The best Paradores in Spain in 2012

The Paradores are increasingly attractive for tourism, especially because they are located in spectacular places with an environment that is worth enjoying. Large cities or small towns, in any National Parador you will be able to feel at home, and each year the accommodation in them is much higher, in many cases having to book several months in advance to be able to get a room.

In many of the Paradores you will not only find a beautiful setting and a fantastic hotel, but there are also other services such as spas or sports activities , which may vary depending on the location of each Parador. Today I would like to write about those who have had the most success in this 2012 that is about to end, so if you have the opportunity to visit them next year, don’t even think about it !:

Parador of Santiago de Compostela

It is in the Plaza del Obradoiro , the same place where the famous Cathedral of Santiago is. It is considered the oldest hotel in the world and the rooms are decorated as they were centuries ago.

Parador de Plasencia

It is in the center of the city and has a swimming pool and other interesting places such as a night bar, a spectacular hall or a grand staircase. Especially highlight the old cellar that they have in the lower part, where the bar is.

Parador de Cruz de Tejeda

It is on the island of Gran Canaria and is very famous for its spa, which has an outdoor pool that extends into the forest. Their food is also really spectacular and totally focused on Canarian gastronomy.

Parador de La Granja

It is inside the Real Sitio de La Granja , in Segovia, and it is a Parador that makes you feel as if you were in a real palace. It has 16 meeting rooms and all kinds of events are held there.

Parador de Cáceres

The most valued thing about this hotel are its rooms, which are very spacious and all with a different decoration. It is a Parador that protects the environment a lot, using low-consumption appliances and taking great care not to use anything polluting.

Parador de Monforte de Lemos

Another of the Galician Paradores, spectacular thanks to its location, on top of a hill and with impressive views. Excursions can be hired along the river or through several of the most important wineries in the area.

Parador de La Gomera

On the island of La Gomera , in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, there is this Parador that has two buildings. One of them is a modern one that resembles the Galician pazos and is where the rooms are. The other is a spectacular tower in which are the different services, such as restaurant, bars, etc.