Thanks to the different landscapes, cultures and characteristics, they say that “it is impossible to fall into routine when talking about the best beaches in Spain.”
The three best Andalusian beaches in Spain
Along with authentic wonders such as Playa del Silencio in Asturias, Playa de Rodas in Galicia or Playa del Papagayo in the Canary Islands, National Geographic has included three Andalusian beaches from two different provinces: Matalascañas beach and Cuesta Maneli in Huelva; and Los Genoveses beach in Níjar, Almería.
The first sandy area that National Geographic highlights is a beach located in Huelva and which they describe as “one of the most popular in the province and one of the best in all of Andalusia.” The magazine describes it as “an extensive sandy beach more than five kilometers long, making it one of the largest on the Costa de la Luz.”
One of the most recognizable elements of this beach It is the “Stone” that stands out on the shore. The experts explain that “it is not some strange geological formation, but the ancient Fig Tree Tower, one of the towers that protected the coast from attacks, but which did not resist the strong Lisbon tsunami in 1755.”
Going towards the Mediterranean Sea, National Geographic Los Genoveses beach stands outin the Almeria town of Nijar: “a cinema bay of singular beauty that has led it to become the setting for many films. Without a doubt, it is one of the best beaches in Andalusia. Here we find dunes of fine sand and golden along with the characteristic prickly pears and pitas of the area.
Cuesta Maneli or El Aspillero
Finally, National Geographic once again emphasizes the beaches of Huelva. Specifically, heto Cuesta Maneli, near the Doñana Park, in Almonte: “It stands out for the scenic nature of the arrival path, a wooden walkway that runs from the parking lot and ends in some stairs that lead to the sand. Here the prominence is both the sea and the Acantilado del Asperillo Natural Monument, a system of fossil dunes that extends along twelve hectares of coast, with the most unique geomorphological characteristics.