The Refreshing Quality of Spain
Visiting Spain is not just about soaking up the sun, or about the amazing fresh food. It’s about the whole package and how it can leave you feeling refreshed in body and mind. Catalonia in particular is a beautiful corner of the world that is just waiting for you to come and explore everything it has to offer. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why this part of the country is proving ever-popular with people from all walks of like.
Sunshine Makes You Glow
Whilst you have to be careful to remember to apply plenty of sunscreen, the beating sun of the Catalan region brings you to life like nothing else on this earth. Ask any Sitges resident why they’re so happy and they’ll tell you it’s a combination of the passion they have for life, and the vitamin D they get from the sunshine. Basking in the sun’s glow doesn’t just make you feel good, it actually makes you glow as you get a nice healthy tan and plenty of renewed energy.
Fresh Food for Body and Mind
The food is what this part of the world is known for more than anything. It’s fresh, its simple, and it has a variety of flavours that you simply have to taste before you leave. The secret lies in the quality of the ingredients used by the Sitges chefs. They pride themselves on the quality of their produce and always opt for fresh handpicked fruits and vegetables. When you add dashes of olive oil and the lean protein from cured hams is it any wonder that the Catalans are some of the healthiest and happiest people in the world?
An Active Lifestyle All Year Round
The beautiful thing about the amazing weather is that it encourages people to be active and enjoy the outdoors. Not only is there warming sunshine all year round that entices you outdoors, that same sunshine also recharges your batteries and gives you the energy you need to make it happen. Paddling in the sea and volleyball on the sand are two of the most common pursuits and you can enjoy both of them when you head to the beach. The locals will be more than happy to challenge you to a game, and if you win you can cool down in the crystal clear water with your head held high.
The Markets Enliven Your Senses
Head to any food or craft market and you’re sure to have your senses stimulated from so many different directions you won’t know which way to turn. Far from being an over-whelming experience, this is one of the main reasons the Spanish are such happy people. They frequently meet at markets to discuss the events of the day, pass on a little knowledge, and sell some produce to one another. Why not take some fresh ingredients back to your Sitges rental property in the evening and cook up a recipe that one of the traders has told you about? Not only is it a great way to get an authentic taste of Catalan cooking, it’s also a great way to meet a few of the locals.