! Murcia Today – Two Spanish beaches among the 10 best in Europe
Spanish beaches were ranked third and ninth in this year’s edition of ‘Best of the Best’
For those looking for the perfect coastal getaway, TripAdvisor has once again published its Travelers’ Choice Beaches, recognizing the best of the best beaches in the world, and Spain features in the top 10 not once, but twice, in 2022.
This year, the Caribbean Grace Bay on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands ranked as the best beach in the world, knocking Whitehaven in Australia off its perch. The 20 kilometer stretch of white sand and crystal clear waters of Grace Bay is followed by Varadero Beach, Cuba, and Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia.
But sticking closer to home, this year’s list of Europe’s best beaches includes Playa de Muro in Mallorca, which took third place in the continental ranking, and Playa de Sotavento in Fuerteventura in ninth, confirming a once again the beauty of the Spanish beaches. Also in the top 10 are two Italian beaches, two Portuguese, two British, two Greek and one from Cyprus and Portugal, respectively.
Playa de Muro, Majorca, Balearic Islands
With shallow turquoise waters protected from the waves, Playa de Muro stretches for almost six kilometers in the Albufera Natural Park. Ideal for families, it is one of the best preserved virgin beaches in the bay of Alcúdia, so it is not surprising that it is a favorite with tourists and has been voted the third best beach in all of Europe. Thanks to its wheelchair-friendly wooden walkways, it is easily accessible and has many facilities, including ample parking and a restaurant.
Sotavento Beach, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Spain’s second best beach in Europe is Palya de Sotavento in Costa Calma, located southeast of Fuerteventura. Appearing wild, its ten kilometers are in fact the sum of five beaches which, at low tide, can be walked as if it were just one. It is a calm, but windy place, with large dunes and crystal clear, shallow waters, ideal for practicing water sports such as windsurfing.