Hidden gems in Spain: Top undiscovered resorts

Thousands of holidaymakers head to Spain every year for a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine and laid back beachside living.

As it is such a popular destination, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you wanted to find a Spanish resort that is a little less crowded than some of the busier tourist areas.

Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the best undiscovered resorts in Spain to ensure that you and your family can enjoy a relaxing, peaceful getaway.



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Found in Spain’s northern Galicia region, Viveiro is truly one of the unsung wonders of the country’s coastline.

Away from the bright lights of the more visited resorts, Viveiro is a secluded spot filled with stunning beaches and coves.

With surrounding hills covered in pine and eucalyptus trees, it’s worth visiting this incredible location before more people realise its stunning natural beauty.

Of course, it has many restaurants serving the finest traditional Spanish food and there are plenty of five star places to stay.

However, make sure you go in the summer, as you don’t want to be caught by the rain in Spain!



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One of the three coastal towns of the eastern municipality of Palafrugell, Llafranc is another gorgeous beach located in the north of Spain.

Found on the Costa Brava, this spot was often frequented by some of the most famous 20th century individuals, including Salvador Dali.

While some may recoil in horror at the thought of a “Costa” resort, this is quite the opposite of the towering apartment blocks and boozy 18-30 holidays you’d perhaps expect.

In fact, it’s a quiet and secluded spot, nestled into a little cove and well hidden from the crowds of European holidaymakers.

Featuring beautiful beaches and incredible scenery, Llafranc is a truly magnificent location. If you’re researching Spain holidays this year, make sure Llafranc is on your list of places to check out.

Monsul Beach


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Found in the south of Spain, Monsul Beach is located in the pristine Cabo de Gata national park.

It’s one of the less developed beach areas in Spain, boasting an abundance of natural beauty and untouched scenery.

Although it might not be the best place to take kids in need of constant entertainment, this tranquil gem is perfect for those who want a holiday to really get away from it all.

Exploring the vast sand dunes and volcanic rocks is a truly memorable experience, while the beaches are nothing short of spectacular.

It is a surprisingly well-known destination, but not for holidays. In fact, it has been used as a filming location for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and according to The Telegraph, the Tabernas desert has also been used for scenes in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Doctor Who.

With fantastic options such as these, why not experience something different? Get away from the more recognised Spanish resorts and visit somewhere that is off the beaten track. We guarantee it will make for the perfect adventure and who knows, any one of these secret resorts may soon become your little slice of paradise!

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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