Northern Spain is perhaps overlooked in comparison to other areas of the country, but with its alluring green landscape, wine country, beaches and close proximity to Barcelona and the border with France, there is something for everyone here.
La Rioja is wine country and heaven for lovers of good wine and good food, previously named as the gastronomic captial of Spain. Seek out San Sebastian and the Basque Coast during the summer months and fall in love with its picture perfect coastline, Playa de la Concha and Playa de Gros are the most popular beaches or explore more inland and different parts of the town.
For those wanting a more cultural experience from the north why not pay a visit to The Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres. A homage to Salvidor Dali in his home town, the museum is housed in what was the town's theater when Dali was a child. Equally as fascinating is the architectually captivating Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Basque country, which contains a collection of modern and contemporary art.