La Concha Beach in San Sebastian, Spain

Tourists say that Spain is the leader for tourism in Europe. Now, people from other parts of the world are also visiting Spain. The beautiful beaches, high mountains, very beautiful gardens, national parks.

Tourists say that Spain is the leader for tourism in Europe. Now, people from other parts of the world are also visiting Spain. The beautiful beaches, high mountains, very beautiful gardens, national parks, ancient churches and other monumental buildings, and above all the hospitable people of Spain, have made this country the most ideal destination for tourists.

When we speak of beaches, one of the names commonly heard of is the La Concha Beach in San Sebastian. Actually San Sebastian was formerly a small fishing village where people hunted whales and cod. The village’s history dates back to the period of Napoleon. During those days the port in La Concha was engaged in trading in wines and oil to England, France etc. Now, this small fishing village has transformed itself into a major tourist spot.

What is unique in La Concha?

To put it in one word, ‘Nature’ has made this beach most popular amongst tourists. This is not an exaggeration, but a plain fact. The amazingly beautiful nature around the beach is not found anywhere else in Europe and is a welcome sign for tourists. It is also the most ideal place for those who are fascinated by bird watching. The beach also has a mountain range nearby. Tourists can trek up to the top of the mountain to see the most splendid view of the sea and of the surrounding countryside. A variety of water sports is available for people of all ages.

Apart from the beach, tourists find many other places of interest. There is an amusement park very close to the beach. The vast area just at the foot of the mountain is rich in vegetation and the Government of Spain has declared this area a National Park. The thick forest area has walking paths for the pleasure of tourists.

The La Concha Beach also offers mosques and churches. According to historical records

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, the mosques were built centuries ago by the Moors. There is a church believed to have been built over the existing mosque. These mosques and the church receive many tourists every year.

The ancient village is located in the centre of the island and is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. Tour operators advise that it is ideal to visit the beach during the period June to August. There are many villas and apartments where the tourists can stay comfortably. However tourists are advised to book their accommodation in advance.

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