Spain is made of 18 different regions and this includes the autonomous regions of Melilla and Ceuta which are located in Morocco, North Africa.
These regions also comprise the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are two of the biggest attractions visitors to Spain. They can experience volcanic landscapes and world class windsurfing in Fuerteventura, and the grandest nightclubs on the planet on the party island of Ibiza. Ibiza, Majorca and Tenerife have some of the busiest airports in the country to welcome thousands of tourists.
Other autonomous communities are in Catalonia in the north east of Spain, where the city of Barcelona is the capital, and the Basque country in the north of Spain. Both Basques and Catalans have their own language and consider themselves to be independent of the wider country. The smallest autonomous Spanish region is La Rioja whose names precedes it if you have ever drunk Spanish wine. This is also along the famous Spanish pilgrimage, El Camino de Santiago. If you are interested in history then you can also find lots of ancient Roman ruins in the Extremadura region. Furthermore there is Aragon, home of the old Kingdom of Aragon, which has some of the most attractive mountainous landscape along the Pyrenees.
On the east coast of Spain is the third largest city in the country, Valencia and the Valencia region. Valencia has broad sandy beaches and a plentiful coastline with the Mediterranean Sea. That comprises two of the most sought after stretches of seaside, the Costa Azahar, which translates as Orange Blossom Coast, and the White Coast - Costa Blanca. Valencia is also home to the culturally fascinating city of Alicante.
The largest Spanish region is Castilla y Leon in the north east of the country and it is bordered to the south by the region of Madrid which contains the vibrant and cultured Spanish capital.
Probably the most popular region for tourists is Andalusia in the south which contains Malaga and the Costa del Sol. Southern Spain enjoys the hottest weather and has miles of coastline which makes it very agreeable. Furthermore this is one of the most desirable golfing locations in the world with the world famous Valderrama course located in the south western city of Cadiz.
In the north west of Spain is Galicia, and again locals speak their own unique version of Spanish, Galician. This large region is very verdant as it is known as the ‘land of 1,000 rivers’.