Take a ferry crossing to Spain with Ferry Travels to enjoy the sun, the superb Spanish food with a nice local wine, enjoy the good hospitality and a variety of different landscapes. Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world with over 42 million tourists each year.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish short form: España), is a country located in Southern Europe, with two small exclaves in North Africa (both bordering Morocco). Spain is a democracy which is organized as a parliamentary monarchy. It is a developed country with the ninth-largest economy in the world. It is the largest of the three sovereign nations that make up the Iberian Peninsula—the others are Portugal and the microstate of Andorra.
In the northern part of Spain you can experience splendid beaches, Old World ports along the Bay of Biscay, lush green valleys, or the Picos de Europa which are among Spain's highest peaks, rising abruptly from the sea, and dotted with quaint mountain villages.
You can arrive at the university town of Santander located high on the hill overlooking the magnificent bay or at Bilbao, a great seaport and an industrial and financial center. Since 1997 it is the home of the spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
To the northeast, along the Pyrenees mountain range, it borders France and the tiny principality of Andorra. It also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and a number of uninhabited islands on the Mediterranean side of the strait of Gibraltar, known as Plazas de soberanía, such as the Chafarine islands, the isle of Alborán, the "rocks" (peñones) of Vélez and Alhucemas, and the tiny Isla Perejil.
In the northeast along the Pyrenees, a small exclave town called Llívia in Catalonia is surrounded by French territory. Find the area of Catalonia with Ferry Travels and book a ferry to Spain. Of all the regions that make up the ethnic, cultural and historical patchwork that is Spain, Catalonia is perhaps the most distinctive. This is a land of extraordinary contrasts.
To the west and to the south of Galicia, Spain borders Portugal. To the south, it borders Gibraltar (a British overseas territory) and, through its cities in North Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), Morocco.
Mainland Spain is dominated by high plateaus and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees or the Sierra Nevada. Running from these heights are several major rivers such as the Tajo, the Ebro, the Duero, the Guadiana and the Guadalquivir. Alluvial plains are found along the coast, the largest of which is that of the Guadalquivir in Andalusia, in the east there are alluvial plains with medium rivers like Segura, Júcar and Turia. Spain is bound to the south and east by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Cantabrian Sea and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
Due to Spain's own geographical situation which allows only its northern part to be in the way of the Jet Stream's typical path and due to its own orographic conditions, its climate is extremely diverse. It can be roughly divided in the following areas:
The Northern and Eastern Mediterranean coast (Catalonia, Northern half of the Land of Valencia and the Balearic islands): Warm to hot summers with relatively mild to cool winters.
The South East Mediterranean coast (Alicante, Murcia and Almería) with hot summers and mild to cool winters has very dry, virtually sub-desertic, rainfall as low as 150mm (5.9 in) a year in the Cabo de Gata which is reported to be the driest place in Europe. Southern Mediterranean coast (Málaga area and Granada's coastal part) has warm summers, very mild winters, and close to Subtropical climate.
The Guadalquivir valley (Seville, Cordoba) has very hot and dry summers and mild winters, relatively dry climate. South West Atlantic coast (Cadiz, Huelva) with pleasant summers and very mild and temperate winters, has relatively wet climate. The inner land plateau has cold winters (depending mostly on altitude) and hot summers, close to the Continental climate, relatively dry weather.
Ebro Valley (Zaragoza) has very hot summers and cold winters and it is close to the Continental climate, dry in terms of precipitations. Northern Atlantic coast or "Green Spain" (Galicia, Asturias, Coastal Basque country): A very wet climate, with mild summers and mild to cool winters. These show mostly an Oceanic climate. The Pyrenees: overall wet weather with cool summers and cold winters, the highest part of it has an Alpine climate.
Why not discover Spain with all its diversity and beauty. Whatever your interest, we are sure that you can have fun and an exciting vacation, so book your ferry ticket to Spain with Ferry Travels.