These are the quietest and busiest destinations in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
destinations in Spain

Spain is a popular holiday destination. Yet there are still beautiful tourist destinations in Spain where you will find peace and quiet. And where you don’t have the feeling that there is tourist overcrowding. This is fundamentally different in a number of autonomous communities. This is according to a study by YouGov, a British international internet-based market research and data analysis agency. The agency uses the Regional Destination Index tool.

This index takes into account several variables to establish the ranking by autonomous community. For example, tourist overcrowding is one of the pillars, as is nightlife. In addition, the tool also looks at what LGTBIQ+ friendly destinations in Spain are.

Least and most tourist crowds

The least crowded tourist destinations are Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria. Galicia was chosen by 21% of the respondents as the region where you least feel that there is tourist overcrowding. This is followed by the two other northern regions of Asturias (20%) and Cantabria (18%). Extremadura (16%). Castilla La Mancha (14%) and Castilla y León (13%) close the row.

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The Balearic Islands are considered to be the area with the most tourist crowds in Spain. This is followed by the autonomous regions of Catalonia and Madrid.

Regions with lively nightlife

Another pillar of the index is nightlife. The YouGov tool shows that Madrid, Andalucia and the Balearic Islands occupy the top 3 ‘communities with the most vibrant nightlife’. Catalonia follows in 4th place and the Canary Islands complete the top five. On the other hand, respondents indicate that Castilla La Mancha, Extremadura and Navarre are the regions with the least entertainment offer.

LGTBIQ+ destinations

Finally, Madrid, Catalonia and the Canary Islands are considered the most LGTBIQ+ destinations in the country. The Spanish capital leads this ranking with 36% of the votes. This puts Madrid more than 12% ahead of Catalonia and the Canary Islands.

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