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Let´s explore the most colorful villages in Spain. Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colors, right?! With its charming small towns, stunning landscapes, delicious food, and fiesta, Spain is a country that is colorful in every possible sense of the word. I hope you´ll this dazzling palette of my favorite colorful villages that you absolutely need to see for yourself one day…

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When All You Need Is A Little Splash Of Colors

The effect of colors on emotions has been a topic of interest for years. Currently, there are several studies proving that all the colors that surround you can change your mood. Well, it´s definitely my case: sometimes I feel like colors energize me even better than coffee. Just imagine the sunny yellow, tropical green, deep blue, vibrant orange – already feeling those endorphins, right?!

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If you add to this instinctive color inspiration a love for new places and experiences – visiting these most colorful villages in Spain could turn into your personal wanderlust pill.

While I´ve already shared with you a curious theory of the connection between our mood and the types of landscapes we seek to experience in my Huesca post, I believe that visiting colorful villages in Spain literally fits the bill for everyone.

The Most Colorful Villages in Spain


Located a few kilometers south of the famous Benidorm, Villajoyosa is known for its lovely wide, sandy beach and pretty colored fishing houses running along the seafront. One of the most charming destinations of the Costa Blanca coastline, for sure.


Port Saplaya/Valencia

Port Saplaya is often called by locals “Valencia´s little Venice”. Picturesque and quiet in the offseason, it is a perfect place to escape the city life and enjoy a cup of coffee at the seafront promenade. Besides, Port Saplaya is a great day trip from Valencia.

Port Saplaya


Cudillero is often called one of the most picturesque fishing villages on the Asturian coast. Also, it is a must-stop on every Northern Spain road trip and one of the top places to visit in Asturias.

Despite being quite touristic it has a very relaxing atmosphere: a hidden gem in between the sheer cliffs and the Atlantic ocean. Colorful houses, tiny streets, and great seafood restaurants – Cudillero has it all.



Juzcar is one of the tiniest colorful villages in Spain and one of the must-stops in Andalusia.

Before 2011 Juzcar was one of many typical “white” villages in Andalusia. But after Sony Pictures launched the idea of “The Blue Smurfs Village“, as a part of their promotional campaign for The Smurfs movie, locals decided to take part and painted their traditional “pueblo blanco in bright blue…

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However, what was initially supposed to be a temporary project, ended up turning into the city´s trademark. You don´t get to feel like you’re a part of Smurfs cartoon every day, right?! Read more…



In one of the recent posts A Photographic Journey to The Canary Islands I´ve already paid tributes to the impressive nature of these volcanic islands. No wonder the Canary Islands are on the list of my favorite Spanish travel destinations.

Tenerife, as one of the best Spanish islands, is known for its numerous tourist attractions, impressive cliffs, beautiful gardens, and even a few mysterious legends and love stories. Many of the local villages are on the list of the most beautiful small towns in Spain.

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Orotava is one of them: especially when the locals celebrate Corpus Christi (around May-June) by decorating their streets and the main town square with carpets made from sand, flowers, and seeds. But if you´re visiting Spain in winter and your dates simply don´t overlap -you can still enjoy The Carpet Museum, one of the secret Spanish museums.

Carpet made from sand, flowers, and seeds

Fuenterrabia/The Basque Country

One of my recent discoveries – Fuenterrabia (or Hondarribia) is definitely one of the most beautiful towns in Pais Vascoloaded with traditional Basque houses, colorful wooden balconies, cobble-stoned streets... Due to its proximity to the French border, the coastal area of Fuenterrabia reminds me of Biarritz and San Juan de Luz. However, the Basque cultural heritage, reflected in its architecture, makes this tiny city truly unique.

Fuenterrabia (or Hondarribia)


Fanzara is one of the hidden gems of the Valencian Community and one of the top places to visit in the Province of Castellon.

This vibrant small town has an amazing story behind it. Fanzara was about to make it to the list of “Spain’s dying villages” until its streets were converted into an open-air Museum. Nowadays graffiti is everywhere… Isn´t it amazing?! – Just in a few weeks, a dying village turned into a cultural triumph. Read more…

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Graffitis of Fanzara in Castellon, Spain

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