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20 fishing villages in Spain you need to visit

Spain is surrounded by coast and beautiful fishing villages that are worth visiting. They make both local and strangers fall in love thanks to their beautiful facades looking at the sea and delicious cuisine based on fresh fish.

From Galicia to Murcia, through Cantabria and the Balearic Islands, we have made a selection with the fishing villages of Spain that you must visit at least once in your life.

Cadaqués (Girona)

It is the easternmost town of the peninsula and also one of the most beautiful. The white houses were built around a bay where the moored boats rest peacefully. A beautiful postcard! There you can also visit the Salvador Dalí Museum House.

fishing villages in Spain, Cadaqués (Girona)

Cudillero (Asturias)

A beautiful village embraced by the mountains and characterized by the beautiful colors of the facades. Another of Cudillero´s peculiarities is the unevenness that ends in the small port that is at the foot of the town.

fishing villages in Spain, Cudillero (Asturias)

Pollença (Mallorca)

Rich in history, full of artists and with a marine environment without equal. Pollença stands out among the towns of Mallorca for its beauty. In addition, in the perfect place to observe birds as 65 different species can be seen in the park of La Gola.

fishing villages in Spain, Pollença

Lastres (Asturias)

Many of Spain’s fishing villages are located in Asturias, a traditional marine capital. Lastres, without a doubt, deserves a mention. The town overlooks the sea from the heights and offers a beautiful traditional architecture. Its beauty is such that it has been the main shooting location of some Spanish TV series.

fishing villages in Spain, Lastres (Asturias)

Mundaka (Vizcaya)

Mundaka is located at the estuary of the river and has become especially famous for its waves. It is one of Spain’s  surfing paradises. To better contemplate the landscape, we recommend you to go all the way up to the Mirador de la Atalaya and enjoy the views.

fishing villages in Spain, Mundaka (Vizcaya)

Combarro (Pontevedra)

One of the most picturesque fishing villages of the Rías Baixas thanks to its granaries, cruceiros and maritime houses. Walking its streets you’ll notice the salt in the air, relive old stories and eat wonderfully. Combarro is, without doubt, the best representation of the Galician coast.

fishing villages in Spain, Combarro (Pontevedra)

San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria)

With Picos de Europa in the background, San Vicente de la Barquera draws a landscape without equal. One of the most beautiful fishing villages in Spain thanks to its location and good state of conservation.

fishing villages in Spain, San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria)

Tabarca (Alicante)

This small island, 22 kilometers from Alicante, is the only one inhabited in the entire Valencia Community. Tabarca is a historic complex of just one hundred houses that preserve the essence of fishermen’s homes. Its architectural and natural value make it truly special.

fishing villages in Spain, Tabarca (Alicante)

Mutriku (Gipuzkoa)

This picturesque fishing village was founded at the beginning of the 13th century and still retains its medieval layout and some walls. In a walk through its streets you can enjoy ancient palaces, towers and the port that is one of the oldest in all Gipuzkoa.

fishing villages in Spain, Mutriku (Gipuzkoa)

Puerto Mogán (Gran Canaria)

Puerto de Mogán is the Venice of the Canary Islands, as the houses are built around small canals where boats or yachts are waiting for them. This old fishing district has become a quiet and pleasant place to enjoy the sea and the landscape.

fishing villages in Spain, Puerto Mogán (Gran Canaria)

Los Caños de Meca (Cádiz)

This small coastal town earns its fame every summer thanks to its immense beaches of fine sand, protected by rock walls. Summer is peak season and it can get pretty crowded; however, the rest of the year is very quiet.

fishing villages in Spain, Los Caños de Meca (Cádiz)

Fornells (Mallorca)

This beautiful fishing village in the north of Mallorca has a traditional harbor and a beautiful bay three kilometers long. Perfect for walking, enjoying a sunset and trying its famous lobster stew. It’s a perfect place to visit at any time of the year.

fishing villages in Spain, Fornells (Mallorca)

Ribadesella (Asturias)

Another of the typical towns of Asturias that you have no option but visiting. The Historic Route of the Port is the best way to know its history: from whaling to its salazonera industry.

fishing villages in Spain, Ribadesella (Asturias)

Comillas (Cantabria)

A noble villa, full of palaces and important houses, that sits on gentle hills that end in the sea and in its small harbor. Visiting Comillas is interesting, too, for the paleolithic paintings of 14,000 years ago located in the area.

fishing villages in Spain, Comillas (Cantabria)

Binibeca (Menorca)

This small town of sailors is, without a doubt, one of the small hidden treasures of Menorca. It was built in 1972 as a fishing village and has now been fully restored. Its cobbled streets with whitewashed houses will invite you to get lost.

fishing villages in Spain, Binibeca (Menorca)

Motril (Granada)

Arab and Christian flavors mingle in the landscape of Motril, one of the prettiest villages in Granada. All this, in addition, accompanied by an almost tropical climate and delicious cuisine in which shrimps are the most famous dish.

fishing villages in Spain, Motril (Granada)

Peñíscola (Castellón)

In the port of Peñíscola you can breathe a marine atmosphere, full of tradition and where fishermen prepare every day to go fishing. Don’t miss the beautiful beaches and the famous Papa Luna castle that crowns the town.

fishing villages in Spain

Hondarribia (Guipúzcoa)

It is one of the most charming villages in the Basque Country and its old houses with colorful balconies leave no one indifferent. In addition, the local gastronomy and pintxos will leave you speechless.

fishing villages in Spain, Hondarribia (Guipúzcua)

Muxía (A Coruña)

Muxia is one of the typical fishing towns of the Galician coast, where you can still feel the culture and tradition of the sea. You can’t miss the cliffs of the Costa da Morte, the Sanctuary of Barca and, of course, taste a good seafood platter.

fishing villages in Spain, Muxía (A Coruña)

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