Welcome to Maverick's Big Adventure
in Spain

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Maverick's Big Adventure The beach at Fuengirola , Costa del Sol, Spain
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Awesome Spain

Spain together. Welcome to my travel blog from Spain, packed with useful information for visitors and local residents alike. Make the most of your time in Spain with our information on travel, tours, sightseeing, hotels, and holidays. Wherever possible and appropriate we try to give you exact GPS coordinates of the places mentioned. You will also find links to online maps

Spain is a country on the Iberian Peninsula sharing land borders with Portugal, Gibraltar & France. The Spanish constitution declares the rights of "regions and nationalities" to self-government and claims the "indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation". To this end the country is divided up into seventeen Autonomous Communities (Comunidad Autonoma). These are:

Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Cataluna, Extremadura, Galicia, Comunidad de Madrid, Murcia, Navarra La Rioja, and Valencia.

As can be seen from this list, some are continental, and occupy most of the Iberian Peninsula, while two of them are islands, the Balearics, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to these 17 autonomous regions there are also two small Spanish towns in North Africa, the cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

Spain is such a diverse and fascinating country you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not see it all. Here are some of my favorite places. Hope you like them too -

Andalucía (Andalusia)

Las Alpujarras

Barranco Blanco - nature wonderland near Alhaurín el Grande in Southern Spain


the Costa Del Sol

Dúrcal in the Lecrin Valley



Malaga - Jardines de Finca de la Concepcion Botanical Gardens


La Sierra de Mijas, Andalucia, Southern Spain

Walking in La Sierra de Mijas, Andalucia, Southern Spain

Monte Calamorro, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena

El Pinar in the Lecrin Valley, southern Spain


Sierra de las Nieves natural park

Sierras de Tejeda natural park


Comunidad de Madrid



Picos de Europa mountain range
Easter / Semana Santa in Spain

Lonely Planet Spain
(Lonely Planet Travel Guide)
by Gregor Clark

Learn Spanish with Ellen

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