Algericas is a port in southeastern Spain on the other side of the Bay of Gibraltar. From this city, you can take a night boat train to Madrid, a 2 1/2 hour ferry trip to Tangier in North Africa, or a multi-hour trip to the Costa del Sol area and visit the picturesque villages. from Marbella, Malaga, Torremolinos, and Porto Banus. On the Costa del Sol you will find numerous hotels, beaches, boutiques, shops, good restaurants, nightclubs and tourists from all over Europe.
The best complexes with more facilities are Los Monteros, Marbella Club and Puente Romano, all located in Marbella. The most colorful port area is Puerto Banús, a 10-minute drive from Marbella. Here you can stroll along the boardwalk full of giant yachts and visit some of the best ethnic shops and small restaurants found on Spanish cruise ships.
If your Spanish cruise ship docks in the port of Malaga, you can take the tour to Granada and visit the famous Alhambra Castle and the charming parks and attractions in the surroundings. Along the way, you may want to stop for lunch or a drink at the magnificent La Bobadilla Resort, which is built on a hillside in the style of a Moorish village.
Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean coast of northern Spain, not far from France. This bustling city with a population of over two million is the largest Spanish-speaking port in the world after Buenos Aires. You can capture the Spanish flavor by attending the traditional bullfight, enjoying a flamenco show or having a gazpacho and paella in a typical Spanish restaurant.
You can visit the historic cathedral known as “La Seu” in the old town, as well as the interesting building nearby; drive or take the cable car to the top of Tibadabo hill, from whose heights you can see the Pyrenees.
The Canary Islands are a group of seven Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles off the northwestern coast of Africa. The islands are mountainous and have a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from the 1960s in winter to the 1970s in summer. Most Spanish cruises stop in Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria or in Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife. The islands are volcanic giving rise to several black sand beaches.
Santa Cruz is a living city that can seem more beautiful than Las Palmas. Here you can visit the archaeological and anthropological museum, the 17th century Palacio de la Carta and the historical relics of the Iglesia de la Concepción. Tourists often take an excursion from Santa Cruz through the city of La Laguna, followed by a beautiful trip to Orotava and Porto de la Cruz passing through beautiful coastlines, tropical flowers and foliage. All that and more awaits you on a cruise through Spain.